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2015 – Turning the Tables for FD-SOI, RF-SOI and More

Posted by on January 22, 2015
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If current momentum is any indication, 2015 will be the year the tables turn in favor of FD-SOI designs (with a big shout-out to IoT).  The RF-SOI juggernaut will continue cutting an enormous swath through the mobile market.   Attention to the exciting possibilities of monolithic 3D (M3D) technology (like Leti’s “CoolCube”) will continue to grow, […]

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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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The new “slim” version of Sony’s PlayStation®3

Posted on December 4, 2009
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With its 45nm SOI Cell processor, the new “slim” version of Sony’s PlayStation®3 sold 1 million units worldwide in the first 3 weeks following its September 1st launch.

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Toshiba’s Cell Regza TV

Posted by on December 4, 2009
In ASN #14, End-User Apps, SOI In Action
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It’s on SOI. Here’s Why. Toshiba’s new Cell Regza TV is poised to redefine both high-definition (HD) TV and TV-Internet convergence. At the heart of this strategy is the SOI-based Cell processor. It was almost a decade ago when Toshiba first teamed with IBM and Sony to create the Cell. The SOI-based solution enabled the […]

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Double-SOI Waveguide:The Communication Pathway Beneath the Surface

Posted by (Sony Corporation) on October 31, 2007
In Advanced Substrate Corners, ASN #8, Photonics
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Sony is investigating sculpting the waveguide between two layers of buried oxide. The mainstream of microprocessor research activities has recently moved from increasing clock speed to multiplexing the number of microprocessors. Therefore, communication technology between microprocessors is of great interest in obtaining performance advantages.

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Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCE) reports that since the company’s participation in Stanford University’s Folding@home™ program

Posted on May 11, 2007
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• Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCE) reports that since the company’s participation in Stanford University’s Folding@home™ program launched in March, response from the Cell-based Playstation®3 users has been “phenomenal”. The distributed computing project aims to understand protein folding, misfolding and related diseases. The more than quarter of a million PS3 users have more than doubled […]

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The New Generation: It’s All On SOI

Posted on December 6, 2006
In ASN #6, End-User Apps, SOI In Action
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The PS3, Wii and Xbox 360 CPU design teams all chose SOI. Here’s why. Design challenges (Read the Cell overview paper by Kahle et al on the IBM website) Achieve 100 times the PlayStation®2 performance. Joint developers IBM, Sony Group and Toshiba needed to co-optimize the chip area, design frequency, and product operating voltage, creating […]

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Nintendo has announced that the CPU of its new Wii® game console is based on a PowerPC

Posted on July 11, 2006
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• Nintendo has announced that the CPU of its new Wii® game console is based on a PowerPC (code-named “Broadway”) made with a 90 nm SOI CMOS process, jointly developed with and manufactured by IBM. The design was optimized with state-of-theart processing technologies that minimize power consumption and keep the console compact. The confirmation of […]

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Sony Corporation, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc., Toshiba and IBM have announced a new

Posted on April 6, 2006
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• Sony Corporation, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc., Toshiba and IBM have announced a new, five-year phase of their joint technology development alliance to focus on fundamental research related to advanced process technologies at 32 nanometers and beyond.

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CELLs Multiply

Posted on December 7, 2005
In ASN #3, End-User Apps, SOI In Action
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IBM, Sony/SCEI and Toshiba are actively encouraging the proliferation of CELL applications   The most celebrated of Cell applications, Sony’s PlayStation® 3, is due out next spring. In the meantime, the SOI-based Cell Broadband Engine (CBE) microprocessor, as it is officially known, is getting a big push from its joint developers: Sony Computer Entertainment, Inc. […]

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