ProductSoitec FD-SOI substrate will enable the most advanced transistors in the microelectronics industry. FD-SOI, ideal for mobile applications, delivers high performance, ultra-low power consumption, and reliability--all at a competitive cost. Given FD-SOI's low power consumption and high reliability, Soitec is currently marketing the product mainly to the IoT and automotive industries. The product is also particularly well-suited to the high-performance, low-power processors used in low-end smartphones and tablets. What makes FD-SOI wafers so innovative is that the top and BOx layers are extremely thin and uniform. Soitec guarantees the final SOI layer's uniformity to within just a few atomic layers. The product targets processor designers and manufacturers for consumer electronics applications.
L'histoire du produitSoitec's R&D programs have mainly focused on ultra-thin products since 2005 and have been facilitated and financed in part by French government funds to support R&D through the Nanosmart project (2006-2011) and Exact (2012-2015), a financing instrument of the French government's economic stimulus package. Soitec partnered with Leti and major industrial partners like IBM and STMicroelectronics to bring its FD-SOI product line to maturity. FD-SOI is gaining traction with manufacturers: Samsung chose 28 nm FD-SOI in 2014; and Global Foundries began running 22 nm and 12 nm FD-SOI in 2015 and 2016, respectively. The first consumer product built on FD-SOI technology was released on the Chinese market in 2016: the Amazfit smart sports watch manufactured by Huami (a partner of Xiaomi). The watch is equipped with a GPS chip etched on FD-SOI for record-breaking energy efficiency. The chip's technology enables an unrivalled battery life of 35 hours with the GPS activated--twice the maximum battery life of 16 hours promised by similar products.
La société : Soitec
The Soitec Group's mission is to innovate and industrialize advanced engineered substrate for mobile, high-performance and advanced microelectronic applications.
Today, the company is the world’s leading supplier of SOI wafers, as well as an innovation l