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Survey: 2020 eBeam Initiative Annual Survey Results


Aki Fujimura, the CEO of D2S, Inc. presented "The eBeam Initiative's Annual Survey Results at Photomask" at Photomask Japan 2021 in April 2021. Survey says that COVID has a net neutral business impact on total mask revenues. By 2021, 24% positive vs 20% negative COVID-related business predictions. 74% agree actinic inspection for EUV HVM by 2023, and more results. Click here to read more. » read more

Challenges Mount For EUV Masks


Five years ago, Intel urged the industry to invest millions of dollars in the photomask infrastructure to help enable extreme ultraviolet ([gettech id="31045" comment="EUV"]) lithography. At the time, there were noticeable gaps in EUV, namely defect-free masks and inspection tools. To date, however, Intel’s call to action has produced mixed results. The photomask industry is making progr... » read more