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China Fab XMC Looks at FD-SOI

Posted on January 13, 2014
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Simon Yang, the CEO of XMC, a fast growing specialty foundry in China, gave an excellent presentation about FD-SOI at the SOI Consortium’s Technology Summit in Shanghai (Oct., 2013).  The presentation is now available both through VLSI’s weSRCH site (click here) and through the SOI Consortium’s website (click here for this plus all the other […]

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Foundry, Experts at Shanghai FD-SOI Workshop Indicate Major Opportunities in China

Posted by on November 8, 2013
In Advanced Substrate Corners, Conferences, News & Viewpoints, SOI In Action
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Aiming to promote the benefits of SOI technology and reduce the barriers to market adoption, the SOI Industry Consortium (a group of leading companies with the mission of accelerating SOI innovation into broad markets), SIMIT (Shanghai Institute of Microsystem and Information Technology), CAS (a pioneer of SOI technology in China), and VeriSilicon Holdings Co., Ltd. […]

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Ready for FD-SOI, Says World’s Largest Silicon Wafer Company

Posted by on July 11, 2013
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The world’s largest maker of silicon wafers, Shin‐Etsu Handotai (SEH) says it’s meeting the specs for FD-SOI wafers, and can quickly expand capacity to meet rising demand. This message was delivered by Nobuhiko Noto of SEH during his presentation at the recent FD-SOI Workshop in Kyoto, Japan. SEH, a $12.7 billion company supplying over 20% […]

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GlobalFoundries On Cost vs. Performance for FD-SOI, Bulk and FinFET

Posted by on July 3, 2013
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According to Shigeru Shimauchi, Country Manager, GlobalFoundries Japan, for the same level of performance, the die cost for 28nm FD-SOI will be substantially less than for 28nm bulk HPP (“high performance-plus”). Specifically, to get a 30%  increase in performance over 28nm bulk LPS PolySiON, HPP increases die cost by 30%, while FD-SOI only increases die […]

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Want Silicon Proof? Check Out the Fully-Depleted Tech Symposium During SF/IEDM

Posted by on December 4, 2012
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If you want to cut through the noise surrounding the choices for 28nm and beyond, an excellent place to start is the SOI Consortium’s Fully Depleted Technology Symposium. As a member of the design and manufacturing communities, this is your chance to see and hear what industry leaders are actually doing. Planar? FinFET? The Consortium’s […]

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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
(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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Roundup: FD-SOI & Ecosystem Shine at Semicon West

Posted by on July 16, 2012
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A major highlight at this year’s Semicon West in San Francisco was a panel discussion by industry thought-leaders gathered to discuss the current challenges facing the mobile industry.  It was an impressive line-up of key players from the ecosystem at the forefront of fully-depleted, SOI based technologies, including: ARM: Ron Moore – Director of Strategic […]

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Important News Comes Out of Recent FD-SOI Workshop

Posted by on March 9, 2012
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The SOI Consortium’s 6th FD-SOI workshop, held just after ISSCC, yielded some exciting news. Most of the presentations are freely available for downloading from the SOI Consortium website. Here are the highlights. STMicroelectronics In a terrific presentation by Giorgio Cesana, Marketing Director at STMicroelectronics, he revealed that the company would be releasing a major product […]

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FD-SOI Workshop in SF Follows ISSCC – Registration (Free!) Now Open

Posted on February 7, 2012
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Want to learn first-hand what’s going on in the world of FD-SOI? (aka Fully-Depleted Silicon-On-Insulator) The SOI Industry Consortium, CEA-Leti and Soitec are organizing the 6th edition of the Fully Depleted Workshop. Presentations will be given by experts from ST, ARM, IBM, Leti, UCBerkeley, Soitec, Accelicon & the SOI Consortium. It’s a full-day event at […]

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