Out in Front
Monday 11 March 2024
Experts disagree on cost and efficiency of High-NA EUV
At a recent meeting held in San Jose, California, experts expressed a diverging view on the future of EUV. Some believe that EUV, coupled with double patterning and advanced packaging,...
Thursday 22 February 2024
Intel to adopt high-NA EUV in 14A process manufacturing
At the first conference for its burgeoning foundry business, Intel restated its aim to provide five advanced process nodes in four years. The company also disclosed plans for more...
Monday 5 February 2024
TSMC in no rush to embrace ASML's High-NA EUV technology
In December 2023, a report from research institution SemiAnalysis created a significant buzz by revealing Intel's adoption of High-Numerical Aperture (High-NA) Extreme Ultraviolet...
Monday 29 January 2024
ASML rides dual-axis EUV boom as memory vendors join buying spree alongside logic chipmakers amid GenAI wave
When will memory manufacturers restart expansion plans after weathering the storm of a sluggish market and falling average selling prices (ASPs)? This question appears not hard to...
Friday 26 January 2024
ASML's High-NA EUV under the spotlight as urgent orders from China wane
Urgent orders from China due to US export controls have become a last resort for ASML in the global semiconductor industry downturn. Now, at the beginning of 2024, ASML has confirmed...
Monday 22 January 2024
Weekly news roundup: US congress urges tariffs amid concerns over China's chip dominance
These are the most-read DIGITIMES Asia stories in the week of January 15-19:
Thursday 18 January 2024
Retiring and incoming ASML CEOs visit TSMC
According to industry sources, ASML's retiring CEO Peter Wennink and his designated successor Christophe Fouquet have met with TSMC chairman Mark Liu and CEO CC Wei in Taiwan this...
Tuesday 16 January 2024
Report says Intel jumping the gun on High-NA EUV lithography entry
A recent report by Semianalysis has questioned Intel's timing for introducing High-NA lithography.
Tuesday 9 January 2024
Incoming ASML CEO to visit TSMC, likely to seek orders for High-NA EUV tools
Christophe Fouquet, who has been named ASML's next CEO, will fly to Taiwan to meet with TSMC CEO CC Wei later this week before heading to Samsung Electronics' headquarters in South...
Tuesday 2 January 2024
Weekly news roundup: Three major chip equipment makers set up R&D centers in Taiwan and other top stories
These are the most-read DIGITIMES Asia stories during the last week of 2023 (Dec 25-Dec 29):
Friday 29 December 2023
ASML's High-NA EUV technology: Shaping the future of sub-2nm chips as US pushes ahead in semiconductor race
At the close of 2023, it's reported that TSMC and Samsung will delay the mass production of 4nm chips at their new fabs in the US from 2024 to 2025, posing a challenge to the Biden...
Thursday 28 December 2023
Will high-NA EUVs become Intel's secret weapon to overtake Samsung and TSMC at 2nm node?
Intel has reportedly acquired 6 high-NA EUV lithography machines from ASML, which is scheduled for shipment in 2024, according to South Korean media outlets. Intel's fast adoption...
Wednesday 27 December 2023
ASML's latest High-NA EUV machines present procurement dilemma for chipmakers
With Samsung Foundry, TSMC, and Intel entering mass production of 3nm GAA, 3nm FinFET, and Intel 4 processes in 2022-2023, the three major semiconductor makers are gearing up to develop...
Wednesday 30 August 2023
SK Hynix accelerates high-NA DRAM development, with trial production set for 2024
After achieving breakthroughs in production technologies for high bandwidth memory (HBM) and 300-layer NAND flash chips, SK Hynix is accelerating the development of the next-generation...
Friday 30 June 2023
IMEC and ASML to develop High-NA EUV pilot line for sub-2nm process technology
Belgium-based Interuniversity Microelectronics Centre (IMEC), a world-renown research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies, signed an MOU on June 28 to intensify...
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