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Leti and CMP have announced a multiproject wafer initiative, offering a 300mm infrastructure to the design community for 20nm FD-SOI prototyping.Posted December 15, 2010 - Share this Buzz
Luxtera has demonstrated the 25Gbps receiver technology in its SOI CMOS-based Silicon Photonics platform, targeting the market introduction of 100Gbps data center interconnects.Posted December 15, 2010 - Share this Buzz
Leveraging its SOI-based A-BCD mixed-signal HV process technology, NXP’s announced:
• the ASL1010NTK and ASL1010PHN, driver IC solutions designed for vehicle LED headlights and tail lights, the industry’s first to integrate critical functionality such as temperature feedback, fault detection, control for dimming, and short circuit protection.
• Shipment of its two millionth FlexRay transceiver – less than a year after shipping the one millionth. FlexRay is being adopted for reducing CO2 emissions, improving manufacturing efficiencies, safety regulations and convenience features.
• The new Audi A8 features In-Vehicle Networking (IVN) technology powered by NXP’s FlexRay, CAN, LIN and SBC transceivers, enabling a series of new applications such as advanced driver assistance systems, adaptive cruise control and active chassis stability system.
Cissoid further extends its lines of SOI-based products for high-temperature environments with a DC-DC converter platform, fast drivers for power transistors, and power MOSFETs.Posted November 22, 2010 - Share this Buzz
New SOI-based products from Freescale:
• the MSC825x family of programmable DSPs delivers the optimal blend of low cost and the industry’s highest performing core for a broad range of medical, aerospace/defense and test/measurement applications.
• the QorIQ P1012/P1021 for communications equipment applications – the first processors based on its QorIQ communications platform that also incorporate QUICC Engine multiprotocol technology.
SOI news from Seiko Instruments, Inc.: a start-up IC for DC/DC converters with input voltage as low as 0.3V, and a high precision silicon-based MEMS resonator leveraging manufacturing technology that greatly improves the impact of temperature fluctuations on resonant frequencies.Posted November 22, 2010 - Share this Buzz
Clare/IXYS’s latest line-up on SOI includes the CPC9909 high-voltage LED driver with >90% efficiency and the IX2127 high-voltage gate driver IC.Posted November 22, 2010 - Share this Buzz
• teaming with TowerJazz to offer a backside illumination platform for high-end image sensors
• volume production of a new generation of high-resistivity SOI substrates for cellular phone and Wi-Fi markets
• joining forces with CEA-Leti to speed commercial adoption of 3D integration
• supplying SOI substrates to CSMC in China for display and other applications
With its high-voltage SOI process, Atmel’s new ATA6663/64 transceiver families for LIN automotive networking applications take 10x less wake-up power and can reduce system costs by 40%.Posted November 22, 2010 - Share this Buzz
Telefunken Semiconductors is expanding its high-voltage SOI-based foundry offerings for automotive, industrial and power management.Posted November 22, 2010 - Share this Buzz
Skyworks’ new antenna switch modules for 2/3/4G handset and data card platforms use both GaAs and SOI technologies.Posted November 22, 2010 - Share this Buzz
STMicroelectronics’ SOI-BCD6 technology combines low-voltage CMOS logic, precise analog circuitry and robust power stages on the same ultrasound pulse controller chip. By integrating the transmit/receive switch, the STHV748 minimizes the number of external components required in applications such as stationary and portable ultrasound scanners, giving medical designers further miniaturization and cost reduction.Posted November 22, 2010 - Share this Buzz
Tronics will produce high-performance, vacuum-packaged inertial MEMS accelerometers and gyroscopes invented, designed and patented by Thales, for the stringent navigation requirements of aircraft, satellites and other platforms.Posted November 22, 2010 - Share this Buzz