IEDM 2017 – imec Charting the Future of Logic

IEDM 2017 – imec Charting the Future of Logic
by Scotten Jones on 01-04-2018 at 12:00 pm

At the IEDM 2017, imec held an imec technology forum and presented several papers, I also had the opportunity to interview Anda Mocuta director of technology solutions and enablement. In this article I will summarize the keys points of what I learned about the future of logic. I will follow this up with a later article covering memory.… Read More


SEMICON West – EUV Readiness Update

SEMICON West – EUV Readiness Update
by Scotten Jones on 08-11-2017 at 12:00 pm

At the imec technology forum held at SEMICON West, Martin Van Den Brink, President and CTO of ASML presented on the latest developments on EUV. I also had an opportunity to sit down with Mike Lercel, ASML Director of Strategic Marketing for an interview.… Read More


An Steegen ISS Talk and Interview – Patterning Options for Advanced Nodes

An Steegen ISS Talk and Interview – Patterning Options for Advanced Nodes
by Scotten Jones on 02-28-2017 at 12:00 pm

At the ISS Conference in January, An Steegen EVP of Semiconductor Technology & Systems at imec gave a talk entitled “Patterning Options for Advanced Technology Nodes”. I was present for her talk and had the opportunity to have a follow up interview with An.… Read More


IMEC-Horizontal Nanowires for 5nm at the VLSI Technology Symposium

IMEC-Horizontal Nanowires for 5nm at the VLSI Technology Symposium
by Scotten Jones on 07-21-2016 at 12:00 pm

Image RemovedAt the VLSI Technology Symposium, IMEC presented a paper entitled “Gate-All-Around MOSFETs based on Vertically Stacked Horizontal Si Nanowires in a Replacement Metal Gate Process on Bulk Silicon Wafers”. I have wanted to blog about this paper since the symposium was held but also wanted to tie it in… Read More


IEDM Blogs – Part 7 – IMEC Technology Forum – Part 2

IEDM Blogs – Part 7 – IMEC Technology Forum – Part 2
by Scotten Jones on 01-08-2016 at 7:00 am

On Sunday evening December 6[SUP]th[/SUP] before IEDM, IMEC held the IMEC Technology Forum (ITF). In part 1 of this blog I discussed the introduction and the first two presentations given by An Steegen and Mark Rodder. In this blog I will discuss the final two presentations. Part 1 can be accessed here.… Read More


IEDM Blogs – Part 6 – IMEC Technology Forum – Part 1

IEDM Blogs – Part 6 – IMEC Technology Forum – Part 1
by Scotten Jones on 01-05-2016 at 10:00 am

Image RemovedOn Sunday evening December 6[SUP]th[/SUP] before IEDM, IMEC held the IMEC Technology Forum (ITF). The ITF was held at the Belgium ambassador’s residence, a really beautiful setting for a meeting.

The ITF began with a brief welcome by the Belgium ambassador followed by a brief introduction to IMEC. IMEC is a research… Read More


IMEC and Cadence Disclose 5nm Test Chip

IMEC and Cadence Disclose 5nm Test Chip
by Scotten Jones on 10-09-2015 at 7:00 am

Recently imec and Cadence disclosed that they had fabricated 5nm test chips. This afternoon Dan Nenni and I had a conference call with Praveen Raghavan, principal engineer at imec, and Vassilios Gerousis, distinguished engineer at Cadence to get more details on what the test chip is and what was learned.

First off Vassilios really… Read More