July 13, 2012 — At SEMICON West 2012, this week in San Francisco, CA, the working groups of the International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors (ITRS) held 3 sessions (TechXPOTs) outlining 2012 updates to the roadmap. Check out the updates to the front-end, scaling roadmap working groups here.
The ITRS undergoes major revisions on odd-numbered years. 2012 being an even-numbered year, very little change occurred to the Overall Roadmap Technology Characteristics (ORTC). However, within the working groups, some updates were worth noting.
First, the changes to the ORTC, presented at the TechXPOT by Bob Doering. Of interest were changes focused directly or indirectly on 450mm. ITRS has moved the forecast production start date to 2015-2016. The definition of