Building Blocks of Past, Present and Future BCD Technologies
François joined GlobalFoundries (Santa Clara, CA) in May 2020, as VP/CTO Analog & Power, in the Automotive, Industrial and Multi-Market Strategic Business Unit, where he is driving and supporting the definition and development of advanced 200mm and 300mm Specialty Technologies. Prior to joining GlobalFoundries, he was Member of the Board of Qromis Inc (Santa Clara, CA) and was President and GM of VIS-Micro (Vanguard International Semiconductor), based in the Campbell, CA, where he was responsible for North American Sales, Account Management, and Field Technical Support activities, as well as co-leading Word-Wide Business Development. Prior to Vanguard, François worked in Semiconductor Technology and Product R&D at IDM and Fabless companies including MagnaChip, Intersil (now Renesas), Alpha & Omega Semiconductor, Fultec (now Bourns), Linear Technology Corporation (now ADI), Spectrian (division acquired by Cree), National Semiconductor (now TI) and Avantek (now Broadcom). François Hébert received his Bachelor’s, Master’s and Ph. D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Waterloo, in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. François is inventor or co-inventor of more than 185 Granted U.S. Patents and more than 200 Granted Foreign and Pending U.S. Patents.
The critical building blocks that have enabled high-performance and high-reliability BCD technologies optimized for power management applications over the past 30 years are identified. These building blocks, which include process modules, equipment, technology software and devices, have been developed many decades ago and continue, to enable new and improved technologies. In this report the significant impact of these building blocks on the BCD technology roadmap and performance is discussed.