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SOI: Looking Back Over a Year of Moving Forward (Part 1, FD-SOI) Thumbnail

SOI: Looking Back Over a Year of Moving Forward (Part 1, FD-SOI)

Posted by on January 13, 2014
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2014′s going to be a terrific year for the greater SOI community, with 28nm FD-SOI ramping in volume and 14nm debuting, plus RF-SOI continuing its stellar rise. But before we look forward (which we’ll do in an upcoming post), let’s consider where we’ve been and some of the highlights of the last year.  In fact, […]

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MOSIS, a provider of low-cost prototyping and small volume production services for custom ICs, has teamed up with ePIXfab, the European Silicon Photonics support center providing low-cost prototyping services for photonic ICs.

Posted on May 23, 2013
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MOSIS, a provider of low-cost prototyping and small volume production services for custom ICs, has teamed up with ePIXfab, the European Silicon Photonics support center providing low-cost prototyping services for photonic ICs. The partnership gives MOSIS’ customers access to imec’s state-of-the-art fully integrated silicon photonics processes and Tyndall’s advanced silicon photonics packaging technology. Co-founded by […]

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Dr. Jean-Pierre Colinge received the 2012 IEEE Andrew S. Grove award at the last ESSDERC-ESSCIRC Conference, for his “contributions to silicon-on-insulator devices and technology.” Thumbnail

Dr. Jean-Pierre Colinge received the 2012 IEEE Andrew S. Grove award at the last ESSDERC-ESSCIRC Conference, for his “contributions to silicon-on-insulator devices and technology.”

Posted on May 23, 2013
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Dr. Jean-Pierre Colinge received the 2012 IEEE Andrew S. Grove award at the last ESSDERC-ESSCIRC Conference, for his “contributions to silicon-on-insulator devices and technology.” One of the industry’s most prestigious, the Grove Award is sponsored by the IEEE Electron Devices Society, recognizing “outstanding contributions to solid-state devices and technology.” As noted in the EDS Newsletter, […]

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The FD-SOI design and manufacturing ecosystem has just gotten a €360M boost.

Posted on May 23, 2013
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The FD-SOI design and manufacturing ecosystem has just gotten a €360M boost. A new 3-year public-private project involving 500 engineers from 19 members in seven countries is looking to enable volume manufacturing in Europe from 28nm down to 10nm. The Places2Be project (which stands for Pilot Lines for Advanced CMOS Enhanced by SOI in 2x […]

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Spotlight on FD-SOI & FinFETs at Upcoming IEEE SOI Conference<br />(1-4 Oct. in Napa – register by 17 Sept. for best rate) Thumbnail

Spotlight on FD-SOI & FinFETs at Upcoming IEEE SOI Conference
(1-4 Oct. in Napa – register by 17 Sept. for best rate)

Posted on September 14, 2012
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The 38th annual SOI Conference is coming up in just a few weeks. Sponsored by IEEE Electron Devices Society, this is the only dedicated SOI conference covering the full technology chain from materials to devices, circuits and system applications. Chaired this year by Gosia Jurczak (manager of the Memories Program at imec), this excellent conference […]

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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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Imec and Genalyte have successfully developed and produced a set of disposable SOI-photonics biosensor chips for Genalyte’s diagnostic and molecular detection equipment Thumbnail

Imec and Genalyte have successfully developed and produced a set of disposable SOI-photonics biosensor chips for Genalyte’s diagnostic and molecular detection equipment

Posted on January 31, 2012
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Imec and Genalyte have successfully developed and produced a set of disposable SOI-photonics biosensor chips for Genalyte‘s diagnostic and molecular detection equipment. Founded by SOI-photonics innovator Dr. Cary Gunn, Genalyte chips contain ring resonator sensors for very sensitive molecular detection; on-chip grating couples infrared light to diagnostic equipment.

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GaN’s Bright Future

Posted by (Imec) on December 8, 2010
In Advanced Substrate Corners, ASN #16, III-V
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GaN-on-Si is moving towards becoming a cost-effective enabler for next-generation LED and power devices. During the past decade gallium nitride (GaN) has become an important compound semiconductor as it enables numerous key applications in optoelectronics and in power electronics. GaN LED technology could well be the Holy Grail in terms of providing the next generation […]

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IMEC has developed an SOI-MEMS actuator

Posted on December 4, 2009
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IMEC has developed an SOI-MEMS actuator that runs on ultra-low power and is watertight. This makes the actuator especially suited for use in in-vivo biomedical applications as well as in any application that needs long autonomy and small batteries.

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IMEC hosts FD-SOI for low power workshop

Posted on December 4, 2009
In ASN #14, Special supplement: SOI Industry Consortium
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There was an excellent turnout at an all-day workshop on FD SOI for low-power applications, co-sponsored by IMEC and the SOI Industry Consortium. Held at the IMEC campus in Leuven, Belgium this past October, “FD SOI architecture, technology platform for low power applications for 22nm and beyond” featured speakers from IMEC, IBM, Hitachi, Soitec, UC […]

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