Infineon and GLOBALFOUNDRIES Announce Joint Development and Production Collaboration for 40nm Embedded Flash Process Technology

  Infineon and GLOBALFOUNDRIES Announce Joint Development and Production
  Collaboration for 40nm Embedded Flash Process Technology

Business Wire

NEUBIBERG, Germany & DRESDEN, Germany & SINGAPORE -- April 29, 2013

Infineon Technologies (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) and GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc. today
announced a joint technology development and production agreement for 40
nanometer (nm) embedded flash (eFlash) process technology. The cooperation
will focus on technology development based on Infineon’s eFlash cell design
and manufacturing of automotive and security microcontrollers (MCUs) with 40nm
process structures. Production of the next generation 40nm eFlash MCUs will
take place at different GLOBALFOUNDRIES sites, initially in Singapore with
subsequent transfer to its site in Dresden, Germany.

“Next generation embedded Flash microcontrollers with 40nm process structures
will further enhance our competitive strength in the automotive as well as
chip card and security markets,” says Arunjai Mittal, Member of the Management
Board of Infineon Technologies. “We trust in GLOBALFOUNDRIES with their
excellent manufacturing background and sites on different continents to
fulfill Infineon’s stringent quality, infrastructure security and business
continuity requirements.”

“Infineon’s decision to choose GLOBALFOUNDRIES as the foundry partner for the
40nm embedded Flash technology node recognizes our unique ability to offer
one-foundry-solutions supported by multiple fabs in different geographies,”
says Ajit Manocha, CEO GLOBALFOUNDRIES. “We are committed to providing
leading-edge technology and manufacturing capabilities required to support
Infineon’s business. We are looking forward to a long-term collaboration with
Infineon and to contribute to their success in a very dynamic industry.”

This agreement with GLOBALFOUNDRIES is consistent with Infineon’s strategy to
engage in technology co-development for CMOS-based technologies in 65nm and
below. Process and product qualification for security microcontrollers is
planned for the second half of 2015. Automotive microcontroller production
start is scheduled for the first half of 2017.

Infineon and GLOBALFOUNDRIES have a longstanding relationship in development
and manufacturing, including joint development and manufacturing of CMOS-based
low-power mobile phone products.


GLOBALFOUNDRIES is the world’s first full-service semiconductor foundry with a
truly global footprint. Launched in March 2009, the company has quickly
achieved scale as the second largest foundry in the world, providing a unique
combination of advanced technology and manufacturing to more than 160
customers. With operations in Singapore, Germany and the United States,
GLOBALFOUNDRIES is the only foundry that offers the flexibility and security
of manufacturing centers spanning three continents. The company’s three 300 mm
fabs and five 200 mm fabs provide the full range of process technologies from
mainstream to the leading edge. This global manufacturing footprint is
supported by major facilities for research, development and design enablement
located near hubs of semiconductor activity in the United States, Europe and
Asia. GLOBALFOUNDRIES is owned by the Advanced Technology Investment Company
(ATIC). For more information, visit

About Infineon

Infineon Technologies AG, Neubiberg, Germany, offers semiconductor and system
solutions addressing three central challenges to modern society: energy
efficiency, mobility, and security. In the 2012 fiscal year (ending September
30), the Company reported sales of Euro 3.9 billion with close to 26,700
employees worldwide. Infineon is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange
(ticker symbol: IFX) and in the USA on the over-the-counter market OTCQX
International Premier (ticker symbol: IFNNY).

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Gina Wong, +65 6670-1808
Public Relations, Singapore
Karin Raths, +49 351 277-1013
EMEA Communications, Dresden, Germany
Jason Gorss, +1 518-305-9022
Technology Public Relations Manager
Infineon Technologies:
Karin Braeckle, +49 89-23424
Media Relations, Neubiberg, Germany
Chi Kang David Ong, +65 6876-3070
Media Relations, Singapore
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