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FD-SOI ARM-based SmartPhone Chip Hitting 3GHz in Barcelona – But Wait: It’s the Low Active Standby Power (0.6V for 1GHz) That’s Really Amazing! Thumbnail

FD-SOI ARM-based SmartPhone Chip Hitting 3GHz in Barcelona – But Wait: It’s the Low Active Standby Power (0.6V for 1GHz) That’s Really Amazing!

Posted by on February 21, 2013
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You saw the video of the STMicroelectronics demo at the recent CES in Las Vegas – the one of the ST-Ericsson 28nm FD-SOI NovaThor L8580, right? It’s billed as a 2.5GHz chip – an industry best, but the video showed it clocking at 2.8GHz. Well now the ST-E & ST folks are saying they can […]

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ST’s Cesana Further Explains FD-SOI Biasing & More in On-line Discussions and LinkedIn Groups Thumbnail

ST’s Cesana Further Explains FD-SOI Biasing & More in On-line Discussions and LinkedIn Groups

Posted by on February 4, 2013
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The YouTube video Introduction to FD-SOI by STMicroelectronics and ST-Ericsson has generated enormous coverage in the press as well as in-depth discussions across various user groups in LinkedIn.  In its first two weeks, it had over 3000 YouTube views, and LinkedIn postings of it generated over 50 Likes and Comments in a single group. As […]

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Design Highlights: ST-Ericsson’s 28nm FD-SOI SmartPhone/Tablet Chip Thumbnail

Design Highlights: ST-Ericsson’s 28nm FD-SOI SmartPhone/Tablet Chip

Posted by on January 21, 2013
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Just Posted: FD-SOI video & white paper. Just as this blog was going online, ST-Ericsson posted an excellent, in-depth white paper; and in partnership with STMicroelectroics, a YouTube video detailing the how’s and why’s of FD-SOI.Here are the links — you really don’t want to miss these: • Multiprocessing in Mobile Platforms: the Marketing and […]

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ST-Ericsson’s 28nm FD-SOI SmartPhone/Tablet Chip at Vegas – a Great Start to 2013 Thumbnail

ST-Ericsson’s 28nm FD-SOI SmartPhone/Tablet Chip at Vegas – a Great Start to 2013

Posted by on January 14, 2013
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What a great start to 2013: at CES in Las Vegas, ST-Ericsson announced the NovaThor™ L8580 ModAp, “the world’s fastest and lowest-power integrated LTE smartphone platform.” This is the one that’s on STMicroelectronics’ 28nm FD-SOI, with sampling set for Q1 2013. And it’s a game changer – for users, for designers, for foundries, and for […]

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

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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EXCLUSIVE ASN INTERVIEW: ST’s Jean-Marc Chery on FD-SOI Manufacturing Thumbnail

EXCLUSIVE ASN INTERVIEW: ST’s Jean-Marc Chery on FD-SOI Manufacturing

Posted on October 1, 2012
In ASN #20, News & Viewpoints, SOI In Action
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In the spring of 2012, STMicroelectronics announced the company would be manufacturing ST-Ericsson’s next-generation (and very successful) NovaThor ARM-based smartphone/tablet processors using 28nm FD-SOI process technology. With first samples coming out this fall, ASN talks to Jean-Marc Chery, Executive Vice President, General Manager Digital Sector, Chief Technology & Manufacturing Officer, STMicroelectronics about the manufacturing process […]

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GlobalFoundries to Fab 28/20nm FD-SOI Chips for ST; ST Technology Open to Other GF Customers Thumbnail

GlobalFoundries to Fab 28/20nm FD-SOI Chips for ST; ST Technology Open to Other GF Customers

Posted by on June 13, 2012
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Two big pieces of news have just been announced by STMicroelectronics: to supplement in-house production at Crolles, the company has tapped GlobalFoundries for high-volume production of 28nm then 20nm FD-SOI mobile devices; ST will open access to its FD-SOI technology to GlobalFoundries’ other customers. The high-volume manufacturing will kick off with ST-Ericsson’s ARM-based 28nm NovaThor. […]

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NovaThor SmartPhone Chip on 28nm FD-SOI: ST-Ericsson Blogger Tells All; PC Mag Sees Light Thumbnail

NovaThor SmartPhone Chip on 28nm FD-SOI: ST-Ericsson Blogger Tells All; PC Mag Sees Light

Posted by on May 30, 2012
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To paraphrase the song, “What a difference a day would make.”  Searching to plug into the nearest power strip each afternoon, active smartphone users would certainly agree with that. But ST-Ericsson’s next-gen NovaThor chips on 28nm FD-SOI (available for design now), which are looking to get an extra day out of your battery, should put […]

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Interview With ST-Ericsson’s Chief Chip Architect: SOCs on 28nm FD-SOI – When, Why and How Thumbnail

Interview With ST-Ericsson’s Chief Chip Architect: SOCs on 28nm FD-SOI – When, Why and How

Posted on April 6, 2012
In ASN #19, End-User Apps, SOI In Action
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ST-Ericsson’s Chief Chip Architect Louis Tannyeres talks with ASN about the move to 28nm FD-SOI for smartphones and tablet SOCs.   Advanced Substrate News (ASN): Can you give us a bit of background on the markets you’re addressing? Louis Tannyeres (LT): Founded in 2009, ST-Ericsson is an industry leader in design, development and creation of […]

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ST-Ericsson’s Next-gen NovaThor: This Year, at 28nm, on FD-SOI Wafers from Soitec Thumbnail

ST-Ericsson’s Next-gen NovaThor: This Year, at 28nm, on FD-SOI Wafers from Soitec

Posted by on March 13, 2012
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Big and official FD-SOI news: Soitec has announced that the company is supplying the FD-SOI wafers for ST-Ericsson’s next-generation of NovaThor 8540 smartphone/tablet processors. Starting at the 28nm node, this marks the industry’s first industrialization of the new planar, fully-depleted technology on ultra-thin SOI wafers. Soitec has just issued an official press release, but ST-Ericsson […]

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