Is IP SoC 2018 Still Alive? Better than Ever!

Is IP SoC 2018 Still Alive? Better than Ever!
by Eric Esteve on 11-27-2018 at 12:00 pm

The 21[SUP]st[/SUP] IP-SoC Days conference will be held in Grenoble, France, on December 5-6, 2018. IP-SoC is now the unique IP centric conference, with presentations reflecting the complete IP ecosystem: IP suppliers and foundries, external IP or internal reuse managers. Look at the program, you will see the hot topics covered… Read More


GLOBALFOUNDRIES Pivot Explained

GLOBALFOUNDRIES Pivot Explained
by Scotten Jones on 10-02-2018 at 7:00 am

GLOBALFOUNDRIES (GF) recently announced they were abandoning 7nm and focusing on “differentiated” foundry offerings in a move our own Dan Nenni described as a “pivot”, a description GF appears to have embraced. Last week GF held their annual Technology Conference and we got to hear more about the pivot from new CEO Tom Caulfield… Read More


FDSOI Status and Roadmap

FDSOI Status and Roadmap
by Scotten Jones on 07-23-2018 at 7:00 am

FDSOI is gaining traction in the market place. At their foundry forum in May, Samsung announced they have 17 FDSOI products in high volume manufacturing (you can read Tom Dilliger’s write up of the Samsung Foundry Forum here). At SEMICON West in July, GLOBALFOUNDRIES (GF) announced FDSOI design wins worth $2 billion dollars in … Read More


SEMICON West – Soitec is becoming a key enabler

SEMICON West – Soitec is becoming a key enabler
by Scotten Jones on 07-22-2018 at 7:00 am

A variety of growing and emerging segments of the semiconductor industry rely on Silicon-On-Insulator (SOI) wafers. Soitec is the primary source for SOI wafers particularly on 300mm. On Tuesday at SEMICON I got to sit down with Bernard Aspar, Soitec’s Executive Vice President, Communication & Power BU and Christophe… Read More


Imec Technology Forum: Gary Patton of GLOBALFOUNDRIES

Imec Technology Forum: Gary Patton of GLOBALFOUNDRIES
by Scotten Jones on 05-31-2018 at 12:00 pm

The imec technology forum was held in Belgium last week. At the forum I had a chance to sit down with Gary Patton the CTO of GLOBALFOUNDRIES (GF) for an interview and he also presented “Enabling Connected Intelligence – Technology innovation: Enablers for an intelligent future” at the forum. In this article … Read More


IP-SoC 2017: IP Innovation, Foundries, Low Power and Security

IP-SoC 2017: IP Innovation, Foundries, Low Power and Security
by Eric Esteve on 12-03-2017 at 12:00 pm

The 20[SUP]th[/SUP] IP-SoC conference will be held in Grenoble, France, on December 6-7, 2017. IP-SoC is not just a marketing fest, it’s the unique IP centric conference, with presentations reflecting the complete IP ecosystem: IP suppliers, foundries, industry trends and applications, with a focus on automotive. It will … Read More


Semicon West – The FDSOI Ecosystem

Semicon West – The FDSOI Ecosystem
by Scotten Jones on 07-21-2017 at 12:00 pm

At Semicon West last week I attended presentations by Soitec and CEA Leti, and had breakfast with CEA Leti CEO Marie Semeria, key members of the Fully Depleted Silicon On Insulator (FDSOI) ecosystem. I have also seen some comments in the SemiWiki forum lately that make me believe there is some confusion on the roles of different companies… Read More


LETI Days 2017: FD-SOI, Sensors and Power to Sustain Auto and IoT

LETI Days 2017: FD-SOI, Sensors and Power to Sustain Auto and IoT
by Eric Esteve on 07-07-2017 at 7:00 am

I have attended last week to the LETI Days in Grenoble, lasting two days to mark the 50[SUP]th[/SUP] anniversary of the CEA subsidiary. Attending to the LETI Days is always a rich experience: LETI is a research center counting about 3000 research engineers, but LETI is also a start-up nursery. The presentations are ranging from 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