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Big Win for FD-SOI: Sony GPS in Huami/Xiaomi Smartwatch (EETimes)

Posted on October 26, 2016
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Sony’s 28nm FD-SOI GPS rolling out in the Xiaomi Amazfit smartwatch is “…a big win for Sony” and “…an even bigger win for FD-SOI’s promoters,” said Junko Yoshida of EETimes (see Sony-Inside Huami Watch: Is It Time for FD-SOI?). Then she adds:“Huami’s watch decidedly demonstrates the technology’s claim to ultra-low power consumption.” Xiaomi is a subsidiary […]

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GF’s 12nm FD-SOI With Back Bias Beats 10nm FinFET Performance (EETimes)

Posted on September 15, 2016
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With back bias,12nm FD-SOI beats 10nm FinFET on performance. This excellent news comes in by way of Peter Clarke of EETimes Europe (read the whole article here). Rutger Wijburg, GM of GloFo’s Dresden fab told him, “If you look at performance with back-bias 22FDX is the same or better than 16/14nm FinFET process. With 12FDX […]

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Samsung Adding eFlash and eMRAM Options to 28nm FD-SOI (EETimes)

Posted on August 15, 2016
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Samsung is adding two embedded NVM (non-volatile memory) options to its 28nm FD-SOI line-up, Kelvin Low told EETimes‘ Peter Clark in a recent interview (read the whole piece here). Low, who heads up marketing and bizdev for Samsung Foundry, indicated the following roll-out for 28nm FD-SOI: eFlash – risk production by the end of 2017; […]

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ST moving digital automotive to 28nm FD-SOI (EETimes)

Posted on May 31, 2016
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FD-SOI is the default choice for digital in ST’s automotive and discrete group (ADG), Marco Monti, EVP of the business unit told EETimes’ Peter Clarke in a recent article (read it here). The next generation of ST’s most advanced microcontrollers (currently on 40nm bulk) will be on 28nm FD-SOI, he said. Monti also gave examples […]

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Use 28nm FD-SOI, Samsung advises new customers and designers (SemiEngineering)

Posted on May 27, 2016
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“We intend to focus all new engagements in design using 28nm FD-SOI,” Samsung Semi’s Kelvin Low told SemiEngineering’s Mark Lapedus in a recent article (read it here). Low, who’s senior directory of the company’s foundry marketing says they’ll of course continue to support existing 28nm bulk customers, “But we think FD-SOI has enough benefits to […]

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FD-SOI in short courses, papers and talks at upcoming VLSI Symposia ‘16

Posted on May 11, 2016
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FD-SOI will be featured in the upcoming Symposia on VLSI Technology & Circuits (Honolulu, Hawaii from June 13-17, 2016 – click here for more info). The theme of the conference is “Inflections for a Smart Society,” and luminaries from throughout the SOI ecosystem will be featured in presentations, short courses and panel discussions. A short […]

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New Chips and Design Wins for RF-SOI Pioneer Peregrine Semi

Posted on April 29, 2016
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From RF-SOI pioneer Peregrine Semi comes a steady stream of new chips and design wins. News include: Two UltraCMOS® MPAC–Doherty products—the PE46130 and PE46140 (press release here). These monolithic phase and amplitude controllers (MPAC) join the PE46120 in offering maximum phase-tuning flexibility for Doherty power amplifier (PA) optimization. Designed for the LTE and LTE-A wireless-infrastructure […]

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Implementing ARM Cortex A-series in 22nm FD-SOI – GloFo tech webinar

Posted on April 25, 2016
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Registration is open for GlobalFoundries’ technical webinar, “How to Implement an ARM Cortex-A17 Processor in 22FDX 22nm FD-SOI Technology” (click here to go to the registration page). The webinar will cover the optimal steps to successfully implement ARM® Cortex®-A Series* processors using 22FDXTM 22nm FD-SOI technology. GF Design Enablement Fellow Dr. Joerg Winkler will address: […]

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GF’s New RF-SOI PDK Simplifies Design for Smartphones, IoT

Posted on April 7, 2016
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GlobalFoundries recently announced availability of a new set of RF-SOI PDKs for the company’s 7SW SOI technology. GF, which has now delivered more than 20 billion RF-SOI chips for the world’s smartphones, tablets and more, notes that its 7SW SOI technology is optimized for multi-band RF switching in next-generation smartphones. It is also poised to […]

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Shanghai & Grenoble tech dev powerhouses team up on SOI for IoT in China and global innovation ecosystem

Posted on April 5, 2016
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Three of the world’s More-than-Moore and SOI technology development powerhouses have signed a comprehensive agreement for ongoing collaboration and cooperation in developing new technologies for the emerging IoT market. SITRI of Shanghai, and CEA-Leti and Minatec of Grenoble will work together to accelerate the adoption of their latest technologies and create a global innovation ecosystem […]

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