Date: 21st June 2010
Qualcomm enter into collaborative agreement
Qualcomm has entered into a collaborative agreement with
SEMATECH to advance CMOS scaling and assess new technologies.
Qualcomm is the first integrated, fabless chip manufacturer
to join SEMATECH and plans to participate in a high-level
engagement to assess the feasibility of technologies that
are designed to extend Moore's Law.
"We are pleased to welcome Qualcomm to SEMATECH and
we look forward to gaining important insights from Qualcomm,
given their leadership in the fabless community and mobile
application solutions, on how we can shape our advanced
technology programs to meet the industry's future needs,"
said Dan Armbrust, president and CEO of SEMATECH. "This
new collaborative effort broadens the scope of participation
in SEMATECH, and underscores our commitment to bring all
sectors of the industry together in assessing technology
options, creating standards, building early infrastructure
and charting overall industry direction."
"Qualcomm has a long history of working with various
industry partners to specify and drive the next generations
of process technology," said Jim Clifford, senior vice
president and general manager of Qualcomm CDMA Technologies.
"SEMATECH's strong affiliation with chip manufacturers
and suppliers, universities and research institutions around
the world, coupled with its R&D capabilities and technical
knowledge, offer an excellent opportunity to enhance our
participation in the industry's technology agenda and help
shape the industry's direction."
This collaboration with Qualcomm is one facet of SEMATECH's
strategic initiative to develop new opportunities for creative
cooperation across the semiconductor ecosystem.
To more visit: www.sematech.org, www.qualcomm.com.