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Murata to Acquire RF-SOI Pioneer Peregrine Semi

Posted (Peregrine/Murata) on September 1, 2014
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Murata and Peregrine Semiconductor have entered into a definitive agreement under which Murata will acquire all outstanding shares of Peregrine not owned by Murata (read full press release here). Peregrine will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Murata and continue with its current business model of solving the world’s toughest RF challenges. Peregrine supplies many […]

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New SOI Textbook (and e-book) with contributions by experts at Soitec, GF, TSMC, Leti and more Thumbnail

New SOI Textbook (and e-book) with contributions by experts at Soitec, GF, TSMC, Leti and more

Posted on August 8, 2014
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A new book entitled Silicon-On-Insulator (SOI) Technology, Manufacture and Applications (1st Edition) features contributions by experts at Soitec, GF, TSMC, Leti and more. Billed as “a complete review of this rapidly growing high-speed, low-power semiconductor technology,” the book covers the entire SOI spectrum, from Moore to More than Moore.  It goes into SOI wafer technology,  […]

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Interview: Leti CEO Malier on the FD-SOI Breakthrough; Leti Days in Grenoble (24-26 June) & Semicon West Thumbnail

Interview: Leti CEO Malier on the FD-SOI Breakthrough; Leti Days in Grenoble (24-26 June) & Semicon West

Posted by on June 17, 2014
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Some years back, European research giant CEA-Leti made a major commitment to support FD-SOI, partnering with STMicroelectronics, Soitec and IBM.  Now, with the big FD-SOI foundry announcement by Samsung and STMicroelectronics, Leti’s ready to bring its vast expertise to players throughout the value chain, right up through design integration. To learn more about the range […]

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Kalray considers FD-SOI for many-core processors (Electronics360)

Posted on May 7, 2014
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Kalray is considering an FD-SOI version of its family of programmable multicore processors, reports Peter Clarke of Electronics360 (see article here).  Clarke says that Kalray’s director of solutions and software services told him that while they’re currently on 28nm bulk, they’ve had customer interest in an FD-SOI version of a planned 64-core chip for telecom, […]

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Cambridge CMOS Sensors (CCMOS) says it is seeing increasing sales of its gas-sensing microsystems and is on the cusp of more major contracts.

Posted on August 26, 2013
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Cambridge CMOS Sensors (CCMOS) says it is seeing increasing sales of its gas-sensing microsystems and is on the cusp of more major contracts. Gas-sensing technology has a broad range of applications, including domestic gas detectors, industrial safety, explosive detection, medical diagnostics and environmental monitoring. A Cambridge University spin-off that recently raised an additional £4.5m, the […]

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A leader in devices for extreme temperatures (-55°C to +225°C), Cissoid continues rolling out new SOI-based products for power management, power conversion and signal conditioning. Thumbnail

A leader in devices for extreme temperatures (-55°C to +225°C), Cissoid continues rolling out new SOI-based products for power management, power conversion and signal conditioning.

Posted on August 26, 2013
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A leader in devices for extreme temperatures (-55°C to +225°C), Cissoid continues rolling out new SOI-based products for power management, power conversion and signal conditioning. Additions over the last year include: FUJI, a High Reliability 3.5W DC-DC Converter with Triple Output 5V, 3.3V & 1.8V CHT-RIGEL, a High Reliability Adjustable Voltage Regulator for up to […]

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Microsemi, Honeywell <i>et al</i> Leveraging SOI to Curb CO<sub>2</sub> Emissions Thumbnail

Microsemi, Honeywell et al Leveraging SOI to Curb CO2 Emissions

Posted by on August 21, 2013
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The furnace in your home’s basement might not be as sexy as your smartphone, but when it comes to making a difference to the planet, it’s awfully important. That’s why Microsemi and Honeywell have teamed up with Cissoid, Cambridge CMOS Sensors and several top universities like UCL, Cambridge and Warwick in a €4 million ($5.3 […]

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Digitimes reports that Vanguard International Semiconductor Corporation (VIS) has developed a 0.35-micron SOI process for manufacturing automotive chips on 8-inch wafers.

Posted on August 16, 2013
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Digitimes reports that Vanguard International Semiconductor Corporation (VIS) has developed a 0.35-micron SOI process for manufacturing automotive chips on 8-inch wafers. The chips are currently in verification with electronics suppliers in Europe, the US and Japan.

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In the three months following Peregrine Semi’s announcement of the latest version of its UltraCMOS® process technology, the company has followed with a steady stream of news Thumbnail

In the three months following Peregrine Semi’s announcement of the latest version of its UltraCMOS® process technology, the company has followed with a steady stream of news

Posted on May 31, 2013
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In the three months following Peregrine Semi’s announcement of the latest version of its UltraCMOS® process technology, STeP8 for RF Front End ICs, the company has followed with a steady stream of news. (The UltraCMOS technology is an advanced RF SOI process leveraging bonded silicon-on-sapphire (BSOS) substrates from Soitec.) Recent announcements include: a collaborative sourcing […]

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Skyworks announced that its industry-leading Silicon-on-insulator (SOI) switching technology is now being used by European, Japanese, Korean and North American car manufacturers Thumbnail

Skyworks announced that its industry-leading Silicon-on-insulator (SOI) switching technology is now being used by European, Japanese, Korean and North American car manufacturers

Posted on March 14, 2013
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Skyworks announced that its industry-leading Silicon-on-insulator (SOI) switching technology is now being used by European, Japanese, Korean and North American car manufacturers for advanced infotainment systems. Specifically, Skyworks’ solid state technology is enabling seamless low noise and broadband switching between audio, Blu-ray/DVD, navigation, cell phone and vehicle security display inputs as well as a variety […]

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