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Solid State Technology

Year 2014
Issue 1

FEATURES

2014 Forecast


2014 Outlook: An era of unprecedented change

We asked leading industry experts and analysts to give us their perspectives on what we can expect in 2014.


Business Outlook


"Crisis? What Crisis?": New paradigm adjustments for capacity and equipment spending

Worldwide, the semiconductor industry growth rate back in 1973 was about 30 percent and slipped into 1975 with negative sales growth rates.


Advanced Packaging


A square peg in a round hole: The economics of panel-based lithography for advanced packaging

Moving from round wafers to rectangular panels saves corner space, delivering a roughly 10% improvement in surface utilization.


EUV


The impact on OPC and SRAF caused by EUV shadowing effect

EUV’s off-axis mask illumination introduces a special problem in EUV OPC the shadowing effect.