GLOBALFOUNDRIES Receives Quality Award from INOVA Semiconductors GmbH

SINGAPORE, November 19, 2015 – GLOBALFOUNDRIES today announced it has been presented with an Award of Excellence from INOVA Semiconductors GmbH, a specialist in the development of state-of-the-art products for Gigabit/s serial data communication for in-vehicle Display- and Driver Assistance Systems.

This award acknowledges GF for its ability to achieve top quality and yield performance for the silicon wafers produced specifically for the customer’s RF communication products used in the automotive market. Driven by “Zero Excursion, Zero Defect” (ZEZD) mindset, this is a testament to GF’s continuous strive for improvement to increase initial product quality and reduce wafer failure rate after delivery.

“Achieving zero defect is our goal and GF’s proven expertise in the automotive semiconductor supply chain plays an important role in helping us to reach that goal,” said Robert Kraus, INOVA Semiconductors CEO.

“It is a great honor for GF to receive this award from INOVA. This award further solidifies our position in serving the automotive market over a decade with high quality and reliability standard, and propel us to become a leading foundry in this segment,” said KC Ang, SVP and General Manager for GF Singapore.

GF completes a range of industry certifications and audits every year in its continuous commitment to semiconductor quality and reliability. Every fab in Singapore are certified or exceeding ISO-TS 16949, ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001, including the customer-led VDA6.3 audits that exceed the TS16949 standard. GF is also a member of the Automotive Electronics Council (AEC) which sets global industry standards for automotive semiconductor quality.

About GF

GF is the world’s first full-service semiconductor foundry with a truly global footprint. Launched in March 2009, the company has quickly achieved scale as one of the largest foundries in the world, providing a unique combination of advanced technology and manufacturing to more than 250 customers. With operations in Singapore, Germany and the United States, GF is the only foundry that offers the flexibility and security of manufacturing centers spanning three continents. The company’s 300mm fabs and five 200mm fabs provide the full range of process technologies from mainstream to the leading edge. This global manufacturing footprint is supported by major facilities for research, development and design enablement located near hubs of semiconductor activity in the United States, Europe and Asia. GF is owned by Mubadala Development Company. For more information, visit

About INOVA Semiconductors

Inova Semiconductors is a fabless semiconductor company and the developer of APIX: a serial high speed Gigabit multichannel link to interconnect displays, cameras and control units over a single cable. Inova specializes in developing state-of-the-art products for serial data communication, with a focus on digital video and the automotive market. Based in Germany, Inova was founded in 1999. Today, APIX is used by ten leading car brands and more than 20 tier 1 suppliers. For more information, visit