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NVIDIA Joins SOI Consortium

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  1. btarunr

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    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-L├ęti, 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.

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


    High-k.... mmmm 3.5Ghz HD5850? :laugh: oh wait no.. 6.9Ghz Phenom :laugh:
     
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    high-K 4GHz intel quad core, is there any 4GHz SOI phenom? :) (OC)
     
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    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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    SOI is good, as u can see from intel, High -K is better (at least faster CPU clocks)
     

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