PARIS May 15 STMicroelectronics said
it had signed a deal with South Korea's Samsung
under which the world's second largest semiconductor-maker will
be able to use a technology aimed at producing faster, less
Samsung is licensing the 28-nanomillimetre FD-SOI ("Fully
Depleted Silicon on Insulator") design platform from
STMicroelectronics, allowing designers to immediately begin
implementing the platform for system-on-chip products.
The "Made in France" technology was conceived at a research
agency in the city of Grenoble by France's nuclear energy agency
CEA and microelectronics manufacturer Soitec.
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(Reporting by Mark John; Editing by Andrew Callus)