Resolution vs. Die Size Tradeoff Due to EUV Pupil Rotation

Resolution vs. Die Size Tradeoff Due to EUV Pupil Rotation
by Fred Chen on 03-02-2023 at 10:00 am

Resolution vs. Die Size Tradeoff Due to EUV Pupil Rotation

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 Ugly as Expected Profits off 69% Winning a Game of CAPEX Chicken

Samsung Ugly as Expected Profits off 69% Winning a Game of CAPEX Chicken
by Robert Maire on 01-09-2023 at 6:00 am

Samsung 2022

-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


IEDM 2022 – TSMC 3nm

IEDM 2022 – TSMC 3nm
by Scotten Jones on 01-02-2023 at 6:00 am

TSMC CPP

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- “The first cut isn’t the deepest”- Chops production & forecast further

Micron- “The first cut isn’t the deepest”- Chops production & forecast further
by Robert Maire on 11-23-2022 at 6:00 am

Micron SemiWiki 2022

-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


Samsung Foundry Forum & SAFE™ Forum 2022

Samsung Foundry Forum & SAFE™ Forum 2022
by Daniel Nenni on 09-16-2022 at 6:00 am

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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


Does SMIC have 7nm and if so, what does it mean

Does SMIC have 7nm and if so, what does it mean
by Scotten Jones on 09-07-2022 at 10:00 am

SMIC 7nm

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


Samsung Foundry Forum 2022 @ Seoul, Korea

Samsung Foundry Forum 2022 @ Seoul, Korea
by Admin on 08-31-2022 at 12:27 pm

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


Samsung Foundry Forum 2022 @ Tokyo, Japan

Samsung Foundry Forum 2022 @ Tokyo, Japan
by Admin on 08-31-2022 at 12:22 pm

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


Samsung Foundry Forum 2022 @ Munich, Germany

Samsung Foundry Forum 2022 @ Munich, Germany
by Admin on 08-31-2022 at 12:16 pm

07 Oct, 2022 (EST, UTC-5)
Hilton Airport, Munich, Germany

Why Attend

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