Manufacturing & Process Technology

Top Stories

Why Fabs Worry About Tool Parts

How a single O ring can affect yield, and what to do about it.

Using Data To Improve Yield

Information technology adds big efficiency boost to industrial operations.

What Is Spin Torque MRAM?

Everspin's CEO drills down into new memory types, why and where they're needed, and why it's so hard to develop them.

Foundries Accelerate Auto Efforts

Push toward more electronics in cars turns what used to be a marginal business into a profitable one.

Is 7nm The Last Major Node?

Technical issues increase, costs go up, and not all markets will benefit.

Filtering Out Fab Problems

Entegris' CEO talks about materials purity down to parts per quadrillion, and what impact that has on manufacturing yield at advanced nodes.

Neuromorphic Computing: Modeling The Brain

Competing models vie to show how the brain works, but none is perfect.

New BEOL/MOL Breakthroughs?

Different materials, approaches for contacts and interconnects begin to surface for 7/5nm.

Inside FD-SOI And Scaling

GlobalFoundries' CTO opens up on FD-SOI, 7nm finFETs, and what's next in scaling.

2.5D, ASICs Extend to 7nm

GlobalFoundries describes 7nm finFET details.

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Round Tables

Inside Lithography And Masks

Experts at the table, part 3: EUV, DSA, nanoimprint, nanopatterning, and best guesses for how far lithography can be extended.

Inside Lithography And Masks

Experts at the table, part 2: Where EUV fits, what problems still remain, and what are the alternatives.

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.

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.....

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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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