Rambus Goes For FD-SOI
Rambus has licensed the FD-SOI semiconductor process technology developed by ST-Microelectronics.
ST is open to licensees for FD-SOI technology as a way to build an ecosystem around it. ST is not curently revealing its licensees.
The industry is trending towards finfets – in the wake of Intel’s decision to use finfets – but FD-SOI is showing up as a less complex and less costly slternative to finfets.
However FD-SOI does need a coterie of companies to adopt thr technology and build economies of scale and mske technological contributions.
The Rambus – ST agreement gives ST access to Rambus’ memory and interface technologies.
The companies have also settled all outstanding claims, including pending disputes related to Rambus’ patented innovations.
As a result of the agreement, ST will expand deployment of CRI’s differential power analysis (DPA) countermeasures and CryptoFirewall security core technology across a range of products.