Saturday, June 18, 2011

STMicroelectronics Makes 28nm CMOS Process Available Through CMP

Semiconductor technology leader and CMP help universities, research labs and companies prototype next generation of Systems on Chip

Geneva, June 15, 2011 - STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM) and CMP (Circuits Multi Projets®) today announced that the CMOS 28nm process from STMicroelectronics is now available for prototyping to universities, research labs and companies through the silicon brokerage services provided by CMP.

The introduction of the 28nm CMOS process builds on the successful collaboration that has allowed universities and companies to access previous CMOS generations such as 45nm (introduced in 2008), 65nm (introduced in 2006), 90nm (introduced in 2004), and 130nm (introduced in 2003). CMP is also offering 65nm and 130nm SOI (Silicon-On-Insulator), as well as 130nm SiGe processes from STMicroelectronics. For example, 170 universities and companies received the design rules and design kits for the 90nm CMOS process, and more than 200 universities and companies (60% in Europe, 40% in Americas and Asia) have now received design rules and design kits for ST’s 65nm bulk and SOI CMOS processes. The 45/40nm CMOS is still being deployed.