Website: http://isscc.org 20-24 February 2011, San Francisco, CA ISSCC – the International Solid-State Circuits Conference – is the flagship conference of the Solid-State Circuits Society. It is widely considered the premier forum for presenting advances in solid-state circuits and systems-on-a-chip. Here is a round-up of this year’s major SOI-based papers. Session 4: Enterprise Processors & […]
The AMD PR folks are calling their new Fusion APUs the era of “Personal Supercomputing” – and its flagships are on 32nm SOI We’ve been hearing about these revolutionary chips for years now – the “Fusion” of graphics chips – GPUs – and CPUs on a single piece of silicon, which they’re referring to as […]
In addition to announcements of extensions of its existing platforms, AMD issued its SOI roadmap news (by codename). Plans for 2010 include: • “Danube” – mainstream notebook platform featuring the first AMD mobile quad-core processors; • “Nile” – ultrathin notebook platform. • “San Marino” and “Maranello” – 8- and 12-core processors for the volume server […]
New 45nm chips from AMD (which builds all its 64-bit microprocessors on SOI): • Athlon™ II X2 250 processor for mainstream consumers and the Phenom™ II X2 550 Black Edition processor, the first ever dual-core AMD Phenom II CPU. • the Six-Core AMD Opteron™ processor family, to address rising demand for increased performance balanced by […]
New from AMD (which builds all its 64-bit microprocessors on SOI): • the four-core Phenom™ II X4 (up to 3GHz) and Black Edition (3.2GHz) and the triple-core Phenom™ II X3 (up to 2.8GHz) on 45nm SOI, which are at the heart of the “Dragon” platform (with headroom for overclocking), targeting demanding gaming and consumer applications; […]
The IEEE’s International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM) is the world’s showcase for the most important applied research breakthroughs in transistors and electronics technology. Here are a few highlights from some of the papers that presented advances in SOI-based devices and architectures at the most recent meeting (December 2008, San Francisco).
From AMD (which builds all its 64-bit microprocessors on SOI): • The new 45nm Quad-Core AMD Opteron™ (“Shanghai”) pushes performance up 35% and power consumption down 35%. • The newly announced Foundry Company will be in the IBM technology development alliance for both SOI and bulk technology.
IBM: • IBM has licensed the multi-protocol SerDes cell from Rambus for high-performance and low-power 45nm SOI. • For the most challenging arithmetic operations, IBM’s new PowerXCell™ 8i (65nm SOI) offers five-times the speed of the original Cell/B.E. processor. • The “Roadrunner” supercomputer at Los Alamos shot to #1 on the TOP500™ Supercomputer list with […]
AMD (which builds all its 64-bit microprocessors on SOI): • An AMD spokesperson has confirmed that the first Fusion (CPU/GPU) chip, designed by a worldwide team, is on SOI and will be manufactured in Dresden. • The new Turion X2 Ultra Dual-Core Mobile doubled notebook design wins.
International SiGe Technology and Device Meeting (ISTDM) May 2008, Hsinchu, Taiwan • Defect Delineation and Characterization in SiGe, Ge and other Semiconductor-on-insulator Structures. (Invited) Alexandra Abbadie, F. Allibert, F. Brunier (Soitec) • Performance and Scaling of cMOSFETs on Ultra-Thin Strained SOI. (Invited) Francois Andrieu, V. Barrel, T. Poiroux, O. Faynot, S. Deleonibus (CEA-LETI Minatec) • […]