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The Transition to Fully Depleted

Posted by (SOI Industry Consortium) on December 12, 2012
In ASN #20, Special supplement: SOI Industry Consortium
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The SOI Industry Consortium is actively engaged in supporting the industry’s transition to fully-depleted (FD) technologies. FD technologies offer: better electrostatics, so you’ve got stronger gate control; and lower channel doping, which enables better SRAMs that can operate stably at lower supply voltages – resulting in power savings of up to 40%. There are two […]

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IBM: Why Fin-on-Oxide (FOx/SOI) Is Well-Positioned to Deliver Optimal FinFET Value

Posted by (IBM) on November 30, 2012
In Advanced Substrate Corners, ASN #20, Design & Manufacturing, In & Around Our Industry, R&D/Labnews
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FinFET technology promises continued scaling of CMOS technology via the potential to reduce (deleterious) short- channel effects. Realization of this potential is highly dependent on the ideality of the fin structure and, in particular, the uniformity of fin width and impurity doping. The fin isolation technology has a strong impact on within-fin uniformity and variability, […]

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Which wafers for energy-efficient, fully-depleted transistor technologies?

Posted by (Soitec) on November 21, 2012
In ASN #20, Design & Manufacturing, In & Around Our Industry
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To drive the competitiveness of PCs, smartphones and other leading-edge devices, the electronics industry has relied for decades on the continued miniaturization of the multitude of transistors integrated in the chips at the heart of those products. However, at the tiny dimensions transistors are reaching today, conventional technology is becoming ineffective to satisfactorily combine higher […]

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IBS Study Concludes FD-SOI Most Cost-Effective Technology Choice at 28nm and 20nm Thumbnail

IBS Study Concludes FD-SOI Most Cost-Effective Technology Choice at 28nm and 20nm

Posted by (IBS) on November 9, 2012
In ASN #20, News & Viewpoints, SOI In Action
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In a recent study entitled Economic Impact of the Technology Choices at 28nm/20nm, International Business Strategies (IBS) has found that those companies choosing FD-SOI at 28nm and/or 20nm should benefit from substantial savings in cost-per-die (see figure). For a technology to be utilized in high-volume production, costs must be lower than previous generations of technology. […]

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Go Ahead – Take 28nm FD-SOI Out for a Test Drive

Posted by on October 31, 2012
In ASN #20, Editor's Blog, In & Around Our Industry
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CMP is offering multi-project wafer runs of ST’s 28nm FD-SOI technology on Soitec wafers with Leti models. It’s the same technology that GF will be rolling out in high-volume next year. This article details how it works, and what it includes. What would a port to 28nm FD-SOI do for your design? A recent announcement by […]

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Wafer Leaders Extend Basis for Global SOI Supply

Posted by on October 10, 2012
In ASN #20, Editor's Blog, In & Around Our Industry
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It’s a bright green light from the world leaders in SOI wafer capacity. Soitec, the world leader in SOI wafer production, and long-time partner Shin-Etsu Handatai (SEH), the world’s biggest producer of silicon wafers, have extended their licensing agreement and expanded their technology cooperation. SEH is a $12.7 billion company, supplying over 20% of the […]

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EXCLUSIVE ASN INTERVIEW: ST’s Jean-Marc Chery on FD-SOI Manufacturing Thumbnail

EXCLUSIVE ASN INTERVIEW: ST’s Jean-Marc Chery on FD-SOI Manufacturing

Posted on October 1, 2012
In ASN #20, News & Viewpoints, SOI In Action
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In the spring of 2012, STMicroelectronics announced the company would be manufacturing ST-Ericsson’s next-generation (and very successful) NovaThor ARM-based smartphone/tablet processors using 28nm FD-SOI process technology. With first samples coming out this fall, ASN talks to Jean-Marc Chery, Executive Vice President, General Manager Digital Sector, Chief Technology & Manufacturing Officer, STMicroelectronics about the manufacturing process […]

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