Newsletter | July 20, 2005

7.20.05 -- Feature Article: New Infrared Tool Measures Silicon Wafer Thickness

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New Infrared Tool Measures Silicon Wafer Thickness
To help the semiconductor industry meet its 2010 quality control roadmap goals, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology developed a new instrument that measures differences in thickness across a 300 mm wafer with a repeatability of 5 nm...

R&D 100 Award For Developing A Novel Radiation Detector
The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory, Kansas State University and Yinnel Tech, Inc., of South Bend, Indiana, have won a 2005 R&D 100 Award for developing a highly efficient, low-cost radiation detector...

Dual SATA Bridge Chip From Oxford Semiconductor Brings Fully Portable Data Storage
Supporting both USB2.0 and External SATA connections, the OXU921DS from Oxford Semiconductor enables the design of external storage products capable of providing complete portability of personal data between existing and future computing platforms...

New Slurry From Rohm And Haas Electronic Materials Enables Low-k Copper Device Manufacturing Through 65nm Node
Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials, CMP Technologies, introduced a new copper barrier slurry designed specifically to help customers deal with chemical mechanical planarization (CMP) in low-k integration schemes at the 90nm and 65nm technology nodes...

Tanaka And Microbonds Announce Strategic Alliance To Release X-Wire Technology
Tanaka Denshi Kogyo K.K. and Microbonds, Inc. announced an alliance to launch a line of insulated gold bonding wires that address the significant interconnect bottlenecks facing the semiconductor industry...

SUSS MicroTec Unveils Non-Contact Probe System
SUSS MicroTec AG has introduced a non-contact probe system. Using a patented technique it acquires signals from the smallest features without loading the circuit under test. The SUSS system does not rely on optical emissions for acquisition and supplies both voltage and timing information...

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