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3D NAND Transition: 15nm Process Technology Takes Shape

5/13/2014 08:15 AM EDT
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lidation
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Re: Process
lidation   5/14/2014 4:29:51 PM
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This "Moving to 15nm" has already happened in the equipment side a couple of years back through demo and EVAL tools or upgrade of existing ones. Now is the ramping phase.

JanineLove
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Test Issues?
JanineLove   5/14/2014 10:50:29 AM
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Does this move lead to any new test and measurement issues?

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Process
JanineLove   5/14/2014 10:49:35 AM
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What impact does moving to the 15nm process have on the semiconductor fab equipment?

Kinnar
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Stepping stone for new technology
Kinnar   5/14/2014 6:58:58 AM
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Really this is a stepping stone before entering into the 3D era. This step will bring the ever required memory size increase per package as an in-between development before 3D fabrication techniques are ready for manufacturing ICs.

resistion
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read current performance
resistion   5/13/2014 8:44:58 PM
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It may not be just cost but also the read current performance. The V-NAND could have a better read current than the smaller silicon channel, but its vertical channel direction could easily get in the way.

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