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Peregrine Semi’s RF Chip On Bonded SOS Is Main Antenna Switch in Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE-A  – That’s SOI! Thumbnail

Peregrine Semi’s RF Chip On Bonded SOS Is Main Antenna Switch in Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE-A – That’s SOI!

Posted by on September 26, 2013
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Peregrine has announced that the company’s new UltraCMOS antenna switch is driving RF performance in the Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE-A smartphone. UltraCMOS technology is an advanced RF SOI process leveraging bonded silicon-on-sapphire (BSOS) substrates from Soitec. The new dual SP7T Multiswitch in the Samsung leverages Peregrine’s latest version of its UltraCMOS® process technology, STeP8 for RF […]

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Soitec has licensed some of its intellectual property portfolio related to back-side illumination technology for image sensors to TSMC

Posted on September 16, 2013
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Soitec, a world leader in generating and manufacturing revolutionary semiconductor materials for the electronics and energy industries, has licensed some of its intellectual property (IP) portfolio related to back-side illumination (BSI) technology for image sensors to TSMC. BSI is a key enabling technology in the race to develop small-pixel, high-quality image sensors used in consumer […]

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Design wins in smartphones from LG and Pantech are among the many announcements from Peregrine Semi over the last three months Thumbnail

Design wins in smartphones from LG and Pantech are among the many announcements from Peregrine Semi over the last three months

Posted on August 30, 2013
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Design wins in smartphones from LG and Pantech are among the many announcements from Peregrine Semi over the last three months. These are thanks to the latest version of its UltraCMOS® process technology, STeP8 for RF Front End ICs. (The UltraCMOS technology is an advanced RF SOI process leveraging bonded silicon-on-sapphire (BSOS) substrates from Soitec.) […]

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New FD-SOI Design Group on LinkedIn

Posted by on August 30, 2013
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Designers using or thinking of moving to FD-SOI now have a LinkedIn group of their own: the FD-SOI Design Community.  It’s an open group, and was started just a few days ago. As noted in the group profile: ”(…)FD-SOI technology opens the door to new design opportunities. 
This group was created to discuss and share new […]

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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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SiTime, which leverages SOI for high-performance MEMS timing solutions, has introduced TempFlat™ MEMS Thumbnail

SiTime, which leverages SOI for high-performance MEMS timing solutions, has introduced TempFlat™ MEMS

Posted on July 11, 2013
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SiTime, which leverages SOI for high-performance MEMS timing solutions, has introduced TempFlat™ MEMS. Until recently, all MEMS oscillators used compensation circuitry to stabilize the output frequency over temperature. SiTime’s TempFlat MEMS is a revolutionary breakthrough that eliminates temperature compensation, resulting in dramatically higher performance, smaller size, lower power and cost, says the company. According to […]

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More than 65 percent of substrates used in fabricating switches for handsets are SOI based, according to the industry research firm Yole Développement

Posted on July 11, 2013
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More than 65 percent of substrates used in fabricating switches for handsets are SOI based, according to the industry research firm Yole Développement. This shows the massive adoption of RF SOI for this booming electronic market experiencing double-digit growth.  Soitec, the world’s leading manufacturer of SOI wafers, says that this shows that SOI-based technologies are […]

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STMicroelectronics says its new manufacturing process, known as H9SOI_FEM, allows production of complete integrated front-end modules

Posted on June 28, 2013
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STMicroelectronics says its new manufacturing process, known as H9SOI_FEM, allows production of complete integrated front-end modules. This process is an evolution of the H9SOI SOI process, a groundbreaking technology introduced by ST in 2008 and subsequently used by customers to produce more than 400 million RF switches for mobile phones and Wi-Fi applications. Building on […]

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