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Welcome to Semiconductor Manufacturing & Design Community. I’m Katherine Derbyshire, your tour guide through the silicon rapids.

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Welcome to Semiconductor Engineering’s Manufacturing & Design channel. I’m Katherine Derbyshire, your tour guide through the silicon rapids.

My background is in materials science, with degrees from MIT and UC Santa Barbara, and I’ve been following the IC industry since the 1990s, beginning with a stay at Solid State Technology. Through good years and bad, from the first dot com boom to the Great Recession, it’s never been boring. The technology keeps rolling on, and companies that try to anchor themselves often see their business swept away downstream.

I’m especially interested in the transistor process, but expect to cover the whole integrated circuit manufacturing space. I’m working on items on ultrashallow implants and through-silicon vias now, for example. I hope you’ll join me.


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