KLA-Tencor says its new WaferSight 2 is the industry’s first enabling wafer suppliers and chipmakers to measure bare wafer flatness, shape, edge roll-off and nanotopography in a single metrology system for 45nm and beyond. SOI wafer-supplier Soitec was a beta site.
The presentations from the SOI Consortium sponsored workshop held during Semicon West are now posted and freely available on the website – click here to see the full agenda with links to the presentations. The workshop, entitled 4G/5G Connectivity: Opportunities for the SOI Supply Chain, was well-attended and generated excellent discussions. If you don’t have […]
SOI technology is at the base of cellular wireless connectivity: 4G and 5G are driving up the demand for both 300mm and 200mm capacity, both in short supply. The 4G expansion and the introduction of 5G are also enlarging the scope to new applications and new frequency ranges, up to supporting mm-wave. The demand is not […]
Paul Boudre has been named CEO of SOI wafer leader, Soitec (see financial press release here). The company also announced its plans to re-focus on its core electronics business unit. Q3 sales were 48 million euros, up 45% over last year. The sale of 200mm wafers (which are used in chips for RF-SOI and smartpower) […]
SOI (especially fully depleted “FD-SOI”) was a hot topic in the video and audio interviews that Debra Vogler of SST released recently. Here are brief summaries of the most important SOI-related interviews – with top brass from Leti, Soitec, KT, EVG and Qcept – that she made at Semicon West ’11. (If you need a […]
At the 45nm node, substrate quality and uniformity are more critical than ever before to ensuring the best possible device performance. This is especially true in SOI wafers, where the substrate’s electronic structure is engineered to play an active role in enhancing carrier mobility or decreasing leakage current. Semiconductor manufacturers producing SOI-based devices utilize the […]
Announcements in worldwide and Asia sales; China distribution. Soitec, the world’s leading supplier of engineered substrates, has announced key appointments to its sales team and finance department, and a new distribution partnership for markets in China.
With promotion from EVP Sales & Marketing, industry veteran also takes on operations. Paul Boudre has been appointed Chief Operating Officer (COO) of SOI wafer-leader Soitec. He first joined joined Soitec’s executive team in January 2007 as a core member of the office of the president, moving into the position of Executive Vice President of […]
New in-line inspection equipment from KT reaches new heights in accuracy for sorting out cleanable particles from killer defects. At the 45nm node, the very nature of the defects and the particularities of the substrate impact light scattering detection methodologies. KLA-Tencor’s new Surfscan SP2XP system not only captures more shallow defects like stains or residues, […]
After several years of rigorous R&D work in close partnership with suppliers and customers alike, Soitec’s sSOI wafers are now ready for industrialization. The benefits of strained silicon as an amplifier of carrier mobility, current drive and, as a result, device performance are well documented in literature and highlighted by Dr. Nguyen of Freescale in […]