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Technology acceleration: the change in industry requirements
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 im-pact of technology acceleration on the manufacturers and the resultant supplier impact. This work begins with an overview of the forces in the industry that are driving the accel-eration. Providing an analysis of the drive behind the acceleration, the impact on total production is developed. This acceleration results in more functionality per unit area in a shorter time frame. Based on a constant growth of devices, the technology acceleration reduces the requirements for manufacturing capacity increases. This fact has a direct im-pact on the supplier community. An additional factor is introduced, which is time to market. An analysis of the impact of "winning" the time to market race provides insight into a key industry driver. This work provides an improved understanding of the market forces that drive the semiconductor industry.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 July 2003
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 5043, Cost and Performance in Integrated Circuit Creation, (2 July 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.485287
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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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