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GSF Journal February 2007

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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... > read more
ERM – The Crucial Questions Michael Garner of Intel answers the crucial questions on emerging research materials...

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...

ERM – The Challenges Michael Mayberry of Intel tells us about emerging research devices already delivering the...

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...

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...

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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...