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Paul Boudre named Soitec CEO as company re-focuses on electronics business Thumbnail

Paul Boudre named Soitec CEO as company re-focuses on electronics business

Posted on January 22, 2015
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Paul Boudre has been named CEO of SOI wafer leader, Soitec (see financial press release here).  The company also announced its plans to re-focus on its core electronics business unit. Q3 sales were 48 million euros, up 45% over last year. The sale of 200mm wafers (which are used in chips for RF-SOI and smartpower) […]

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Soitec and SK Innovation collaborate on advanced semiconductor materials for IoT and communications

Posted on January 7, 2015
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SOI wafer and advanced substrate leader Soitec and Korea’s SK Innovation (SKI) recently signed a Collaboration Agreement (CA) to establish a strategic alliance (read the press release here). The focus is on accelerating innovation in the area of semiconductor materials for information communication technologies and internet-of-things applications. The collaborative partnership will build on the synergy […]

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Samsung’s 28FDSOI – “the ideal choice” – comes with complete ecosystem

Posted on January 7, 2015
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Samsung’s “28FDSOI comes with a complete design ecosystem (PDK, Library, IP, and DFM),” says Kelvin Low in a blog entitled, “2014, What a Year It’s Been for Samsung Foundry. (Click here to read it.) Kelvin’s Senior Director, Foundry Marketing at Samsung Semiconductor, Inc. Samsung licensed the process technology from ST in May 2014. “Customers who are looking […]

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Two additions to Altatech equipment lines: 10x faster ultra-thin film deposition; Doppler nano-defect inspection captures true sizing and positioning Thumbnail

Two additions to Altatech equipment lines: 10x faster ultra-thin film deposition; Doppler nano-defect inspection captures true sizing and positioning

Posted on December 8, 2014
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Two new products from semi equipment manufacturer Altatech: one for ultra-thin film deposition, and one for searching out nano-defects. Altatech is a division of Soitec, best known in the advanced substrates community for its leadership in SOI wafers. This part of the company, however, develops highly efficient, cost-effective inspection and chemical vapor deposition (CVD) technologies […]

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Successful RF-SOI 2014 International Symposium Held in Shanghai

Posted by and on December 5, 2014
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A very successful international workshop on RF-SOI was held in Shanghai earlier this fall.  Jointly organized by industry leaders, it brought together world-class players in RF to discuss the opportunities and challenges in rapid development of RF applications. Sponsors included the SOI Industry Consortium, the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) / Shanghai Institute of Microsystem […]

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Is China Interested in FD-SOI? You bet. Thumbnail

Is China Interested in FD-SOI? You bet.

Posted by on October 28, 2014
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At the recent FD-SOI Forum in Shanghai, the IoT (Internet of Things) was the #1 topic in all the presentations. The event was sponsored by the SOI Consortium, the Shanghai Institute of Microsystem and Information Technology / Chinese Academy of Sciences (SIMIT/CAS), and VeriSilicon. By all accounts it was a great success. Speakers included experts […]

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With FD-SOI, Industry Takes Another Look at SOI (SemiEngineering)

Posted on October 27, 2014
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In a piece entitled Time To Look At SOI Again (you can read it here), SemiconductorEngineering Executive Editor Mark Lapedus charts the industry’s accelerating interest in SOI, including FD-SOI and FinFETs on SOI. He notes that FD-SOI is now planned for four generations: 28nm, 20nm, 14nm and 10nm. The offering has expanded beyond ST to […]

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FD-SOI entering mainstream, more tape-outs done, reports ElectronicsWeekly

Posted on October 17, 2014
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In a blog entitled “FD-SOI Will Be Mainstream” (8 October 2014 – read it here),  ElectronicsWeekly’s David Manners reports that the CEO of Synapse Design predicts FD-SOI will be a mainstream technology. Synapse has been working in FD-SOI since 2011, has already taped out three designs and has more in the pipeline, the CEO told Manners. […]

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Soitec receives Sony’s Best Partnership Award for its support with RF-SOI substrates Thumbnail

Soitec receives Sony’s Best Partnership Award for its support with RF-SOI substrates

Posted on October 17, 2014
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SOI wafer leader Soitec was awarded the Best Partnership Award by Sony Semiconductor. Soitec earned the recognition for outstanding support that has contributed to Sony’s success in the RF semiconductor market. Soitec’s high-resistivity silicon-on-insulator (HR-SOI) wafers have long been a favorite of RF designers for 2G and 3G switches. But the company’s latest eSi substrates […]

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ST Chooses WaveIntegrity from CWS for Early Noise Analysis in FD-SOI SOCs

Posted on September 26, 2014
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STMicroelectronics has chosen WaveIntegrityTM from CWS for rapid and practical analysis of noise issues in complex FD-SOI SOCs (press release here). “ST needed a fast, practical method to ensure our IP would not be susceptible to noise issues, when implemented in complex, multi-million gate SoCs. We have also found we can optimize the power-supply requirements […]

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