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Main Semiconductor Gamers to Advance Subsequent Technology FD-SOI Roadmap for Automotive, IoT and Cell Purposes


CEA, Soitec, GlobalFoundries and STMicroelectronics working collectively to outline know-how and ecosystem roadmap

Paris, Grenoble (France), Malta (USA), Geneva (Switzerland), April 8, 2022 – CEA, Soitec, GlobalFoundries and STMicroelectronics have introduced a brand new collaboration by which they intend to collectively outline the business’s subsequent era roadmap for FD-SOI (totally depleted silicon-on-insulator) know-how. Semiconductors and FD-SOI innovation are of strategic worth to France and the EU in addition to to prospects globally. FD-SOI provides substantial advantages for designers and buyer programs together with decrease energy consumption in addition to simpler integration of extra options reminiscent of connectivity and safety, a key function for automotive, IoT and cell purposes.

CEA has been, for over 20 years, a pioneer of the FD-SOI know-how, throughout the Grenoble-Crolles ecosystem. CEA has additionally an extended historical past of deep R&D cooperation with each STMicroelectronics, Soitec and GlobalFoundries and has been very lively within the initiatives led by the European Fee and Member States aiming to arrange a whole ecosystem for FD-SOI going from materials suppliers, design homes, EDA instruments suppliers, fabless firms and finish customers”, mentioned François Jacq, CEA Chairman. “CEA is extremely motivated by this chance to arrange a brand new era of FD-SOI know-how offering greater efficiency, decrease energy consumption and decrease prices to deal with the wants of main European markets reminiscent of automotive, IoT, 5G/6G and manufacturing 4.0.”

“FD-SOI is a key know-how for the dynamic markets we handle and an necessary progress driver for our business and our prospects,” mentioned Paul Boudre, CEO of Soitec. “The FD-SOI alliance that we’re happy to announce immediately is constructed on Soitec’s capability to drive innovation in substrates and assist launch a brand new era of semiconductors serving a big number of markets together with connectivity, automotive, Web of Issues and Synthetic Intelligence. Along with our companions and allies, we wish to affirm our technological management and proceed to drive innovation in international microelectronics. This collaboration additionally illustrates how carefully we work with our prospects to advance applied sciences, handle their future wants, and accompany them to go to market at a excessive tempo.”

We look ahead to deepening our partnership with the main French and European stakeholders throughout the complete semiconductor worth chain and specifically to construct on our extremely differentiated FDSOI-based options collectively to deal with the speedy progress of chips requiring low energy, connectivity, and safety in automotive, IoT and sensible cell units,” mentioned Tom Caulfield, CEO of GlobalFoundries. “The dynamic European semiconductor ecosystem is necessary to us and we are going to proceed to take a position to develop our presence within the EU as a part of our international progress technique.”

ST was an early innovator in FD-SOI and has been in manufacturing for a number of years, with each customized and normal superior merchandise for a broad vary of end-markets. Particularly, the know-how helps the automotive business because it transitions to full digitalization and software-defined architectures along with the event of driverless applied sciences”, mentioned Jean-Marc Chery, President and CEO of STMicroelectronics. “We look ahead to working with different main consultants on the subsequent generations of FD-SOI that can allow our prospects to beat the challenges they face as they transition to full digitalization and help the decarbonization of the financial system”.

About CEA

The CEA is a key participant in analysis, improvement and innovation in 4 fundamental areas: vitality transition, digital transition, know-how for the medication of the long run and protection and safety.

In line with the Clarivate 2022 rating, the CEA is in The Prime 100 International Innovators, by way of variety of patents filed in France and Europe. We assist companies in all sectors be extra aggressive, creating high-performance merchandise that stand out from the group and growing trail-blazing options that result in adjustments in our society. We deploy this dynamic method at websites throughout France, aiding native companions to innovate themselves, thus serving to to create sustainable worth and jobs nationwide, tailor-made to fulfill precise business wants. Alongside this, the CEA offers greater than only a kick-start to our 222 startups, agile vectors for transferring the disruptive know-how and information developed at our laboratories to business. For extra data: www.cea.fr

About Soitec

Soitec (Euronext, Tech 40 Paris) is a world chief within the manufacture of revolutionary semiconductor supplies. The corporate makes use of its distinctive applied sciences to serve the electronics markets. With greater than 3,500 patents worldwide, Soitec’s technique relies on disruptive innovation to fulfill its prospects’ wants for prime efficiency, vitality effectivity and price competitiveness. Soitec has manufacturing services, R&D facilities and places of work in Europe, the USA and Asia. Totally dedicated to sustainable improvement, in 2021 Soitec adopted a company function to mirror its engagements: “We’re the revolutionary soil from which sensible and vitality environment friendly electronics develop into wonderful and sustainable life experiences.”

About GF

GlobalFoundries® (GF®) is likely one of the world’s main semiconductor producers. GF is redefining innovation and semiconductor manufacturing by growing and delivering feature-rich course of know-how options that present management efficiency in pervasive excessive progress markets. GF provides a novel mixture of design, improvement and fabrication providers. With a proficient and various workforce and an at-scale manufacturing footprint spanning the U.S., Europe and Asia, GF is a trusted know-how supply to its worldwide prospects. For extra data, go to www.gf.com

About STMicroelectronics

At ST, we’re 48,000 creators and makers of semiconductor applied sciences mastering the semiconductor provide chain with state-of-the-art manufacturing services. An impartial system producer, we work with greater than 200,000 prospects and 1000’s of companions to design and construct merchandise, options, and ecosystems that handle their challenges and alternatives, and the necessity to help a extra sustainable world. Our applied sciences allow smarter mobility, extra environment friendly energy and vitality administration, and the wide-scale deployment of the Web of Issues and 5G know-how. ST is dedicated to turning into carbon impartial by 2027. Additional data will be discovered at www.st.com.

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