Welcome to this first edition of Advanced Substrate News

With Advanced Substrate News, we have created a newsletter for the engineered substrates community: engineers, scientists, researchers, designers and technical staff, of course, but also for analysts and those in the press and elsewhere who are following the industry.

It’s an exciting time for engineered substrates in general, and SOI in particular. We’re growing fast and making new discoveries – both in terms of technology and in the marketplace – most everyday. SOI is entering the mass market, enabling device optimization in the upcoming generations of products for virtually every corner of the electronics industry.

Today’s end products require higher performance chips that run on lower power. As you’ll see in these pages, chips that start with advanced substrates start with the advantage.

I’d like to thank everyone in the Soitec Group who made this first edition possible. I’d also like to thank our guest editors for sharing their insights into specialized aspects of our industry. And finally, I’d like to thank the companies who are using SOI – the chip manufacturers, the system engineers, and the end-product designers – for sharing with our readers what it is that makes SOI today’s technology of choice.

With warmest regards

Dr. André-Jacques Auberton-Hervé,
Chairman and CEO,
The Soitec Group