SOI Microprocessors DEFINITION: SOI is also an abbreviation for service-oriented integration.Silicon-On-Insulator (SOI) is a semiconductor fabricationtechnique developed by IBM that uses pure crystal silicon and silicon oxide for integrated circuits (ICs) and microchips. An SOI microchip processing speed is often 30% faster than today's complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS)-based chips and power consumption is reduced 80%,
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