GlobalFoundries® 12 LP


CMC offers access to the GlobalFoundries® 12 nm FinFET technologies. The 12LP technology is targeted for high-performance, power-efficient SoC applications in demanding, high-volume applications. 3D FinFET transistor technology provides best-in-class performance and power with significant cost advantages from 12nm area scaling. FinFET benefits include high drive current, superior mismatch and Vmin and >10x SER (soft error rate) reduction vs planar technology.  FinFET improves Subthreshold Swing/Slope (SS) vs the planar FET, thanks to the better electrostatic control over the channel. For the same reason, FinFET has much less Body Effect, higher output impedance, and higher intrinsic gain.

CMC Microsystems offers access to GlobalFoundries technologies via its cost-shared multi-project wafer runs. To access this technology, please contact fab@cmc.ca.

The process flavour supported by CMC is:

  • Option 9/ Stack 11, 13M_3Mx_2Cx_4Kx_2Hx_2Gx_LB


Potential applications include:

  • high-performance, power-efficient SoC applications such as CPU/ GPU and mobile processors
  • Wired and wireless networking
  • RF/Analog: Wi-Fi, transceivers and high-speed networking


  • Logic Voltages → Vnom: 0.8V, Vmax: 0.945V
  • 4 VTs: SLVT / LVT / RVT / HVT
  • IO offering: 1.2 V, 1.35 V, 1.5 V and 1.8 V EG Devices
  • Well resistor, precision MOL resistor, MIM / MIM4 / APMOM / MOS / VNCAP capacitors, ESD, eFuse, VPNP, VNPN and Diodes, Inductors, Transmission line
  • Interlevel Low-K and Ultralow-K dielectrics
  • Packaging options: C4 solder, Round or Oblong Copper Pillar Bump, Micro pillar Bump

Design Kits and Libraries

  • GF12lp0_4.0
  • Device library
  • RF library
  • ESD library


List Price
Price for Subscribers
Note: List pricing does not include Engineering Support – contact fab@cmc.ca for a quote.

Note: Discounted pricing is available to academics in Canada with a CMC Subscription. You must sign in to see it.


Contact licensing@cmc.ca.

The trademarks “GlobalFoundries” and the GlobalFoundries logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of GlobalFoundries Inc.

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