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SOI Industry Consortium welcomes Nvidia

Posted: 21 Jul 2008 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

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Nvidia is the newest member of the SOI Industry Consortium. The Consortium, which was formed in October 2007, aims are accelerating silicon-on-insulator (SOI) innovation into broad markets by promoting the benefits of SOI technology and reducing the barriers to adoption.

Nvidia brings the SOI Consortium membership to 23 companies. Other members include: AMD, Applied Materials, ARM, Cadence Design Systems, CEA-Leti, Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing, Freescale Semiconductor, IBM, Innovative Silicon, KLA-Tencor, Lam Research, Magma Design, Samsung, Semico, Soitec, SEH Europe, STMicroelectronics, Synopsys, TSMC, Tyndall Institute, UCL and UMC.

"Nvidia is pleased to join the SOI consortium. We are looking forward in participating on the advancement of such an innovative technology and its applications to future products," said John Chen, VP, technology and foundry operations at Nvidia.

"We are honored to partner with Nvidia. Their unique insight and perspectives as the world leader in visual computing will be very valuable in articulating the technology direction of the consortium," says Horacio Mendez, executive director of the SOI Industry Consortium. "Nvidia's entry into the SOI Industry Consortium supports the momentum we are gaining throughout the electronics industry from end-users and enablers to suppliers and manufacturers," added Mendez.

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