Thursday, July 17th 2008

NVIDIA Joins SOI Consortium

The SOI Industry Consortium has announced that NVIDIA has joined the organization. NVIDIA now joins a league of companies such as AMD, Applied Materials, ARM, Cadence Design Systems, CEA-Léti, Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing, Freescale Semiconductor, IBM, Innovative Silicon, KLA-Tencor, Lam Research, Magma Design, Samsung, Semico, Soitec, SEH Europe, STMicroelectronics, Synopsys, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), Tyndall Institute, UCL and United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC).

So what is SOI? Silicon on Insulator technology involves use of variable layered silicon-insulator-silicon substratum, used to minimize parasitic device capacitance and thereby improve performance.Source: CIOL
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6 Comments on NVIDIA Joins SOI Consortium

#1
tkpenalty
Doesnt that mean... that the cost of manufacturing just goes up?
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#2
vojc
AMD is going next year with high-k production (similar to intel)
SOI no good for higher freq
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tkpenalty
by: vojc
AMD is going next year with high-k production (similar to intel)
SOI no good for higher freq
is it? lol.


High-k.... mmmm 3.5Ghz HD5850? :laugh: oh wait no.. 6.9Ghz Phenom :laugh:
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vojc
high-K 4GHz intel quad core, is there any 4GHz SOI phenom? :) (OC)
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#5
Megasty
Oh great, higher prices right :rolleyes: You have to remember the NV already uses TSMC to make their chips.
AMD is with SOI & they should be too. This is more of a ploy than anything, actually what took them so long :confused:
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#6
vojc
SOI is good, as u can see from intel, High -K is better (at least faster CPU clocks)
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