BAe Systems, Globalfoundries renew US defense partnership

BAe Systems, Globalfoundries renew US defense partnership

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By Peter Clarke

BAe Systems plc and Globalfoundries Inc. have announced a renewed strategic agreement on the supply chips for US national security programs.

Under the terms of the deal they companies have agreed to align their technology roadmaps and provide long-term support for US to be able to make and package secure chips for use in aerospace and defense systems.

The two companies expect to collaborate on R&D in such areas as: advanced semiconductor packaging and integration, gallium nitride on silicon chips, silicon photonics and advanced technology process development. BAe Systems has expertise in microelectronics for defense systems while GlobalFoundies is the largest US-based supplier of secure, essential chips to the US Department of Defense. 

A recent example of successful collaboration between the two companies, BAe Systems leveraged GF’s 12LP and 12S0 technology platforms for custom radiation-hardened by design semiconductor solutions for sensitive space applications.These chips deliver the performance, reliability and yield of GF’s high-volume commercial sector offerings, tailored to the needs of the aerospace and defense industry by BAe Systems, and manufactured by GF with the right level of security – up to the DoD’s highest security level, Trusted Supplier Category 1A. 

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