nanochip fab solutions
No doubt about it, 200mm wafer manufacturing is enjoying a strong rebound. Dan Tracy, senior director of industry research at SEMI, recalls an equipment refurbisher who last year “was bemoaning the state of his business. A year later, he is very busy, and business is looking very good.”
When it comes to the fast-paced world of technology, we tend to assume that whatever’s "the latest" is also "the greatest."
Mike Rosa PhD
As we all know, the 200mm wafer fabrication equipment (WFE) market is steadily shrinking and will be relegated to history in the not-too-distant future—right?
Faced with daunting semiconductor manufacturing challenges, chipmakers increasingly collaborate with Applied Materials service experts to pinpoint and resolve high-value problems in their fabs.
Andreas Neuber, Maxime Cayer, Shaun Crawford and Andrew Herbert
Energy-saving technologies and products may have a significant positive impact on chip manufacturing, and are widely recognized as useful ways to promote sustainable growth.
Multivariate data analysis is a powerful statistical methodology made possible in recent years by the availability of increased computing power.
Dong Chae, Paul Turnbull and Marine Zhang
Device manufacturers face ongoing challenges to control variables, maintain productivity and improve their operations. This case study reveals how Applied Materials helped a customer dramatically reduce wafer scrap from one toolset.
While China currently consumes about half the world’s roughly US $350 billion in chips, fabs in China only account for 2.5% of worldwide IC revenue.
When Sematech was folded into SUNY Polytechnic in mid-May, it brought to mind how challenging Sematech’s existence has been, and how a single person—in Sematech’s case, industry-legend Bob Noyce, co-inventor of the integrated circuit—can make such an outsized difference in pulling people together behind a common goal.