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Happy 24th Anniversary, Endura!

Happy 24th Anniversary, Endura!

The Endura® system is recognized as the most successful metallization tool in the history of the semiconductor industry. Since its introduction, through continuous infusions of new innovations and process technologies, it has enabled customers to advance Moore’s Law from the .75 micron node to today’s sub-20 nanometer nodes, and can continue beyond to sub-10 nanometer designs.To appreciate what made the Endura a truly landmark system, and how the value it provides has been sustained over decades, I'd like to reference the recent VLSIresearch feature and highlight some key points.
Celebrating the Integrated Circuit

Celebrating the Integrated Circuit

Fifty-three years ago today, Jack Kilby demonstrated a working integrated circuit (IC). The IC, is arguably the most important invention of the 20th century. The IC made many of the technologies and devices we use possible. I spoke with Applied Materials chief technology officer, Om Nalamasu about the IC and its impact on the hi-tech industry. He suggested, the "IC has been one of the primary contributors in transforming industrial society to Information and knowledge based society.