Mass fabrication of FD-SOI circuits to begin
Categorie(s) : Industry, MINATEC, News, Research
Published : 4 June 2018
Leti has been developing FD-SOI, a material that substantially reduces circuit energy consumption, for years. In 2014 the institute signed a partnership with GlobalFoundries, the world’s number-two foundry, to scale the technology up for mass fabrication. This year the partnership reached an important milestone: GlobalFoundries is starting mass fabrication of FD-SOI circuits for the IoT and embedded electronics markets.
This is not the first time that Grenoble has demonstrated its leadership in the international microelectronics research community. Leti has a long-standing partnership with STMicroelectronics, of course, and joined the IBM Alliance alongside around ten other semiconductor manufacturers in 2008. Ten years later, the institute is still conducting R&D with several of the Alliance’s members.
Read (or re-read) the 2008 article (in French): goo.gl/2CcnKe