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European R&D Leaders Team on SOI-MEMS Platform for Industry, SME’s Thumbnail

European R&D Leaders Team on SOI-MEMS Platform for Industry, SME’s

Posted on March 27, 2015
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The Heterogeneous Technology Alliance (HTA), a coalition of top European R&D organizations, is offering an SOI-MEMS platform. Looking to bridge the gap between academia and industry, this technological platform pools the SOI-MEMS expertise, capabilities and fabrication facilities of Leti (France), Fraunhofer (Germany), CSEM (Switzerland) and VTT (Finland). The main focus of HTA (click here for […]

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New All-CMOS RF-SOI Front-End Solution from Peregrine/Murata First to Integrate Filters and Module Capabilities Thumbnail

New All-CMOS RF-SOI Front-End Solution from Peregrine/Murata First to Integrate Filters and Module Capabilities

Posted on March 27, 2015
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Peregrine Semiconductor and Murata have launched the 2015 UltraCMOS® Global 1 Initiative, which includes the UltraCMOS Global 1 PE56500 and seamlessly integrates Murata filters and packaging into the RF-SOI front-end solution. (See press release here.) Built on Peregrine’s UltraCMOS 10 technology, the PE56500 combines Peregrine’s proven RF-SOI switch and tuner technology with new CMOS PA […]

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28nm FD-SOI Cryptocurrency Mining ASIC tapes out, to debut April 2015

Posted on March 11, 2015
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Cryptocurrency mining hardware company SFARDS is preparing to release its debut miner, which is built on a 28nm FD-SOI ASIC, by April 2015. (You can read the announcement here.) At the time of this post, tape out of the company’s SF3301ASIC has been announced as complete. Cryptocurrency (the best-known example of which is Bitcoin) depends […]

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Some Like It Really Hot! SOI for 150 to 225C in X-FAB Webinar Thumbnail

Some Like It Really Hot! SOI for 150 to 225C in X-FAB Webinar

Posted on March 11, 2015
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X-FAB is running a series of webinars on very high-temperature design the 18th and 19th of March 2015. A pure-play analog/mixed-signal and specialty foundry, X-FAB’s broad portfolio includes SOI CMOS processes for use at high temperatures up to 225°C. The event is free, but space is limited, so sign up here. As noted in the […]

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Samsung’s Serious! Video & Blog Encourage 28nm FD-SOI Design

Posted on March 5, 2015
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With a special blog and video invitation, Samsung pulled out the stops to help get the word out about the recent FD-SOI workshop in San Francisco. Kelvin Low, Sr. Director Foundry Marketing, Samsung SSI, posted Design Faster, Cooler, Smaller Chips with Samsung Foundry’s 28nm FD-SOI Process Technology (read it here). Embedded in the blog is a YouTube […]

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SemiWiki Logs >200,000 Hits on FD-SOI Posts

Posted on March 5, 2015
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SemiWiki founder Dan Nenni notes that their 41 FD-SOI related posts to date have drawn over 200,000 views (you can read his whole post about it here). Of that, he notes, over 60,000 came to the site directly via a search for the keyword FD-SOI. “So, if there is a question in your mind as […]

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Freescale’s Next-Gen IoT Microprocessor Will Be On 28nm FD-SOI (EETimes)

Posted on March 3, 2015
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Freescale is designing its next generation microprocessor, the iMX7, on 28nm FD-SOI, EETimes has just revealed. This was in an article by Chief International Correspondent Junko Yoshida entitled Freescale, Cisco, Ciena Give Nod to FD-SOI (read it here). Freescale microcontroller SVP & GM Geoff Lees told EETimes the chip’s designed for “’secure’ IoT applications, including […]

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NXP Adds to Line of SOI-based GreenChip Power Supply Controller ICs Thumbnail

NXP Adds to Line of SOI-based GreenChip Power Supply Controller ICs

Posted on March 3, 2015
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NXP recently expanded its GreenChip line of SOI-based power supply controller ICs with the new TEA1832TS (click here for more product info). Here at ASN, we first covered this line back in 2011 (see that Buzz here), and NXP’s been adding to it ever since. Smart, green power supplies are one of the most important […]

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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 Thumbnail

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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