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Articles by Adele HARS

Adele HARS

Adele HARS has written 112 articles on Advanced Substrate News.

Editor-in-Chief at Advanced Substrate News - Director at High Tech International Adele Hars has been the Editor-in-Chief of Advanced Substrate News since its creation in 2005. She has been writing in and around the electronics industry for over 25 years. As a contributing editor, she first wrote about SOI for Semiconductor International in the mid-1990's. Over the years, her work appeared in EETimes, Design News, Lightwave, Control Engineering, Byte, Computer Graphics World, Automotive Industries, Multichannel News and more. She holds a B.A. from Vassar College.

Interview: Leti Is the Moving Force Behind FD-SOI. CEO Marie Semeria Explains the Strategy (part 1 of 2) Thumbnail

Interview: Leti Is the Moving Force Behind FD-SOI. CEO Marie Semeria Explains the Strategy (part 1 of 2)

Posted by on December 8, 2015
In Design & Manufacturing, News & Viewpoints, R&D/Labnews
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From wafers to apps, Leti has been the moving force behind all things SOI for over 30 years. Now they’re the powerhouse behind the FD-SOI phenomenon. CEO Marie Semeria shares her insights here in part 1 of this exclusive ASN interview as to what makes Leti tick. In part 2, we’ll talk about Leti’s new […]

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RF-SOI Roars Back into the Headlines

Posted by on November 27, 2015
In Design & Manufacturing, Editor's Blog
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Articles about chips built on RF-SOI technology are back in the headlines. What’s driving it? Data – lots of it, and at ever higher speeds, finding its way in and out of your mobile device. Bear in mind that we’re talking now about RF-SOI, which is not the same thing as RF in FD-SOI. These […]

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FD-SOI Everywhere: GF & Samsung Videos, Press, Conferences and more – a quick roundup Thumbnail

FD-SOI Everywhere: GF & Samsung Videos, Press, Conferences and more – a quick roundup

Posted by on November 23, 2015
In Design & Manufacturing, Editor's Blog
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Over the last few weeks there’s been another burst of activity in the FD-SOI arena. A new round of articles, videos and conferences are making FD-SOI the centerpieces. Here’s a quick round-up of things you won’t want to miss. GlobalFoundries video Info on GlobalFoundries 22nm FD-SOI offering just keeps on coming. Following the ASN roundup […]

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RF-SOI vs. FD-SOI with RF – What’s the difference? Thumbnail

RF-SOI vs. FD-SOI with RF – What’s the difference?

Posted by on October 28, 2015
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Is RF-SOI the same thing as RF on FD-SOI? No, it’s not. However, the runaway success of RF-SOI and the growing list of recent announcements related to FD-SOI with integrated RF has lead to some confusion in the press and social media. The two are different technologies, addressing different markets, and built on two very […]

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Advanced substrates for 3D and other new markets drive new fab inspection equipment – interview with Altatech GM Thumbnail

Advanced substrates for 3D and other new markets drive new fab inspection equipment – interview with Altatech GM

Posted by on October 6, 2015
In Design & Manufacturing, News & Viewpoints
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New approaches in chipmaking and fast-evolving specialty markets are driving the need for new equipment on the fab floor. 3D chips (be they stacked or bonded), MEMS, lighting, power – they’re all leveraging wafer substrates in new ways. Altatech, the equipment division of SOI-wafer leader Soitec, has just announced new inspection equipment for foundry and […]

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GF’s 22nm FD-SOI Offering – Where to Get Lots of Excellent Info Thumbnail

GF’s 22nm FD-SOI Offering – Where to Get Lots of Excellent Info

Posted by on October 2, 2015
In Design & Manufacturing, Editor's Blog
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A fast-growing body of information is now posted by GlobalFoundries on their new 22nm FD-SOI offering. After years of asking “where’s FD-SOI on the GF website??”, it’s (finally!) there, front and center. There are some excellent new videos and documents. Here’s a rundown of what you’ll find. When you click down the “Technology Solutions” tab […]

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First SOI wafers based on Smart Cut tech produced in China, target strong 200mm SOI demand in smart power, RF, automotive Thumbnail

First SOI wafers based on Smart Cut tech produced in China, target strong 200mm SOI demand in smart power, RF, automotive

Posted by on September 24, 2015
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Shanghai-based Simgui has produced the company’s first 200mm SOI wafers based on Soitec‘s Smart CutTM manufacturing technology (read the press release here). Samples will be going to customers in the coming weeks for qualification, with high-volume ramp planned for early 2016. Simgui will be selling the wafers directly to its own customers in China, and […]

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Go! FD-SOI Wafer Suppliers Ready for High-Volume Ramp; Atomic-Scale Uniformity Assured Thumbnail

Go! FD-SOI Wafer Suppliers Ready for High-Volume Ramp; Atomic-Scale Uniformity Assured

Posted by on July 21, 2015
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With the great news about FD-SOI foundry offerings from Samsung, ST and now GlobalFoundries, plus the IP availability, the wafer suppliers have chimed in to remind the ecosystem they’re ready to ramp (and have been for a number of years!). So the wafers are ready (and they truly are amazing), the processes ensuring high yield […]

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It’s Official! GlobalFoundries Launches 22FDX: 22nm FD-SOI in 4 flavors Thumbnail

It’s Official! GlobalFoundries Launches 22FDX: 22nm FD-SOI in 4 flavors

Posted by on July 14, 2015
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With much fanfare, GlobalFoundries has officially announced its 22nm FD-SOI offering. Dubbed “22FDX™”, GF says the platform delivers FinFET-like performance and energy-efficiency at a cost comparable to 28nm planar, targeting mainstream mobile, IoT, RF connectivity and networking markets. Asked by EETimes why FD-SOI here and now, GF’s CEO Sanjay Jha responded, “The mass market is […]

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Yes! FD-SOI IP Ready for GF, Samsung; Ecosystem Now a Force to Be Reckoned With Thumbnail

Yes! FD-SOI IP Ready for GF, Samsung; Ecosystem Now a Force to Be Reckoned With

Posted by on July 6, 2015
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The recent LetiDays FD-SOI workshop in Grenoble was the biggest show of force to date for the burgeoning FD-SOI ecosystem. In addition to a raft of excellent presentations, we learned two very big pieces of news. First, GlobalFoundries provided more insights into their upcoming FD-SOI offering. And second, designers opting for Samsung’s 28nm FD-SOI offering […]

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