Manufacturing & Process Technology

Top Stories

Fab Equipment Challenges For 2019

Logic is strong, memory is weak, and uncertainty in China could affect demand.

Foundries See Growth, New Issues In 2019

Demand is rising for AI and automotive, flat for mobile phones, with trade uncertainty looming over everything.

What’s A Mott FET?

Strange physics and future devices.

Some Chipmakers Sidestep Scaling, Others Hedge

No shortage of alternatives as materials, packaging and architectural options grow, and plenty of startups are jumping in.

EUV Mask Blank Battle Brewing

Applied Materials circles market as demand for next-gen technology grows.

Multi-Beam Mask Writing Finally Comes Of Age

IMS' chief executive talks about why multi-beam e-beam is an essential companion tool for EUV.

Machine Learning Moves Into Fab And Mask Shop

Experts at the Table, part 2: Where can this technology be applied, why it is taking so long, and what challenges lie ahead.

Wanted: Mask Equipment for Mature Nodes

Shortfall caused by demand spike for analog, MEMS and RF chips.

Can Graphene Be Mass Manufactured?

Numerous questions surface about whether 2D materials are the best choice for extreme scaling, and so far there are few answers.

EUV Pellicle, Uptime And Resist Issues Continue

Problems won't derail next-gen litho, but could limit use and affect schedules.

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Round Tables

Machine Learning Moves Into Fab And Mask Shop

Experts at the Table, part 2: Where can this technology be applied, why it is taking so long, and what challenges lie ahead.

Machine Learning Invades IC Production

Experts at the Table, part 1: Will machine learning and AI improve chip manufacturing?

Where FD-SOI Works Best (Part 2)

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 (Part 3)

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

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Smart Manufacturing

How to utilize manufacturing data and AI/ML to improve efficiency and yield.

Variation At 10/7nm

Why the middle of line is now a major problem.

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.

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What a difference a trade war can make.
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Finding New Dimensions Of Innovation

While scaling still has a place, existing technologies hold the power to push...
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3D NAND: Challenges Beyond 96-Layer Memory Arrays

Bottlenecks in stacking memory layers and new opportunities for solutions.
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Thanks to an abundance of connected sensors and analytics, a new generation o...
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A collection of videos and the people behind them.
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Better Chips, Better Cars

The foundry perspective on automotive chip manufacturing.
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Where Advanced Packaging Makes Sense

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