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Fully-Depleted SOI Workshop Follows VLSI in Kyoto Thumbnail

Fully-Depleted SOI Workshop Follows VLSI in Kyoto

Posted by on June 6, 2013
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The SOI Consortium’s FD-SOI Workshop is returning to Japan. This time it follows on the heels of the big 2013 Symposia on VLSI Technology and Circuits in Kyoto. The VLSI Symposia run from June 10-14; the SOI Consortium’s workshop on fully-depleted SOI technologies follows on Saturday, June 15, at the Kyoto Research Park. The Consortium […]

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More Good FD-SOI News from DATE Conference – ST, Leti, Mentor, CMP Thumbnail

More Good FD-SOI News from DATE Conference – ST, Leti, Mentor, CMP

Posted by on May 22, 2013
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At the recent DATE Conference in Grenoble (DATE is like DAC, but in Europe, alternating yearly between Grenoble and Dresden), STMicroelectronics, CEA-Leti & Mentor Graphics joined forces for a FD-SOI presentation organized by CMP and sponsored by Mentor. Here are some of the highlights (the complete presentations are all available from the CMP website). FD-SOI: […]

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ST’s FD-SOI Wins EETimes ACE Award… and Customers! Thumbnail

ST’s FD-SOI Wins EETimes ACE Award… and Customers!

Posted by on May 2, 2013
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Two important FD-SOI wins for STMicroelectronics have just been announced: The EETimes ACE Award for Energy Technology; Customers. The Energy Technology Award was presented at a ceremony for the 2013 Annual Creativity in Electronics (ACE) Awards. It is given by EETimes and EDN, two of the most prominent trade-media sources in electronics. The ACE Awards […]

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(Free!) FD-SOI & SOI-FinFET Workshop During VLSI Taiwan (22 April ’13) Thumbnail

(Free!) FD-SOI & SOI-FinFET Workshop During VLSI Taiwan (22 April ’13)

Posted on April 11, 2013
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If you’re going to be at the upcoming International Symposium on VLSI Technology, Systems and Applications (aka VLSI-TSA), you won’t want to miss the FD-SOI Technology Forum on Monday night, April 22nd, 2013. (Not to worry if you won’t be in Taiwan – these workshops are now in their 5th year, and the presentations from […]

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Over 50% of smartphones/tablets contain SOI? Think RF. Thumbnail

Over 50% of smartphones/tablets contain SOI? Think RF.

Posted by on March 11, 2013
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In a recent press release, the SOI wafer leader Soitec said that chips built on its SOI wafers were found in over half of the smartphones and tablets in the market worldwide. 50%? That’s a lot! How do they figure that? The answer: RF. With all the talk right now about FD-SOI for application processors, […]

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FD-SOI ARM-based SmartPhone Chip Hitting 3GHz in Barcelona – But Wait: It’s the Low Active Standby Power (0.6V for 1GHz) That’s Really Amazing! Thumbnail

FD-SOI ARM-based SmartPhone Chip Hitting 3GHz in Barcelona – But Wait: It’s the Low Active Standby Power (0.6V for 1GHz) That’s Really Amazing!

Posted by on February 21, 2013
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You saw the video of the STMicroelectronics demo at the recent CES in Las Vegas – the one of the ST-Ericsson 28nm FD-SOI NovaThor L8580, right? It’s billed as a 2.5GHz chip – an industry best, but the video showed it clocking at 2.8GHz. Well now the ST-E & ST folks are saying they can […]

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Common Platform Technology Forum 2013: SOI Highlights

Posted by on February 11, 2013
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The 2013 Common Platform Technology Forum showcased “the latest technological advances being delivered to the world’s leading electronics companies,” so of course SOI-based topics were well-represented. Happily, those of us who weren’t able to get over to Silicon Valley were able to attend “virtually” via a live stream (which is now reposted – click here […]

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ST’s Cesana Further Explains FD-SOI Biasing & More in On-line Discussions and LinkedIn Groups Thumbnail

ST’s Cesana Further Explains FD-SOI Biasing & More in On-line Discussions and LinkedIn Groups

Posted by on February 4, 2013
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The YouTube video Introduction to FD-SOI by STMicroelectronics and ST-Ericsson has generated enormous coverage in the press as well as in-depth discussions across various user groups in LinkedIn.  In its first two weeks, it had over 3000 YouTube views, and LinkedIn postings of it generated over 50 Likes and Comments in a single group. As […]

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Design Highlights: ST-Ericsson’s 28nm FD-SOI SmartPhone/Tablet Chip Thumbnail

Design Highlights: ST-Ericsson’s 28nm FD-SOI SmartPhone/Tablet Chip

Posted by on January 21, 2013
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Just Posted: FD-SOI video & white paper. Just as this blog was going online, ST-Ericsson posted an excellent, in-depth white paper; and in partnership with STMicroelectroics, a YouTube video detailing the how’s and why’s of FD-SOI.Here are the links — you really don’t want to miss these: • Multiprocessing in Mobile Platforms: the Marketing and […]

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ST-Ericsson’s 28nm FD-SOI SmartPhone/Tablet Chip at Vegas – a Great Start to 2013 Thumbnail

ST-Ericsson’s 28nm FD-SOI SmartPhone/Tablet Chip at Vegas – a Great Start to 2013

Posted by on January 14, 2013
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What a great start to 2013: at CES in Las Vegas, ST-Ericsson announced the NovaThor™ L8580 ModAp, “the world’s fastest and lowest-power integrated LTE smartphone platform.” This is the one that’s on STMicroelectronics’ 28nm FD-SOI, with sampling set for Q1 2013. And it’s a game changer – for users, for designers, for foundries, and for […]

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