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Technology acceleration: the suppliers' challenge
Author(s): Walter J. Trybula
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Paper Abstract

The technology acceleration of the ITRS Roadmap has many implications on both the semiconductor supplier community and the manufacturers. This work examines the impact of technology acceleration on the suppliers, the manufacturers of tools, materials and masks. From an Industry perspective, the development and product life cycle are examined with respect to the resources required and the return on investment. Historical information is available regarding the length of time required to develop a manufacturing worth product. Resource requirement estimates are available, so it is possible to develop an investment curve for product development. Similarly, estimates of total product sales provide the basis of the investment recovery scenario. From these evaluations, the Industry return on investment can be projected. It is possible to evaluate the impact of changes in technology on suppliers as the industry moved from 248nm to 193nm.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 July 2003
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 5043, Cost and Performance in Integrated Circuit Creation, (2 July 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.485286
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Walter J. Trybula, International SEMATECH (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5043:
Cost and Performance in Integrated Circuit Creation
Alfred K. K. Wong; Kevin M. Monahan, Editor(s)

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