IBM intros 45-nm SOI foundry offering, maintains SOI competitive benefits to bulk CMOS

Deffree, Suzanne
November 2008
Electronic News (10616624);11/17/2008, Vol. 54 Issue 46, p1
Trade Publication
The article reports on an announcement by International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) regarding the first 45-nm silicon-on-insulator (SOI) foundry offering. It states that IBM maintains that SOI offers significant performance improvements and power reductions when compared to bulk complementary metal oxide semiconductors (CMOS) technology. It mentions that while some industry players have argued against SOI because of its higher cost, IBM has been encouraging SOI since the 1990s.


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