Is SOI Really Less Expensive?

Is SOI Really Less Expensive?
by Scotten Jones on 06-24-2014 at 8:00 am

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There have been some claims made recently that planar Fully Depleted Silicon On Insulator (FDSOI) is less expensive than bulk planar processes and FinFETs at various nodes. Some of these claims suggest that FinFETs in particular are significantly more expensive. My company, IC Knowledge LLC produces… Read More


450mm Delayed and Other SPIE News

450mm Delayed and Other SPIE News
by Scotten Jones on 03-04-2014 at 11:00 pm

Image RemovedLast week I attended the SPIE Advanced Technology Conference. There were a lot of interesting papers and as is always the case at these conferences, there was a lot of interesting things to learn from talking to other attendees on the conference floor.

The first interesting information from the conference floor was… Read More


SOI Future or Flop?

SOI Future or Flop?
by Scotten Jones on 01-31-2014 at 8:00 am

Image RemovedSilicon On Insulator (SOI) is a technology that has been in use by the semiconductor industry for a long time. Early technologies such as Silicon On Sapphire (SOS) were reported as early as the sixties. In the eighties technologies such as V groove dielectric isolation were used. In the nineties we saw wafer bonding… Read More


The Future of Intel

The Future of Intel
by Scotten Jones on 01-06-2014 at 1:30 am

Image RemovedThere have been a lot of articles and discussion on SemiWiki about Intel. These articles have all been written from the perspective of an outsider commenting on what Intel is doing, or should or shouldn’t be doing. I thought it would be interesting to take a look at how Intel got to where they currently are, what their … Read More