The Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) today announced a new partnership with Globalfoundries, Inc. , a leading global provider of advanced semiconductor manufacturing services, to offer advanced packaging services to enable the broad launch of new Ford vehicles around the world. Globalfoundries will supply its latest and most advanced silicon wafer technologies for critical vehicle features and electronics beginning in the fall.
Globalfoundries will provide systems integration and supply chain solutions to meet Ford’s vehicle launch specifications. The company’s leadership team will also provide long-term support of Ford’s next-generation semiconductor manufacturing and end-to-end solutions on a global basis. The selection of Globalfoundries as Ford’s primary semiconductor supplier underscores the company’s commitment to broaden and evolve its Silicon Integration (SI) capability, as well as its leadership in designing and manufacturing advanced semiconductor systems.
“Our company prides itself on pioneering and delivering the technology and innovations that enable our customers to fulfill their most ambitious goals,” said Mark Fields, Ford president and CEO. “This partnership with Globalfoundries will help us ensure that we maintain a world-class supply chain and will accelerate the availability of our vehicles and technologies that are made with the highest quality, engineering and craftsmanship possible.”
Ford continues to place a strong emphasis on advancing and enhancing its SI. Globalfoundries will serve as a partner to Ford as it continues to develop the leading semiconductor industry in the automotive industry. These capabilities will ensure that Ford can serve customers and deliver a truly global product portfolio.
About Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) is a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich. Ford and its partners produce vehicles, parts and components for use by consumers in more than 180 countries. With more than 85,000 employees worldwide, the company’s operations also include Financial Services, which provides financing, insurance and other services to customers in more than 75 countries. Information about Ford and its products is available at www.ford.com , www.facebook.com/ford and www.twitter.com/ford
Globalfoundries is a leading global provider of advanced semiconductor manufacturing services offering solutions to its customers on a global basis. Globalfoundries offers industry-leading technology solutions and global scale, enabling customers to manufacture and install its high-purity wafer processing solutions faster, expand their capabilities or maximize their efficiencies. Globalfoundries’ silicon wafer manufacturing process innovations include the highest density and number of advanced geometries in the industry, large volume, low-temperature power SOI processing, materials based based processing, complex chemical ionic separation and advanced chemical gas filtration and electrolysis. With facilities in California, North Carolina, Suzhou, Taiwan and Singapore, Globalfoundries helps customers around the world accelerate time to market for semiconductor and high-performance computing processors. Globalfoundries’ integrated system solutions and support resources provide customers with holistic, consolidated service requirements covering complete design through system integration, tooling to automated testing, scale-up, and continue-over the life of the system. More information about Globalfoundries is available at www.globalfoundries.com