Manufacturing & Process Technology

Top Stories

Next-Gen Memory Ramping Up

At least 5 technologies are in the running, with 3D XPoint leading the pack.

Inspecting Unpatterned Wafers

Finding smaller defects earlier is becoming more difficult and expensive.

Big Shifts In Tech Conferences

New technologies and trends have created an explosion of shows; some attempt to go broad, others narrow and deep, with plenty of confusion all around.

Where FD-SOI Works Best

Experts at the Table, part 2: Why FD-SOI is being used alongside finFETs and other technologies, and what are the key drivers for chipmakers.

Mixed Outlook For Semi Biz

Overall market will grow, but there are still pockets of uncertainty involving memory, scaling and tariffs.

Embedded Flash Scaling Limits

Extending NOR below 28nm may not happen; automotive impact unclear.

Fabs Meet Machine Learning

D2S' CEO sounds off on the impact of deep learning, EUV and other manufacturing advancements.

FD-SOI Going Mainstream

Experts at the Table, part 1: What previously was a niche technology has finally found a comfortable market on the fine line between finFETs and es...

Where Is Selective Deposition?

This technology has resurfaced as one option at 5nm, but it's still not clear if it will work.

Quantum Computing Becoming Real

Technology has the potential to reshape processing everywhere, starting with limited scientific and commercial applications.

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Round Tables

Where FD-SOI Works Best

Experts at the Table, part 2: Why FD-SOI is being used alongside finFETs and other technologies, and what are the key drivers for chipmakers.

FD-SOI Going Mainstream

Experts at the Table, part 1: What previously was a niche technology has finally found a comfortable market on the fine line between finFETs and es...

More Lithography/Mask Challenges

Experts at the table, part 3: Demand for compute power still growing; what's after 5nm.

More Lithography/Mask Challenges

Experts at the Table, part 2: Options include everything from multi-patterning to high-NA EUV, multi-beam and e-beam—but none of them is perfect.

More Lithography/Mask Challenges

Experts at the Table, part 1: EUV ramps up, but high-volume manufacturing isn't likely to begin until at least the end of the year, maybe later.

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Multimedia

22nm Process Technology

How FD-SOI compares with bulk technologies.

New Roadmap For Electronics

How new packaging and materials are changing the traditional physical boundaries of ICs.

Tech Talk: Connected Intelligence

A look at the slowdown in Moore's Law, and what comes next.

Tech Talk: MCU Memory Options

A look at the tradeoffs between embedded NVM and system in package.

Tech Talk: Smart Manufacturing

What's behind the latest industry efforts and why this is so important.

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