Don’t miss Fully-Depleted Tech Symposium during IEDM (SF)


Posted by Adele Hars, Editor-in-Chief, Advanced Substrate News ~  ~ If you want to cut through the noise surrounding the choices for 28nm and beyond, an excellent place to start is the SOI Consortium’s Fully Depleted Technology Symposium. As a member of the design and manufacturing communities, this is your chance to see and hear what industry leaders are actually doing. Planar? F... » read more

Wafer Leaders Extend Basis for Global SOI Supply


Posted by Adele Hars, Editor-in-Chief, Advanced Substrate News ~  ~ It’s a bright green light from the world leaders in SOI wafer capacity. Soitec, the world leader in SOI wafer production, and long-time partner Shin-Etsu Handatai (SEH), the world’s biggest producer of silicon wafers, have extended their licensing agreement and expanded their technology cooperation. SEH is a $12... » read more

SPOTLIGHT ON FD-SOI, FINFETS AT IEEE SOI CONFERENCE
;1-4 OCT, NAPA


The 38th annual SOI Conference is coming right up. Sponsored by IEEE Electron Devices Society, this is the only dedicated SOI conference covering the full technology chain from materials to devices, circuits and system applications. Chaired this year by Gosia Jurczak (manager of the Memories Program at imec), this excellent conference is well worth attending. It’s where the giants of the ... » read more

Fabless-Foundry Model Under Stress


By Mark LaPedus The semiconductor roadmap was once a smooth and straightforward path, but chipmakers face a bumpy and challenging ride as they migrate to the 20nm node and beyond. Among the challenges seen on the horizon are the advent of 3D stacking, 450mm fabs, new transistor architectures, multi-patterning, and the questionable availability of extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography. ... » read more

FD-SOI Workshop ppts – STM’s 1st 28nm FD-SOI product line


The SOI Consortium’s 6th FD-SOI workshop, held just after ISSCC, yielded some exciting news. Most of the presentations are freely available for downloading from the SOI Consortium website. Here are the highlights. STMicroelectronics In a terrific presentation by Giorgio Cesana, Marketing Director at STMicroelectronics, he revealed that the company would be releasing a major product line b... » read more

FD-SOI – Recent Consortium Results (Part 1 of 3): Manufacturing


The most recent SOI Consortium benchmarking study regarding 28nm and 20nm FD-SOI results (silicon-calibrated simulations at the 28nm node of complex circuits including ARM cores and DDR3 memory controllers) covered a lot of ground. This post is part 1 of a 3-part blog series that will be highlighting key points with respect to: 1. manufacturing; 2. power & performance; 3. 20nm benchmarking ... » read more

Design Impacts of Fully Depleted SOI


Xavier Cauchy, digital applications manager at Soitec, considers the design implications of fully depleted SOI technology, including models, low-power techniques for SoCs, and other issues at the 22nm node. “Compelling simulation and silicon data for nanometer scale transistors is becoming available. However, as potential users realize the many interests of this technology, the next question ... » read more