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July 2014

Cover Story: Beyond the Smartphone: The Next Big Thing

David Lammers

The semiconductor industry has been on a roll, pushing well past $300 billion in annual revenues. But with smartphones and tablets showing signs of slowing down, the industry’s perennial question returns: What is the next big thing?

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A Letter from Charlie Pappis

Charlie Pappis

These days the semiconductor industry is abuzz with speculation about the “next big thing” to follow smartphones and tablets. Will it be one new groundbreaking technology or waves of innovation across multiple markets?

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Technology-Enabled Services for Fast Problem Solving

James Moyne, Parris Hawkins, Jimmy Iskandar and Michael Armacost

Manufacturing automation, specialized expertise and close collaboration combine to improve product, process and equipment performance.

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Increasing Endura PVD Capabilities For Thick AI and AIN

Mike Rosa, PhD

Exponential growth in demand for wireless products, combined with their increasing functionality and power management requirements, is driving greater use and ongoing development of physical vapor deposition (PVD) processes in their fabrication.

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Case Study: APF Fusion Integrates Dispatch with Simulation

Nanochip Staff

Rapidly test dispatching rules without impacting production.
Factory-wide continuous improvement programs often include efforts to improve dispatching rules for meeting cycle-time commitments and increase throughput for bottleneck tools.

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Building Customer Satisfaction

Rob Rule

Voice of the customer drives Applied’s continuous improvement initiatives. Applied Materials’ success depends on serving customers well—not just once, but over and over, as new generations of devices and production tools evolve.

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Thick Epitaxial Silicon Enhances Perfomance of Power and MEMS Devices

Mike Rosa, PhD

Power semiconductors and MEMS-based sensors and actuators are fundamental to the advanced capabilities and effective power management of mobile products and advanced systems.

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Bringing Existing Tools to a New Level of Performance

Tony Martinez and Wen-Jen Tsai

Enhancing the capabilities and extending the useful life of existing semiconductor production equipment allows manufacturers to extend process capability, increase flexibility and lower wafer cost.

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At Your Service

Nanochip Staff

Seehack Foo, vice president of the Applied Global Services (AGS) Semiconductor Service and Components group, defines ”service” as doing what it takes to enable customers’ success with their Applied Materials equipment.

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Changing the Economics of Solar Cell Manufacturing

Brent Ames

Applied Vericell Solar Wafer Inspection System accurately predicts solar cell efficiency to deliver higher yields and lower costs.

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The Last Word

David Lammers

Materials, litho, manufacturing and money were top themes at the 2014 ASMC Conference.

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