GLOBALFOUNDRIES is a full-service semiconductor foundry with a global footprint. Launched in March 2009, the company quickly grew to be 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 of having secure manufacturing centers that span three continents.
With the company’s acquisition of Chartered Semiconductor in late 2009, GLOBALFOUNDRIES acquired Oracle’s AutoVue Electro-Mechanical Professional for Agile, Agile Product Quality Management, Agile Product Collaboration, and Agile Product Portfolio Management.
Operating in the extremely competitive semiconductor manufacturing sector, GLOBALFOUNDRIES must focus simultaneously on innovation and operational efficiency. With AutoVue Electro-Mechanical Professional for Agile—an easy-to-use and robust enterprise visualization solution—thousands of employees have instant, Web-based access to semiconductor product information and documentation to bridge the gap between mechanical computer-aided design and electronic design automation, which extends the reach of product information and computer aided design (CAD) data to all enterprise users. By enhancing cross-functional and departmental collaboration earlier in the product development cycle, GLOBALFOUNDRIES is improving innovation and productivity, reducing errors, and accelerating time to market. Prebuilt integration between the AutoVue platform and Agile product lifecycle management applications provides GLOBALFOUNDRIES with a unified product data repository and document visualization solution that gives thousands of employees access to accurate engineering information and product designs without putting customers’ valuable intellectual property at risk.