New Article information at Semiconductor Technology New and updated information from Article listed on www.semiconductor-technology.com http://www.semiconductor-technology.com/ en-us http://www.semiconductor-technology.com/ New Article information at Semiconductor Technology http://www.semiconductor-technology.com/content/images/logo_big.gif Lithography Steps Up to the Challenge http://www.semiconductor-technology.com/features/feature1653/ http://www.semiconductor-technology.com/features/feature1653/ Demand for greater performance from memory and microprocessors is forcing the industry to strive for higher densities. According to AMD's Udo Nothelfer, optical lithography needs innovative technologies and techniques at the fabrication stage to cont… Sat, 01 Mar 2008 00:00:00 GMT Chipping Away http://www.semiconductor-technology.com/features/feature1660/ http://www.semiconductor-technology.com/features/feature1660/ GSF Journal speaks to Bernard Meyerson, the chief technology officer for IBM Systems and Technology Group. He tells us about the company's search for an alternative solution to the problems posed by Moore's Law. Sat, 01 Mar 2008 00:00:00 GMT ERM – The Crucial Questions http://www.semiconductor-technology.com/features/feature1646/ http://www.semiconductor-technology.com/features/feature1646/ Michael Garner of Intel answers the crucial questions on emerging research materials (ERM). Sat, 01 Mar 2008 00:00:00 GMT Small Wonder http://www.semiconductor-technology.com/features/feature1642/ http://www.semiconductor-technology.com/features/feature1642/ Chips are now so complex that electronic design automation is vital for future performance. Jim Banks speaks to Michael J Fister, the president and CEO of Cadence Design Systems, about the complexities of working at the nanometre scale to increase pe… Sat, 01 Mar 2008 00:00:00 GMT A Team Effort http://www.semiconductor-technology.com/features/feature1648/ http://www.semiconductor-technology.com/features/feature1648/ The costs of building and running a semiconductor fab continually on the rise. Joe Draina, the associate director at International SEMATECH Manufacturing Initiative (ISMI), explains how common approaches and solutions to cost-cutting methodologies an… Sat, 01 Mar 2008 00:00:00 GMT A Shared Vision http://www.semiconductor-technology.com/features/feature1645/ http://www.semiconductor-technology.com/features/feature1645/ Gail Purvis presents an exclusive preview of a round-table workshop planned for the Global Semiconductor Forum. She discusses the issue of collaborative innovation with keynote speakers and industry heads. Sat, 01 Mar 2008 00:00:00 GMT ERM – The Challenges http://www.semiconductor-technology.com/features/feature1647/ http://www.semiconductor-technology.com/features/feature1647/ Michael Mayberry of Intel tells us about emerging research devices already delivering the goods. Sat, 01 Mar 2008 00:00:00 GMT Bright Ideas http://www.semiconductor-technology.com/features/feature1729/ http://www.semiconductor-technology.com/features/feature1729/ Fostering innovation is essential to continued progress, but it is important to be able to turn ideas into products. Jim Banks speaks to Lisa Su, the senior vice president and chief technology officer for Freescale Semiconductor, about the company's … Sat, 01 Mar 2008 00:00:00 GMT Innovation Revolution http://www.semiconductor-technology.com/features/feature1728/ http://www.semiconductor-technology.com/features/feature1728/ Dragan Boscovic of Motorola, informs Gail Purvis about the continuing evolution of the mobile phone. He tells us what technological advances to expect in the future and how scientists are dealing with the problem of adding features to devices while r… Sat, 01 Mar 2008 00:00:00 GMT Global Semiconductor Forum 2006 http://www.semiconductor-technology.com/features/feature903/ http://www.semiconductor-technology.com/features/feature903/ GSF 2006 proved to be the premier event for senior executives within the semiconductor industry. Organised by ViB events, this year's GSF was held at the Shangri-La's