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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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Shanghai More-Than-Moore Presentations Now Posted on SOI Consortium Website

Posted on April 30, 2015
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Presentations given at the ‘Beyond Computing’ Innovative Technologies Symposium (March 2015 in Shanghai) are now available on the SOI Consortium website (click here to see the list). The Symposium covered MEMS, semiconductor manufacturing, RF and power, which are key topics for the fast growing “More than Moore” industry. The one-day, closed-door symposium was organized by […]

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Hua Hong (“Grace”) Semi Launches New RF-SOI Tech Platform and PDK Thumbnail

Hua Hong (“Grace”) Semi Launches New RF-SOI Tech Platform and PDK

Posted on April 9, 2015
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Hua Hong Semiconductor of Shanghai (a pure-play 200mm foundry operated by HHGrace Semi) recently launched a 0.2μm RF-SOI process design kit (PDK) (click here to read the full press release). The 0.2μm RF-SOI technology platform has been successfully validated and is ready for customers product design and development, says the company. It is tailored and […]

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Huge Success of Semicon China: Opportunities in a Fast-Changing Landscape Thumbnail

Huge Success of Semicon China: Opportunities in a Fast-Changing Landscape

Posted by on March 27, 2015
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Semicon China (Shanghai, 17-21 March 2015) was an awe-inspiring event.   The sheer size and the energy were dazzling. But it was the investment plans prompted by the government’s injection of RMB 120 billion (US$19.6 billion) last fall in seed money for the industry with supporting local funds pouring in that was clearly the source of […]

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LTE-A/5G: Bring it on.  Next-gen Soitec eSI90 wafers predict & improve RF performance. Thumbnail

LTE-A/5G: Bring it on. Next-gen Soitec eSI90 wafers predict & improve RF performance.

Posted by on February 2, 2015
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The folks at SOI wafer maker Soitec have announced an amazing update to their RF wafer line-up, with what they’re calling their eSI90 substrate (read the press release here). As you might expect, it improves on their terrifically successful line of substrates for the RF chips in smartphones and other mobile devices. And now with […]

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2015 – Turning the Tables for FD-SOI, RF-SOI and More Thumbnail

2015 – Turning the Tables for FD-SOI, RF-SOI and More

Posted by on January 22, 2015
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If current momentum is any indication, 2015 will be the year the tables turn in favor of FD-SOI designs (with a big shout-out to IoT).  The RF-SOI juggernaut will continue cutting an enormous swath through the mobile market.   Attention to the exciting possibilities of monolithic 3D (M3D) technology (like Leti’s “CoolCube”) will continue to grow, […]

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