Junko Yoshida, Chief International Correspondent
EETimes (6/30/2015 07:22 AM EDT)
Paul Boudre, CEO of Soitec, told us last week in Grenoble, "Evidence [for FD-SOI's advantages] is there. But some choose not to see it."
PARIS — As a reporter, I’ve never covered a technology that generates more geographically-divided perceptions, innuendo and controversy among semiconductor engineers than FD-SOI.
You’d think that if the choice is a matter of science, engineers would simply pick the one that works better.
However, as with anything in engineering life, choice always involves trade-offs among power, performance, cost, technology readiness, and market-timing.
Perhaps more important, if you’re opting for a less-traveled road (not following your competitors), your decision will involve greater risks. It will impact your company’s future and your own career.
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