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2 July 2024

GlobalFoundries acquires Tagore’s GaN IP portfolio

GlobalFoundries (GF) of Malta, NY, USA has acquired the proprietary and production-proven power gallium nitride (GaN) IP portfolio of Chicago-based fabless firm Tagore Technology Inc, which was founded in 2011 and has design centers in Arlington Heights, IL, USA and Kolkata, India developing gallium nitride-on-silicon (GaN-on-Si) and gallium nitride-on-silicon carbide (GaN-on-SiC) technology for RF and power management applications.

The power GaN IP portfolio is a high-power-density solution designed to boost efficiency and performance in automotive, Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI) data center applications.

GF says that the acquisition reinforces its commitment to large-scale manufacturing of GaN technology that can help data centers meet increasing power demands while maintaining or improving power efficiency, reducing costs and managing heat generation. It also expands GF’s power IP portfolio and broadens access to GaN IP that can enable its customers to quickly bring differentiated products to market. As a part of the acquisition, a team of experienced engineers from Tagore, dedicated to the development of GaN technology, will be joining GF.

“The accelerating demand for more power-efficient semiconductors is dramatically increasing, and Tagore has been at the forefront of developing disruptive solutions using GaN technology for a wide range of power devices,” says Tagore’s co-founder & chief operating officer Amitava Das. “The team and I are excited to join GlobalFoundries to increase our focus on market-leading IP that will help address power design challenges and support the continued evolution of automotive, industrial and AI data-center power delivery systems.”

In February, GF was awarded $1.5bn in direct funding under the US CHIPS and Science Act, partly targeted at enabling the high-volume manufacturing of critical technologies including GaN to securely produce more essential chips.

Combining this manufacturing capacity with the technical expertise of the Tagore team, GF aims to transform AI system efficiency, especially in edge or IoT devices, where reduced power consumption is critical.
“With Tagore Technology joining the GF India team, we will further enhance our tech capabilities, particularly in emerging areas like GaN,” says Jitendra Chaddah, VP & India country head at GF. 

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GlobalFoundries gains $1.5bn in CHIPS and Science Act funding





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