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New Semico Study on SOI Apps, Opps & Markets

Research and consulting group Semico has issued a new report entitled SOI Update 2015: Finding New Applications (for information on getting a copy of the report, click here). As described on the Semico website: “With the recent growth in RF-SOI for switches and integrated solutions for RF functions such as power amplifiers and transceivers, the opportunities for growth in SOI wafer demand have once again garnered a lot of attention. In addition, as the industry transitions to very complex and expensive finFET technology, SOI is providing a high performance, low power option to semiconductor vendors who do not want take on the challenges of finFETs. This report explores the markets, products and outlook for SOI wafer adoption over the next five years.”

Sand 9 has chosen GlobalFoundries for high-volume manufacturing of their precision SOI-MEMS timing products for wireless and wired applications

Sand 9 has chosen GlobalFoundries for high-volume manufacturing of their precision SOI-MEMS timing products for wireless and wired applications. As a replacement for traditional quartz, MEMS represent a high-growth opportunity in the multi-billion dollar timing devices market, according to a recent report by Semico Research.

Semico Research has a new study

• Semico Research has a new study, “SOI: A Long Road to an Overnight Success”.

Can You Afford Not to Use SOI?

A new Semico Research study estimates the impact of SOI on the bottom line.


As semiconductor process technologies move down the nanometer scale from 90nm to 65nm and smaller, the benefits of silicon-oninsulator (SOI) wafers in reducing junction capacitance, improving the short-channel effect, reducing leakage and decreasing soft error rates become more and more attractive. Although these variables provide a number of advantages for chips requiring high performance at low power, the widespread adoption of SOI wafers still faces both real and perceived challenges. Read More