IBM Still Major Source of Chip Innovation Despite Exit Rumour

IBM’s Semiconductor Division and Intel have been two of the primary drivers of advanced CMOS development for nearly fifty years. Although Intel has usually been first to market with a new technology node, IBM has continued to be a major source of innovation in advanced CMOS technology over the past decades. IBM achieves their impressive R&D record despite …

FD-SOI Perpetuates Moore’s Law

A CMOS 28nm fully depleted silicon-on-insulator (FD-SOI) process devised by STMicroelectronics (using silicon substrates from Soitec) is now available for prototyping to universities, research labs, and design companies through France’s Circuits Multi-Projet (CMP) silicon brokerage services. ST has begun releasing this process technology to third parties as it nears completion of its first commercial wafers. Planar FD-SOI technology relies on …

ST Ericsson Demonstrates NovaThor L8580 Multi Cortex A9 SoC @ 2.8 GHz

Home > Android, ST Ericsson NovaThor, Video > ST Ericsson Demonstrates NovaThor L8580 Multi Cortex A9 SoC @ 2.8 GHz We’ve first heard about ST Ericsson NovaThor L8580 in July 2013, and the company demonstrated their new processor at CES 2013. This SoC features 4 (or is it 2?) Cortex A9 cores, and a PowerVR SGX544 GPU, but the real …