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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

What Will 7nm And 5nm Look Like?


Citing an assortment of undisclosed manufacturing issues, Intel in July pushed out the introduction of its 10nm chip and process technology to the second half of 2017. This is roughly six or more months later than expected. With the delay at 10nm, [getentity id="22846" e_name="Intel"] also pushed out its process cadence from 2 to 2.5 years. Other foundries, meanwhile, are struggling to keep ... » read more

Challenges Mount In Inspection And Metrology


Chipmakers are moving full speed ahead toward smaller process nodes, thereby driving up the costs and complexities in chip manufacturing. The migrations also are putting enormous stress on nearly all points of the fab flow, including a critical but unsung part of the business—process control. Process control involves 20 or so different segments in the inspection and metrology arena. Genera... » read more