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Design wins in smartphones from LG and Pantech are among the many announcements from Peregrine Semi over the last three months Thumbnail

Design wins in smartphones from LG and Pantech are among the many announcements from Peregrine Semi over the last three months

Posted on August 30, 2013
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Design wins in smartphones from LG and Pantech are among the many announcements from Peregrine Semi over the last three months. These are thanks to the latest version of its UltraCMOS® process technology, STeP8 for RF Front End ICs. (The UltraCMOS technology is an advanced RF SOI process leveraging bonded silicon-on-sapphire (BSOS) substrates from Soitec.) […]

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More than 65% Smartphone RF Switches on SOI, Says Yole; Power Amps Next

Posted by on July 19, 2013
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The industry research firm Yole Développement says that more than 65 percent of substrates used in fabricating switches for handsets are SOI-based. This is a high-growth part of the market, putting up double-digit increases. Like a standard SOI wafer, an RF SOI substrate has an active (“top”) layer on which CMOS transistors are built, with […]

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More than 65 percent of substrates used in fabricating switches for handsets are SOI based, according to the industry research firm Yole Développement

Posted on July 11, 2013
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More than 65 percent of substrates used in fabricating switches for handsets are SOI based, according to the industry research firm Yole Développement. This shows the massive adoption of RF SOI for this booming electronic market experiencing double-digit growth.  Soitec, the world’s leading manufacturer of SOI wafers, says that this shows that SOI-based technologies are […]

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More Good FD-SOI News from DATE Conference – ST, Leti, Mentor, CMP Thumbnail

More Good FD-SOI News from DATE Conference – ST, Leti, Mentor, CMP

Posted by on May 22, 2013
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At the recent DATE Conference in Grenoble (DATE is like DAC, but in Europe, alternating yearly between Grenoble and Dresden), STMicroelectronics, CEA-Leti & Mentor Graphics joined forces for a FD-SOI presentation organized by CMP and sponsored by Mentor. Here are some of the highlights (the complete presentations are all available from the CMP website). FD-SOI: […]

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ST’s FD-SOI Wins EETimes ACE Award… and Customers! Thumbnail

ST’s FD-SOI Wins EETimes ACE Award… and Customers!

Posted by on May 2, 2013
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Two important FD-SOI wins for STMicroelectronics have just been announced: The EETimes ACE Award for Energy Technology; Customers. The Energy Technology Award was presented at a ceremony for the 2013 Annual Creativity in Electronics (ACE) Awards. It is given by EETimes and EDN, two of the most prominent trade-media sources in electronics. The ACE Awards […]

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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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TowerJazz saw “a large amount of SOI design activity” in 2012 Thumbnail

TowerJazz saw “a large amount of SOI design activity” in 2012

Posted on December 4, 2012
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The CEO of TowerJazz recently told analysts that in 2012, the company saw “a large amount of SOI design activity”, which he says will fuel revenue growth in 2013. Smart phone antenna switches that handle 8 to 14 different bands are moving from gallium arsenide to SOI, he explained.

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Soitec has more than doubled production of bonded silicon-on-sapphire substrates to meet increased demand from its strategic partner, Peregrine Thumbnail

Soitec has more than doubled production of bonded silicon-on-sapphire substrates to meet increased demand from its strategic partner, Peregrine

Posted on November 9, 2012
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Soitec has more than doubled production of bonded silicon-on-sapphire (BSOS) substrates (a flavor of SOI) to meet increased demand from its strategic partner, Peregrine. This has enabled Peregrine to  reach production of more than two million units a day of its latest-generation STeP5 UltraCMOS® technology-based RF switches, found in the Apple iPhone 5 and other […]

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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
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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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