eBeam Community Speaks Out on Future Directions for Photomask Manufacturing

As has been the case for many years and for the near future down to the 7-nm logic node, electron-beam (eBeam) mask writing is pushing the limits of acceptable write times and quality. The eBeam community has responded to these challenges through innovation, engineering and collaboration. In 2009, the eBeam Initiative was launched to provide a stronger voice and educational platform for eBeam technology within the photomask and semiconductor design and manufacturing ecosystem. For the fourth consecutive year, as the photomask community heads to the annual SPIE/BACUS Photomask Symposium in Monterey, the eBeam Initiative has conducted a survey on photomask-related Read More

eBeam Community Speaks Out on Future Directions for Photomask Manufacturing2019-04-10T07:45:45-05:00

Advanced Analytics: Boosting your Zero Defects Arsenal

The industry has been enjoying the fastest growth in the automotive market in the last 5+ years.  Semiconductors in automobiles are trending towards increased complexity with the rise of connectivity, smart functions and sophisticated safety devices.  This increasing device complexity poses challenges to the industry since it is also pushing the limits to manufacturability and defect detection. There are reports of alarming trends in electrical/electronic field failures that require attention. Stout, Risius and Ross reported a surge in the EWRs (Early Warning Reports) related to electricals in the last 10 years ending in 2014, see chart from the SRR report Read More

Advanced Analytics: Boosting your Zero Defects Arsenal2019-04-09T11:56:15-05:00

The Thinker and the Shopper- Four Ways Cognitive Technologies Add Value to Consumer Products

Introduction Isabella was skeptical. Date night with her husband—the first in a long time—was four days away, and with the kids, dog, house, and a job, she had zero time to make it to the makeup counter at the mall. Using a smartphone to try on makeup? Really?! Well, here goes nothing, she thought. But after she downloaded the application with ease, Isabella found herself smiling as her selfie appeared with just one click. Her screen had just transformed— quite magically—into a makeup mirror! The experience was a little odd at first, but applying eye shadow virtually was a cinch, Read More

The Thinker and the Shopper- Four Ways Cognitive Technologies Add Value to Consumer Products2019-04-10T08:28:10-05:00