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When to Choose 28nm FD-SOI and Why (Samsung Interview Part 2 of 3) Thumbnail

When to Choose 28nm FD-SOI and Why (Samsung Interview Part 2 of 3)

Posted by on December 22, 2015
In Design & Manufacturing, News & Viewpoints, SOI In Action
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For this 3-part series, ASN spoke with Kelvin Low, senior director of marketing for Samsung Foundry and Axel Fischer, director of Samsung System LSI business in Europe about the company’s FD-SOI offering. Here in part 2, we’ll talk about design. (In part 1, we talked about Samsung’s technology readiness. In part 3, we’ll talk about […]

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Freescale Roadmap: 28nm FD-SOI for 2 new platforms in hugely successful, ARM-based i.MX line Thumbnail

Freescale Roadmap: 28nm FD-SOI for 2 new platforms in hugely successful, ARM-based i.MX line

Posted on October 6, 2015
In Industry Buzz
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28nm FD-SOI is on the Freescale roadmap for two key platforms in the company’s flagship i.MX line of embedded application processors: the i.MX 8 series for advanced graphics and performance, which is based on the ARM v8-A, and the i.MX 7 power efficiency series, which is based on the ARM v7-A. This was shown in […]

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Need an Extra Day of Battery Life? Consider SiTime’s SOI-MEMS Timing Solutions (Planet Analog)

Posted on October 6, 2015
In Industry Buzz
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Using SiTimes’ SOI-MEMS based oscillator can extend battery life by a full day in some apps, Piyush Sevalia, Executive Vice President, Marketing for SiTime explained in a recent Planet Analog piece (read the whole thing here). The traditional timing device is a quartz (passive crystal) resonator, which doesn’t draw any power itself. But it doesn’t […]

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FD-SOI, RF-SOI right techs at right time, GF CEO tells EETimes

Posted on September 24, 2015
In Industry Buzz
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In an EETimes interview, GlobalFoundries CEO Sanjay Jha said RF-SOI and FD-SOI were “…the right technologies at the right time,” (read the full piece here). He offered the new iPhone 6s as a proofpoint for the value of RF-SOI. For the company’s 22nm FD-SOI, he said production tape-out will be “…in the second half of […]

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Great line-up planned for IEEE S3S (SOI, 3D and low-voltage — 5-8 October, Sonoma, CA). Advance Program available. Registration still open. Thumbnail

Great line-up planned for IEEE S3S (SOI, 3D and low-voltage — 5-8 October, Sonoma, CA). Advance Program available. Registration still open.

Posted by on September 10, 2015
In Conferences, In & Around Our Industry
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Now in its third year, the 2015 IEEE S3S Conference has evolved into the premier venue for sharing the latest and most important findings in the areas of process integration, advanced materials & materials processing, and device and circuit design for SOI, 3D and low-voltage microelectronics. World-class leading experts in their fields will come to […]

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ST unveils first FD-SOI products – groundbreaking SOCs for set-top-boxes

Posted on September 10, 2015
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FD-SOI champion STMicroelectronics has unveiled the company’s first System-on-Chip (SoC) products on FD-SOI. Two multi-core ARM SoC offerings – both for set-top boxes – have been announced. ST credits the 28nm FD-SOI silicon technology with providing highly-efficient RF and analog integration as well as outstanding power efficiency so that set-top box makers can now design […]

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TowerJazz and TowerJazz Panasonic Semi Co sampling best-in-class sub-90fs Ron-Coff RF-SOI on 300mm wafers for Next-Gen 4G LTE and IoT Apps Thumbnail

TowerJazz and TowerJazz Panasonic Semi Co sampling best-in-class sub-90fs Ron-Coff RF-SOI on 300mm wafers for Next-Gen 4G LTE and IoT Apps

Posted on September 10, 2015
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Global specialty foundry TowerJazz and TowerJazz Panasonic Semiconductor Co. (TPSCo), the leading analog foundry in Japan, have announced breakthrough RF-SOI technology for next-generation 4G LTE smartphones and IoT devices. Through a collaborative effort, TowerJazz and its majority owned subsidiary, TPSCo, have developed a new 300mm RF-SOI process that can reduce losses in an RF switch […]

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X-Fab Interview: SOI Solutions for analog/mixed-signal, high-voltage, high-temperature and MEMS Applications Thumbnail

X-Fab Interview: SOI Solutions for analog/mixed-signal, high-voltage, high-temperature and MEMS Applications

Posted by on May 29, 2015
In Design & Manufacturing, News & Viewpoints
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With five manufacturing sites around the world and 72,000 wafer starts/month, X-Fab is a leading pure-play analog/mixed-signal and specialty foundry for automotive, industrial and medical applications. ASN recently had the opportunity to talk to Tilman Metzger, Product Marketing Manager for the X-Fab Group, about when customers choose an SOI-based offering. Advanced Substrate News (ASN): Can […]

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

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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FinFET or FD-SOI? Designers have a real choice, say experts Thumbnail

FinFET or FD-SOI? Designers have a real choice, say experts

Posted by on May 14, 2015
In Editor's Blog
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Is FD-SOI a better choice than FinFETs for my chip? In some high-profile forums, designers are now asking that question. And the result is coming back: almost certainly. Is there a place for FinFETs? Of course there is. If it’s a really big digital chip –  no significant analog integration, where leakage not your biggest […]

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