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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

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

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

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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Freescale’s 45nm SOI products continue making news

Posted on February 9, 2011
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Freescale‘s 45nm SOI products continue making news: • The DSP lineup grows with the new MSC8157 and MSC8158, based on Freescale’s SC3850 core running at 1.2 Ghz — which recently earned the highest BDTIsimMark2000™ fixed-point performance score of any DSP architecture tested to date by independent signal-processing firm Berkley Design Technology, Inc (BDTI). • Yet […]

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Freescale, which now builds all its 45nm chips on SOI, announced seven new QorIQ communications processors

Posted on December 15, 2010
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Freescale, which now builds all its 45nm chips on SOI, announced seven new QorIQ communications processors in H2, including: • the P1023/1017 and P2040, spanning single- to eight-cores and frequencies from 400MHz to 2.2 GHz; • the P3041 processor in the new quad-core P3 platform for low power apps; • a new 64-bit platform with […]

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