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Summer 2017

Ali Salehpour, Senior Vice President General Manager, New Markets and Service Group

A Letter from Ali Salehpour—Breaking The Cycle: The Golden Age of Chip Manufacturing Has Begun

Industries have cycles, too—and some of them are almost as familiar as natural ones. Over the last few decades, for example, semiconductor manufacturing has been largely driven by the computer industry, with predictable upturns to support new PC launches, and then equally predictable downturns later.

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By David Lammers


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全新 FabVantage 服务改善设备性能

By Roman Mostovoy, PhD

随着器件变得更小,封装更密集,集成电路日益复杂,缺陷降低也变得更难,但仍然是芯片制造商保持竞争力的关键。晶圆代工厂、存储器件和逻辑器件制造厂需要一套方法、多样化的技能和专业化的工具来有效降低缺陷水平,同时最大程度减少对生产的干扰。应用材料公司 FabVantage™ 咨询团队推出了全新的缺陷降低服务,提供专业化的方法、工艺专业知识、数据分析技术和诊断仪器来简化根本原因的识别过程。

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Wireless Everywhere: Connecting the Chip Industry's New Golden Age

The wireless landscape is becoming far more sophisticated as Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) and mesh networks such as Zigbee and Thread take hold. When Silicon Valley tech entrepreneur Lucio Lanza was asked what the Next Big Thing is likely to be for the semiconductor industry, he gave exactly the right answer: "connectivity."

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X-Fab Rides IPO to New Growth

With a successful initial public offering (IPO) now behind it, X-FAB Silicon Foundries is readying a capacity expansion drive for increased MEMS and analog/mixed-signal IC production across the six fabs it operates.

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Smartphones Evolve to Meet the Demands of Virtual Reality

By Kerry Cunningham

When you put on a virtual reality (VR) headset you are transported to another world, a place where reality is just a whim of the imagination. What’s far from imaginary, though, is the impact VR is having on all of us, whether we personally use VR headsets or not.

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提高应用材料公司 VIISta™离子注入机生产效率

By: Daniel Simon

离子注入设备对半导体制造厂商必不可少,因为制造栅极和阱等晶体管结构时必须向硅 中注入砷、硼和磷等掺杂剂。无论客户是生产最先进的 300 毫米数字逻辑和存储电路, 是利用 200 毫米工艺构建模拟、功率和其他产品,还是制造 CMOS 图像传感器,都需要 离子注入设备。

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What's New in MEMS?

By Mike Rosa, PhD.

While the MEMS market has matured in recent years, there’s still a lot of healthy growth ahead as new device technologies come to market and segment stalwarts (IMUs, RF MEMS, etc.) see device volumes rise with further adoption in end-user applications.

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The Last Word

By David Lammers

When I set out this spring to interview several Applied Materials engineers for a Nanochip Express article about the company’s annual Engineering Technology (ET) conferences, I didn’t realize I would learn so much about how engineers think—and relate.

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