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Body Biasing in FD-SOI: A Designer’s Nightmare or a Longtime Friend?

Posted by on April 30, 2014
In Design & Manufacturing, News & Viewpoints
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By Ali Khakifirooz (Spansion) One of the unique features of the FD-SOI technology is the ability of using a wide range of body bias to modulate the transistor VT. Unlike bulk planar technology, where the maximum body bias is limited by p-n junction leakage and potential latch-up, in FD-SOI technology the full range of forward […]

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GloFo could hit one out of the park with FD-SOI, says PC Perspectives

Posted on January 17, 2014
In Industry Buzz
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“If GLOBALFOUNDRIES has the ability to economically research, develop, and produce parts on 20 nm FD-SOI, they could be hitting one out of the park,” said Josh Walrath (citing the baseball expression for a big home run) in a long PC Perspectives article last fall (Oct. ’13). “The industry is clamoring for a product that […]

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At 14nm FD-SOI’s 30-40% Cheaper than Intel’s Technology, Says GSS CEO

Posted on November 27, 2013
In Industry Buzz
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“At 14nm FD-SOI is much cheaper, 30-40% cheaper, than Intel’s technology,” Asen Asenov told David Manners in a recent Electronics Weekly post (see full post here).  Asenov is CEO and Founder of Gold Standard Simulations (GSS).  The subject of the post was how TSMC has turned to GSS for statistical analysis tools. Professor Asenov is […]

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The IEEE S3S Conference Delivered Impressive Technical Content

Posted by on November 18, 2013
In Conferences
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The new IEEE S3S conference promised rich content, as it merged both The IEEE International SOI Conference and the IEEE Subthreshold Microelectronics Conference, completed by an additional track on 3D Integration. The result was an excellent conference, with outstanding presentations from key players in each of the three topics covered. This quality was reflected in the increased attendance: almost 50% more […]

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Gaming Market Bloggers Seeing FD-SOI Value

Posted on November 13, 2013
In Industry Buzz
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“The performance and power results on ARM processors on 28 nm FD-SOI are outstanding,” writes Josh Walrath in PC Perspectives. In a piece looking at where graphics are headed, he goes on to say, “FD-SOI seems like it answers most of the issues that crop up with the 22/20 nm node. It does not require […]

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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
In Editor's Blog
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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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SOI Conference Shows SOI Driving Key Roadmaps

Posted by on October 14, 2011
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The 2011 IEEE SOI Conference, held in Tempe, AZ last week was not one to miss…but I did. Happily, I got the papers right away, along with observations shared by some of the folks who did get there. Highlights include excellent and insightful papers from ST, ARM, IBM, Intel, Peregrine and GlobalFoundries, plus many more that indicate […]

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FD-SOI: The Right Choice

Posted by on May 14, 2011
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Although Intel will do FinFETs at 22nm, FD-SOI remains the better alternative for most all the industry for low power and mobile apps. In the weeks and months to come, we’ll continue hearing  the SOI camp addressing key points. 1. FD-SOI technology is the most cost-effective solution. The wafers are available from multiple sources. With […]

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Photonics on the Move

Posted by (Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey) on April 26, 2011
In Advanced Substrate Corners, ASN #17, Photonics, Professor's Perspective
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SOI is at the heart of silicon photonics. Here’s an overview of past, present and future trends. The existence of Silicon Photonics owes much to serendipity. During the early years of the development of SOI wafer technology probably nobody anticipated that SOI would be a perfect medium for short distance transmission and modulation of light […]

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