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FD-SOI: The Best Enabler for Mobile Growth and Innovation

Posted by on August 8, 2014
In Design & Manufacturing, News & Viewpoints, SOI In Action
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The following in-depth analysis, an IBS study entitled How FD-SOI will Enable Innovation and Growth in Mobile Platform Sales, concludes that the benefits of FD-SOI are overwhelming for mobile platforms through Q4/2017 based on a number of key metrics. In fact, FD-SOI has the ability to support three technology nodes, which can mean a useful […]

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Soitec and Simgui (China) Partner on SOI Wafer Production for RF and Power Apps

Posted on May 28, 2014
In Industry Buzz
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Soitec and Simgui (Shanghai, China) are partnering on SOI wafer production for RF and power applications. The newly signed deal (read press release here) includes a licensing and technology transfer agreement. Simgui will establish a high-volume SOI manufacturing line using Soitec’s proprietary Smart Cut™ technology to directly supply the Chinese market. In addition, Simgui will […]

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FD-SOI Opportunities in China

Posted by on February 5, 2014
In Design & Manufacturing, News & Viewpoints, Professor's Perspective
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Authors: Zhongli Liu, Kai Zhao, Jiajun Luo, Fang Yu, Tianchun Ye (IMECAS) The Chinese IC industry is facing a real opportunity, and Chinese IC developers are looking for points of entry to best leverage this important moment. The CTO of a large Chinese IC supplier is looking for system solutions for their SOC chips, in […]

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China Fab XMC Looks at FD-SOI

Posted on January 13, 2014
In Industry Buzz
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Simon Yang, the CEO of XMC, a fast growing specialty foundry in China, gave an excellent presentation about FD-SOI at the SOI Consortium’s Technology Summit in Shanghai (Oct., 2013).  The presentation is now available both through VLSI’s weSRCH site (click here) and through the SOI Consortium’s website (click here for this plus all the other […]

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Foundry, Experts at Shanghai FD-SOI Workshop Indicate Major Opportunities in China Thumbnail

Foundry, Experts at Shanghai FD-SOI Workshop Indicate Major Opportunities in China

Posted by on November 8, 2013
In Advanced Substrate Corners, Conferences, News & Viewpoints, SOI In Action
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Aiming to promote the benefits of SOI technology and reduce the barriers to market adoption, the SOI Industry Consortium (a group of leading companies with the mission of accelerating SOI innovation into broad markets), SIMIT (Shanghai Institute of Microsystem and Information Technology), CAS (a pioneer of SOI technology in China), and VeriSilicon Holdings Co., Ltd. […]

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Skyworks credits part of its Q1 FY12 success to having commenced volume production of advanced SOI-based Antenna Switch Modules (ASMs) for Huawei Thumbnail

Skyworks credits part of its Q1 FY12 success to having commenced volume production of advanced SOI-based Antenna Switch Modules (ASMs) for Huawei

Posted on January 27, 2012
In Industry Buzz
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Skyworks credits part of its Q1 FY12 success to having commenced volume production of advanced SOI-based Antenna Switch Modules (ASMs) for Huawei. With ongoing development of advanced switching solutions for handsets, data cards, and other applications, Skyworks cites the SKY18108 as one example of their recent ASMs tailored to meet the needs and requirements of […]

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Grace Semiconductor has added 0.13um SOI RF CMOS to its Technology Roadmap for Q2 2011

Posted on January 26, 2012
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Grace Semiconductor, a leading foundry in China, added 0.13um SOI RF CMOS to its Technology Roadmap in Q2 2011. (Courtesy: Grace Semiconductor)

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RDA Microelectronics of Shanghai developed the RDASW91

Posted on September 21, 2011
In Industry Buzz
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Leveraging IBM’s RF SOI process, fabless RDA Microelectronics of Shanghai developed the RDASW91, the world’s first single-pole, nine-throw (SP9T) antenna switch with an integrated logic decoder and low pass filters in a single die solution. The target is the fast-growing multiband 3G handset market, wherein SOI offers superior performance and significant cost reduction compared to […]

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Self-Heating Effect and Variability in Gate-All-Around (GAA) Silicon Nanowire Transistors (SNWT) Thumbnail

Self-Heating Effect and Variability in Gate-All-Around (GAA) Silicon Nanowire Transistors (SNWT)

Posted by (Peking University) on December 8, 2010
In Advanced Substrate Corners, ASN #16, Professor's Perspective
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Researchers in academia have partnered with industry to increase understanding of critical issues in advanced non-classical CMOS devices. Highly scaled devices present a new range of challenges with respect to critical issues such as leakage current, short-channel effects, high-field effects, variability, reliability, noise and parasitic impact. Device structure and material innovation are the primary enablers […]

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News from Soitec

Posted on November 22, 2010
In Industry Buzz
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From Soitec: • teaming with TowerJazz to offer a backside illumination platform for high-end image sensors • volume production of a new generation of high-resistivity SOI substrates for cellular phone and Wi-Fi markets • joining forces with CEA-Leti to speed commercial adoption of 3D integration • supplying SOI substrates to CSMC in China for display […]

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