Lithography

LITHOGRAPHY ARTICLES



Fab equipment spending to increase 20-30% in 2014

03/06/2014  The release today of the SEMI World Fab Forecast update reveals a 20 to 30 percent projected increase in semiconductor fab equipment spending in 2014.

Samsung expands its 28nm technology offerings

03/06/2014  Samsung Electronics, Co., Ltd. today announced that it has expanded its 28nm technology offerings with the addition of RF capabilities.

University of Minnesota professor recognized for excellence in semiconductor research

03/06/2014  The Semiconductor Industry Association this week presented its University Research Award – in consultation with Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) – to University of Minnesota professor Sachin Sapatnekar in recognition of his outstanding contributions to semiconductor research.

Busch Vacuum Pumps and Systems joins F450C Consortium

03/04/2014  The Facilities 450mm Consortium (F450C), a partnership of nanoelectronics facility companies guiding the effort to design and build the next-generation 450mm computer chip fabrication facilities, today announced Busch Vacuum Pumps and Systems as the eleventh member company to join the consortium.

Global semiconductor industry posts highest-ever January sales

03/03/2014  The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today announced that worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $26.28 billion for the month of January 2014, an increase of 8.8 percent from January 2013 when sales were $24.15 billion, marking the industry's highest-ever January sales total and the largest year-to-year increase in nearly three years.

New SEMICON Europa in Grenoble to emphasize innovation and applications

03/03/2014  SEMICON Europa, the region’s largest event for the microelectronics manufacturing and innovation supply chain, will be held 7-9 October 2014 in Grenoble.

GlobalFoundries and Fraunhofer IIS to collaborate on EUROPRACTICE, Europe's MPW wafer shuttle program

02/26/2014  GLOBALFOUNDRIES and Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS today announced the extension of their long-term collaboration, focusing on 40nm and 28nm processes. GLOBALFOUNDRIES will also join the European Multi Product Wafer (MPW) Program EUROPRACTICE.

eBeam Initiative announces key educational themes for 2014

02/26/2014  The eBeam Initiative, a forum dedicated to the education and promotion of new semiconductor manufacturing approaches based on electron beam (eBeam) technologies, today announced the top educational themes that it will highlight in 2014.

SRC and MIT extend high resolution lithography capabilities

02/26/2014  MIT researchers sponsored by Semiconductor Research Corporation have introduced new directed self-assembly (DSA) techniques that promise to help semiconductor manufacturers develop more advanced and less expensive components.

Europe launches PLACYD, a large consortium to address DSA lithography

02/24/2014  PLACYD, an EU funded consortium of industrial and academic collaborators and led by Arkema will establish a dedicated material manufacturing facility that allows the production of block copolymers meeting the rigorous standards required for their use in industry as nanolithographic templates.

North American semiconductor equipment industry posts January 2014 book-to-bill ratio of 1.04

02/21/2014  A book-to-bill of 1.04 means that $104 worth of orders were received for every $100 of product billed for the month.

Semiconductor industry posts record sales in 2013

02/20/2014  The Semiconductor Industry Association announced that worldwide semiconductor sales for 2013 reached $305.6 billion, the industry’s highest-ever annual total and an increase of 4.8 percent from the 2012 total of $291.6 billion.

2014 SPIE Startup Challenge winners announced

02/20/2014  A microscope in a needle, a handheld device that prescribes corrective eyeglasses, and a device for heart attack diagnosis are winning projects in the 2014 SPIE Startup Challenge.

Samsung, Intel Capital and Applied Materials fund Inpria to develop advanced semiconductor materials

02/20/2014  Inpria Corporation announced today that it has received $4.7M of a committed $7.3M financing. The round was led by Samsung Venture Investment Corporation, the global investment arm of the Samsung Group, along with significant participation from Intel Capital, Intel’s global investment and M&A organization.

The most expensive SRAM in the world - 2.0

02/20/2014  Embedded SRAM scaling is broken and, with it, Moore's Law.

Honeywell introduces new copper manganese sputtering targets

02/14/2014  Honeywell announced today that it has introduced new copper manganese (CuMn) sputtering targets for semiconductor manufacturing based on patented technology offering customers higher strength, longer life, and better performance.

