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Presentations and Articles 2020

 

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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 December 2, 2020.

 

Leading Edge Foundry Wafer Prices - a discussion of a recent report on foundry wafer selling prices. 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.

 

 

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