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March 23, 2014 | 0 Comment

The role of Applied Materials in the upcoming 3D stacking revolution (part 2)

So where Applied Materials see their strength in this process? One of the areas where Applied Materials can work well with is the creation of the structure itself as the requirement for high precision manufacturing of the staircase structure leaves, … Continue reading […]

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March 22, 2014 | 0 Comment

The role of Applied Materials in the upcoming 3D stacking revolution (part 1)

Recently in the internet there is much buzz about 3D stacking and in particular 3D NAND stacking with the upcoming revolution in the flash memory market with the mass adoption of this technology by all the major players. One of … Continue reading […]

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LED lighting market projected to grow 12-fold by 2023

March 14, 2014 | 0 Comment

Further evidence of strong LED production growth in China for the next few years

In a market analysis of last year, research market firm HIS forecast a boom in the LED industry in a report with title “Demand for Key Raw Material Set to Double as LED Market Booms”. According to the firm, a … Continue reading […]

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Is it the end of Moore` s Law? (part 1)

March 12, 2014 | 0 Comment

Is it the end of Moore` s Law? (part 2)

At first, we need to ask ourselves why Moore` s Law should continue and what would be the possible future applications of ICs with tens or hundreds of times the computing power of today. The current wave of smartphones and … Continue reading […]

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Is it the end of Moore` s Law? (part 1)

March 11, 2014 | 0 Comment

Is it the end of Moore` s Law? (part 1)

It is about twenty years, that is, since about when I started to become seriously interested in microelectronics and IC lithography, that I have heard this question from time to time: is Moore`s Law coming to an end? And, if … Continue reading […]

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Martini Tech offers sputtering services for thin film deposition, more than 100 different target materials are available. RF and reactive sputtering available

March 8, 2014 | 0 Comment

Honeywell starts to sell new CuMn targets for sputtering machines

US maker Honeywell has formally announced today that it will start to sell a new kind of copper manganese targets for sputtering equipment. The main application of the targets will likely be semiconductor manufacturing. Director of Honeywell department for sputtering … Continue reading […]

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Toshiba and Canon team up for 15nm nanoimprint lithography technology

March 7, 2014 | 0 Comment

Toshiba and Canon team up for developing 15nm nanoimprint lithography

Toshiba and Canon, two of the major Japanese companies operating in the semiconductor business, have teamed up to develop nanoimprint technology for NAND applications. As we discussed already in this blog a few days ago Canon is seriously committed to … Continue reading […]

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Sputtering

March 5, 2014 | 0 Comment

Indium gallium nitride sputtering proved working at low temperatures

According to a new article published on the Applied Physics Letter, a group of researchers from both the University of Tokyo and the CREST technology agency led by Dr. Eiji Nakamura has proven a strong reduction in the temperature used … Continue reading […]

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Nikon announces scanner for sub-10nm lithography

February 28, 2014 | 0 Comment

Nikon announces scanner for sub-10nm lithography

Japanese maker Nikon Corporation has introduced the new NSR-S630D ArF immersion scanner for patterning of IC chips at 10nm and below. This news could be very important in an industry which is now moving from 14nm patterning to 10nm patterning … Continue reading […]

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direct self assembly

February 27, 2014 | 0 Comment

MIT is working on direct self assembly

MIT (the Massachusetts Institute of Technology) has publicly announced some of the results obtained working on DSA (direct self assembly) patterning technology in an article published on Nature magazine. DSA is one of the promising technologies that may enable the … Continue reading […]

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