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Industry 1st: Leti Demos MEMS on 300mm Wafers – And Yes, They’re SOI

Posted on October 2, 2015
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In what may be a first for the MEMS industry, CEA-Leti has manufactured micro-accelerometers on 300mm wafers, a development that could lead to significantly lower MEMS manufacturing costs. And yes, those 300mm wafers are SOI wafers. These are “thick” SOI wafers, with an insulating BOx (buried oxide) layer of 2µm, and top silicon of 220nm. […]

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First SOI wafers based on Smart Cut tech produced in China, target strong 200mm SOI demand in smart power, RF, automotive Thumbnail

First SOI wafers based on Smart Cut tech produced in China, target strong 200mm SOI demand in smart power, RF, automotive

Posted by on September 24, 2015
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Shanghai-based Simgui has produced the company’s first 200mm SOI wafers based on Soitec‘s Smart CutTM manufacturing technology (read the press release here). Samples will be going to customers in the coming weeks for qualification, with high-volume ramp planned for early 2016. Simgui will be selling the wafers directly to its own customers in China, and […]

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GF, NXP, Infineon and more at SOI Workshop During Silicon Saxony Day (Dresden, 7 July 2015) Thumbnail

GF, NXP, Infineon and more at SOI Workshop During Silicon Saxony Day (Dresden, 7 July 2015)

Posted on June 12, 2015
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Silicon Europe (an alliance of Europe’s leading micro- and nanoelectronics clusters) and the SOI Consortium have organized an SOI Workshop on the 7th of July 2015, during the 10th Silicon Saxony Day in Dresden. Here’s the agenda: Quick Introduction More than Moore Market Analysis and Opportunities (Yole) Power SOI and applications (NXP) Foundry offer (GlobalFoundries) […]

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X-Fab Interview: SOI Solutions for analog/mixed-signal, high-voltage, high-temperature and MEMS Applications Thumbnail

X-Fab Interview: SOI Solutions for analog/mixed-signal, high-voltage, high-temperature and MEMS Applications

Posted by on May 29, 2015
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With five manufacturing sites around the world and 72,000 wafer starts/month, X-Fab is a leading pure-play analog/mixed-signal and specialty foundry for automotive, industrial and medical applications. ASN recently had the opportunity to talk to Tilman Metzger, Product Marketing Manager for the X-Fab Group, about when customers choose an SOI-based offering. Advanced Substrate News (ASN): Can […]

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Don’t Miss Leti Days and FD-SOI Workshop (Grenoble, 22-26 June) Thumbnail

Don’t Miss Leti Days and FD-SOI Workshop (Grenoble, 22-26 June)

Posted on May 29, 2015
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CEA-Leti, a leading global center for applied research in microelectronics, nanotechnologies and integrated systems, is proudly hosting its 17th LetiDays in Grenoble on June 24–25, 2015, and associated seminars and workshops on June 22nd, 23rd and 26th (click here to go to the registration site). On June 22-23, Leti will present their first workshop on […]

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SOI Radiation Detector Workshop – Registration Extended (SOIPIX2015 – June, Japan) Thumbnail

SOI Radiation Detector Workshop – Registration Extended (SOIPIX2015 – June, Japan)

Posted on May 14, 2015
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International research teams working on or interested in the far-reaching SOIPIX radiation-detector project have a workshop coming up in June. The project was originally started by KEK* scientists to develop a new detector technology and quantum beam imaging for high-energy particle physics. As research teams around the world (including Japan, USA, China and Europe) joined […]

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Synapse Design CEO Interview: Designs Taping Out for Very High-Volume 28nm FD-SOI SOCs, Production in 2016 Thumbnail

Synapse Design CEO Interview: Designs Taping Out for Very High-Volume 28nm FD-SOI SOCs, Production in 2016

Posted by on April 30, 2015
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ASN spoke recently with Satish Bagalkotkar, the CEO of Synapse Design, which he co-founded with Devesh Gautam in 2003. With 800+ employees, the firm designs chips for the biggest companies in the industry. He’s very optimistic about FD-SOI. Here’s why. Advanced Substrate News (ASN): How long has Synapse Design been working in FD-SOI? What sorts […]

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ASN Celebrates a Decade of SOI News, Views and Commentary

Posted by on April 21, 2015
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April 2015 marks the 10-year anniversary of the first ever issue of Advanced Substrate News, aka ASN, covering news and views from the SOI ecosystem. Wow, were we precient. Consider some of the topics we covered in that first edition, back in April of 2005: the Oki FD-SOI chip in the Casio G-Shock watch FinFET […]

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Huge Success of Semicon China: Opportunities in a Fast-Changing Landscape Thumbnail

Huge Success of Semicon China: Opportunities in a Fast-Changing Landscape

Posted by on March 27, 2015
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Semicon China (Shanghai, 17-21 March 2015) was an awe-inspiring event.   The sheer size and the energy were dazzling. But it was the investment plans prompted by the government’s injection of RMB 120 billion (US$19.6 billion) last fall in seed money for the industry with supporting local funds pouring in that was clearly the source of […]

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SiTime’s SOI-MEMS in MegaChips-Bosch Sensortec Solution for Realtime Health and Fitness Tracking in Smartphones & Wearables Thumbnail

SiTime’s SOI-MEMS in MegaChips-Bosch Sensortec Solution for Realtime Health and Fitness Tracking in Smartphones & Wearables

Posted on February 23, 2015
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SiTime’s SOI-MEMS solution is a key part of a new realtime health and fitness tracking solution from MegaChips called “frizz”. MegaChips has announced a partnership with Bosch Sensortec to provide a complete reference design for use of frizz in smartphones, wearables and other personal devices allowing consumers to monitor their activities in real time (read […]

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