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NovaThor SmartPhone Chip on 28nm FD-SOI: ST-Ericsson Blogger Tells All; PC Mag Sees Light Thumbnail

NovaThor SmartPhone Chip on 28nm FD-SOI: ST-Ericsson Blogger Tells All; PC Mag Sees Light

Posted by on May 30, 2012
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To paraphrase the song, “What a difference a day would make.”  Searching to plug into the nearest power strip each afternoon, active smartphone users would certainly agree with that. But ST-Ericsson’s next-gen NovaThor chips on 28nm FD-SOI (available for design now), which are looking to get an extra day out of your battery, should put […]

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ST White Paper Excerpts: Planar Fully-Depleted Silicon Technology to Design Competitive SOCs at 28nm and Beyond Thumbnail

ST White Paper Excerpts: Planar Fully-Depleted Silicon Technology to Design Competitive SOCs at 28nm and Beyond

Posted by , and (Soitec) on April 24, 2012
In ASN #19, Design & Manufacturing, In & Around Our Industry
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STMicroelectronics recently issued a major white paper detailing the choice of FD-SOI for consumer SOCs at 28nm and beyond. This article excerpts some of the highlights. From “Planar Fully-Depleted Silicon Technology to Design Competitive SOC at 28nm and Beyond” (White paper by STMicroelectronics and Soitec): “ FD-SOI Executive Summary Planar FD is a promising technology […]

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Interview With ST-Ericsson’s Chief Chip Architect: SOCs on 28nm FD-SOI – When, Why and How Thumbnail

Interview With ST-Ericsson’s Chief Chip Architect: SOCs on 28nm FD-SOI – When, Why and How

Posted on April 6, 2012
In ASN #19, End-User Apps, SOI In Action
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ST-Ericsson’s Chief Chip Architect Louis Tannyeres talks with ASN about the move to 28nm FD-SOI for smartphones and tablet SOCs.   Advanced Substrate News (ASN): Can you give us a bit of background on the markets you’re addressing? Louis Tannyeres (LT): Founded in 2009, ST-Ericsson is an industry leader in design, development and creation of […]

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SiTime: Using SOI Technology to Develop High-Performance MEMS Timing Solutions Thumbnail

SiTime: Using SOI Technology to Develop High-Performance MEMS Timing Solutions

Posted by and (SiTime) on March 26, 2012
In In & Around Our Industry, MEMS
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A radical SOI-based approach puts  SiTime at the top of the fast-growing silicon-based timing market. SiTime, an analog semiconductor company, is revolutionizing the timing components industry with silicon MEMS timing solutions that replace legacy quartz products. SiTime offers oscillators (XO, SPXO), voltage-controlled oscillators (VCXO), temperature compensated oscillators (TCXO), and multi-PLL, multi-output clock generators. All these […]

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ST-Ericsson’s Next-gen NovaThor: This Year, at 28nm, on FD-SOI Wafers from Soitec Thumbnail

ST-Ericsson’s Next-gen NovaThor: This Year, at 28nm, on FD-SOI Wafers from Soitec

Posted by on March 13, 2012
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Big and official FD-SOI news: Soitec has announced that the company is supplying the FD-SOI wafers for ST-Ericsson’s next-generation of NovaThor 8540 smartphone/tablet processors. Starting at the 28nm node, this marks the industry’s first industrialization of the new planar, fully-depleted technology on ultra-thin SOI wafers. Soitec has just issued an official press release, but ST-Ericsson […]

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Important News Comes Out of Recent FD-SOI Workshop Thumbnail

Important News Comes Out of Recent FD-SOI Workshop

Posted by on March 9, 2012
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The SOI Consortium’s 6th FD-SOI workshop, held just after ISSCC, yielded some exciting news. Most of the presentations are freely available for downloading from the SOI Consortium website. Here are the highlights. STMicroelectronics In a terrific presentation by Giorgio Cesana, Marketing Director at STMicroelectronics, he revealed that the company would be releasing a major product […]

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STMicroelectronics predicts its new SOI-based STOD13AS power chip could be used in nearly every new smartphone or small electronic device that has an AMOLED display Thumbnail

STMicroelectronics predicts its new SOI-based STOD13AS power chip could be used in nearly every new smartphone or small electronic device that has an AMOLED display

Posted on February 3, 2012
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STMicroelectronics predicts its new SOI-based STOD13AS power chip could be used in nearly every new smartphone or small electronic device that has an AMOLED display. ST, which already supplies over 80% of the market for these ultra-thin, vivid displays, says SOI ensures outstanding energy efficiency for longer battery life, and high immunity to noise for […]

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Imec and Genalyte have successfully developed and produced a set of disposable SOI-photonics biosensor chips for Genalyte’s diagnostic and molecular detection equipment Thumbnail

Imec and Genalyte have successfully developed and produced a set of disposable SOI-photonics biosensor chips for Genalyte’s diagnostic and molecular detection equipment

Posted on January 31, 2012
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Imec and Genalyte have successfully developed and produced a set of disposable SOI-photonics biosensor chips for Genalyte‘s diagnostic and molecular detection equipment. Founded by SOI-photonics innovator Dr. Cary Gunn, Genalyte chips contain ring resonator sensors for very sensitive molecular detection; on-chip grating couples infrared light to diagnostic equipment.

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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
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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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NXP unveiled its ultra-compact, high-precision SOI-MEMS-based frequency synthesizer Thumbnail

NXP unveiled its ultra-compact, high-precision SOI-MEMS-based frequency synthesizer

Posted on January 26, 2012
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At CES 2012, NXP unveiled its ultra-compact, high-precision SOI-MEMS-based frequency synthesizer as an alternative to quartz crystal-based timing devices. These timing devices target communications equipment using Gigabit Ethernet, USB, PCI-Express and S-ATA, plus CPU timing, memory and control in consumer electronics devices.

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