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Solid State Technology

Year 2008
Issue 12



Photovoltaics World Launch

We have been covering the photovoltaics manufacturing industry for quite some time in Solid State Technology and a variety of other PennWell brands, most notably Renewable Energy World, Laser Focus World, Vision Systems Design and Power Engineering.

World News

Analysts: “Long, dark season” ahead

Many OEMs held off on the usual holiday-season production ramp amid expectations of weak consumer demand due to the global economic crisis, and this has created a ripple effect all along the electronic systems supply chain from ODMs and EMS companies to chip packaging and foundries, and ultimately causing a shortfall in 4Q08 chip orders, notes Gartner in a research report.

Tech News

Haze and sun for mask symposium

Ever since lithographers began exposing with 193nm DUV light, photomasks have accumulated photochemical haze that eventually congeals into crystalline defects.

Tech News

Inside Oxford/TDI’s HVPE technique for InGaN growth

TDI, an Oxford Instruments company, recently announced that it has developed a hydride vapor phase epitaxy (HVPE) technology that is based on a GaCl3-InCl3-NH3 system.

Tech News

KLA-Tencor gets the noise out with latest plasma monitor

KLA-Tencor recently introduced the PlasmaVolt X2 for measurement of plasma chamber conditions in semiconductor wafer processing systems.

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Product News

Industry Forum

Moore’s Law???the z-dimension: a decade later


Cover Article

High-k etch performance for next-generation logic gate stacks

Dry etching is essential for high-performance metal gate/high-k devices at 45nm and beyond.

Using Combinatorial Scie

Using combinatorial science to qualify new processes and materials

The introduction of new materials into semiconductor manufacturing process flows is generating unprecedented improvements in integrated circuit (IC) performance.

Iii V Mosfets For Future

III-V MOSFETs for future CMOS transistor applications

III-V semiconductors are commonplace in laser and lighting applications and provide enabling components, such as power amplifiers, for mobile products including handsets and WLAN transceivers.