Rasa Sentosa Resort, in Singapore on 9-12 March 2006. Fri, 09 Feb 2007 00:00:00 GMT Phase Shift Masks Fuel Chip-Making Productivity http://www.semiconductor-technology.com/features/feature947/ http://www.semiconductor-technology.com/features/feature947/ How can phase-shifting photomasks overcome conventional light source and lens resolution limitations in chip production? Dr Franklin Kalk, executive vice-president and chief technology officer at Toppan Photomasks, describes how. Thu, 01 Feb 2007 00:00:00 GMT A New Model For Semiconductor Manufacturing http://www.semiconductor-technology.com/features/feature948/ http://www.semiconductor-technology.com/features/feature948/ Soaring manufacturing costs have seen the industry's major players team up to undertake design and production jointly. Jim McGregor, In-Stat, outlines the successful coming together of three industry leaders. Thu, 01 Feb 2007 00:00:00 GMT Patent Power http://www.semiconductor-technology.com/features/feature944/ http://www.semiconductor-technology.com/features/feature944/ Careful patenting of intellectual property is essential if your company is to protect its global interests. Peter Mikhail, Peter Gallagher and James Hsue ask "Are you IP aware?" Thu, 01 Feb 2007 00:00:00 GMT 4G: Challenges and Opportunities http://www.semiconductor-technology.com/features/feature946/ http://www.semiconductor-technology.com/features/feature946/ As 4G approaches, David Perkins identifies the many convergence challenges for next-generation wireless networking. The corporate vice-president and general manager of Freescale also outlines some potential solutions. Thu, 01 Feb 2007 00:00:00 GMT Photonic Integration: The Next Small Thing http://www.semiconductor-technology.com/features/feature964/ http://www.semiconductor-technology.com/features/feature964/ The quest for greater processing speed is now focusing on achieving more efficient data flow within systems. TC Chen reports on an IBM project that uses optical devices to enhance computer performance. Thu, 01 Feb 2007 00:00:00 GMT Box of Tricks http://www.semiconductor-technology.com/features/feature945/ http://www.semiconductor-technology.com/features/feature945/ To mark the Global Semiconductor Forum 2007, the GSF Journal talks to Bill Adamec. The senior director of the Xbox Semiconductor Technology Group at Microsoft, gives his views on some of this year's big issues. Thu, 01 Feb 2007 00:00:00 GMT Samsung Electronics 300mm Fab Plant http://www.semiconductor-technology.com/projects/samsung300/ http://www.semiconductor-technology.com/projects/samsung300/ Samsung Electronics is constructing a 300mm wafer fab in Austin, Texas. This, the first 300mm fab in central Texas, will produce DRAMs and other devices. Sun, 10 Sep 2006 23:00:00 GMT Nokia Mobile Phone Production Facility http://www.semiconductor-technology.com/projects/nokia/ http://www.semiconductor-technology.com/projects/nokia/ Nokia has chosen Chennai in the state of Tamil Nadu, Southern India, for its tenth mobile phone factory. The facility will cost up to $150m over three years, and will make entry-level, mid-level, and top-end GSM (Global System Mobile) and CDMA (C… Sun, 10 Sep 2006 23:00:00 GMT Toshiba 300mm Wafer Fab http://www.semiconductor-technology.com/projects/toshiba-production/ http://www.semiconductor-technology.com/projects/toshiba-production/ Toshiba Corp. and SanDisk are building a new 300mm wafer fabrication facility at Toshiba's Yokkaichi operations in Japan. The companies plan to start construction of the new facility, called Fab-4, in August 2006. Initial production operations are sc… Wed, 17 May 2006 23:00:00 GMT Reliability Determines Submicron Future http://www.semiconductor-technology.com/features/feature229/ http://www.semiconductor-technology.com/features/feature229/ Sub-100nm CMOS SOC technologies are the hub of industry activity. Their time to market depends, however, on the industry's ability to address reliability issues. Peter Rickert, director of platform technology development at Texas Instruments, assesse… Wed, 31 Aug 2005 23:00:00 GMT