Advanced Digital Process Nodes Drive Semiconductor Test Innovations

Global internet traffic is growing exponentially, with no sign of slowing, and this demand is driving the evolution of the semiconductor industry. The appetite for more and more data requires sensors for capturing the data, networks for moving the data, storage, and processing power to analyze the data. As the demand for data grows, the underlying technologies must advance to not only meet toda... » read more

EUV’s New Problem Areas

Extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography is moving closer to production, but problematic variations—also known as stochastic effects—are resurfacing and creating more challenges for the long-overdue technology. GlobalFoundries, Intel, Samsung and TSMC hope to insert [gettech id="31045" comment="EUV"] lithography into production at 7nm and/or 5nm. But as before, EUV consists of several compo... » read more

Looming Issues And Tradeoffs For EUV

Momentum is building for extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography, but there are still some major challenges to solve before this long-overdue technology can be used for mass production. [gettech id="31045" comment="EUV"] lithography—a next-generation technology that patterns tiny features on a chip—was supposed to move into production around 2012. But over the years, EUV has encountered se... » read more