ASN #6 – Games Consoles; RFID; Memory & Low Power

Strong and Stronger

The SOI ecosystem is growing.

At a recent Soitec-sponsored conference of industry leaders — some committed to SOI, some still thinking about it — the high energy level and increasing enthusiasm for advanced substrate technology was clear as the mountain air.

We heard top OEMs talk about what they needed in a chip, and top chipmakers, designers and suppliers talk about what they were doing to meet those needs. Listening to each other, it was clear that an SOI ecosystem is well underway.

With the news that ARM – the chip industry’s leading IP provider – is joining in, we have clear confirmation that SOI is moving into the vast realm of high-growth, consumer-driven applications.

Today’s watchwords are power, price and performance.

SOI is the keystone.