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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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Skyworks has launched two new SOI CMOS single-pole, triple-throw (SP3T) switches Thumbnail

Skyworks has launched two new SOI CMOS single-pole, triple-throw (SP3T) switches

Posted on January 26, 2012
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Skyworks has launched two new SOI CMOS single-pole, triple-throw (SP3T) switches, the SKY13345-368LF and the SKY13385-460LF.  With their high linearity performance and low insertion loss, these devices target WLAN (802.11 b/g) and Bluetooth® applications in the 2.4 to 2.5 GHz frequency range.

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NXP’s latest automotive audio amplifiers are built on its SOI-based ABCD technology Thumbnail

NXP’s latest automotive audio amplifiers are built on its SOI-based ABCD technology

Posted on December 12, 2011
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NXP’s latest automotive audio amplifiers are built on its SOI-based ABCD technology, and enable an uninterrupted audio experience during sudden supply voltage drops down to 6V in hybrid electric vehicles, micro-hybrids, mild hybrids, and other cars using start-stop systems. The Class-D TDF8530 offers concert-hall sound, while the TDF8546 Best Efficiency quad Class-AB amplifier cuts power dissipation […]

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Freescale’s new Xtrinsic MMA65xxKW family of accelerometers for advanced airbag sensors Thumbnail

Freescale’s new Xtrinsic MMA65xxKW family of accelerometers for advanced airbag sensors

Posted on December 12, 2011
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Freescale‘s new Xtrinsic MMA65xxKW family of accelerometers for advanced airbag sensors leverages SOI-based high-aspect-ratio (HAR) MEMS  technology, which increases sensitivity and improves reliability.

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ST: FD-SOI for Competitive SOCs at 28nm and Beyond Thumbnail

ST: FD-SOI for Competitive SOCs at 28nm and Beyond

Posted by (STMicroelectronics) on November 18, 2011
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STMicroelectronics sees its flavor of planar FD-SOI as an excellent response to the complex needs of mobile multimedia chips. The multi-functional system-on-chips (SOC) needed at the heart of the next generations of wireless, high-performance, low-power multimedia devices have very different needs than the mono-functional processors of the past. Traditionally, the trade-off for computers and servers […]

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