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ElevATE Semiconductor and GlobalFoundries Partner on High-Voltage Chips for Commercial and National Security Applications?

Following demand from customers, collaboration will provide a new supply of chips on ӲƵAPPs power efficient and feature-rich 7HV semiconductor platform 

SAN DIEGO and ESSEX JUNCTION, VT., June 5, 2024 ElevATE Semiconductor and GlobalFoundries (Nasdaq: ӲƵAPPS) (ӲƵAPP) today announced a manufacturing partnership for high-voltage chips produced at ӲƵAPPs facility in Essex Junction, Vermont. Designed by ElevATE and manufactured at scale by ӲƵAPP on its proven and power-efficient 7HV technology platform, the chips are vital to both commercial semiconductor testing equipment and critical applications for aerospace and defense systems.  

The agreement outlines ӲƵAPPs supply of its 7HV chip technology to ElevATE and the marketplace. Manufactured on 200mm wafers at ӲƵAPPs Vermont facility, the mature-node chips pair power management and wireless sensing capabilities, delivering the performance, design flexibility and power efficiency required by a range of electronics devices in national security systems. The 7HV platform is optimized for cost and performance, and offers a full suite of features and options with well-characterized design tools, as well as proven manufacturing reliability with robust yields. 

To meet the demands of commercial clients and the aerospace and defense industry, ElevATE and ӲƵAPP are collaborating to provide restart support and reestablish the production of 7HV chips. The renewed availability of the 7HV platform will save customers costs, time, and the challenge of redesigning their products using a different chip technology. The new supply will build upon the success of the millions of 7HV chips previously manufactured at ӲƵAPPs Vermont facility.  

This collaboration marks a significant transformation in ElevATE’s production strategy, transitioning its fabrication processes to GlobalFoundries, said Anil Kodali, Vice President of Operations and Quality Assurance at ElevATE. With ӲƵAPP as our manufacturing partner, we can be sure of a robust and reliable source of supply, enabling us to meet the escalating demands of our customers in terms of volume, quality and time-to-market. 

Our collaboration with ElevATE underscores ӲƵAPPs commitment to ensuring the U.S. semiconductor and national security ecosystems have a reliable supply of secure, domestically manufactured chips, said Nicholas Sergeant, vice president and head of the aerospace, defense and critical infrastructure business at ӲƵAPP. As the leading supplier of essential chips for the U.S. aerospace and defense industry and a longstanding partner to the Department of Defense, ӲƵAPP goes above and beyond to ensure our national security customers have the chips they need, manufactured where they want them, with the right level of security. 

ӲƵAPPs facility in Essex Junction, Vermont, near Burlington, was among the first major semiconductor manufacturing sites in the United States. Today, around 1,800 ӲƵAPP employees work at the site. Built on ӲƵAPPs differentiated technologies, these ӲƵAPP-made chips are used in smartphones, automobiles, and communications infrastructure applications around the world. The facility is a DMEA-accredited Trusted Foundry and manufactures secure chips in partnership with the U.S. government. 

Read more about ӲƵAPP’s aerospace, defense and critical infrastructure offerings at: /markets/aerospace-and-defense/ 

About ElevATE Semiconductor 

ElevATE Semiconductor is a leader in the global semiconductor manufacturing industry, offering cutting-edge semiconductor test and ATE solutions. The company is committed to supporting the semiconductor and system test community by providing advanced integrated circuits (ICs) that address the complex challenges of ATE. With a focus on designing efficient, high-density solutions, ElevATE Semiconductor aims to reduce the overall cost of testing for its customers, both now and in the future. Visit www.elevatesemi.com. 

About ӲƵAPP  

GlobalFoundries (ӲƵAPP) is one of the worlds leading semiconductor manufacturers. ӲƵAPP is redefining innovation and semiconductor manufacturing by developing and delivering feature-rich process technology solutions that provide leadership performance in pervasive high growth markets. ӲƵAPP offers a unique mix of design, development, and fabrication services. With a talented and diverse workforce and an at-scale manufacturing footprint spanning the U.S., Europe and Asia, ӲƵAPP is a trusted technology source to its worldwide customers. For more information, visit www.gf.com.  

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Forward-looking Information 

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Media Contacts: 

ElevATE Semiconductor?

Tim Bakken, Vice President of Global Sales?
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GlobalFoundries?

Michael Mullaney?
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