Smart Insights and LFoundry Publish a White Paper “A New Model for Silicon Foundry”

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Intelling, a consultancy specializing in secure transactions, and LFoundry, a leading analogue / mixed signal and specialized silicon foundry, just published a new Smart Insights White Paper titled “A new model for silicon foundry” that delivers information about the current evolutions in the semiconductor industry, and develops the basis for an alternative model.

Smart Insights and LFoundry

“Thanks to our fruitful collaboration with LFoundry, we believe that our new approach in the White Paper “A new model for silicon foundry” will contribute to a better understanding of major stakes for semiconductors”, said Thierry Spanjaard, co-author.

LFoundry and Intelling joined their efforts to bring to the public audience a new Smart Insights White Paper, titled “A new model for silicon foundry”, which covers the ongoing major trends in the semiconductor industry.

The semiconductor industry is undergoing major changes: the bulk of the demand for semiconductors has shifted from personal computers to portable devices such as smartphones, or tablets, which means a faster evolution in terms of product demand. At the same time, the semiconductor industry itself is restructuring, with a higher concentration in the hands of a few pure-play foundries, and a vast array of fabless / fablite semiconductor companies. The ever-increasing cost of R&D and access to semiconductor technologies constitutes an additional factor in the concentration movement. The technology itself, in terms of transistor architecture, and in terms of technology node is in an uncertainty phase. These factors, supplemented by the growing power of pure-play foundries in the ecosystem, lead to the definition of a new business model.

Under this new business model, smaller foundries emerge, that are able to provide customers with flexibility, differentiation, reactivity and trust. Thanks to their independence, and a choice of technologies better suited to customer needs, these smaller foundries are able to deliver better services, at a competitive price and supported by a high level of service.

LFoundry and Intelling Smart Insights White Paper “A new model for silicon foundry” develop these points in detail, and bring information about these trends and evolutions in the semiconductor industry.

“Thanks to our fruitful collaboration with LFoundry, we believe that the new approach we develop in the White Paper “A new model for silicon foundry” will contribute to a better understanding of the major stakes in the semiconductor industry”, said Thierry Spanjaard, Smart Insights, co-author of the report.

The White Paper “A new model for silicon foundry” is available online from Smart Insights website at It will be distributed by LFoundry representatives, and on Smart Insights booth (4 H 069) during Cartes exhibition, on November 6 – 8, 2012, in Paris Nord Villepinte, France.

About Intelling:
Smart Insights Reports, along with Smart Insights Weekly, are published by Intelling, a consultancy headquartered in Marseille, France. Intelling is a consultancy with two expertise majors: marketing and strategy for secure transactions, smart cards, telecoms, payment, and convergence, as well as market intelligence, for all industry fields. Intelling is the publisher of Smart Insights Reports, that address secure transactions and smart card markets, providing an extensive qualitative and quantitative analysis. Intelling is also the publisher of Smart Insights Weekly (, a newsletter delivered to subscribers on a weekly basis (40 issues per year) that covers the smart card industry, its technology suppliers (semi-conductor, operating systems, software), its markets (mobile communication, payment, e-passport, identity, healthcare, …), its environment (standardization, trade associations), and the career of key people in the industry.

More details are available at: and
Contact: Thierry Spanjaard, CEO, Intelling, report(at)smartinsights(dot)net
tel: +33 609 18 28 51

About LFoundry:
LFoundry is a leading analogue / mixed signal and specialized silicon foundry with advanced 200mm manufacturing in Europe and a wafer capacity of about 20,000 wafers/month. Based in Landshut, Germany and Rousset, France, LFoundry is focused on providing access to the most advanced analogue manufacturing service with innovative extensions, a strong emphasis on flexibility and customer partnership. LFoundry is supporting technologies down to 110nm and a large portfolio of process-proven libraries, IP, design tools and reference flows.

Contact: Michael Hoesl, VP Sales LFoundry; press(at)lfoundry(dot)com;
Phone: +49871660665-350

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