Boyanov & Co has advised Globalfoundries on its acquisition of the Process Design Kit‘s engineering team from Smartcom Bulgaria AD in Sofia. CMS Sofia advised the sellers.
According to Boyanov & Co, “the Process Design Kits are the critical interface between a company’s integrated circuit design and the semiconductor fabrication plants, which manufacture the clients’ chip products. Since 2015, Smartcom has supported GF’s PDK development and quality assurance for platform technologies spanning from 350nm to 12nm.” According to the firm, "under the terms of the acquisition, GF has acquired Smartcom’s PDK development team of more than 125 employees."
The Boyanov & Co team included Partner Yordan Naydenov and Senior Associates Borislav Notovsky and Violeta Kirova.
The CMS team included Partner Dimitar Zwiatkow and Associates Ivan Gergov and Marin Safarov.