Samsung chooses FD-SOI
Categorie(s) : Industry, Innovation & Society, MINATEC, News, Research
Published : 2 June 2014
Grenoble’s microelectronics industry just brought home a big win. Global smartphone leader Samsung recently signed a strategic contract with STMicroelectronics with a view to integrating the semiconductor giant’s 28 nm FD-SOI technology into future generations of Samsung products.
STMicroelectronics, Soitec, and Leti have been working together to improve FD-SOI over the past several years. The material is now capable of meeting the requirements of mobile communications devices, offering benefits like enhanced performance, extended battery life, and lower manufacturing costs—all without the need to overhaul current design and manufacturing processes.
In addition to the 28 nm technology covered by the contract with Samsung, Leti is already hard at work on the next generations of FD-SOI (14 nm and 10 nm).