Getting the Word Out
Posted date : Jul 16, 2008

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.

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