GlobalFoundries has confirmed its 14nm process as the one that will see the foundry introduced finFET-based transistors, claiming that its approach is optimized for mobile devices
You want finFETs with different threshold voltages on the same SoC? Forget what the FD-SOI guys tell you: it's possible. At least with a certain amount of performance loss, say IBM and GlobalFoundries.
A deal between GlobalFoundries and STMicroelectronics has answered the question as to where ICs based on an FD-SOI process can be made, and not just for ST.
Foundries can’t hand down design rules on tablets of stone any more - success at 20nm will take close collaboration with customers and tool vendors
The Silicon Integration Initiative (Si2) is targeting the end of the year for release 2.0 of its OpenDFM standard, which will include support for DRC+ and make it possible to build search engines for yield.
The troops will be out in force next week to claim progress on 20nm AMS design flows that take manufacturability into account.
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