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12nm FD-SOI on the Roadmap for H1/2019 Customer Tape-out! Says GloFo (While Giving 22FDX Ecosys a Great Boost) Thumbnail

12nm FD-SOI on the Roadmap for H1/2019 Customer Tape-out! Says GloFo (While Giving 22FDX Ecosys a Great Boost)

Posted by on September 15, 2016
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12nm FD-SOI has now officially joined the GlobalFoundries’ roadmap, targeting intelligent, connected systems and beating 14/16nm FinFET on performance, power consumption (by 50%!) and cost (see press release here). Customer product tape-outs are expected to begin in the first half of 2019. GloFo also announced FDXcelerator™, an ecosystem designed to give 22FDX™ SoC design a […]

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Impressive! Soitec FD-SOI Press Conference in China = >150 Articles Thumbnail

Impressive! Soitec FD-SOI Press Conference in China = >150 Articles

Posted by on May 11, 2016
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FD-SOI makes sense for China. That was the key message SOI wafer leader Soitec made in a press conference on FD-SOI for a select group of journalists just before Semicon China this spring. News then quickly spread, and resulted in over 150 FD-SOI articles in the top China technology and business press. Soitec also put […]

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

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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Now also on 300mm wafers and headed for 5G and IoT, RF-SOI’s going strong and stronger (>20 billion chips to date) – Part 1 of 2 Thumbnail

Now also on 300mm wafers and headed for 5G and IoT, RF-SOI’s going strong and stronger (>20 billion chips to date) – Part 1 of 2

Posted by on March 18, 2016
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Soitec, the industry’s leading supplier of SOI wafers recently announced it’s in high-volume manufacturing of a 300mm version of its wildly successful RFeSI line (see press release here). What’s it all about? FEMs. RF front-end module – aka FEM – chips handle the back-and-forth of signals between the transceiver and the antenna. FEMs built on […]

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China Design Conference (April 2016) Adds RF-SOI Design Track Thumbnail

China Design Conference (April 2016) Adds RF-SOI Design Track

Posted on March 18, 2016
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EDI CON China 2016, taking place April 19-21 in Beijing at the China National Convention Center (CNCC) will feature a keynote talk by GlobalFoundries‘ Peter Rabbeni, Sr. Director, RF BU Business Development & Product Marketing. The talk, entitled, “RF SOI: Revolutionizing Radio Design Today and Driving Innovation for Tomorrow”, will kick off the newly added RF-SOI […]

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Shanghai FD-SOI and RF-SOI Presentations From Top CEO/CTO/VPs on SOI Consortium Website

Posted on October 2, 2015
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A very successful two-day forum on FD-SOI and RF-SOI in Shanghai (September 2015) featured presentations from CEOs, CTOs and VPs at GF, ST, Leti, ARM, Verisilicon, Synapse Design, SITRI, Skyworks, Freescale, TowerJazz, Soitec, Qorvo and many more. Most of the presentations are now available on the SOI Consortium Website, and the rest are expected shortly, […]

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First SOI wafers based on Smart Cut tech produced in China, target strong 200mm SOI demand in smart power, RF, automotive Thumbnail

First SOI wafers based on Smart Cut tech produced in China, target strong 200mm SOI demand in smart power, RF, automotive

Posted by on September 24, 2015
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Shanghai-based Simgui has produced the company’s first 200mm SOI wafers based on Soitec‘s Smart CutTM manufacturing technology (read the press release here). Samples will be going to customers in the coming weeks for qualification, with high-volume ramp planned for early 2016. Simgui will be selling the wafers directly to its own customers in China, and […]

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

Posted on September 24, 2015
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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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It’s Official! GlobalFoundries Launches 22FDX: 22nm FD-SOI in 4 flavors Thumbnail

It’s Official! GlobalFoundries Launches 22FDX: 22nm FD-SOI in 4 flavors

Posted by on July 14, 2015
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With much fanfare, GlobalFoundries has officially announced its 22nm FD-SOI offering. Dubbed “22FDX™”, GF says the platform delivers FinFET-like performance and energy-efficiency at a cost comparable to 28nm planar, targeting mainstream mobile, IoT, RF connectivity and networking markets. Asked by EETimes why FD-SOI here and now, GF’s CEO Sanjay Jha responded, “The mass market is […]

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Soitec and SITRI team up on RF-SOI, LTE-A/5G for China and more Thumbnail

Soitec and SITRI team up on RF-SOI, LTE-A/5G for China and more

Posted on June 12, 2015
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SOI wafer leader Soitec and SITRI (aka Shanghai Industrial µTechnology Research Institute) have announced a collaboration agreement. (Read the press release here.) They say the strategic partnership will strengthen their leadership in high-growth wireless communications and the global market for RF apps, with a special emphasis on the fast-developing Chinese RF ecosystem. They’ll focus on […]

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