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This edition of Nanochip Fab Solutions showcases how Applied Materials is helping customers address the need to do more and increase the productivity of their fabs. We have included a special "Focus on Productivity" section with five articles devoted to that topic.
Much of today’s leading-edge semiconductor development is being done, not by using the most advanced design rules, but by integrating disparate chips to meet system-level performance goals. Often done in the vertical dimension, this heterogeneous integration is now among the core competencies of Austin, Texas-based Novati Technologies, a relatively small company with outsized importance in the 3D development field.
By Nanochip Staff
When Dan Hutcheson, CEO of market research firm VLSIresearch, remarked that "200 is the new 450," he was not just poking fun at the nearly stillborn wafer size transition. "200[mm] is hot," he explained, noting that it is attracting more of the industry’s energies toward innovations ranging from new process chambers to advanced automation techniques.
By Jeremy Read
Customers need to generate the highest profits as quickly as possible in today’s highly competitive and fast-changing markets.
By Kevin Sannes
High factory yield and output are the foundation of financial performance in a semiconductor fab, and matched performance across all chambers in a fleet is a key mechanism for enhancing factory performance.
By DIDIER CHAVET and SHEKAR KRISHNASWAMY
Factory automation is a key strategy used by many manufacturers to achieve more sustainable manufacturing because of its potential to reduce waste, inventory, unnecessary processing, and idle time. A pilot project at the SanDisk assembly and test facility in Shanghai, China, demonstrates the promise of this approach.