SOURCE: SuVolta, Inc.

SuVolta, Inc.

April 23, 2012 09:00 ET

Media Alert: SuVolta and Industry Leaders to Debate the Future of CMOS and Extending Moore's Law at GSA Silicon Summit

Panel to Examine Feasibility of Advanced Device Technologies and More

LOS GATOS, CA--(Marketwire - Apr 23, 2012) -

On April 26th, 2012, SuVolta, Inc. will join industry leaders in a panel discussion entitled "Extending the Life of CMOS" at Global Semiconductor Alliance's (GSA) Silicon Summit. Panelists will debate the strengths and weaknesses of the emerging advanced device technologies, including FinFETs (called Tri-Gate by Intel Corporation), FDSOI and SuVolta's Deeply Depleted Channel™ (DDC) technology. Through analyzing the cost trade-offs of the technologies' technical merits and other factors, the panel will provide a snapshot of each of the technologies' market impact.

The semiconductor industry is being driven by consumers' insatiable demand for smaller, less expensive and higher performance mobile devices. For the ever-growing mobile market, reducing power consumption and controlling cost are key. However, the process technology used by the semiconductor industry for the past 40 years -- conventional bulk planar CMOS -- is hitting active and leakage power limits, and voltage scaling has stagnated at ~1 Volt for the past 10 years. One major implication of this barrier is manifested in the semiconductor industry's constant struggle to reduce power consumption and increase battery life of mobile devices without sacrificing performance or cost.

SuVolta will join a panel moderated by Marvell Technology Group Ltd. and panelists from Aptina Imaging Corporation, Microsemi Corporation, Soitec and Tabula, to discuss device technology feasibility and cost trade-offs and how they could impact the future of CMOS technology.

SuVolta's DDC transistor technology and device structure enables scaling (reduction) of two of the most critical transistor parameters -- scaling of supply voltage, and scaling of transistor size to the sub-20nm node and smaller. The DDC technology is a component of SuVolta's PowerShrink™ platform which applies across a wide range of integrated circuit (IC) products, including processors, SRAMs, and SOCs that are critical to today's mobile products.

The Computer History Museum, 1401 Shoreline Blvd. in Mountain View, California, USA.

April 26, 2012; 9:00 a.m. opening remarks and keynote address; 10:00 a.m. panel discussion: Extending the Life of CMOS.

GSA members and editors receive complimentary admission. Non-member registration fee is $50. Register online at

Contact Information

  • Contacts:
    Margo Westfall
    SuVolta, Inc.
    +1 (408) 429-6058
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    Amanda Crnkovich
    The Hoffman Agency
    +1 (408) 975-3015
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