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What's the impact of 450-mm and EUV delays?

1/22/2010 10:00 PM EST
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resistion
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resistion   2/4/2010 2:08:29 PM
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Intel, Samsung, Toshiba, all the Flash EPROM manufacturers should know that if the huge energy of the EUV photon releases electrons energetic enough to jump across thick oxide, it's not really EUV lithography anymore, it's EUV-initiated electron lithography!

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any1   1/27/2010 8:18:13 PM
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Of course many pundits have been predicting the demise of Moore's Law for some time now. Somehow it continues to hold true. I believe that Intel and a hand full of other companies will continue to sustain Moore's Law for the foreseeable future. But also I am not the first to notice that it seems that with the migration to each new technology node we are seeing fewer and fewer new designs due to rapidly escalating costs. And so while Intel's micropressors and Samsung's memory devices will benefit, the majority of devices being produced by the rest of the industry not at the leading edge will not. As the gulf between the leading and trailing edge technolgies widens there is less benefit from sustaining Moore's Law to the industry as a whole.

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djafer   1/27/2010 2:18:05 PM
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Agree that 450mm and Moore's law are different problems.In fact, Moore's law could be named Intel's law since Intel has been its main driver over the years (btw Moore is co-founder of Intel). May be the time is close when even Intel, with its huge financial resources, will not be able to sustain this law anymore because of the huge complexities of atomic scale integration or may be Intel will enter a new phase of its technological supremacy in the semiconductor sector ? Can Intel win the huge battle versus ARM over the control of the smartphone/smartbook processor market and at the same time succeed in maintaining the pace of Moore's law? Personally, I doubt it.We are probably at the end of an era of domination, and we will probably see Intel splitting up in 2-5 years like so many other companies, one part dedicated to technology/manufacturing and the other part dedicated to design.

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mark.lapedus   1/26/2010 6:53:37 AM
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Interesting....What does this all mean?

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mlvlvr   1/25/2010 8:28:38 PM
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Wafer size change is about capacity demand. If done right, it also results in significant reduction in cost per unit area, but it is not one of the major drivers of Moore's Law. EUVL's status does not tell us anything about Moore's Law, either. It tells us something about how well the other more traditional lithographies are expected to be doing. EUVL is the optical lithography of last resort. As long as there are other methods, it will be only on the horizon. This author coined the term Extreme Ultraviolet Lithography and also ran the 300mm program at Intel.

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