October 2, 2012 – Intermolecular says that it is working with both GlobalFoundries and IBM to speed development of manufacturing technologies down to the 10nm node, using its High Productivity Combinatorial (HPC) technology.
The firm had already publicly revealed it was working with GlobalFoundries down to 14nm process technologies, which it announced at SEMICON West in 2011. Now it’s confirming this work is extending down to 10nm, about as leading-edge as it gets in today’s semiconductor manufacturing capabilities. Also notable is the public acknowledgement that IBM is part of this 10nm development work as well.
"IBM and, GLOBALFOUNDRIES are committed to pushing forward the leading-edge of IC logic manufacturing with new materials and device structures," stated Gary Patton, VP of semiconductor research for IBM. "Intermolecular’s HPC technology will help to more rapidly explore materials and processing options for advanced logic manufacturing."
"Our business model is built on collaboration, both in customer engagements and technology development. Collaborating with Intermolecular has strengthened our R&D pipeline and improved R&D efficiency," added David Bennett, VP of alliances for GlobalFoundries.