Manufacturing & Process Technology

Top Stories

Design Rule Complexity Rising

Total number of rules is exploding, but that's only part of the problem.

Searching For EUV Defects

What issues remain, and how they could affect manufacturing at 7/5nm.

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.

What Happened To Nanoimprint Litho?

Next-gen lithography technology resurfaces for a variety of tasks.

DSA Re-Enters Litho Picture

Why this technology is getting a serious look at 5/3nm and beyond, and who's driving it.

Non-Traditional Chips Gaining Steam

Flexible hybrid electronics are showing up in a variety of markets where electronics never existed before.

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.

The Next 5 Years Of Chip Technology

Experts at the Table, part 3: The impact of reduced process variation; automotive chip reliability at advanced nodes; the impact of packaging.

FD-SOI Adoption Expands

Technology shifts direction after years of competing directly with CMOS at advanced nodes.

Will China Succeed In Memory?

The country is banking on DRAM and NAND to reduce its trade deficit.

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Round Tables

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.

The Next 5 Years Of Chip Technology

Experts at the Table, part 3: The impact of reduced process variation; automotive chip reliability at advanced nodes; the impact of packaging.

The Next 5 Years Of Chip Technology

Experts at the Table, part 2: What are the sources of variation, how much is acceptable, and can it be reduced to the point where it buys an extra ...

The Next 5 Years Of Chip Technology

Experts at the Table, part 1: Scaling logic beyond 5nm; the future of DRAM, 3D NAND and new types of memory; the high cost of too many possible sol...

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Multimedia

Tech Talk: Smart Manufacturing

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

Tech Talk: 7nm Litho

Coventor's CTO digs into multi-patterning, new transistor types, and the biggest problems for device scaling.

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.

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