Rick Wallace, president and CEO of KLA-Tencor, provided the keynote talk at the SEMI Industry Strategy Symposium (ISS) this year, held Jan 12-15 in Half Moon Bay, CA. He said he believes the semiconductor industry might be facing a “Concorde”…
In January of 1964, only six years after Kilby’s invention of the integrated circuit, it was clear that microelectronics were here to stay, and were rapidly changing the shape of the electronics industry. In the Editorial in the January 1964 issue, Editor Sam Marshall writes that estimates for the market for microelectronics in 1964 “vary between 25 and 50 million dollars.” In 2013, the market exceeded $300 billion.
There is plenty of information that a savvy supplier can pull from the ITRS about what technology is needed and what the market demand might look like. But it’s time to take it to the next step.
Process technology (including litho) and process integration remains the most critical factor in determining success moving forward.
We had our second conference call yesterday with advisory board of The ConFab (a special thanks to Lori Nye of Brewer Science who called in from Japan at 2:00 am her time. Above and Beyond the call of dutry!). The…
A special session at IEDM will feature presentations on many of today’s hot topics: memory, LEDs, silicon photonics, interposers, SOI finFETS and 450mm.
In a keynote talk at The ConFab earlier this year, Samsung exec Yoon Woo (Y.W.) Lee. predicted that optical interconnects would soon be required.
The editorial mission remains that same: we’re dedicated to covering mainstream semiconductor manufacturing technology, with a strong focus on transistors, interconnects and packaging.
It’s well known that EUV adoption is running later than hoped, mostly due to inadequate source power (although ASML and Cymer say they are on track to provide workable solutions and imec says it’s on track for the 10nm node).…
For the 10nm node and beyond, transistor research efforts are focused on high mobility designs with Ge and III-V channel, reducing VDD supply voltage as well as the subthreshold slope in transistors and optimizing multi-Vt designs.