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The three semiconductor manufacturers that make up the Common Platform technology collaboration combine unique expertise and proven strengths.

  • IBM provides expertise in advanced research, process-aware chip design, technology development, and system design.
  • GLOBALFOUNDRIES enhances the Common Platform collaboration with its pure-play foundry model, manufacturing economies of scale and support across a full lifecycle of products.
  • Samsung complements the team with its deep sub-micron expertise, strong consumer- and low-power focus, along with manufacturing economies of scale.


The result is an unprecedented collaboration that delivers a new level of innovation, service and flexibility to foundry customers through a proven business model.

Some of the key benefits that the Common Platform technology manufacturing partnership offers foundry customers are: