Wafer Processing

WAFER PROCESSING ARTICLES



Understanding the impact of valve flow coefficient (Cv) in fluid systems

09/26/2017  Understanding the impact of valve flow coefficient (Cv) in fluid systems for microelectronics manufacturing.

It’s gonna be a bright, bright sun-shiny day

09/26/2017  Last year was a great year for photovoltaic (PV) technology.

Measuring metals, dielectrics, resists and CDs in advanced packaging

09/25/2017  A new system combines acoustic, optical and reflectometric techniques to enable measurement of metals, dielectrics, resists and critical dimensions on a single platform.

Samsung certifies Synopsys Design Platform for 28nm FD-SOI process technology

09/25/2017  Synopsys, Inc. today announced that the Synopsys Design Platform has been fully certified for use on Samsung Foundry's 28FDS (FD-SOI) process technology.

DSA and EUV: Complementary technologies to enable fine- pitch lithography

09/22/2017  DSA and EUV should be envisioned as complementary, not competing, techniques that will eventually become mainstream for fine-pitch lithography.

North American semiconductor equipment industry posts August 2017 billings 

09/22/2017  Equipment billings in August declined relative to July, signaling a pause in this year's extraordinary growth.

Synopsys Design Platform certified by GLOBALFOUNDRIES for 22nm FD-SOI process technology

09/21/2017  GF worked closely with Synopsys to complete the rigorous certification process of the Synopsys Design Platform on our 22FDX process platform.

Scientists make atoms-thick Post-It notes for solar cells and circuits

09/21/2017  A study led by UChicago researchers describes an innovative method to make stacks of semiconductors just a few atoms thick. The technique offers scientists and engineers a simple, cost-effective method to make thin, uniform layers of these materials, which could expand capabilities for devices from solar cells to cell phones.

SEMICON Europa moves to Munich: Empowering innovation and shaping the value chain

09/20/2017  New programs on Materials, Automotive, and Flexible Electronics expand SEMICON Europa's impact.

Leading-edge paves the way for pure-play foundry growth

09/20/2017  Sales of ICs built using <40nm process technology forecast to rise 18% at pure-play foundries.

GLOBALFOUNDRIES and Soitec enter into long-term supply agreement on FD-SOI wafers

09/19/2017  GLOBALFOUNDRIES and Soitec today announced that they have entered into a five-year agreement to ensure the volume supply of state-of-the-art fully depleted silicon-on-insulator (FD-SOI) wafers.

Samsung Electronics joins Semiconductor Research Corporation on research consortium

09/19/2017  Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC), today announced that Samsung Electronics Company Ltd. (Samsung), one of the world's largest chipmakers, has signed an agreement to join SRC's research consortium. Samsung will participate in two SRC platforms – the New Science Team (NST) project and the Global Research Collaboration (GRC) program.

Cadence recognized with three TSMC Partner of the Year awards

09/18/2017  Cadence Design Systems, Inc. today announced that it has received three TSMC Partner of the Year awards at this year's TSMC Open Innovation Platform (OIP) Ecosystem Forum.

GLOBALFOUNDRIES announces enhanced RF SOI process design kit

09/18/2017  GLOBALFOUNDRIES today announced the availability of a new set of enhanced RF SOI process design kits (PDKs) to help designers improve their designs of RF switches and deliver differentiated RF front-end solutions for a wide range of markets including front-end modules for mobile devices, mmWave, 5G and other high-frequency applications.

IMAPS 2017 to showcase advances in microelectronics technology

09/15/2017  Researchers and exhibitors will showcase their work during a comprehensive conference program of technical papers, panels, special sessions, short courses/tutorials, and an exhibition that will spotlight premier work in the fields of microelectronics, semiconductor packaging and circuit design.

Cadence appoints John Wall as next Chief Financial Officer

09/15/2017  Cadence Design Systems, Inc. today announced that John Wall, corporate vice president of finance and corporate controller of Cadence, has been appointed senior vice president and chief financial officer of Cadence, effective October 1, 2017.

TowerJazz announces 5V 65nm CMOS & low voltage power process

09/15/2017  TowerJazz, the global specialty foundry, today announced the release of its advanced 5V 65nm power process providing customers with multiple advantages over 0.18um 5V technologies.

Lam Research announces 2017 Supplier Excellence Award recipients

09/14/2017  Lam Research Corp. today announced it has recognized seven companies with Supplier Excellence Awards.

Orbotech's SPTS Technologies' Sigma fxP PVD system chosen by Chipmore

09/14/2017  SPTS Technologies today announced that it has been selected by Chipmore Technology Corporation Limited.

Semiconductor industry records best second quarter in three years

09/14/2017  Despite a slightly down first quarter, the semiconductor industry achieved near record growth in the second quarter of 2017, posting a 6.1 percent growth from the previous quarter, according to IHS Markit.




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3D NAND: Trends in Processes, Circuits

October 3, 2017 at 1 p.m. ET

Conventional planar flash memory technology is approaching critical scaling limitations that are driving the transition to 3D solutions. 3D NAND is expected to scale in height, from 16-bit-tall strings to string heights of more than 128 bits. Meanwhile NAND makers will find ways of placing these strings closer to each other through more aggressive lithography.

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Materials

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Success in electronics manufacturing increasingly relies on the materials used in production and packaging. More than 50 different elements from the periodic table are now used in semiconductor manufacturing, and the list grows even longer when you consider the requirements of flexible/printed electronics, LEDs, compound semiconductors, power electronics, displays, MEMS and bioelectronics. In this webcast, experts will focus on changing material requirements, the evolving material supply chain, recent advances in process and packaging materials and substrates, and the role new materials such as carbon nanotubes will play in the future.

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MEMS

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MEMS have quite different process and material requirements compared to mainstream microprocessor and memory types of devices. We 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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TECHNOLOGY PAPERS



Testing PAs under Digital Predistortion and Dynamic Power Supply Conditions

The power amplifier (PA) – as either a discrete component or part of an integrated front end module (FEM) – is one of the most integral RF integrated circuits (RFICs) in the modern radio. In Part 2 of this white paper series, you will learn different techniques for testing PAs via an interactive white paper with multiple how-to videos.September 06, 2017
Sponsored by National Instruments

Learn the Basics of Power Amplifier and Front End Module Measurements

The power amplifier (PA) – as either a discrete component or part of an integrated front end module (FEM) – is one of the most integral RF integrated circuits (RFICs) in the modern radio. Download this white paper to learn the basics of testing RF PAs and FEMs via an interactive white paper with multiple how-to videos.May 22, 2017
Sponsored by National Instruments

Wafer Handler Predictive Monitor and Equipment Verification, Excursion Detection, Defect Reduction & Tool Matching

Consistent equipment performance, avoiding unscheduled downtime, reducing defects and preventing excursions is key to reducing cost and improving die and line yield in semiconductor manufacturing. The fully automated InnerSense SmartWafer (SMW2) system addresses these key metrics. The SMW2 system is effectively being used as a predictive monitor for handler PM’s, a leading indicator for mechanical defects and can detect, predict and prevent most mechanical related excursions, including wafer damage that can lead to subsequent wafer breakage. The SMW2 system can further improve tool availability by improving post PM recovery and tool matching.January 24, 2017
Sponsored by InnerSense

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Advanced Process Control Conference
Austin, Texas
http://www.apcconference.com
October 09, 2017 - October 12, 2017
IEDM 2017
San Francisco, CA
http://ieee-iedm.org
December 02, 2017 - December 06, 2017
SEMI-THERM
San Jose, CA
http://semi-therm.org
March 19, 2018 - March 23, 2018

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