Science that is transforming lives and enabling the future
Entegris recently wrapped up an exciting week at the first-ever SEMICON West virtual event. The event provided a great opportunity to connect with the community and gain valuable insight into the future of the industry.
The rapid increase of semiconductors in cars enables significant safety, connectivity, mobility, and sustainability improvements. The standards to measure reliability under the tough conditions a car presents are based on how vehicles operate today. Conventional vehicles are generally idle 95% of the time. As a result, the expected lifetime of the electronics systems is well beyond the lifetime of the vehicle itself.
Entegris Highlights 2019 2019 was a year of exciting change and significant accomplishments for Entegris including strategic acquisitions, supplier awards, footprint expansions and technology center openings, sustained Five+ Sigma quality levels, hundreds of issued technology patents, and so much more!
Technologies like AI, IoT, and virtual reality are changing the way people live across the globe. To achieve the performance for these technologies, manufacturers have adopted new, more complex chip designs. These changes have increased the demands on the materials used in all steps of semiconductor processing.
Take a look at what we were up to during SEMICON West 2019. From our CEO's appointment as chairman of SEMI, to the launch of our interactive well-managed fab app, we had a busy couple of days.
Setting the stage Logic devices are getting smaller, and the introduction of 3D architectures that use vertical fins and nanowires in their gate design introduce more complexity to the fabrication process. As technology nodes shrink beyond 10 nm, new materials are required in both FEOL and BEOL processes to enable performance, yield, reliability and cost.
What are the toughest challenges lithographer's face to reduce process variations?
Lithographer’s face the challenge to translate designs into reproducible patterns that meet their yield, parametric performance, and reliability goals. Success or failure relies heavily on the controls in place that limit process variation. Recognizing and addressing all the sources of lithography pattern variations can preoccupy lithographers.