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.