Executive Insight: Luc Van den hove

Semiconductor Engineering sat down to discuss current and future process technology challenges with Luc Van den hove, president and chief executive of Imec. What follows are excerpts of that conversation. SE: The industry is simultaneously working on several new and expensive technologies. This includes extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography and the next-generation 450mm wafer size. The indu... » read more

What’s After 10nm?

For some time, chipmakers have roughly doubled the transistor count at each node, while simultaneously cutting the cost by around 29%. IC scaling, in turn, enables faster and lower cost chips, which ultimately translates into cheaper electronic products with more functions. Consumers have grown accustomed to the benefits of Moore’s Law, but the question is for how much longer? Chips based ... » read more