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FD-SOI could account for half of GF’s Dresden fab by 2018 (EETimes); drives More-than-Moore to mainstream

Posted on July 21, 2015
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In an interview with EETimes, GlobalFoundries CEO Sanjay Jha indicated that more than 50% of the Dresden fab output could be FD-SOI by 2018 (read it here). Jha also told EETimes that More-than-Moore technologies can be considered the mainstream. In the piece entitled, Can GloFo and Europe’s chip firms unite? author Peter Clarke makes an […]

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IBM 0.3V SOI-FinFET SRAM paper garners press attention

Posted on July 21, 2015
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An IBM paper on a 14nm SOI-FinFET SRAM functional down to 0.3V has garnered press attention. The paper, entitled 14nm FinFET Based Supply Voltage Boosting Techniques for Extreme Low Vmin Operation by R.V. Joshi et al, was presented during the Symposium on VLSI Circuits in Kyoto, Japan in June. According to the abstract, the authors […]

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Peregrine Semi Introduces Industry’s First 300mm RF-SOI Platform

Posted on July 14, 2015
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RF-SOI champion Peregrine Semiconductor has introduced the industry’s first 300mm RF-SOI technology. Dubbed UltraCMOS® 11, it is built on GlobalFoundries’ 130 nm 300mm RF technology platform (read full press release here). The UltraCMOS 11 platform will be the foundation for Peregrine’s high volume mobile products and SOI products for other applications. It builds on the […]

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Soitec Appoints New CFO

Posted on July 14, 2015
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SOI-wafer leader Soitec has appointed Grégoire Duban as Chief Financial Officer. This recruitment supports the ongoing strategic refocusing of the Group’s activities on its core electronics business, as Soitec announced on January 19 (read full press release here). Duban will report directly to Soitec CEO Paul Boudre. “Grégoire Duban possesses over 18 years’ experience in […]

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Qorvo’s New SOI Components landing major wins at cellular base station manufacturers

Posted on July 6, 2015
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Qorvo recently announced that new high-performance SOI components are landing major wins at cellular base station manufacturers. (Read the press release here.) Ideal for broadband communications systems, the highly integrated components significantly reduce external components while lowering cost, power consumption, and weight in wireless infrastructure, test and measurement, and defense and aerospace applications. (Qorvo was […]

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ST 28nm FD-SOI SOC Design Throughput 10X faster with Synopsys Compiler II

Posted on July 6, 2015
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Synopsys recently announce that its IC Compiler II place and route solution was used by STMicroelectronics to tape out a complex 28-nm-FD-SOI SoC. (Read the press release here.) Fast throughput and analysis delivered a 10X reduction in time-to-good-floorplan. A 5X faster implementation with 2X smaller memory footprint enabled breakthrough productivity while exceeding quality of results […]

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Soitec and SITRI team up on RF-SOI, LTE-A/5G for China and more

Posted on June 12, 2015
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SOI wafer leader Soitec and SITRI (aka Shanghai Industrial µTechnology Research Institute) have announced a collaboration agreement. (Read the press release here.) They say the strategic partnership will strengthen their leadership in high-growth wireless communications and the global market for RF apps, with a special emphasis on the fast-developing Chinese RF ecosystem. They’ll focus on […]

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GF, NXP, Infineon and more at SOI Workshop During Silicon Saxony Day (Dresden, 7 July 2015)

Posted on June 12, 2015
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Silicon Europe (an alliance of Europe’s leading micro- and nanoelectronics clusters) and the SOI Consortium have organized an SOI Workshop on the 7th of July 2015, during the 10th Silicon Saxony Day in Dresden. Here’s the agenda: Quick Introduction More than Moore Market Analysis and Opportunities (Yole) Power SOI and applications (NXP) Foundry offer (GlobalFoundries) […]

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Don’t Miss Leti Days and FD-SOI Workshop (Grenoble, 22-26 June)

Posted on May 29, 2015
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CEA-Leti, a leading global center for applied research in microelectronics, nanotechnologies and integrated systems, is proudly hosting its 17th LetiDays in Grenoble on June 24–25, 2015, and associated seminars and workshops on June 22nd, 23rd and 26th (click here to go to the registration site). On June 22-23, Leti will present their first workshop on […]

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Latest Peregrine RF-SOI University webinar addresses Linearity

Posted on May 29, 2015
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RF-SOI specialist Peregrine continues to expand its “SOI University” series of webinars (click here to see the full offering), which has been ongoing for five years now. The latest webinar (the fifteenth in the series) is entitled, Linearity: The Key to Successful Data Transmission in Cable & Beyond. It is presented by Peter Bacon, the […]

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