Strong uptick in FD-SOI patent activity, according to KnowMade report

There’s been a significant uptick in patents related to fully-depleted SOI, according to a new report by KnowMade (click here to get the report brochure).  The report looks at both FD-SOI and SOI-FinFETs (both of which are fully depleted technologies).  More than 740 patent families have been published to date, of which planar FD-SOI accounts for 340 families.  Following a […]

AMD has made two new 32nm SOI-based product announcements: the 2013 Elite A-Series Accelerated Processing Unit codenamed “Richland” and the AMD FX-9590

AMD has made two new 32nm SOI-based product announcements: The 2013 Elite A-Series Accelerated Processing Unit (APU) for desktops, codenamed “Richland”, which delivers a superior PC solution with increased computational performance, discrete-level graphics and an easy upgrade infrastructure. “The new AMD A-Series APU is ideal for desktop PC builders and mainstream gamers wanting outstanding performance […]

AMD’s second generation A-Series Accelerated Processing Units is now available in retail and distribution channels

Based again on 32nm SOI, AMD‘s second generation A-Series Accelerated Processing Units (APUs) (formerly codenamed “Trinity”) for mainstream and ultrathin notebooks, All-in-One and traditional desktops, home theater PCs and embedded designs is now available in retail and distribution channels. The new x86 cores, codenamed “Piledriver,” are an evolution of the revolutionary “Bulldozer” cores with some […]

AMD Bulldozer Architecture Leverages 32nm SOI

With performance, efficiency, and power optimization as top priorities, AMD’s innovative Bulldozer architecture is built on 32nm SOI. As of the Fall of 2011, AMD is shipping both client and server CPUs based on the new Bulldozer architecture. The first of the new APUs (CPU + GPU) incorporating Bulldozer modules will start shipping in 2012. […]

AMD has begun revenue shipments of its new 32nm-SOI “Interlagos” processors

Calling it “a monumental moment for the industry”, AMD has begun revenue shipments of its new  32nm-SOI  “Interlagos” processors, the first CPUs based on the “Bulldozer” architecture. Fabbed by GlobalFoundries, “Interlagos” is the codename for AMD’s 12- or 16-core 32nm SOI server processor based on the new “Bulldozer” processor core.  It carries the AMD Opteron™ […]

The SOI Papers at ISSCC 2011

The International Solid-State Circuits Conference – better known as ISSCC – is of course where the big guns show us their big advances at the chip level. At the most recent conference, held a few weeks ago in San Francisco, advances that leveraged SOI were once again at the forefront. As always, performance gains generate […]