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On FD-SOI, Surecore’s ULP SRAM Saves 70% Power; Company Raised $1.6 Million (SemiEngineering)

Posted on February 23, 2015
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SureCore’s ultra-low power SRAM technology on 28nm FD-SOI saves 70% in read/write power and reduces leakage by 30% compared to 40nm bulk implementations, writes SemiconductorEngineering Editor-In-Chief Ed Sperling (read the article here). Hitting the sweet spot for mobile, IoT and wearables, SureCore recently raised $1.6 million in funding.

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SiTime’s SOI-MEMS in MegaChips-Bosch Sensortec Solution for Realtime Health and Fitness Tracking in Smartphones & Wearables

Posted on February 23, 2015
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SiTime’s SOI-MEMS solution is a key part of a new realtime health and fitness tracking solution from MegaChips called “frizz”. MegaChips has announced a partnership with Bosch Sensortec to provide a complete reference design for use of frizz in smartphones, wearables and other personal devices allowing consumers to monitor their activities in real time (read […]

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SemiWiki Delves Into Sony 1mW 28nm FD-SOI GPS

Posted on February 17, 2015
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A recent post by Eric Esteve on SemiWiki, entitled Sony Endorses FD-SOI to Attack Wearable & IoT (click here to read it) delves into some of the technical and design details of Sony’s Tokyo presentation on a 1mW 28nm FD-SOI GPS. (The full presentation is available here. Or click here to read the ASN overview […]

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ARM working on FD-SOI libraries; ecosystem’s there (Electronics Weekly)

Posted on February 17, 2015
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ARM is working on FD-SOI libraries, and the ecosystem is now there, says David Manners of Electronics Weekly. In two separate pieces, he cited conversations with ARM EVP Pete Hutton. In Microcontrollers Become Major at ARM (click here to read it), Hutton confirmed both the FD-SOI libraries and customers. In Cinderella (click here to read […]

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Excellent SemiWiki article on Samsung’s 28nm FD-SOI

Posted on February 9, 2015
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SemiWiki blogger Paul McLellan has posted another excellent FD-SOI piece, this time covering Samsung’s presentation at the recent FD-SOI/RF-SOI Workshop in Tokyo (click here to read it). Within 24 hours of posting, it had already been shared over 60 times on LinkedIn. As always, McLellan puts the presentation in perspective for the design community, calling […]

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ST video from IP-SoC on European FD-SOI ecosystem projects posted on YouTube

Posted on February 9, 2015
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A video made during ST’s FD-SOI presentation at IP-SoC 2014 has now been posted by designreuse on YouTube (you can see it here). Over 40 minutes long, it details the European THINGS2DO project, which includes almost 50 partners working on the FD-SOI ecosystem. (This follows onto the PLACES2BE project, which is finishing up this year.) […]

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SemiEngineering talks to design houses about FD-SOI IoT design starts

Posted on February 8, 2015
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In a SemiEngineering piece entitled FD-SOI meets the IoT, Executive Editor Ann Steffora Mutschler talked to a couple of design houses working on FD-SOI IoT projects. Synapse Design has taped out multiple chips, and has more projects underway, they told her, with reports of impressive power savings. In close collaboration with a foundry, OpenSilicon is […]

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Move over GaAs: Peregrine Semi Unveils Industry’s First 40 GHz RF-SOI Switch

Posted on February 8, 2015
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Peregrine Semiconductor has unveiled the UltraCMOS® PE42524, the industry’s first RF-SOI switch to operate up to 40 GHz (click here for product details, and here for the press release). This switch significantly extends Peregrine’s high-frequency portfolio into frequencies previously dominated by gallium arsenide (GaAs) technology. “Our UltraCMOS technology enables our high-frequency components, such as the […]

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Sony’s FD-SOI GPS makes EETimes headlines — and quite a buzz.

Posted on February 2, 2015
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A new EETimes article entitled Sony Joins FD-SOI Club by Chief International Correspondent Junko Yoshida has created a tremendous buzz (click here to read it). The piece covers Sony’s presentation at the latest RF/FD-SOI workshop in Tokyo (many of the presentation are now posted here). Sony described their design experience with porting a GPS chip […]

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IBM z13, world’s fastest microprocessor – on SOI, of course!

Posted on February 2, 2015
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The recently announced IBM z13, which is billed as the world’s fastest microprocessor, is built on SOI (of course!) (read the press release here). At the heart of the latest in the IBM z-series of mainframes, the chip is manufactured in 22nm SOI (partially depleted). IBM says it is 2X faster than the most common […]

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