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A New Open Foundry Source for FD-SOI? Soon, Says ST. Watch This Space. Thumbnail

A New Open Foundry Source for FD-SOI? Soon, Says ST. Watch This Space.

Posted by on January 31, 2014
In Editor's Blog, News & Viewpoints
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STMicroelectronics will soon be announcing a “major foundry player” that will be both a dual FD-SOI manufacturing source for ST, plus an open source for the industry.  This important piece of news came out of the company’s Q4 and FY13 presentation in Paris on January 28th. While ST signed a licensing agreement with GlobalFoundries a […]

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IEDM ’13 (Part 2): More SOI and Advanced Substrate Papers Thumbnail

IEDM ’13 (Part 2): More SOI and Advanced Substrate Papers

Posted by on December 19, 2013
In Conferences, Editor's Blog, Paperlinks
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SOI and other advanced substrates were the basis for dozens of excellent papers at IEDM ’13.  Last week we covered the FD-SOI papers (click here if you missed that piece). In this post, we’ll cover the other major SOI et al papers – including those on FinFETs, RF and various advanced devices. Brief summaries, culled […]

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SOI – 3D Integration – Subthreshold Microelectronics: Register now for the IEEE S3S! Thumbnail

SOI – 3D Integration – Subthreshold Microelectronics: Register now for the IEEE S3S!

Posted by (ARM) on September 13, 2013
In Conferences
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Last May, we already let you know about the IEEE S3S conference, founded upon the co-location of The IEEE International SOI Conference and the IEEE Subthreshold Microelectronics Conference, completed by an additional track on 3D Integration. Today, we would like let you know that the advance program is available, and to attract your attention on […]

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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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Common Platform Technology Forum 2013: SOI Highlights Thumbnail

Common Platform Technology Forum 2013: SOI Highlights

Posted by on February 11, 2013
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The 2013 Common Platform Technology Forum showcased “the latest technological advances being delivered to the world’s leading electronics companies,” so of course SOI-based topics were well-represented. Happily, those of us who weren’t able to get over to Silicon Valley were able to attend “virtually” via a live stream (which is now reposted – click here […]

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Wafer Leaders Extend Basis for Global SOI Supply Thumbnail

Wafer Leaders Extend Basis for Global SOI Supply

Posted by on October 10, 2012
In ASN #20, Editor's Blog, In & Around Our Industry
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It’s a bright green light from the world leaders in SOI wafer capacity. Soitec, the world leader in SOI wafer production, and long-time partner Shin-Etsu Handatai (SEH), the world’s biggest producer of silicon wafers, have extended their licensing agreement and expanded their technology cooperation. SEH is a $12.7 billion company, supplying over 20% of the […]

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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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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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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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Luxtera’s new optical engine chip-set for the HPC and data center markets uses mainstream SOI-CMOS photonics fabrication processes

Posted on April 4, 2011
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Luxtera’s new optical engine chip-set for the HPC and data center markets uses mainstream SOI-CMOS photonics fabrication processes (foundry: Freescale). It delivers on-chip waveguide level modulation and photo-detection, along with associated electronics, and supports four fully-integrated 14 Gbps opto-electronic transceiver channels on a single CMOS chip.

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