Embedded Systems Conference
Breaking News
Comments
Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
krisi
User Rank
Author
re: Analyst: UMC 28-nm roll out beating expectations
krisi   2/13/2012 6:35:31 PM
NO RATINGS
Isn't high-k dieletcric is only needed for gate leakage? Most of the leakage is between source and drain so the total leakage is not that much different pressumably...Kris

PV-Geek
User Rank
Author
re: Analyst: UMC 28-nm roll out beating expectations
PV-Geek   2/12/2012 2:17:38 AM
NO RATINGS
Not doing the HKMG certainly makes things easier. If there are a good number of customers that can live with the leakage then this could be good money for UMC. It all depends on how much volume they can get.

yalanand
User Rank
Author
re: Analyst: UMC 28-nm roll out beating expectations
yalanand   2/11/2012 11:41:10 AM
NO RATINGS
Interesting to note that UMC had "smoother-than-expected R&D and pilot run," is it because it took precaution while building its 28nm process or was it plain lucky ? I am sure it would have learnt some lessons from TSMC/GF's mistakes when implementing 28nm process.

chipmonk0
User Rank
Author
re: Analyst: UMC 28-nm roll out beating expectations
chipmonk0   2/10/2012 7:11:54 PM
NO RATINGS
Does TI not care about the leakage / power dissipation for their OMAP built by UMC with ye olde polysilicon/silicon oxynitride gate stack rather than HKMG like TSMC / GloFo would have at 28 nm LP ? Perhaps this is just a stop gap / get a foot in the door for a OEM ( A?) who can't wait till UMC gets its HKMG ready at 28 nm.

Fab guy
User Rank
Author
re: Analyst: UMC 28-nm roll out beating expectations
Fab guy   2/10/2012 3:56:35 AM
NO RATINGS
Well, their 28nm is a conventional gate stack process (poly Si gate with SiON gate oxide) and a far more sophisticated high-k dielectric and metal gate process which is the main stream for TSMC and Intel, IBM.

mcgrathdylan
User Rank
Author
re: Analyst: UMC 28-nm roll out beating expectations
mcgrathdylan   2/10/2012 1:29:17 AM
NO RATINGS
It's quite interesting that UMC seems to be ahead of schedule at 28-nm when it apparently caused TSMC and GF a lot of headaches.



Radio
NEXT UPCOMING BROADCAST

As we unveil EE Times’ 2015 Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. Panelists Dan Armbrust (investment firm Silicon Catalyst), Andrew Kau (venture capital firm Walden International), and Stan Boland (successful serial entrepreneur, former CEO of Neul, Icera) join in the live debate.
Flash Poll
Top Comments of the Week
Like Us on Facebook

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
Special Video Section
The LTC®4015 is a complete synchronous buck controller/ ...
10:35
The LT®3042 is a high performance low dropout linear ...
Chwan-Jye Foo (C.J Foo), product marketing manager for ...
The LT®3752/LT3752-1 are current mode PWM controllers ...
LED lighting is an important feature in today’s and future ...
Active balancing of series connected battery stacks exists ...
After a four-year absence, Infineon returns to Mobile World ...
A laptop’s 65-watt adapter can be made 6 times smaller and ...
An industry network should have device and data security at ...
The LTC2975 is a four-channel PMBus Power System Manager ...
In this video, a new high speed CMOS output comparator ...
The LT8640 is a 42V, 5A synchronous step-down regulator ...
The LTC2000 high-speed DAC has low noise and excellent ...
How do you protect the load and ensure output continues to ...
General-purpose DACs have applications in instrumentation, ...
Linear Technology demonstrates its latest measurement ...
10:29
Demos from Maxim Integrated at Electronica 2014 show ...
Bosch CEO Stefan Finkbeiner shows off latest combo and ...
STMicroelectronics demoed this simple gesture control ...
Keysight shows you what signals lurk in real-time at 510MHz ...