FD-SOI: a Gentle Introduction

FD-SOI: a Gentle Introduction
by Paul McLellan on 07-24-2015 at 7:00 am

Over the last couple of weeks, FD-SOI has been in the news with GlobalFoundries announcement of a 22nm FD-SOI process that will run in the Dresden Fab. Also, earlier in the week I talked to Thomas Skotnicki about the saga (and it is a saga) of how FD-SOI got from his PhD thesis to volume manufacturing and global deployment. But there … Read More


A couple of misconceptions about FD-SOI

A couple of misconceptions about FD-SOI
by Eric Esteve on 09-03-2014 at 9:59 am

We have extensively discussed in Semiwiki about FD-SOI technology, explaining the main advantages (Faster, Cooler, Simpler), sometimes leading to very deep technical discussions, thanks to Semiwiki readers and their posts. I have recently found an article “Samsung & ST Team Up on 28nm FD-SOI. This article includes many… Read More


If you still think that FDSOI is for low performance IC only…

If you still think that FDSOI is for low performance IC only…
by Eric Esteve on 02-11-2014 at 11:02 am

…then you should read about this benchmark result showing how digital power varies with process corners, for high-speed data networking chip, not exactly the type of IC targeting mid-performance mobile application. Before discussing the benchmark results, we need to have some background about this kind of ASIC chip. Such a … Read More