The collaboration between CEA, Soitec, GlobalFoundries and STMicroelectronics is to define the industry’s next generation roadmap for FD-SOI (fully depleted silicon-on-insulator) technology. With the beneficial FD-SOI for designers and customer systems, their combination with semiconductors are much valued globally, especially EU and France. Low power consumption, easy integration of connectivity and security are few benefits it offers.
François Jacq, CEA Chairman, said “CEA has also a long history of deep R&D cooperation with both STMicroelectronics, Soitec and GlobalFoundries and has been very active in the initiatives led by the European Commission and Member States aiming to set up a complete ecosystem for FD-SOI going from material suppliers, design houses, EDA tools providers, fabless companies and end users”,
Paul Boudre, CEO of Soitec added, “FD-SOI is a key technology for the dynamic markets we address and an important growth driver for our industry and our customers. Together with our partners and allies, we want to confirm our technological leadership and continue to drive innovation in global microelectronics. This collaboration also illustrates how closely we work with our customers to advance technologies, address their future needs, and accompany them to go to market at a high pace.”
Tom Caulfield, CEO of GlobalFoundries said, “The dynamic European semiconductor ecosystem is important to us and we will continue to invest to grow our presence in the EU as part of our global growth strategy.”
Jean-Marc Chery, President and CEO of STMicroelectronics added, “We look forward to working with other leading experts on the next generations of FD-SOI that will enable our customers to overcome the challenges they face as they transition to full digitalization and support the decarbonization of the economy.”