SAN JOSE, Calif. Ė GlobalFoundries Inc. struck a broad partnership with Amkor to develop integrated assembly and test solutions for advanced silicon nodes, including 3-D ICs. The partnership is the first in a series GlobalFoundries aims to forge.
The two companies will co-develop integrated packaging solutions that span the range from fab processes to assembly and test, aimed at multiple customers and end-market sectors. They also will expand and existing licensing relationship in lead-free bump packaging.
Amkor is a founding member of what GlobalFoundries calls its Global Alliance for Advanced Assembly Solutions, targeting interconnect, assembly and packaging technologies.