Peter Clarke, EETimes
5/20/2013 10:59 AM EDT
LONDON – STMicroelectronics is considering plans to offer its fully depleted silicon on insulator (FDSOI) process to second-tier foundries United Microelectronics Corp. and SMIC.
This was revealed by Jean-Marc Chery, chief manufacturing and technology officer at STMicroelectronics NV, who also told EE Times that ST's agreement with Globalfoundries Inc. (Milpitas, Calif.) should provide enough capacity to satisfy initial demand but that it includes a clause that will deny some companies access to the 28-nm version of the process technology.
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