A comprehensive cost analysis study by research firm IC Knowledge concludes that FD-SOI wafers offer the most cost effective solution compared to bulk silicon for the 22 nm node and beyond

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A comprehensive cost analysis study by research firm IC Knowledge concludes that FD-SOI wafers offer the most cost effective solution compared to bulk silicon for the 22 nm node and beyond. The study uses a Strategic Cost Model to evaluate how process flows would perform in a Taiwanese wafer fab producing 30,000 wafers per month in the 2012 timeframe. Strictly based on costs, it does not consider FD-SOI’s potential performance improvements in leakage and speed. The study is freely available for downloading.

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