Posts Tagged ‘node’

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

E-beam Initiative adds four members and starts on Design for E-beam (DFEB) for mask makng for ICs to reduce mask costs at 22nm and below.

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

For 32nm and 22nm node ICs, Applied Materials’ FCVD and Novellus Systems’ CFD technologies provide gapfill, sidewall spacers, and conformal oxides for logic and NAND, plus SSDP litho.

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

Electron beam direct write (EBDW) lithography is well-developed and has better potential resolution than any other method, but writing speeds did not keep up with Moore’s law after about 1980, leading to abysmal throughput (measured in hours per wafer). Now, the e-Beam Initiative focusing on design for e-beam manufacturing (DFEB) and multibeam writing using MEMS […]

Monday, February 23rd, 2009

JEOL will install the first e-beam direct-write-on-wafer (EBDW) lithography tool to support nanotechnology development in the Pacific Northwest when the University of Washington takes delivery of a JBX-6300FS tool. The system will be installed in the state-funded Washington Technology Center Microfabrication Lab. Funding for the tool acquisition was provided through a state-supported STAR researchers’ grant […]

Monday, January 26th, 2009

CEA/Leti, along with e-beam lithography supplier Vistec, and new design and software company D2S, recently announced a collaboration focused on refining and validating advanced design-for-e-beam (DFEB) solutions for 45nm and 32nm nodes. Over the next 12 months, Leti will manufacture test chips using a combination of D2S’ design and software capabilities along with the latest […]

Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

The first issue of the BetaSights Newsletter has been published (see link to a free copy in the right-side column of this page under “Newsletters”), and a reader has already provided a correction. Michael Current (San Jose, California) noticed that the initial web-link to the slides from Prof. Asenov’s IEDM 2008 variability presentation was incorrect; […]