industry news

Number of 300mm IC wafer fabs expected to reach 100 in 2016  (SST; Apr 16, 2016)

Number of 300mm IC Wafer Fabs Expected to Reach 100 in 2016 (EMS Now; Apr 15, 2016)

State Budget Plans $60 million to go directly to SUNY Poly Computer Chip Partnership (AlbanyReview; Jan 15, 2016)

SEMICON Europa Part 1; Update on G450 and More (SST; Nov 23)

Infographic on 450mm (F450C; Nov 16)

How About 310mm Wafers? Or 320mm? Or Even 350mm? (ElecWkly, Sept 25)

White Paper: Semiconductor Industry 2015-2025 (section 2) (SEMI/IBS, Aug 4)

F450C Panel Updates Progress at SEMICON West 2015 (F450C, July 23) 

SEMICON Day 3: Leti, Intel Keynote, 450mm (Pic!) and Innovation Keynote (SemiWiki, July 15)

Nikon Announces 450 mm ArF Immersion Scanner at SUNY Polytechnic Institute is Transitioning to Wafer Patterning (Bloomberg, July 9)

450mm Focus Goes West (Elec Weekly, May 28)

Event at upcoming SEMICON West 2015: Update on Industry Status of 450mm

First-of-its-Kind 450mm Immersion Lithography Tool Installed at SUNY Poly's Albany NanoTech Campus(AZNano, Apr 16)

Flexible Facilities for 450mm Facilities (SST, Apr 7)

Notchless Wafer Standard Approved: 450mm Standards Update (SEMI, Mar 2015)

Israeli Consortium to Sign $2.9M Agreement with SUNY Poly CNSE to Develop Critical Tools for Industry Transition to 450mm Technology (SUNY CNSE, Mar 3)

Hidden Costs of Toxic Gas Abatement (F450C, Feb 4)

Enable 450 Newsletter -- (F. Horizons, funded by EC; Jan 2015) 

EU Semi Funding “As Healthy As It Has Ever Been”, says Bryant (Elec Weekly, Jan 22)

450mm Update on SEMI Standards (SEMI, Dec 2014)

Challenges to Process Optimization and Yield (F450C, Dec 10)

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

450mm Innovations & Synergies for Smaller Diameters (SEMI, Nov 2014)

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)

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May 16-19: ASMC 2016 (Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing Conference Poster Session) includes: 

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  • Advanced CMP Processes for 450mm Applications  

June 8-9:   SEMICON Russia 2016

July 12-14: SEMICON West 2016

Sept 7-9:    SEMICON Taiwan 2016

Oct 25-27:  SEMICON Europa 2016

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