Silicon wafer revenues decline in 2013

02/11/2014  Worldwide silicon wafer revenues declined by 13 percent in 2013 compared to 2012 according to the SEMI Silicon Manufacturers Group (SMG) in its year-end analysis of the silicon wafer industry.

IBM continues to evolve: Semiconductor business up for sale; moving into the cloud

02/07/2014  The Financial Times (FT) is reporting that IBM Corp is exploring the sale of its semiconductor business and has hired Goldman Sachs to find potential buyers.

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

02/07/2014  Moving from round wafers to rectangular panels saves corner space, delivering a roughly 10% improvement in surface utilization.

The impact on OPC and SRAF caused by EUV shadowing effect

02/07/2014  EUV’s off-axis mask illumination introduces a special problem in EUV OPC – the shadowing effect.




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Conformal Coatings for Reliable Electronic Assemblies

Modern electronics have become part of our daily lives and the sophisticated electronic circuitry at the heart of these devices and systems must be reliable. Conformal coatings act as a barrier between the electronics and the environment, protecting the areas they cover while strengthening delicate components and traces. Find out more about how conformal coatings enhance the reliability and longevity of electronic printed circuit boards.April 24, 2014
Sponsored by Master Bond, Inc.,

The Next Step in Diagnosis Resolution Improvement

Learn more about RCD as the next step in diagnosis solution enhancement. Where layout-aware diagnosis points to a segment, earn more about RCD as the next step in diagnosis solution enhancement. Where layout-aware diagnosis points to a segment, RCD can isolate a particular root cause in that segment. RCD, a statistical enhancement technology in Tessent Diagnosis and YieldInsight products, is the next step in diagnosis resolution enhancement. It works by analyzing multiple layout diagnosis reports together to identify the underlying defect distribution that is more likely to explain this set of diagnosis results. RCD does not require any additional data beyond what is required for layout-aware diagnosis. This means that RCD fits well into existing diagnosis flows. April 24, 2014
Sponsored by Mentor Graphics

UV LED Curing for the Electronics Industry

This paper provides an introduction to UV LED curing and the many benefits UV LED curing provides for bonding and coating applications in the electronics industry. Product manufacturers, machine builders, and chemistry formulators will gain an understanding of the benefits and how to apply UV LED curing in manufacturing processes. Included are specific examples of how manufacturers are using UV LED to make touch screens, mobile phones, micro speakers, and hard disk drives.April 03, 2014
Sponsored by Phoseon Technology

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Multiphysics Modeling of MEMS Devices

April 30 at 2:00 p.m. ET. Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), such as actuators, sensors and resonators, rely on the interactions between multiple physical effects. In this webinar, we will show how a multiphysics simulation approach allows you to combine electrical, thermal and structural effects accurately in order to design reliable and high-performance MEMS devices.

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MEMS

May 2014 (date and time TBD) MEMS have quite different process and material requirements compared to mainstream microprocessor and memory types of devices. This webcast will explore the latest trends in MEMS devices – including sensor fusion, biosensors, energy harvesting – new manufacturing challenges and potential equipment and materials solutions to those challenges.

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Packaging Materials

May 2014 (date and time TBD) Advanced packages rely on high-performance materials – die-attach film, solder bumps, conductive adhesive, underfill, TIM – to ensure reliability, fine-pitch interconnect, thermal management, and chip performance are optimized. Learn about the latest assembly materials and how they can improve the package, speed packaging throughput, and even lower packaging costs in the webcast.

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The ConFab
Las Vegas, Nevada
http://www.theconfab.com
June 22, 2014 - June 25, 2014
2014 International Workshop on EUV Lithography
Maui, Hawaii, USA
http://www.euvlitho.com
June 23, 2014 - June 27, 2014
SEMICON West 2014
San Francisco, California
http://www.semiconwest.org
July 08, 2014 - July 10, 2014
SPIE Photomask Technology 2014
Monterey Conference Center and Monterey Marriott,
http://spie.org/photomask.xml?WT.mc_id=RCal-PMW
September 16, 2014 - September 18, 2014
Photomask Technology Exhibition 2014
Monterey Conference Center and Monterey Marriott,
http://spie.org/photomask.xml?WT.mc_id=RCal-PMW
September 16, 2014 - September 17, 2014