The U.S. Department of Defense, through the Defense Microelectronics Activity, Trusted Access Program Office, has accredited GlobalFoundries’ advanced manufacturing facility in Malta as a Category 1A Trusted Supplier with the ability to manufacture secure semiconductors for a range of critical aerospace and defense applications.
The latest milestone in the longstanding partnership between the government and GlobalFoundries, the accreditation was enabled by GlobalFoundries’ ability to meet requirements for having stringent security processes, equipment, and oversight in place to accept and protect sensitive information and manufacture trusted chips in a way that ensures they are secure and uncompromised.
These securely manufactured chips include those manufactured on GlobalFoundries’ most advanced 12nm FinFET technologies, and will be used in DoD systems on land, air, sea, and in space, officials said.
“The secure manufacturing of semiconductors is critical to safeguarding the confidentiality, integrity, and reliability of the technology that powers our modern world, and nowhere is this more important than aerospace, defense, and critical infrastructure systems,” said Dr. Thomas Caulfield, president and CEO of GlobalFoundries. “We are proud to deepen our relationship with the Defense Department, and to receive DMEA accreditation at our New York manufacturing facility. GlobalFoundries differentiated chip technologies provide optimized performance for critical DoD systems, and we are uniquely positioned by our ability to provide secure semiconductor manufacturing at scale.”