The many idiosyncrasies of EUV lithography affect the resolution that can actually be realized. One which still does not get as much attention as it should is the cross-slit pupil rotation [1-3]. This is a fundamental consequence of using rotational symmetry in ring-field optical systems to control aberrations in reflective… Read More
-Samsung off the same chip cliff as Micron- “No skid marks”
-Samsung may be winning at a game of “Capex Chicken”
-No expectation of recovery any time soon – Consumers weak
-2023 a write off- Recovery will be delayed if spending isn’t
Samsungs worst quarter in 8 years no surprise
Samsung pre… Read More
TSMC presented two papers on 3nm at the 2022 IEDM; “Critical Process features Enabling Aggressive Contacted Gate Pitch Scaling for 3nm CMOS Technology and Beyond” and “A 3nm CMOS FinFlexTM Platform Technology with Enhanced Power Efficiency and Performance for Mobile SOC and High Performance Computing Applications”.
When … Read More
-Micron announces more production cuts & lower forecast
-DRAM will be negative- NAND sounds barely flat (for now)
-Capital spending to be cut to near zero- essential only
-Will the rest of the industry follow suit?
“The first cut isn’t the deepest”
(Apologies to Rod Stewart)
When Micron first announced… Read More
It has been an exciting time in the semiconductor industry and the excitement is far from over. Years 2022 and 2023 will be more challenging in many different ways and live activities have just begun. The cornerstones to the semiconductor industry are the foundries so I look forward to the live foundry events coming up in October,… Read More
Recently TechInsights analyzed a Bitcoin Miner chip fabbed at SMIC and declared SMIC has a 7nm process. There has been some debate as to whether the SMIC process is really 7nm and what it means if it is 7nm. I wanted to discuss the case for and against the process being 7nm, and what I think it means.
First off, I want to say I am not going … Read More
20 Oct, 2022 (KST, UTC+9)
Intercontinental Seoul Coex, Seoul, Korea
Samsung Foundry invites you to the 2022 Samsung Foundry Forum and SAFE Forum, whose aim is to strengthen our leadership in the fast-evolving foundry market. This forum will be the first in-person event held in three years. We look forward to the synergy among Samsung… Read More
18 Oct, 2022 (JST, UTC+9)
Hilton Tokyo Odaiba, Tokyo
Samsung Foundry invites you to the 2022 Samsung Foundry Forum and SAFE Forum, whose aim is to strengthen our leadership in the fast-evolving foundry market. This forum will be the first in-person event held in three years. We look forward to the synergy among Samsung Foundry, … Read More
07 Oct, 2022 (EST, UTC-5)
Hilton Airport, Munich, Germany
Through the various session programs, clients, partners, and experts in each field will be able to meet again in person and prepare to go forth into the new future of the semiconductor market.
Samsung Foundry invites you to the 2022 Samsung Foundry Forum and SAFE… Read More