Outstanding 28nm FD-SOI Chips Taped Out Through CMP

ST Fellow Dr. Andreia Cathelin gave a terrific presentation at the recent CMP Annual Meeting. Now posted and freely available, Performance of Recent Outstanding 28nm FD-SOI Circuits Taped Out Through CMP highlighted eight examples – though she told ASN that she had easily over 50 from which to choose. CMP is a Multi-Project Wafer (MPW) […]

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 […]

ST video from IP-SoC on European FD-SOI ecosystem projects posted on YouTube

A video made during ST’s FD-SOI presentation at IP-SoC 2014 has now been posted by designreuse on YouTube (you can see it here). Over 40 minutes long, it details the European THINGS2DO project, which includes almost 50 partners working on the FD-SOI ecosystem. (This follows onto the PLACES2BE project, which is finishing up this year.) […]

Good FD-SOI Summer Reading & Viewing

  Over the summer, there have been a number of excellent posts on various sites related to FD-SOI, showing that interest is running ever higher. But, if you’ve been fortunate enough to have had some vacation time, you might have missed some of them, so here’s a brief listing to help you catch up. In […]

CMP delivers multi-project wafer runs of 28nm FD-SOI with impressive device performance

CMP recently delivered the first 28nm FD-SOI/10LM multi-project wafer run, Kholdoun Torki, Technical Director at CMP has indicated. “We received positive feedback on the test results with quite impressive device performance,” he said. The PDK is from ST, making this a success for both STMicroelectronics and CMP. 
In 2013, they had 32 prototypes from 15 customers over […]

Back-biasing for FD-SOI – a simple way to meet power/performance targets

FD-SOI with back-biasing* (BB – also referred to as body-biasing) is an immensely powerful tool, especially for getting great performance at very low voltages with extremely low leakage. Implemented on a smartphone processor, it’s what would give you that extra day of battery life or get you to 3GHz. But what does it mean for […]

The prototyping services organization

The prototyping services organization CMP has already received over 110 requests for the 28nm FD-SOI PDK from ST.  The requests are coming from major companies as well as R&D organizations and universities.  The CMP offering was detailed in ASN last year – click here for details. Designers are now asking CMP for ST’s 14nm FD-SOI […]