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Expert Advice

Posted on April 6, 2006
In ASN #4, Design & Manufacturing, In & Around Our Industry
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Michael Gruver, Program Manager, IBM Engineering & Technology Solutions, gives his perspective on foundry customers and custom SOI design. Advanced Substrate News: What tools or investments would a customer need if they were going for an SOI-based solution? Michael Gruver: There are two primary areas that a customer should address if they intend to use […]

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Benchmarking SOI vs. Bulk Defectivity Levels

Posted by (Soitec) on April 6, 2006
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Monitoring defects using low thresholds is key to manufacturing yield. For inspecting SOI wafers, UV light overcomes the limitations of visible light. Here’s why.   With visible-light inspection tools, the scattering behavior of defects on SOI structures depends on silicon and oxide thicknesses. Because of buried interfaces, transmitted visible light is sent back to the […]

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Chirac Awards Innovation Prize to Soitec

Posted on April 6, 2006
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During an Elysée ceremony, the French president cited the company’s international growth and employment creation. At a ceremony held at the presidential Elysée Palace in March, French President Jacques Chirac awarded Soitec the “2006 Boldness and Creativity Award” (Prix de l’Audace Créatrice). The prize, awarded yearly, recognizes the achievements of a listed company that is […]

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IEEE/EDS Accolades for SOI Innovators

Posted on April 6, 2006
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Top honors go to advanced substrate pioneers – again. For the second year in a row, the IEEE Electron Devices Society (EDS) gave the J.J. Ebers Award for “…outstanding technical contributions to electron devices” to an SOI pioneer. The 2005 honor went to Bijan Davari of IBM, now Vice President of Next Generation Computing Systems/Technology. […]

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IBM + SOI Yield More Honors

Posted on April 6, 2006
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Company received top White House medal and SI Fab of the Year. Recently, IBM has been lining up awards for technology leadership, often citing the company’s work in SOI. IBM’s 300-mm, SOI-enabled Building 323 in East Fishkill, NY, was selected as the Semiconductor International 2005 Top Fab Award winner. According to the publication, “IBM has […]

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What’s After Silicon?

Posted by (ASM) on April 6, 2006
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For each technology node, those in the substrate world have to be ready with options years in advance of their customers. ASM describes developments in germanium epitaxy that could enable the industry to choose a GeOI future. In the silicon device industry, new materials have to be introduced to assure IC performance improvement from one […]

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Z-RAM Ultra-Dense Memories Remove Last Barrier to Entry for SOI

Posted by (Innovative Silicon) on April 6, 2006
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ISi’s memory technology helps designers achieve speed increases and power savings at no extra cost. It is well-accepted that SOI processing offers significant benefits in terms of speed and low power. Moreover, as the industry moves to the 65 and 45nm nodes, many analysts predict that bulk CMOS – so long the technology of choice […]

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EuroSOI Gears Up for Next Programme

Posted on April 6, 2006
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Network successfully federating research collaboration. Now entering its third year, the EuroSOI Thematic Network on Silicon on Insulator Technology, Devices and Circuits is delivering on its charter to “federate the existing research network on SOI topics.” It is under the aegis of the European Commission’s research activities, which are structured around consecutive, four-year Framework Programmes […]

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Medea+ sSOI Partners Now Public

Posted on April 6, 2006
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Program includes AMD, Freescale, Infineon, Philips and ST. The list of partners in the Medea+ Strained Silicon-On-Insulator Substrates for High Performance ICs program, known as SilOnIS, has now been made public. Among the corporate partners are AMD, ASM, Freescale, Infineon, Philips, Siltronic and ST, among others. Lead by Soitec, the project’s stated goal is to […]

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SOI-MEMS Go Straight to the Heart

Posted on April 6, 2006
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www.tronics-mst.com www.elamedical.com A European leader in pacemakers relies on SOI based accelerometers to adapt pacing to activity level. On the leading edge of medical technology, accelerometers that detect a person’s activity level are enabling major improvements in pacemakers and other cardiac devices. Pacemakers are used when the heart beats at incorrect levels; but of course, […]

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