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SOI CMOS technology offers low parasitic junction capacitance, and therefore provides speed and power enhancements to digital applications compared to bulk CMOS. It is also emerging as a good candidate for high-performance SoC, with integratable RF circuits that operate beyond 30-GHz already demonstrated at the 130-nm technology node. The digital aspects of the base 90-nm SOI technology were previously reported. This paper presents the RF performance of this technology, and shows that the capabilities of CMOS technology are expanding into the millimeter-wave regime.