As a firm believer in the power of the arts to transcend boundaries, open minds and captivate the imagination, Applied Materials is proud to support local arts and culture festivals, including the upcoming San Jose Jazz Summer Fest, the Luna Park Chalk Art Festival and Shakespeare in the Park.
The Applied Materials platforms that create our Integrated Materials Solution for cobalt have been industry workhorses for several decades, and the innovations being developed show they remain critical for the dimensional and materials scaling necessary to continue improving the power, performance and area/cost (PPAC) of chips.
The ability to detect and identify defects becomes increasingly difficult as chips continue to shrink. In this blog, I discuss a new approach to Defect Review Scanning Electron Microscopy that increases sensitivity of defect identification and isolates true defects from the noise.
I recently sat down for a video interview with G. Dan Hutcheson, CEO of VLSIresearch, to discuss why the industry is moving to new memory solutions and what strategies are being implemented to alleviate the memory bottleneck.
As the semiconductor industry begins producing logic devices for the single digit nodes, new conductors are being evaluated as replacements for copper to manage resistance scaling. Applied Materials’ Mehul Naik highlights one of the leading contenders.