How Metrology Tools Stack Up In 3D NAND Devices

Multiple innovations in semiconductor processing are needed to enable 3D NAND bit density increases of about 30% per year at ever-decreasing cost per bit, all of which will be required to meet the nonvolatile storage needs of the big data era. 3D NAND is the first truly three-dimensional device in production. It is both a technology driver for new metrology methods and a significant part of ... » read more