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Survey: 2019 eBeam Initiative Perceptions Survey Results


Results of the 2020 eBeam Initiative Perceptions survey, now called the Luminaries survey, will be made available starting on September 22 here: Meanwhile, here is the 8th Annual Perceptions Survey – 2019 (July). 68 luminaries across 42 different companies participated. Some highlights: Deep learning impact predicted by 2020: 76% of the respondents say it’s somewhat to very lik... » read more

Insider’s Guide To Photomasks


Semiconductor Engineering sat down to talk about photomasks and lithography with Franklin Kalk, executive vice president of technology at Toppan Photomasks, a merchant photomask supplier. What follows are excerpts of that conversation. SE: What’s hot in mask technology these days? Kalk: It’s everything from the bleeding-edge like EUV to much more mature manufacturing. On the mature si... » read more