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Today, FDSOI technology is integrated into millions of consoles and smartphones and it's now becoming a standard across the worlds of nomadic electronics, automotive engineering and the Internet of Things.
For these applications, FinFET processors, while performing better strictly from the processing speed standpoint, face serious challenges on the issue of energy, considers Olivier Faynot, Deputy Director, Microelectronics division at Leti.
The 28 nm node will have a long service life since it is very cost competitive and will meet the requirements of all the applications of the manufacturer's customers, predicts François Andrieu, senior microelectronics engineer at Leti.
There's no question of overturning FinFET", warns François Andrieu. We're an alternative because Intel's technology remains unbeatable for high-performance computing applications, while FDSOI is the solution for optimizing the processing speed/energy consumption pair on demand. He adds, FDSOI is in the challenger's position with respect to FinFET. But, from the market development standpoint, it is completely possible that this technology will end up taking significant market shares.
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