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FinFET or FD-SOI? Designers have a real choice, say experts Thumbnail

FinFET or FD-SOI? Designers have a real choice, say experts

Posted by on May 14, 2015
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Is FD-SOI a better choice than FinFETs for my chip? In some high-profile forums, designers are now asking that question. And the result is coming back: almost certainly. Is there a place for FinFETs? Of course there is. If it’s a really big digital chip –  no significant analog integration, where leakage not your biggest […]

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GlobalFoundries Blogs that IoT Future Is Bright With RF-SOI, FD-SOI

Posted on April 30, 2015
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A recent GlobalFoundries blog entitled RF-SOI is IoT’s Future, and the Future is Bright (read it here) says, “RF SOI is a win-win technology option that can improve performance and data speed in smartphones and tablets, and it is expected to play a key role in the Internet of Things applications as well.” The blog […]

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28nm FD-SOI cryptocurrency ASIC first to debut in silicon, surpasses expectations with 0.45V operation Thumbnail

28nm FD-SOI cryptocurrency ASIC first to debut in silicon, surpasses expectations with 0.45V operation

Posted on April 21, 2015
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Right on schedule, the SFARDS cryptocurrency ASIC on 28nm FD-SOI has made its debut in silicon, and is surpassing expectations. In what is clearly a stunning success, the company announced that the ASIC’s lowest working voltage is 0.45V. This means it operates stably at a power supply voltage that’s about half that of competing 28nm […]

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Samsung/ChipEstimate video gives strong plug for FD-SOI

Posted on April 9, 2015
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In a new YouTube video, Samsung’s Sr. Director of Foundry Marketing, Kelvin Low, makes a strong case for 28nm FD-SOI, especially for ultra-low-power, IoT, wearables, networking and automotive apps. The five-minute video was taped by ChipEstimate.TV host Sean O’Kane during the Cadence User Conference (CDNLive, Silicon Valley, March 2015 – click here to see it). […]

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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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Some Like It Really Hot! SOI for 150 to 225C in X-FAB Webinar Thumbnail

Some Like It Really Hot! SOI for 150 to 225C in X-FAB Webinar

Posted on March 11, 2015
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X-FAB is running a series of webinars on very high-temperature design the 18th and 19th of March 2015. A pure-play analog/mixed-signal and specialty foundry, X-FAB’s broad portfolio includes SOI CMOS processes for use at high temperatures up to 225°C. The event is free, but space is limited, so sign up here. As noted in the […]

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Yes, Cisco Is Doing a 28nm FD-SOI Chip! (Part 2 of 3, SF Workshop: FD-SOI Panel Discussion) Thumbnail

Yes, Cisco Is Doing a 28nm FD-SOI Chip! (Part 2 of 3, SF Workshop: FD-SOI Panel Discussion)

Posted by on March 5, 2015
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More good news: Cisco is working on a 28nm FD-SOI chip. This additional boost to FD-SOI momentum was revealed during the Panel Discussion at the recent FD-SOI/RF-SOI Workshop in San Francisco. The EETimes coverage (which also revealed that Freescale’s putting its next-gen iMX7 microprocessor on 28nm FD-SOI – you can read it here) was quickly […]

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Samsung’s Serious! Video & Blog Encourage 28nm FD-SOI Design

Posted on March 5, 2015
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With a special blog and video invitation, Samsung pulled out the stops to help get the word out about the recent FD-SOI workshop in San Francisco. Kelvin Low, Sr. Director Foundry Marketing, Samsung SSI, posted Design Faster, Cooler, Smaller Chips with Samsung Foundry’s 28nm FD-SOI Process Technology (read it here). Embedded in the blog is a YouTube […]

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Big Boost for FD-SOI Momentum Seen at SF Workshop  –  Part 1 of 3: The FD-SOI Presentations (ST, Samsung, EDA & Design Houses) Thumbnail

Big Boost for FD-SOI Momentum Seen at SF Workshop – Part 1 of 3: The FD-SOI Presentations (ST, Samsung, EDA & Design Houses)

Posted by on March 3, 2015
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The FD-SOI/RF-SOI Workshop in San Francisco last week was a huge success. Over 150 people from over 80 companies attended the all-day event. There were excellent presentations, animated Q&A sessions, and lots of networking going on over coffee, lunch and cocktails.  It generated excellent press (click here to see the EETimes feature) and lots of […]

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