New Features information at Semiconductor Technology New and updated information from Features listed on en-us New Features information at Semiconductor Technology ERM – The Challenges Michael Mayberry of Intel tells us about emerging research devices already delivering the goods. Sat, 01 Mar 2008 00:00:00 GMT A Team Effort 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 Lithography Steps Up to the Challenge 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 ERM – The Crucial Questions Michael Garner of Intel answers the crucial questions on emerging research materials (ERM). Sat, 01 Mar 2008 00:00:00 GMT Bright Ideas 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 A Shared Vision 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 Innovation Revolution 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 Chipping Away 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 Small Wonder 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 Global Semiconductor Forum 2006 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 Photonic Integration: The Next Small Thing 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 A New Model For Semiconductor Manufacturing 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 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 Phase Shift Masks Fuel Chip-Making Productivity 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 4G: Challenges and Opportunities 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 Box of Tricks 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 Reliability Determines Submicron Future 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 Silicon Temperature Sensors Today's designs require more in-depth analysis of the thermal budget and closed-loop temperature control is fast becoming an important feature of electronic systems. Failing to take these issues into account can result in more than burnt fingers, war… Tue, 01 Mar 2005 00:00:00 GMT Behind the Photomask Scott Hector, mask strategy programme manager, SEMATECH, on assignment from Freescale Semiconductor Inc, looks at critical issues for photomask fabrication to continue extending optical lithography. Tue, 01 Mar 2005 00:00:00 GMT Optical System Looks for Defects Conventional equipment is not capable of detecting fine defects in new materials. Dr Kenji Watanabe explains how Hitachi and Tokyo Siesmitsu have developed the DUV optical wafer inspection system for the 65nm technology node. Tue, 01 Mar 2005 00:00:00 GMT