It's great to see the ex-NXP executive Mike Noonen come back to a public stage and articulate Globalfoundries' strategies here.
What we want to know more is Globalfoundries' plan in Japan.
Nikkei, Japan’s economic journal, reported last month that Japan’s big three electronics companies -- Fujitsu, Panasonic, Renesas -- will spin off their chip manufacturing divisions and create a new entity focused on production.
That joint venture, according to the report, will receive a huge capital infusion from a Japanese government-backed investment fund called Innovation Network Corp. of Japan (INCJ), and Globalfoundries is reportedly expected to become a part of that joint venture.
We have not heard much from Japan on this matter. But we are expecting some news to break early April, as Japan closes its fiscal year in March.
As we unveil EE Times’ 2015 Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. Panelists Dan Armbrust (investment firm Silicon Catalyst), Andrew Kau (venture capital firm Walden International), and Stan Boland (successful serial entrepreneur, former CEO of Neul, Icera) join in the live debate.