FD-SOI in Japan?

FD-SOI in Japan?
by Adele Hars on 05-27-2017 at 7:00 pm

If you want to get your finger on the Japan FD-SOI pulse, registration is still open for a free, two-day workshop in Tokyo this week organized by the SOI Consortium. This is the 3rd Annual SOI Tokyo Workshop, and there’s a really interesting line-up of speakers.

In case you’re wondering, Japan is doing FD-SOI. In fact… Read More


ARM’s (Back!) in FD-SOI. NXP’s Showing (Real!) Chips.

ARM’s (Back!) in FD-SOI. NXP’s Showing (Real!) Chips.
by Adele Hars on 05-10-2017 at 7:00 am

“Yes, we’re back,” Ron Moore, VP of ARM’s physical design group told a packed ballroom at the recent FD-SOI Symposium organized in Silicon Valley by the SOI Consortium. FD-SOI gives you a silicon platform that’s highly controllable, enables ultra-low power devices, and is really good with RF, said Ron Moore during his presentation,… Read More


Everything a Designer Wants to Ask About FDSOI

Everything a Designer Wants to Ask About FDSOI
by Adele Hars on 04-01-2017 at 12:00 pm

So you’ve got questions about FD-SOI? For chip designers in Silicon Valley, there’s a great opportunity to get answers from some of the world’s leading design experts. It’s coming up fast: April 14th, the SOI Consortium is organizing a full day of FDSOI tutorials for chip designers. Bear in mind that Read More


Always-On IoT – FDSOI’s Always Better? What About Wafers? (Questions from Shanghai)

Always-On IoT – FDSOI’s Always Better? What About Wafers? (Questions from Shanghai)
by Adele Hars on 11-03-2016 at 7:00 am

Mahesh Tirupattur, EVP at low-power SERDES pioneer Analog Bits lead off the panel discussion at the recent FD-SOI Forum in Shanghai with the assertion that for anything “always on” in IoT, FD-SOI’s always better. They had a great experience porting their SERDES IP to 28nm FD-SOI (which they detailed last spring – see the ppt hereRead More


GloFo’s 12nm FD-SOI: why it makes headlines in China

GloFo’s 12nm FD-SOI: why it makes headlines in China
by Adele Hars on 10-04-2016 at 7:00 am

As you’ve probably seen in (excellent!) recent semiwiki postings by Eric Esteve and Scotten Jones, 12nm FD-SOI has now officially joined the GlobalFoundries’ roadmap. Eric and Scotten did a great job of putting many things in perspective. But this is a big piece of news, so here I propose looking at it from yet another perspective,… Read More


Why are Top Brass from NXP, Qualcomm, Skyworks Keynoting Upcoming IEEE SOI-3D-SubVt (S3S) Conference? (San Francisco, Oct.’16)

Why are Top Brass from NXP, Qualcomm, Skyworks Keynoting Upcoming IEEE SOI-3D-SubVt (S3S) Conference? (San Francisco, Oct.’16)
by Adele Hars on 08-25-2016 at 12:00 pm

By Fred Allibert
The IEEE S3S Conference (10-13 October 2016 at the San Francisco Airport Hyatt Regency) brings together 3 key technologies that will play a major role in tomorrow’s industry: SOI, 3D integration, and Subthreshold Microelectronics. The numerous degrees of freedom they allow enable the ultra-low power operation… Read More


Highlights of the 22nm FD-SOI San Jose Presentations

Highlights of the 22nm FD-SOI San Jose Presentations
by Adele Hars on 06-08-2016 at 7:00 am

This is part 2 (of 2) of my coverage of the recent FD-SOI Symposium in San Jose (April 2016), this time looking at the 22nm presentations by GlobalFoundries, ARM (finally!!), VLSI Research Inc and Sigma Designs. (Part 1 looked at the 28nm presentations.) Most are now available on the SOI Consortium website – click here to see the full… Read More


Highlights of the 28nm FD-SOI San Jose Presentations

Highlights of the 28nm FD-SOI San Jose Presentations
by Adele Hars on 06-05-2016 at 8:00 pm

Most of the presentations from the FD-SOI Symposium in San Jose last month (April 2016) are now available on the SOI Consortium website (click here to see the full list — if they’re posted, you can download them freely from there). If you don’t have time to wade through them all, here are some of the highlights. … Read More


In the Valley & thinking about FD-SOI for your next chip design? Epic (and free) symposium 13 April

In the Valley & thinking about FD-SOI for your next chip design? Epic (and free) symposium 13 April
by Adele Hars on 04-02-2016 at 7:00 am

If you’re in the chip biz in Silicon Valley, check out the SOI Consortium FD-SOI Symposium on April 13th in San Jose. They’ve been running these things since 2009, and I have to say that this one is the most comprehensive to date. Headliners include Cisco, Sony, NXP, SigmaDesigns, ARM, Ciena plus the big FD-SOI foundries,… Read More