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Ali Salehpour

A Letter from Ali Salehpour - Powering Faster, Smarter, More Connected Solutions to Make Customers Successful

Our world is rapidly evolving into a faster, smarter and more connected place. With a 5G cellular backbone on the horizon, the speed of communications and breadth of connectivity will both increase exponentially.

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AI Will Enable Next-Generation Quality Systems

By Selim Nahas

Factory automation increasingly depends on our ability to make complex decisions rapidly, but many semiconductor fabrication processes have exceeded the cognitive capabilities of humans to troubleshoot anomalies and assess all relevant variables. Thus, automation has become a key strategy used to address these challenges.

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Applied and SC Solutions Partner on Real-Time Profile Control for 200mm CMP

By Nanochip Staff

Compared with CMP for 300mm wafers, planarizing 200mm wafers with thick copper layers presented new challenges. Smaller polishing head zone sizes, much thicker bulk copper processes, and wafer edge issues added up to a demanding development process.

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Foldable Phones Bend the Limits of Technology

By Kerry Cunningham

After years of discussion about flexible, bendable displays for mobile electronic devices, the first and most logical of these devices, foldable phones, will hit the market this year—along with some as yet unresolved issues and challenges.

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Subject Matter Expertise is Critical for Smart Manufacturing Analytics

By James Moyne and Michael Armacost

Subject matter expertise (SME) will continue to be a critical component of microelectronics manufacturing analytics, especially as we move to smart manufacturing and big data solutions.

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The Future of Power Needs to be Exotic

By Llew Vaughan-Edmunds

Moore’s Law follows the continual advancement of smaller silicon transistors, which is ideal for faster operating speeds in processors and increasing memory size density.

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Achieve Better, Lower-Cost Handling of Chamber Exhaust

By Jim L'Heureux, Dustin Ho, Andreas Neuber

Managing chamber effluent has never been more important, given the need to maintain high tool productivity while meeting cost, environmental and safety requirements.

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Big Data Analytics for Smart Manufacturing

By James Moyne and Jimmy Iskandar

Applied Materials has led the way over the past few years in determining a big data analytics path for the semiconductor manufacturing industry. 

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Delivering Service Supply Chain Excellence

By David Lammers

In an industry as demanding as semiconductor manufacturing, where globalization, capital investments, and technical complexity continue to accelerate, the availability of service parts inventory to ensure equipment availability is a critical success factor.

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The Last Word

By David Lammers

When Ellie Yieh, fresh out of the University of California at Berkeley’s chemical engineering program, joined Applied Materials 30 years ago, the semiconductor industry was poised to make a series of fundamental technology changes.

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