Tuesday 19 September 2023
AI boom sparks silicon photonics applications
Silicon photonics technology was hotly discussed during the SEMICON Taiwan 2023. At the Silicon Photonics Global Summit held September 5 alongside the exhibition, I was invited to...
Monday 4 September 2023
Rapidus breaks ground on 2nm chip fab
Rapidus recently held a groundbreaking ceremony at Chitose Bibi World, an industrial park in Chitose City, Hokkaido, where its IIM-1 fab to develop and manufacture advanced semiconductors...
Friday 25 August 2023
Japan's export controls on lithography and thin film deposition more likely to be enforced, says DIGITIMES Research
As Japan's ban on semiconductor equipment exports to China officially went into effect on July 23, many are left wondering about its implications to Chinese semiconductor industry...
Tuesday 22 August 2023
Canon to see semiconductor exposure equipment sales grow on generative AI demand
Japan-based equipment supplier Canon has estimated its sales of semiconductor lithography equipment, mainly KrF and i-line exposure machines, to increase to 195 units in 2023 from...
Monday 7 August 2023
Intel 18A process wins US gov't deal, likely to squeeze potential orders for TSMC Arizona fab
Intel has struck a deal with the US Department of Defense to develop and manufacture chips with its 18A (18-angstrom or 1.8nm) process technology under the DoD's Rapid Assured Microelectronics...
Thursday 3 August 2023
Chinese lithography supply chain underpins SMEE's breakthrough attempt
Recent Chinese media claims of China's impending breakthrough in lithography technology has drawn attention to the country's lithography equipment supply chain.
Tuesday 1 August 2023
Baso Precision Optics to launch non-spherical glass lenses for niche apps in 2024
Taiwan-based Baso Precision Optics, dedicated to manufacturing large-size optical lenses for industrial and other niche applications, is building new capacity for both non-spherical...
Wednesday 5 July 2023
Update: ASML denies considering special-version DUV lithography for Chinese customers
To mitigate the impact of Dutch export restrictions on Chinese chipmakers, ASML's Chinese customers were expecting that the Netherlands-based lithography machine maker may release...
Monday 26 June 2023
Dongjin Semichem set to develop high-NA EUV photoresists in 2H23
South Korean semiconductor chemical materials maker Dongjin Semichem has announced plans to develop a new generation of high-NA EUV photoresists to meet the demand to result from...
Monday 12 June 2023
Taiwan academia gearing up to help TSMC maintain leading edges
In helping TSMC maintain its leading edge, the government has approved funding support for a spate of R&D projects undertaken by academic research teams, aiming to fill related...
Friday 2 June 2023
Fujifilm set to expand production of advanced semiconductor materials in Taiwan
Japan's Fujifilm Holdings has disclosed plans to invest NT$3.38 billion (US$110 million) to bolster production of chemical mechanical planarization (CMP) slurry and lithography-related...
Tuesday 25 April 2023
ASML's lack of orders in 2H24 reveals economic doubts as chipmakers ponder delaying or canceling orders
Lithography equipment giant ASML recently announced its financial report for the first quarter of 2023. At this stage, it still met the market's expectations with a solid performance...
Monday 24 April 2023
Quantity is quality: an interview with Burn Lin, father of immersion lithography
During TSMC's conference held in Taipei on April 20, 2023, institutional investors made their inquisition on whether the cost and yield of the Fab 21 plant under construction in Arizona,...
Thursday 20 April 2023
Hon Hai set to launch 5-10 qubit ion trap quantum computer within 5 years
Hon Hai Technology is slated to launch a 5–10 qubit open and endocable ion trap quantum computer within five years as a prototype platform for medium- and long-term scalable...
Monday 27 March 2023
Development of advanced lithography technology (II): Nano imprint lithography (NIL) and directed self-assembly (DSA)
Apart from purely optical methods, there are other ways that can be used to define fine semiconductor patterns.
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