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12nm FD-SOI on the Roadmap for H1/2019 Customer Tape-out! Says GloFo (While Giving 22FDX Ecosys a Great Boost) Thumbnail

12nm FD-SOI on the Roadmap for H1/2019 Customer Tape-out! Says GloFo (While Giving 22FDX Ecosys a Great Boost)

Posted by on September 15, 2016
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12nm FD-SOI has now officially joined the GlobalFoundries’ roadmap, targeting intelligent, connected systems and beating 14/16nm FinFET on performance, power consumption (by 50%!) and cost (see press release here). Customer product tape-outs are expected to begin in the first half of 2019. GloFo also announced FDXcelerator™, an ecosystem designed to give 22FDX™ SoC design a […]

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FD-SOI at DAC 2016

Posted by on May 31, 2016
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If you’re headed to DAC (June 5-9 in Austin,TX) and are interested in learning more about FD-SOI, there will be lots of opportunities. Here’s a quick rundown. Synopsys-GlobalFoundries: Dinner! Synopsys (stands 149 & 361) and GlobalFoundries are hosting a dinner on Tuesday evening (7 June) at the Austin Hilton around the theme, What’s Important for […]

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Why Dan Hutcheson/VLSIresearch, Inc. (finally!) Likes FD-SOI Thumbnail

Why Dan Hutcheson/VLSIresearch, Inc. (finally!) Likes FD-SOI

Posted by on May 27, 2016
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Dan Hutcheson, CEO of VLSIresearch, Inc. finally likes FD-SOI. That’s important, because he’s a really influential person in the chip world. Everybody who’s anybody in the chip biz pays attention to what VLSIresearch, Inc. has to say. Dan recently gave a talk entitled “FD-SOI: Disruptive or Just Another Process?” to a packed-to-the-brim room during the […]

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Impressive! Soitec FD-SOI Press Conference in China = >150 Articles Thumbnail

Impressive! Soitec FD-SOI Press Conference in China = >150 Articles

Posted by on May 11, 2016
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FD-SOI makes sense for China. That was the key message SOI wafer leader Soitec made in a press conference on FD-SOI for a select group of journalists just before Semicon China this spring. News then quickly spread, and resulted in over 150 FD-SOI articles in the top China technology and business press. Soitec also put […]

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San Jose Symposium – Part 2 of 2 in an Epic Day for FD-SOI – the “Disruption Enabler” Right Through 7nm Thumbnail

San Jose Symposium – Part 2 of 2 in an Epic Day for FD-SOI – the “Disruption Enabler” Right Through 7nm

Posted by on April 29, 2016
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This is part 2 (of 2) of ASN’s coverage of the epic FD-SOI Symposium in San Jose. In part 1 we looked at the exciting developments happening at 28nm (if you missed it, click here to read it now). Here in part 2, we’ll look at 22nm, covering the presentations by GlobalFoundries, ARM, VLSI Research […]

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San Jose Symposium: It Was an Epic Day for FD-SOI – Now Dubbed “The Smart Path to Success” [Part 1 of 2] Thumbnail

San Jose Symposium: It Was an Epic Day for FD-SOI – Now Dubbed “The Smart Path to Success” [Part 1 of 2]

Posted by on April 25, 2016
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The #1 take-away message from the recent FD-SOI Symposium in San Jose is that “FD-SOI is the smart path to success”. With presentations echoing that theme by virtually all the major players – including (finally!) ARM – to a packed house, it really was an epic day for the FD-SOI ecosystem. The presentations are now […]

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Silicon Valley FD-SOI Symposium Promises Best Ecosystem Line-Up Ever: ARM, Foundries, EDA, Designers, Experts & Users (13 April – free and open to all who sign up) Thumbnail

Silicon Valley FD-SOI Symposium Promises Best Ecosystem Line-Up Ever: ARM, Foundries, EDA, Designers, Experts & Users (13 April – free and open to all who sign up)

Posted by on March 31, 2016
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The SOI Consortium has lined up an excellent, comprehensive FD-SOI Symposium on April 13th in San Jose. They’ll be highlighting the tremendous progress of the FD-SOI ecosystem. Headliners include Cisco, Sony, NXP, SigmaDesigns, ARM, Ciena plus the big FD-SOI foundries, EDA companies, design partners, chipmakers and analysts. There is a special session dedicated to RF […]

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RF-SOI – Foundries Weigh In On New 300mm Wafers for 4G/LTE-A, 5G and IoT. Plus a Look at the Innovation Pipeline – Part 2 of 2 Thumbnail

RF-SOI – Foundries Weigh In On New 300mm Wafers for 4G/LTE-A, 5G and IoT. Plus a Look at the Innovation Pipeline – Part 2 of 2

Posted by on March 23, 2016
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As you may have read in the first part of this series, Soitec (the industry’s leading supplier of SOI wafers) says its 200mm RF-SOI wafers have been used to produce over 20 billion chips, and the company is now in high-volume manufacturing of a 300mm version of its wildly successful RFeSI line (see press release […]

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Now also on 300mm wafers and headed for 5G and IoT, RF-SOI’s going strong and stronger (>20 billion chips to date) – Part 1 of 2 Thumbnail

Now also on 300mm wafers and headed for 5G and IoT, RF-SOI’s going strong and stronger (>20 billion chips to date) – Part 1 of 2

Posted by on March 18, 2016
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Soitec, the industry’s leading supplier of SOI wafers recently announced it’s in high-volume manufacturing of a 300mm version of its wildly successful RFeSI line (see press release here). What’s it all about? FEMs. RF front-end module – aka FEM – chips handle the back-and-forth of signals between the transceiver and the antenna. FEMs built on […]

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Great FD-SOI start for 2016: Samsung, GF, Renesas, NXP/Freescale, ST, Soitec Thumbnail

Great FD-SOI start for 2016: Samsung, GF, Renesas, NXP/Freescale, ST, Soitec

Posted by on February 3, 2016
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Just a month into 2016 and we already have a raft of FD-SOI news from Samsung, GlobalFoundries, NXP/Freescale, Renesas and more. And of course RF-SOI continues ever stronger. Here’s a quick update of what we’ve been seeing, starting with news from the recent SOI Consortium forum in Tokyo. Many of the presentations are now available on […]

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