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Getting the Word Out

The consortium’s director reports on recent events, activities and accomplishments.

These last few months the SOI Industry Consortium has raised its profile, and undertaken strategic steps in getting the word out on SOI.

The joint survey with the GSA is very successful (see the cover of this issue of ASN for details). It shows we’re on the right track targeting the low-power concerns of the mainstream industry. The pdf is freely available from our website and the GSA. Visitors to the site can pull from it for presentations and share it with colleagues.

We’ve had our booth at key user events and conferences including TSMC’s Technology Symposiums, ConFab and DAC. Semicon West and a member partner meeting are next. This gives us a chance to meet directly with companies that may be interested in using or supporting SOI, or in joining the consortium.
Work on a new series of guides is underway by consortium members to help educate the greater electronics community about SOI-related methodology. An SOI design-related seminar is also planned.

And finally, we welcome two new members:

  • Symmid Semiconductors (Santa Clara, CA, USA), which specializes in ASIC design services and IP; and
  • the Université Catholique de Louvain (Belgium), which has an impressive history as the source of some key SOI-related research.

That brings our current number up to 24, with more in the wings.

There’s plenty of work to be done, but happily our momentum continues unabated. We have accomplished an enormous amount since a few companies got together last fall to talk about starting an SOI consortium.

ByGianni PRATA

Website Update

The website is an excellent resource for both Consortium members and those interested in finding out more about SOI.

Recent additions to our website, www.soiconsortium.org, include:

  • The GSA/SOI Industry Consortium survey, available for free download, is entitled: SOI Technology: Semiconductor Perception & Awareness Study.
  • “Ask your question” and “Get connected” links on each page make it easy for visitors to rapidly get the information they’re looking for.
ByGianni PRATA

Events

Consortium participation in member events and related industry conferences is a terrific way to get the word out.

TSCM Technology Symposiums

The TSMC Technology Symposiums in San Jose and Austin this April represented our first opportunity to participate in a member’s event with our new booth. We received important messages from over 40 companies. The booth traffic make it very clear that there is significant interest in SOI technology, but that we need to continue to work hard to increase visibility and access to IP and tools. Read More

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Where Leaders Are Partnering

The SOI Industry Consortium, which I have the honor to lead, is now in full swing. New members are coming on board, and our committees are meeting regularly and making very rapid progress.I’m happy to report that the levels of energy and enthusiasm are incredible, the collaboration is fantastic and the expertise is excellent.

“The levels of energy and enthusiasm are incredible, the collaboration is fantastic and the expertise is excellent.” Read More

ByGianni PRATA

What’s New

Board of Directors

Following a lively election process, here is the recently announced Board of Directors: Read More

ByGianni PRATA

Website Update

The website is an excellent resource for both Consortium members and those interested in finding out more about SOI.

Recent additions include:

ByGianni PRATA

The Launching of the SOI Industry Consortium

Mission: accelerating silicon-on-insulator (SOI) innovation into broad markets by promoting the benefits of SOI technology and reducing the barriers to adoption.

This fall, nineteen of the world’s leading companies from across the electronics industry joined forces to launch the SOI Industry Consortium. Together, they aim to accelerate SOI innovation across a broad range of markets by promoting the technology and reducing barriers to adoption. Read More