4G/5G Opps for SOI Supply Chain – Workshop Presentations Now Posted

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 […]

Paul Boudre named Soitec CEO as company re-focuses on electronics business

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) […]

FD-SOI Foundations Ready, Say Semi Execs

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 […]

High volume, high yield production

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 […]

Soitec Makes Key Appointments

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.

Soitec Names Paul Boudre COO

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 Technology Captures Defects of Interest at 45nm

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, […]

Strained Silicon-On-Insulator (sSOI) Becomes an Industrial Reality

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 […]