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Winter 2017

Ali Salehpour, Senior Vice President General Manager, New Markets and Service Group

A Letter from Ali Salehpour: Serving—And Sustaining—The New Normal in Semiconductor Manufacturing

For decades, "normal" in our industry meant predictable upturns and downturns based on cyclical launches of PC platforms. Not anymore. Today the new normal is marked by growing demand for chips driven by diverse automotive, artificial intelligence, virtual and augmented reality, and Internet of things applications.

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合理规划更高效的新晶圆厂创办工作

By Haim Albalak

如今,新建一家晶圆制造厂的成本可能高达 100 亿美元,如此高昂的资本支出使得快速实现投资回报变得更为重要。应用材料公司 FabVantage™ 咨询部现在推出了全新的晶圆制造厂早期阶段规划服务,能帮助客户更快更高效地创办晶圆厂。

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Moving Toward "Smart Manufacturing" In Microelectronics Manufacturing

By Michael Armacost, Mingwei Li and James Moyne

The era of smart manufacturing and Industry 4.0 promises significant opportunities to reduce cost, boost productivity and improve quality in microelectronics manufacturing. But it also presents the industry with new, unique challenges.

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Tool Relocations—On Time, To Spec and Within Budget

By Elena Navato

Semiconductor fabs are on an ever-tightening schedule to deliver the latest components for consumer-electronics buying cycles. Product lifecycles are shorter and the business risk of being late is greater for each new cycle, so it is more important than ever for all of a fab’s resources to be in place and ready to go when needed.

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最大程度减少半导体制造中的能源和资源用量

By Dustin Ho and Andreas Neuber

随着晶圆加工越来越复杂,加上行业在全球范围内的生产扩张,半导体行业对能源和其他资源的用量在增加。面对不断上涨的成本和严格的政府监管,高效运行势在必行。

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Celebrating 50 Years of Materials Innovation

By Nanochip Editor

On November 10, Applied Materials celebrated it’s 50th anniversary. Marking 50 years in business is an exciting milestone for us. We look back over the past five decades and clearly we see a world transformed.

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Forecasting & Technology Drive Spares Supply Chain

By David Lammers

The spares business at Applied Global Services is evolving, as fab managers seek greater assurance of supply and advanced technical sophistication from their parts suppliers.

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SIDEBAR: Moving Away from the Killer App

By Nanochip Editor

Participants at a recent SEMI Austin forum discussed the need for better forecasting in a time of capacity constraints.

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更快速地实现更高的生产效率

By Madhav Kidambi

当今的半导体行业日新月异,制造商要迅速应对,刻不容缓

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浅析 5G

By Mike Rosa, PhD

预计在未来几年推行的 5G 无线标准,将对终端用户设备的集成电路数量和类型以及传输更高频信号所需的基站和中继器产生重大影响。

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Substrate Pretreatment Improves Film Performance for Flexible Electronics

By Kerry Cunningham

The potential applications for flexible, curved and foldable displays and electronics made with thin-film manufacturing techniques seem limitless.

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The Last Word

By David Lammers

No one ever said life is easy, and that includes managing semiconductor fabs. But going through life with a good partner can make the journey better.

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