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Chipworks cites SOI in major IBM innovations (EETimes)

Posted on February 20, 2014
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Citing SOI in the Power family of high-performance processors, Chipworks concludes that IBM is a major source of chip innovation. In a recent EETimes article (read it here), which charts IBM developments at the transistor level over the last decade, the article notes that “..the 32 nm technology used to fabricate the IBM Power7+ represents […]

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IBM’s Watson Gets Smarter, Helps Doctors

Posted on October 31, 2013
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IBM’s Watson supercomputer, which is based on SOI, has a new job in medical training. IBM announced that the team of researchers that created Watson will work with Cleveland Clinic clinicians, faculty and medical students to enhance the capabilities of Watson’s Deep Question Answering technology for the area of medicine. Over time, the expectation is […]

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PCMag’s Michael Miller called IBM’s 22nm SOI Power8 “the most fascinating” of the high-end processors Thumbnail

PCMag’s Michael Miller called IBM’s 22nm SOI Power8 “the most fascinating” of the high-end processors

Posted on August 31, 2013
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PCMag’s Michael Miller called IBM’s 22nm SOI Power8 “the most fascinating” of the high-end processors. Reporting on this year’s Hot Chips conference, presented there. He noted that the chip “will have 12 cores, each capable of running up to eight threads, with 512KB of SRAM Level 2 cache per core (6MB total L2) and 96MB […]

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AMD has made two new 32nm SOI-based product announcements: the 2013 Elite A-Series Accelerated Processing Unit codenamed “Richland” and  the AMD FX-9590 Thumbnail

AMD has made two new 32nm SOI-based product announcements: the 2013 Elite A-Series Accelerated Processing Unit codenamed “Richland” and the AMD FX-9590

Posted on June 21, 2013
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AMD has made two new 32nm SOI-based product announcements: The 2013 Elite A-Series Accelerated Processing Unit (APU) for desktops, codenamed “Richland”, which delivers a superior PC solution with increased computational performance, discrete-level graphics and an easy upgrade infrastructure. “The new AMD A-Series APU is ideal for desktop PC builders and mainstream gamers wanting outstanding performance […]

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More Good FD-SOI News from DATE Conference – ST, Leti, Mentor, CMP Thumbnail

More Good FD-SOI News from DATE Conference – ST, Leti, Mentor, CMP

Posted by on May 22, 2013
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At the recent DATE Conference in Grenoble (DATE is like DAC, but in Europe, alternating yearly between Grenoble and Dresden), STMicroelectronics, CEA-Leti & Mentor Graphics joined forces for a FD-SOI presentation organized by CMP and sponsored by Mentor. Here are some of the highlights (the complete presentations are all available from the CMP website). FD-SOI: […]

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ST’s Cesana Further Explains FD-SOI Biasing & More in On-line Discussions and LinkedIn Groups Thumbnail

ST’s Cesana Further Explains FD-SOI Biasing & More in On-line Discussions and LinkedIn Groups

Posted by on February 4, 2013
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The YouTube video Introduction to FD-SOI by STMicroelectronics and ST-Ericsson has generated enormous coverage in the press as well as in-depth discussions across various user groups in LinkedIn.  In its first two weeks, it had over 3000 YouTube views, and LinkedIn postings of it generated over 50 Likes and Comments in a single group. As […]

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The multi-core CPU in Nintendo’s new Wii U is fabbed by IBM on 45nm SOI Thumbnail

The multi-core CPU in Nintendo’s new Wii U is fabbed by IBM on 45nm SOI

Posted on December 4, 2012
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As noted in ASN last year, the multi-core CPU in Nintendo’s new Wii U, which hit the shelves in November 2012, is fabbed by IBM on 45nm SOI.

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AMD Bulldozer Architecture Leverages 32nm SOI Thumbnail

AMD Bulldozer Architecture Leverages 32nm SOI

Posted on November 24, 2011
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With performance, efficiency, and power optimization as top priorities, AMD’s innovative Bulldozer architecture is built on 32nm SOI. As of the Fall of 2011, AMD is shipping both client and server CPUs based on the new Bulldozer architecture. The first of the new APUs (CPU + GPU) incorporating Bulldozer modules will start shipping in 2012. […]

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