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Date: 09-09-14

QuickLogic's sensor hub chip S2 fabricated by Globalfoundries

The sample production of QuickLogic's ArcticLink 3 S2 Ultra-low Power Sensor Hub is made on GLOBALFOUNDRIES' low-power 65 nanometer (nm) process technology. The S2 Sensor Hub is expected to be production-certified in Q4 2014.

The ArcticLink 3 S2 Sensor Hub designed for smartphone and wearable devices offers 4x increase in computational capability and sensor algorithm memory, and 8x sensor data memory in a pin-identical footprint compared to its previous S1.

"The fast-growing market for sensor hubs in smartphones and wearables presents a wide array of new applications that match perfectly with our ArcticLink 3 S2 sensor hub solution," said Brian Faith, vice president of worldwide sales and marketing at QuickLogic. "This new collaboration with GLOBALFOUNDRIES as the manufacturer for the S2 platform will help us meet our demanding time-to-market requirements with a technology that delivers the right balance of performance, power consumption, and cost."

"As the industry continues its seismic shift from PC to mobility, a whole new set of applications and devices are driving the need for differentiated silicon solutions," said Gregg Bartlett, senior vice president of product management at GLOBALFOUNDRIES. "Innovative designers like QuickLogic need a collaborative foundry to help them bring their creative ideas to market, and we are pleased to partner with them to deliver their next-generation sensor hub on our 65nm technology."

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