X-ray masks will be ready before the x-ray stepper can use them. And the mask makers will have lost $$$ on their development. With all the $$$ flowing into ASML to help them with 450mm, perhaps some should dribble to maskmakers.
Masks have always been an issue for Xray ...oops I mean EUV litho. Really, the masks pretty much need to be perfect as far as detectable defects are concerned for high volume manufacturing. For reflective optical elements at EUV wavelengths this is both difficult and expensive to achieve. It will be a continuing issue for EUV litho despite these types of press releases.
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.