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TowerJazz — Interview With SVP Marco Racanelli: What’s Driving Strong SOI-Based Design Wins?

Posted on September 11, 2014
In Design & Manufacturing, News & Viewpoints
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            ASN recently spoke with TowerJazz SVP Marco Racanelli about when the specialty foundry leverages SOI – and why. Advanced Substrate News (ASN): Can you tell us briefly about TowerJazz’s overall vision and position in the market?  Marco Racanelli (MR):  TowerJazz is the foundry leader for the manufacture of specialty […]

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FD-SOI: The Best Enabler for Mobile Growth and Innovation

Posted by on August 8, 2014
In Design & Manufacturing, News & Viewpoints, SOI In Action
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The following in-depth analysis, an IBS study entitled How FD-SOI will Enable Innovation and Growth in Mobile Platform Sales, concludes that the benefits of FD-SOI are overwhelming for mobile platforms through Q4/2017 based on a number of key metrics. In fact, FD-SOI has the ability to support three technology nodes, which can mean a useful […]

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EU report: SOI-based technologies should play important role in capturing new markets

Posted on February 20, 2014
In Industry Buzz
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“High performing low power digital technology based on SOI” is an important part of the detailed plan submitted February 14th by the Electronics Leaders’ Group (ELG) to European Commission Vice-President Neelie Kroes.  (Press release here.) The group recommends the EU focus on: Areas were Europe is strong – automotive, energy, industrial automation and security. The […]

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FD-SOI Is Cheaper, Too, Concludes semiwiki Blogger

Posted on December 16, 2013
In Industry Buzz
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Concluding, “Faster, Simpler, Cooler,…and Cheaper: FD-SOI technology should get very good traction in the near future!”, semiwiki blogger Eric Esteve has kicked off a very lively conversation.  Within a few days of posting Faster, Cooler, Simpler, could FD-SOI be Cheaper too?, there were almost 20 comments, with lots of good supplemental information from well-informed participants. […]

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TowerJazz saw “a large amount of SOI design activity” in 2012

Posted on December 4, 2012
In Industry Buzz
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The CEO of TowerJazz recently told analysts that in 2012, the company saw “a large amount of SOI design activity”, which he says will fuel revenue growth in 2013. Smart phone antenna switches that handle 8 to 14 different bands are moving from gallium arsenide to SOI, he explained.

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IBS Study Concludes FD-SOI Most Cost-Effective Technology Choice at 28nm and 20nm Thumbnail

IBS Study Concludes FD-SOI Most Cost-Effective Technology Choice at 28nm and 20nm

Posted by (IBS) on November 9, 2012
In ASN #20, News & Viewpoints, SOI In Action
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In a recent study entitled Economic Impact of the Technology Choices at 28nm/20nm, International Business Strategies (IBS) has found that those companies choosing FD-SOI at 28nm and/or 20nm should benefit from substantial savings in cost-per-die (see figure). For a technology to be utilized in high-volume production, costs must be lower than previous generations of technology. […]

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SOI Demand Outlook

Posted by (VLSI Research) on December 13, 2010
In ASN #16, News & Viewpoints, SOI In Action
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VLSI projects that a critical mass of expertise will support a fast transition to SOI designs at 32nm. The semiconductor market recovery has helped to grow SOI demand in-line with the industry. Established applications such as AMD’s microprocessors, IBM’s high performance ASICs, and other manufacturers’ high performance computer, consumer  and communications products are moving through […]

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Frost & Sullivan’s new report

Posted on July 30, 2009
In Industry Buzz
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Frost & Sullivan’s new report, 3D IC Technology — An Assessment, includes a section entitled, SOI — A Key Substrate Enabler to 3D IC.

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Rooted in Green

Posted by (Soitec) on July 30, 2009
In ASN #13, Design & Manufacturing, In & Around Our Industry
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SOI and other engineered substrates drive power efficiency through the value chain.

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A Good Time for Innovation

Posted by (Yole Développement) on May 27, 2009
In ASN #12, News & Viewpoints, SOI In Action
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Yole looks for a wide range of MEMS-based products to be introduced this year. Despite the current economic situation, a piece of good news is that innovation will not come to a halt in 2009: we expect that this will be one of the greatest years ever for new product introductions. The MEMS market in […]

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