MALTA, NY—Lockheed Martin and GlobalFoundries (GF) are collaborating to advance U.S. semiconductor manufacturing and innovation and to increase the security, reliability and resiliency of domestic supply chains for national security systems. 

This collaboration will enable Lockheed Martin to more quickly and affordably produce secure technology that increases the competitiveness and national security of the United States. The announcement was made today at GF’s advanced manufacturing facility in upstate New York.

The companies will leverage GF’s differentiated technology and manufacturing practices to increase antifragility in microelectronics systems and supply chains. The collaboration will explore critical needs in semiconductor innovation and secure manufacturing across a range of advanced and next-generation chip technologies, including 3D heterogeneous integration for optimized chip packaging that improves performance; silicon photonics for low-power and high-speed data transport; and gallium nitride on silicon to help chips work at higher temperatures. The companies will also work to develop a chiplet ecosystem to produce chips more rapidly and affordably.

The collaboration between Lockheed Martin and GF directly supports the CHIPS and Science Act’s objectives of increasing traceability, provenance, and onshore production of critical semiconductor technologies to strengthen national and economic security and domestic supply chains.

“This major new partnership between GlobalFoundries and Lockheed Martin brings together two giants of Upstate New York industry to ensure that the chips used in the technology that keep our country and our troops safe are made right here in the Capital Region,” says Sen. Charles Schumer.

GF’s manufacturing facilities in New York and Vermont have “trusted accreditation” from the U.S. government and are authorized to produce secure chips for use in the nation’s most sensitive systems on land, air, sea, and in space.