mannerisms

Ruminations on the electronics industry from David Manners, Senior Components Editor on Electronics Weekly.

Manufacturing
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Nikon Tool To Start 450mm Pattening In June

With 450mm development stalled at ASML, Nikon is taking up the running with a 450mm immersion scheduled to be delivered to the Albany College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) in April 2015…

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Verification Moves To The Datacentre

Verification is moving from the lab to the data centre as SOC designs require system-level verification which brings the need to unify pre-silicon verification and post-silicon verification, says Wally Rhines, CEO of Mentor Graphics…

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The Harbinger Of Spring

It’s good to hear that TSMC is booked out, not because one wants Morris Chang’s pension pot to be a bit bigger, but because TSMC is the IC industry’s bellwether and the health of the chip industry reflects the health of the worldwide electronics industry…

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2013 ITRS Roadmap

They 2013 International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors (ITRS) has been released by the SIA.

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450mm Angel Dust

There’s an  interesting piece on SemiWiki,  written by Scotten Jones, founder and president of IC Knowledge, saying that high volume 450mm manufacturing won’t happen until 2023.

Jones said he picked up this snippet ‘from the conference floor’ at the SPIE Advanced a Lithography Conference in the last week…

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SEMI book-to-bill 1.04

The SEMI book-to-bill was 1.04 in January i.e. $104 worth of orders were received for every $100 of product billed for the month…

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20nm To Boost TSMC To Record Quarter

According to Taiwan’s Economic Daily News, TSMC’s Q2 sales will leap 15-20% on the back of the 20nm production ramp and expansion of 28nm capacity…

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