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Silicon on Insulator
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Material innovations transform mainstream processor design
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Some in the industry express skepticism about the potential of SOI to improve integrated circuits' performance or reduce their power demands, or both.
SOI sharpens the leading edge as silicon scales to 90 nanometers
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Over the last 40 years, the electronics industry, a major economic contender weighing in at the $1 trillion range, has relied on a single raw material-silicon-as the foundation for all electronics-based products.
Expanding MEMS with low-cost SOI wafers
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The industrial use of silicon on insulator (SOI) substrates is quickly spreading.
Better models, production methods expand SOI applications
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Silicon-on-insulator (SOI) will continue to find its place in high-performance applications and branch out into some of the networking and communications space.
Oxide isolation ramps next-gen process
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Roughly every two years for the last decade and a half, a scaled CMOS technology generation has been introduced with about 70 percent smaller linear dimensions than its predecessor and transistors approximately 30 to 40 percent faster.
Buried oxide sharpens dopant profile
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Silicon-on-insulator (SOI) sub-strates are considered among the most promising materials for the continued production of faster ICs with low power consumption.
ICs tailored for exotic substrates
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As we move into the 21st century, substrate manufacturers will acquire more responsibility in IC development with more complex, partially processed substrates tailored to specific applications.
Future points to SOI with strained silicon
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This is an exciting time for anyone involved in silicon-on-insulator technology, as leading companies move from partially depleted SOI to strained silicon channels on SOI substrates.
SoC teams 8-bit core with FPGA
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Most broadband solutions use high-end 32-bit processors coupled with large external memories and specialized media-access controllers (MACs), ASICs or FPGAs.
FPGAs boost wideband receivers
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Hardware multipliers have enabled FPGAs to invade such DSP territory as software radio, where they are now challenging both ASICs and programmable DSPs.


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