Manufacturing, Packaging & Materials

Top Stories

Challenges Grow For Finding Chip Defects

Costs are rising, and so is the time it takes to inspect a wafer.

Magnetic Memories Reach For Center Stage

Why MRAM technology works best for connected devices.

Using Machine Learning In Fabs

ML will augment existing manufacturing processes, but it won't replace them.

Mixed Picture Seen For EUV Masks

The confidence level of EUV is high, but there are some gaps.

Advanced Packaging Options Increase

But putting multiple chips into a package is still difficult and expensive.

GaN Versus Silicon For 5G

Silicon still wins in sub-6 GHz, but after that GaN looks increasingly attractive.

The Next New Memories

A new crop of memories in R&D could have a big impact on future compute architectures.

Wanted: More Fab Tool Part Standards

More complex equipment and advanced processes require higher reliability from thousands of parts.

Cloudy Outlook Seen For IC Biz

The remainder of 2019 is mixed, but 2020 is looking better—at least for now.

Node Within A Node

Reducing process margin could provide an entire node's worth of scaling benefits.

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Round Tables

EUV, Deep Learning Issues In Mask Making

Experts at the Table: Deep learning is a hot topic, but can the industry use it for mask making? (Part 3)

Power, Reliability And Security In Packaging

Experts at the Table, part 3: Why advanced packaging is now a critical element in compute architectures, 5G, automotive and AI systems.

EUV Mask Gaps And Issues

Experts at the Table, part 2: EUV mask tools are ready, but pellicles and turnaround times remain problematic.

Focus Shifting From 2.5D To Fan-Outs For Lower Cost

Experts at the Table, part 2: Interposer costs continue to limit adoption of fastest and lowest-power options, but that's about to change.

Moore’s Law Now Requires Advanced Packaging

Experts at the Table, part 1: Shrinking features isn't enough anymore. The big challenge now is how to achieve economies of scale and minimize comp...

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Manufacturing Printed Sensors

An inside look at the unique properties and uses of this technology.

Process Window Optimization

How to deal with variation, and interactions between various types of variation.

Material Choices In Printed Temperature Sensors

How printed sensors compare with sensors in chips.

Changes In Smart Manufacturing

The impact of more data and AI on overall efficiency and ROI.

Advanced Process Control

How to eke another node's worth of power, performance and area benefits from existing nodes.

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The journey of silicon and its many uses.
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