Globalfoundries company introduced the industry's first 22-nanometer technology platform FD-SOI

The optimal balance of performance, power consumption and cost of semiconductor products - a goal sought by manufacturers. For obvious reasons, for different purposes chip that balance is achieved different correlation factors. Among Globalfoundries argue that yesterday presented the first 22-nanometer technology platform in the industry, based on the use of fully depleted silicon-on-insulator (FD-SOI), is optimal for the production of chips for the Internet of Things, mobile communication and network equipment.

Allegedly, 22FDX platform delivers performance and power consumption levels that are close to the FinFET, at a cost comparable to the 28-nanometer planar technology.

In applications where there is no urgent need to limit the performance of transistors FinFET, 22FDX provides gains in cost and power consumption.

Semiconductor devices manufactured by the new technology designed to voltage of 0.4 V, thereby reducing power consumption and heat generation that leads to a decrease in general structures. In the area of ​​crystal 22FDX provides winnings by 20% compared to the 28-nanometer technology. It is important that the new technology should be about half masks than FinFET with immersion lithography.

Technology 22FDX mastered at the Dresden plant Globalfoundries, working with 300-mm plates. Software settings, you can get four options for different production process technology segments. 22FD-ulp - for chips for mainstream smartphones. Delivers lower power consumption by 70% compared to 28-nm HKMG technology. 22FD-uhp - for chips for networking equipment with the integration of analog circuits. Perhaps the increase in the supply voltage to 0.95 V and specialized metallization layers. 22FD-ull - for chips for the Internet of things and wearable electronics with ultra-low power consumption. 22FD-rfa - for radio frequency analog circuits, for example, LTE-A transceivers, Wi-Fi and millimeter radar.

Already available the corresponding development tools. It is expected that the trial will start output in the second half of 2016.

Source: Globalfoundries

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