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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
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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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Freescale is sampling the first PSC913x family of “base station-on-chip” products built on its innovative 45nm SOI-based QorIQ Qonverge multimode platform. Thumbnail

Freescale is sampling the first PSC913x family of “base station-on-chip” products built on its innovative 45nm SOI-based QorIQ Qonverge multimode platform.

Posted on September 21, 2011
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Freescale is sampling the first PSC913x family of “base station-on-chip” products built on its innovative 45nm SOI-based QorIQ Qonverge multimode platform. As described in ASN (February 2011) when it launched in Barcelona this winter at the Mobile World Congress, these chips simultaneously support multiple air interfaces, providing operators and OEMs “future-proof”, highly integrated heterogeneous solutions […]

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MEMS on SOI – Growing Fast and Faster Thumbnail

MEMS on SOI – Growing Fast and Faster

Posted by on April 6, 2011
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In the latest ASN posting by Dr. Eric Mounier of Yole Developpement, “SOI for MEMS: A Promising Material”, he notes that SOI MEMS is growing at a CAGR (2011-2015) of 15.6%, compared to 8.1% for bulk silicon-based solutions. MEMS designers are doing amazing things on SOI – which would explain that impressive growth rate. The […]

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Freescale and CEA-Leti recently celebrated 10 years of MEMS collaboration Thumbnail

Freescale and CEA-Leti recently celebrated 10 years of MEMS collaboration

Posted on April 4, 2011
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Freescale and CEA-Leti recently celebrated 10 years of MEMS collaboration, which includes producing a million SOI-based accelerometers a year for airbag and ESC apps in the automotive market.   (Image courtesy: Leti and Freescale)

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Topple the Towers: Freescale’s SOI SoC in Alcatel-Lucent’s lightRadio Thumbnail

Topple the Towers: Freescale’s SOI SoC in Alcatel-Lucent’s lightRadio

Posted on February 25, 2011
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45nm SOI is a big part of the big news from the Mobile World Congress 2011 in Barcelona last week. That’s because Freescale’s newly announced QorIQ Qonverge is the “base-station on a chip” in the Alcatel-Lucent lightRadio™ technology, which was the talk of the show. (See the video.) The Bell Labs guys came up with […]

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Freescale has launched a new QorIQ Qonverge portfolio

Posted on February 18, 2011
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Freescale has launched a new QorIQ Qonverge portfolio, integrating DSP and communications processor technologies on 45nm SOI for a true “base station-on-chip”. Infonetics projects the radio access network base station market will reach $197 billion worldwide by 2015.

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