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GF: 45nm RF-SOI PDKs for 5G

GlobalFoundries has announced availability of its 45nm RF-SOI technology (read the press release here). Dubbed 45RFSOI, the company says it’s the first 300mm RF solution for next-gen mmWave beamforming applications in future 5G base stations and smart phones. The technology supports mmWave spectrum operation from 24GHz to 100GHz band, 5x more than 4G operating frequencies. […]

SOI Consortium Welcomes ASN News

Changes are afoot on the SOI Consortium website. You’ve seen our great new look. Now we have also brought Advanced Substrate News (known to most as ASN) into our fold. ASN has been bringing you SOI-related news for over a decade now. Editor-in-Chief Adele Hars will continue leading the charge, working closely with the Consortium’s […]

GF FD-SOI: Fab for China, Expansion in Europe

SOI Consortium member GlobalFoundries is teaming up with the Chengdu municipality to build a fab in western China offering FD-SOI (see press release here). The partners plan to establish a 300mm fab to support the growth of the Chinese semiconductor market and to meet accelerating global customer demand for 22FDX®, GF’s 22nm FD-SOI process technology. […]

FD-SOI/Shanghai Forum – Panel Sees Great Things Coming

The panel discussion rounding out the day at the recent FD-SOI Forum in Shanghai ended an exciting week (GF’s 12nm FD-SOI & ecosys, Sony’s FD-SOI GPS in the Huami watch) on a decidedly optimistic note. Here’s a quick rundown of some of what was said. (As soon as the presentations given earlier in the day […]

Big Win for FD-SOI: Sony GPS in Huami/Xiaomi Smartwatch (EETimes)

Sony’s 28nm FD-SOI GPS rolling out in the Xiaomi Amazfit smartwatch is “…a big win for Sony” and “…an even bigger win for FD-SOI’s promoters,” said Junko Yoshida of EETimes (see Sony-Inside Huami Watch: Is It Time for FD-SOI?). Then she adds:“Huami’s watch decidedly demonstrates the technology’s claim to ultra-low power consumption.” Xiaomi is a subsidiary […]

12nm FD-SOI on the Roadmap for H1/2019 Customer Tape-out! Says GloFo (While Giving 22FDX Ecosys a Great Boost)

12nm FD-SOI has now officially joined the GlobalFoundries’ roadmap, targeting intelligent, connected systems and beating 14/16nm FinFET on performance, power consumption (by 50%!) and cost (see press release here). Customer product tape-outs are expected to begin in the first half of 2019. GloFo also announced FDXcelerator™, an ecosystem designed to give 22FDX™ SoC design a […]

GF’s 12nm FD-SOI With Back Bias Beats 10nm FinFET Performance (EETimes)

With back bias,12nm FD-SOI beats 10nm FinFET on performance. This excellent news comes in by way of Peter Clarke of EETimes Europe (read the whole article here). Rutger Wijburg, GM of GloFo’s Dresden fab told him, “If you look at performance with back-bias 22FDX is the same or better than 16/14nm FinFET process. With 12FDX […]

NXP, Qualcomm, Skyworks to Keynote IoT Theme in Upcoming IEEE SOI-3D-SubVt (S3S) Conference (San Francisco, Oct.’16) – Late News Submissions Open, Advance Program Available

IEEE S3S Conference 10-13 October 2016 Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport IEEE SOI–3D–Subthreshold Microelectronics Technology Unified Conference Theme: Energy Efficient Technology for the Internet of Things Late News submissions open and Advance Program available The IEEE S3S Conference brings together 3 key technologies that will play a major role in tomorrow’s industry: SOI, 3D integration, […]

Samsung Adding eFlash and eMRAM Options to 28nm FD-SOI (EETimes)

Samsung is adding two embedded NVM (non-volatile memory) options to its 28nm FD-SOI line-up, Kelvin Low told EETimes‘ Peter Clark in a recent interview (read the whole piece here). Low, who heads up marketing and bizdev for Samsung Foundry, indicated the following roll-out for 28nm FD-SOI: eFlash – risk production by the end of 2017; […]

FD-SOI at DAC 2016

If you’re headed to DAC (June 5-9 in Austin,TX) and are interested in learning more about FD-SOI, there will be lots of opportunities. Here’s a quick rundown. Synopsys-GlobalFoundries: Dinner! Synopsys (stands 149 & 361) and GlobalFoundries are hosting a dinner on Tuesday evening (7 June) at the Austin Hilton around the theme, What’s Important for […]