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SemiWiki Delves Into Sony 1mW 28nm FD-SOI GPS

Posted on February 17, 2015
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A recent post by Eric Esteve on SemiWiki, entitled Sony Endorses FD-SOI to Attack Wearable & IoT (click here to read it) delves into some of the technical and design details of Sony’s Tokyo presentation on a 1mW 28nm FD-SOI GPS. (The full presentation is available here. Or click here to read the ASN overview […]

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ARM working on FD-SOI libraries; ecosystem’s there (Electronics Weekly)

Posted on February 17, 2015
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ARM is working on FD-SOI libraries, and the ecosystem is now there, says David Manners of Electronics Weekly. In two separate pieces, he cited conversations with ARM EVP Pete Hutton. In Microcontrollers Become Major at ARM (click here to read it), Hutton confirmed both the FD-SOI libraries and customers. In Cinderella (click here to read […]

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Tokyo FD-SOI/RF-SOI Workshop (part 2): Sony 1mW FD-SOI GPS steals the show, but great presentations from EDA & design houses, too

Posted by on February 9, 2015
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The Sony presentation on a 28nm FD-SOI GPS chip for an IoT app, which cut power by 10x (down to 1mW), has gained enormous traction worldwide.  However, that was just one of a dozen excellent presentations made by industry leaders at the recent FD-SOI/RF-SOI workshop in Tokyo. In part 1 of ASN’s coverage of the […]

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Sony’s FD-SOI GPS makes EETimes headlines — and quite a buzz.

Posted on February 2, 2015
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A new EETimes article entitled Sony Joins FD-SOI Club by Chief International Correspondent Junko Yoshida has created a tremendous buzz (click here to read it). The piece covers Sony’s presentation at the latest RF/FD-SOI workshop in Tokyo (many of the presentation are now posted here). Sony described their design experience with porting a GPS chip […]

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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 Thumbnail

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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