“At 14nm FD-SOI is much cheaper, 30-40% cheaper, than Intel’s technology,” Asen Asenov told David Manners in a recent Electronics Weekly post (see full post here). Asenov is CEO and Founder of Gold Standard Simulations (GSS). The subject of the post was how TSMC has turned to GSS for statistical analysis tools. Professor Asenov is a fan of ST’s FD-SOI, noted Manners. The main challenge is building the ecosystem, he concluded.