Leti working with GlobalFoundries on 22 nm FD-SOI

Categorie(s) : Industry, Life @ MINATEC, News, Research

Published : 6 December 2016

FinFET and FD-SOI are currently neck-and-neck in the race to further miniaturize CMOS circuits beyond the 28 nm node. And major market players will play a key role in determining which technology wins. Leti, which has been betting on FD-SOI for years now, recently joined the 22FDXAccelerator ecosystem created by GlobalFoundries, the world’s second-largest foundry.

The consortium, which brings together around 20 manufacturers and research institutes, promotes FD-SOI’s benefits: ultra-low power consumption, low cost, and better RF performance than FinFET. 22FDXAccelerator also develops enabling technologies and files patents to encourage manufacturers to switch to FD-SOI technology.

And certain pioneers have already made the shift: NXP for its new automotive platform and Sony for its next generation of GPS products.

Contact: jean-eric.michallet@cea.fr


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