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450mm Innovations and Synergies for Smaller Diameters
Semiconductor equipment and materials innovations are expanding as 450mm research and development proceeds at consortia, institutes and companies around the world. (SEMI, Nov 2014)

450mm Standards Update: October 2014
The first standard proposal was submitted in 2007, and SEMI has since published nearly nineteen 450mm-related Standards.  New standards are being developed as the industry identifies new requirements, and revisions to published standards are being made as areas for improvement are recognized. (SEMI, Oct 2014)

450mm Development Status Reports from SEMICON West 2014 
The first fully patterned 450mm wafers were on display at SEMICON West 2014. Article includes development updates (standards, EPM, lithography) from Nikon Precision, G450, and more. (SEMI, Aug 2014)

EUV is Key to 450mm Wafers
Whether the wafers in question are 200mm in diameter, or 300mm, or potentially 450mm, larger wafer sizes have always been justified by manufacturing economics. If the cost to process a wafer stays the same, but the wafer contains more devices, then the cost per device goes down. (K. Derbyshire, SemiEngin, July 2014)

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industry news

Entegris Launches Next Generation of 450mm Wafer Carriers (SST, Dec 3)

Fab Plan Filed, Not Set (TimesUnion, Oct 28)

450mm Standards Update: Oct 2014 (SEMI, Oct 13)

450mm Development Status Reports from SEMICON West 2014 (SEMI, Aug 5) 

Pfeiffer Vacuum joins the Facilities 450mm Consortium (SST, Aug 20)

450mm Development Status Reports from SEMICON West 2014 (SEMI, Aug 5)

EUV is Key to 450mm Wafers (SemiEngin, July 31)

What Happened to 450mm? (SemiEngin, July 17)

G450C GM Paul Farrar Discusses First 450mm Patterned Wafer, Progress at SEMICON West 2014 (July 10)

NanoCollege Unveils First Patterned 450mm Wafer (TimesUnion, July 8)

450mm Technology Development Update at SEMICON West 2014 (Agenda for Thursday, July 10)

Chad Industries will demonstrate flexible automated wafer handling for 450mm wafers at SEMICON West  (June 12)

NanoCollege Taking the “Notch” out of Chip Wafers  (TimesUnion, June 12)

EUV Nudges toward 10nm (EE Times, June 5)

Interview with: Christophe Maleville (Soitec) on Wafers in the FD-SOI Supply Chain (Semi. Mfg and Design, June)

Is 450mm Dead in the Water? (SemiEngin, May 15)

Metro450 Conference 2014 Discusses all Things 450mm Wafers (Pradeep Blog, May 8)

Advancements in Nanoscale Manufacturing (SemiWiki, Apr 10)

Governor Cuomo Announces Milestone for Global 450mm Consortium  (Governor's Office, April 2)

G450C Names TSMC Official to a Top Post (Times Union, Mar 25)

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Feb 4-6: SEMICON Korea 2015

March 17-19: SEMICON China 2015

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From SEMICON Europa 2014 (Oct 2014)

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tech and prods

Entegris Launches Next Generation of 450mm Wafer Carriers (Dec 3)

Chad Industries Will Demonstrate Flexible Automated Wafer Handling for 450mm Wafers at SEMICON West 2014 (June 2014)

Video: 450 Wafer Engine within Jet EREM (Brooks, Apr 2014)

SOKUDO Immersion ArF Litho Track--Added to Dainippon Screen 450mm Tool Set at G450C (Dainippon, Feb 2014)

New System Doubles Positioning Speed for 450mm (Schneeberger, Feb 2014)

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semi standards

450mm Standards Update (SEMI, Oct 2014)

450mm Standards Update (SEMI, June 2014)

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