Manufacturing & Process Technology

Top Stories

Patterning Problems Pile Up

Edge placement error emerges as the top issue at advanced nodes.

TFETs Cut Sub-Threshold Swing

Devices are still experimental, but they could solve power issues in scaling.

Inside Lithography And Masks

Experts at the table, part 1: EUV's viability still in doubt even as rollout begins. Uptime and cost are top concerns.

MEMS: A Tale Of Two Tough Markets

First in a series: Challenges increase across the board, but for different reasons. Low profits temper investments.

Big Changes In Patterning

The shift to GPU-accelerated mask writing and curvilinear shapes could fundamentally change chip design and manufacturing.

Get Ready For Nanotube RAM

This nonvolatile technology is as fast as DRAM, uses same tools and processes as other memory.

Battling Fab Cycle Times

Why it's taking longer to manufacture chips at 10/7nm and what can be done about it.

Progress In Flexible Electronics

Hybrid approach pairs very thin silicon with printed interconnects and sensors.

What Are FeFETs?

How this new memory stacks up against existing non-volatile memory.

BEOL Issues At 10nm And 7nm

Experts at the table, part 3: EUV, metallization, self-alignment, ALD, and the limits of copper.

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Round Tables

Inside Lithography And Masks

Experts at the table, part 1: EUV's viability still in doubt even as rollout begins. Uptime and cost are top concerns.

BEOL Issues At 10nm And 7nm

Experts at the table, part 3: EUV, metallization, self-alignment, ALD, and the limits of copper.

New Embedded Memories Ahead

Options grow as new wave of MCUs demand more capable NVM.

BEOL Issues At 10nm And 7nm

Experts at the table, part 2: The impact and cost of air gap; reducing RC delay with liner-less approaches and cobalt; where EUV will make a dent.....

BEOL Issues At 10nm And 7nm

Experts at the table, part 1: Lines blur with middle of line as RC delay increases, reliability and yield become more difficult to achieve, and cos...

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Multimedia

Tech Talk: FD-SOI vs. FinFET

Cost, performance, multi-patterning and the 12nm roadmap.

Tech Talk: Embedded Memories

Which type of memory is better and why.

Tech Talk: GPU-Accelerated Photomasks

Upcoming challenges in the mask shop and how to deal with them.

Tech Talk: Double-Triple Patterning

What comes after double patterning and why you need to understand it.

Tech Talk: 14nm And Stacked Die

Why the 14nm node will be long lived, and how it will be used in 2.5D and 3D-IC packages.

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