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Presentations and Articles

 

No Intel and Samsung are not passing TSMC - a comparison of Intel, Samsung and TSMC from 14nm down to 3nm. This is in answer to a recent misleading post from Seeking Alpha. This article was posted on SemiWiki on Decmber 2, 2020.

 

Leading Edge Foundry Wafer Prices - a discussion of a recent report on foundry wafer selling pirces. This article was posted on SemiWiki on November 6, 2020.

 

VLSI Symposium 2020 – Imec Monolithic CFET - Imec presented a new approach to fabricate CFETs at the Imec Technology Forum. This article was published on SemiWiki on September 13, 2020.

 

SEMICON West – Applied Materials Selective Gap Fill Announcement - at SEMICON West Applied Materials announced a tool to produce low resistance vias, this article summarizes the development. This article was posted on SemiWiki on August 17, 2020.

 

Imec Technology Forum and ASML - a summary of presentations from the recent Imec Technology Forum. This article was published on SemiWiki on July 30, 2020.

 

VLSI Symposium 2020 – Imec Buried Power Rail - at the 2020 VLSI Technology Symposium Imec presented on Buried Power Rails and this article summarizes that paper. This article was published on SemiWiki on July 27, 2020.

 

Key Semiconductor Conferences Go Virtual - the 2020 Symposium on VLSI Technology and Circuits went virtual last week and IEDM will be virtual in December. In this article we discuss what the virtual conference experience is like. This article was published on SemiWiki on June 25, 2020.

 

Effect of Design on Transistor Density - how design decisions effect transistor density and why you can't compare transistor density on products to draw conclusions about processes. This article was published on SemiWiki on May 25, 2020.

 

Cost Analysis of the Proposed TSMC US Fab - an analysis of the capital and wafer costs for TSMC's proposed US fab. This article was published on SemiWiki on May 19, 2020.

 

Can TSMC Maintain Their Process Technology Lead - a comparison of Intel, Samsung and TSMC out to 3nm. This article was published on SemiWiki on April 29, 2020.

 

SPIE 2020 - ASML EUV and Inspection Update - a summary of the papers presented by ASML at the SPIE Advanced Lithography Conference. This article was published on SemiWiki on April 20, 2020.

 

SPIE 2020 – Applied Materials Material-Enabled Patterning - a write up of new patterning techniques announced by Applied Materials at the SPIE Advanced Lithography Conference. This article was published on SemiWiki on March 13, 2020.

 

LithoVision - Economics in the 3D Era - LithoVision was canceled this year but I had already finished my presentation, this is a write up of the presentation I had planned to give. This article was published on SemiWiki on March 4, 2020.

 

IEDM 2019 - Imec - interviews with 3 Imec researchers with a general discussion of the status of memory and then specific discussions of five papers Imec presented. This article was published on SemiWiki on January 21, 2020.

 

IEDM 2019 - IBM and Leti - a summary of horizontal nanosheet papers presented by IBM and Leti at IEDM. This article was published on SemiWiki on January 8, 2020.

 

IEDM 2019 - Applied Materials Panel Recap - a summary of the Applied Materials panel: "The Future of Logic: EUV is Here, Now What?”. This article was published on SemiWiki on December 23, 2019.

 

IEDM 2019 - TSMC 5nm Process - an analysis of TSMC's 5nm paper at IEDM with a summary of what they disclosed as well as the results of our own investigation into the process. This article was published on SemiWiki on December 16, 2019.

 

Semicon West 2019 – Day 4 – Soitec - a write up of an interview with Soitec's CEO from Semicon West 2019. This article was published on SemiWiki on August 21, 2019.

 

300mm Fab Watch 2019!- an article from Daniel Nenni of SemiWiki discussing our 300mm Watch product. This article was published on SemiWiki on August 9, 2019.

 

SEMICON West 2019 - Day 3 - GLOBALFOUNDRIES - on the third day of Semicon I got to sit down with Gary Patton the CTO of GLOBALFOUNDRIES and get an update on the company. This article was published on SemiWiki on July 30, 2019.

 

SEMICON West 2019 - Day 2 - a write up of the second day of Semicon West with a focus on an Applied Materials announcement and joint Leti-Fraunhofer press conference. This article was published on SemiWiki on July 19, 2019.

 

SEMICON West 2019 – Day 1 – Imec - a write up of the first day of Semicon West and the Imec Technology Forum, This article was published on SemiWiki on July 15, 2019.

 

SPIE Advanced Lithography Conference – Imec design papers - a summary of process design papers presented by imec at the SPIE Advanced Lithography Conference. This article was published on Semiwiki on June 27, 2019.

 

TSMC and Samsung 5nm Comparison - a summary of the known and estimated dimensions and density for the Samsung and TSMC 5nm processes. This article was published on SemiWiki on May 3, 2019.

 

SPIE Advanced Lithography Conference – Imec and Veeco on EUV - a summary of Imec's recent work on EUV. This article was published on SemiWiki on April 19, 2019.

 

SPIE Advanced Lithography Conference – ASML EUV Update - updates from ASML on their 0.33NA and 0.55NA EUV systems. This was published on SemiWiki on March 22, 2019.

 

SPIE Advanced Lithography Conference 2019 Overall Impressions - a summary of what I saw and heard at the SPIE Advanced Lithography Conference. This was published on SemiWiki on March 5, 2019.

 

LithoVision 2019 - Semiconductor Technology Trends and their impact on Lithography - a write up of my talk from Nikon's LithoVision Conference. This article was published on SemiWiki on February 24, 2019.

 

2018 Semiconductor Year in Review - a summary of what we believe to be the most important semiconductor stories of 2018. This article was published on SemiWiki on January 3, 2019.

 

IEDM 2018 Imec on Interconnect Metals Beyond Copper - a discussion of alternate metals to replace copper. This article was published on SemiWiki on December 28, 2018.

 

IEDM 2018 ASML EUV Update - a discussion of ASML's paper on EUV from IEDM. This article was published on SemiWiki on December 11, 2018.

 

GLOBALFOUNDRIES Pivot Explained - a discussion of GLOBALFOUNDRIES decision to discontinue 7nm development. This article was published on SemiWiki on October 2, 2018.

 

IEDM Preview 2018 - a preview of the International Electron Devices Meeting to be held in December. This article was published on SemiWiki on September 6, 2018.

 

 

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