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Why NXP’s i.MX 7 and 8 Applications Processors are Taking on IoT, Wearables, Automotive and Other Embedded Markets with 28nm FD-SOI [Part 2 of 2] Thumbnail

Why NXP’s i.MX 7 and 8 Applications Processors are Taking on IoT, Wearables, Automotive and Other Embedded Markets with 28nm FD-SOI [Part 2 of 2]

Posted by on April 7, 2016
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By Ronald M. Martino, Vice President, i.MX Applications Processor and Advanced Technology Adoption, NXP Semiconductors At NXP, we’re very excited about the prospects for our new i.MX 7 and 8 series of applications processors, which we’re manufacturing on 28nm FD-SOI. As noted in part 1 of this article series, the new i.MX 7 series, which […]

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NXP’s Latest i.MX Applications Processors for IoT/Wearables and Automotive – Here’s Why They’re on FD-SOI [Part 1 of 2] Thumbnail

NXP’s Latest i.MX Applications Processors for IoT/Wearables and Automotive – Here’s Why They’re on FD-SOI [Part 1 of 2]

Posted by on April 5, 2016
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By Ronald M. Martino, Vice President, i.MX Applications Processor and Advanced Technology Adoption, NXP Semiconductors The latest generations of power efficient and full-featured applications processors in NXP’s very successful and broadly deployed i.MX platform are being manufactured on 28nm FD-SOI. The new i.MX 7 series leverages the 32-bit ARM v7-A core, targeting the general embedded, […]

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Yes, 28nm FD-SOI Silicon Is Running (Samsung Interview, Part 1 of 3) Thumbnail

Yes, 28nm FD-SOI Silicon Is Running (Samsung Interview, Part 1 of 3)

Posted by on December 19, 2015
In Design & Manufacturing, News & Viewpoints, SOI In Action
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ASN spoke with Kelvin Low, senior director of marketing for Samsung Foundry and Axel Fischer, director of Samsung System LSI business in Europe about the company’s FD-SOI offering. Here in part 1, we’ll talk about technology readiness. In parts 2 and 3, we’ll talk about design and the ecosystem. ~ ~ ~ ASN: Where does […]

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Freescale Roadmap: 28nm FD-SOI for 2 new platforms in hugely successful, ARM-based i.MX line Thumbnail

Freescale Roadmap: 28nm FD-SOI for 2 new platforms in hugely successful, ARM-based i.MX line

Posted on October 6, 2015
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28nm FD-SOI is on the Freescale roadmap for two key platforms in the company’s flagship i.MX line of embedded application processors: the i.MX 8 series for advanced graphics and performance, which is based on the ARM v8-A, and the i.MX 7 power efficiency series, which is based on the ARM v7-A. This was shown in […]

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Shanghai FD-SOI and RF-SOI Presentations From Top CEO/CTO/VPs on SOI Consortium Website

Posted on October 2, 2015
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A very successful two-day forum on FD-SOI and RF-SOI in Shanghai (September 2015) featured presentations from CEOs, CTOs and VPs at GF, ST, Leti, ARM, Verisilicon, Synapse Design, SITRI, Skyworks, Freescale, TowerJazz, Soitec, Qorvo and many more. Most of the presentations are now available on the SOI Consortium Website, and the rest are expected shortly, […]

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It’s Official! GlobalFoundries Launches 22FDX: 22nm FD-SOI in 4 flavors Thumbnail

It’s Official! GlobalFoundries Launches 22FDX: 22nm FD-SOI in 4 flavors

Posted by on July 14, 2015
In Design & Manufacturing, Editor's Blog
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With much fanfare, GlobalFoundries has officially announced its 22nm FD-SOI offering. Dubbed “22FDX™”, GF says the platform delivers FinFET-like performance and energy-efficiency at a cost comparable to 28nm planar, targeting mainstream mobile, IoT, RF connectivity and networking markets. Asked by EETimes why FD-SOI here and now, GF’s CEO Sanjay Jha responded, “The mass market is […]

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Freescale’s Next-Gen IoT Microprocessor Will Be On 28nm FD-SOI (EETimes)

Posted on March 3, 2015
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Freescale is designing its next generation microprocessor, the iMX7, on 28nm FD-SOI, EETimes has just revealed. This was in an article by Chief International Correspondent Junko Yoshida entitled Freescale, Cisco, Ciena Give Nod to FD-SOI (read it here). Freescale microcontroller SVP & GM Geoff Lees told EETimes the chip’s designed for “’secure’ IoT applications, including […]

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New Fossum & Trivedi book on FD-SOI and FinFETs (available as eBook, too) Thumbnail

New Fossum & Trivedi book on FD-SOI and FinFETs (available as eBook, too)

Posted on January 23, 2014
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A new book by two giants in SOI – Jerry Fossum of U. Florida/Gainesville and Vishal Trivedi of Freescale –  delves into the Fundamentals of Ultra-Thin-Body MOSFETs and FinFETs.  Available from Cambridge University Press in both hardcover and eBook formats (click here for more information), it covers theory, design and applications of FD-SOI MOSFETs and […]

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Power & Performance: GSS Sees SOI Advantages for FinFETS

Posted by on August 31, 2012
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Are FinFETs better on SOI? In a series of papers, high-profile blogs and subsequent media coverage, Gold Standard Simulations (aka GSS) has indicated that, yes, FinFETs should indeed be better on SOI. To those of us not deeply involved in the research world, much of this may seem to come out of nowhere.  But there’s […]

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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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