Monday 27 November 2023
Samsung conducts mass production test for EUV key component PGMEA made by Korean supplier
Samsung Electronics is conducting mass production quality tests on a high-concentration, environmentally friendly "propylene glycol methyl ether acetate" (PGMEA) developed by a South...
Thursday 23 November 2023
Chemtronics to expand EUV photoresist material production in South Korea
Chemtronics, a wholly owned subsidiary of Illinois Tool Works Inc., announced an investment of KRW17 billion (US$13.08 million) to expand its capacity of ultra-high concentration...
Monday 20 November 2023
Recent activities of SMEE and CIOMP show EUV development efforts progressing in China
Chinese semiconductor equipment manufacturers are luring experts to develop their extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography equipment to decrease reliance on ASML EUVs, which was blocked...
Thursday 16 November 2023
Semiconductor materials distributor Topco expands global market footprint
Semiconductor materials distributor Topco Scientific has followed in the footsteps of its foundry partners by establishing operations overseas, according to Jeffery Pan, chairman...
Monday 6 November 2023
Canon's advanced chip machines to cost a fraction of ASML's best
Canon Inc. plans to price its new chipmaking gear at a fraction of the cost of ASML Holding NV's best lithography machines, seeking to make inroads in the cutting-edge equipment now...
Friday 27 October 2023
Intel expects 4Q23 revenue to return to on-year growth
Intel is optimistic that for the first time in two years, fourth-quarter 2023 revenue will return to positive year-over-year growth, and that the PC market, which accounts for the...
Tuesday 24 October 2023
Canon's latest chipmaking tool garners enthusiastic interest, aims to rival ASML's EUV technology
After unveiling the latest semiconductor equipment using nano-imprint lithography that looks to rival ASML's leading position in advanced semiconductor manufacturing, Canon stated...
Friday 20 October 2023
Can synchrotron radiation be used as lithography machine light source?
The light generated by synchrotron radiation is produced when charged particles are accelerated by an electric field, unlike lasers that generate coherent light using transitions...
Tuesday 17 October 2023
Hybrid bonding technology crucial for realizing 3D DRAM
Some predictions suggest that as DRAM technology development is gradually approaching a bottleneck, hybrid bonding technology may be introduced into future DRAM manufacturing processes...
Monday 16 October 2023
Competition heats up for semiconductor construction projects amid market downturn
The semiconductor market's slowdown has reshaped the landscape of contractors vying for projects, with TSMC's prominence in factory construction projects leading the way. The dynamic...
Thursday 5 October 2023
Is Huawei using enigmatic strategy to drive the US into a dilemma?
Huawei unconventionally releasing its Mate 60 Pro 5G smartphone in late August witout prior notice garnered global attention, but during the subsequent official product launch event...
Thursday 28 September 2023
Intel to kick off high-volume EUV production in Ireland
A ceremony will be conducted on September 29th at Intel's Leixlip fab in Ireland to celebrate the arrival of Intel 4 and the use of extreme ultraviolet (EUV) technology in high-volume...
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...
Tuesday 5 September 2023
Support for Huawei 7nm chip could hurt SMIC profitability, say sources
For SMIC, providing support for Huawei's 7nm chip without access to EUV technology could prove to be detrimental to its profitability, according to industry sources.
Tuesday 5 September 2023
Micron Taiwan to begin 1-gamma EUV DRAM production in 2025
Micron's 1-beta DRAM process technology is now in volume production at its fabs in Taiwan, where production of memory chips fabricated using EUV-based 1-gamma process will begin in...
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