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Our announcement that we’ve recently shipped our 500th Applied Vantage® rapid thermal processing (RTP) system started me thinking about the contribution RTP has made to chip technology over the years.
From furnaces to lamps and now lasers, thermal processing has evolved along with the industry, allowing chipmakers to squeeze a billion transistors on a fingernail-sized fragment of silicon.
Tomorrow I will present a seminar to Applied Materials employees in Santa Clara California discussing a new ‘Green Chemical Analysis’ technology.
Chemical analysis is a part of our everyday lives, from identifying the components of consumer goods to monitoring material manufacturing processes.