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Grenon honored with BACUS Lifetime Achievement Award at SPIE Photomask

30 September 2010

BELLINGHAM, Washington, USA -- Brian Grenon, Grenon Consulting, Inc., received the BACUS Lifetime Achievement Award at the recently completed SPIE Photomask Technology meeting held in Monterey, California.

The award was presented in recognition of his various contributions to the Photomask industry; specifically to haze characterization, photomask process development, and photomask process education.

"Brian has been a tireless supporter of the BACUS for many years and has been instrumental in the continued relevance of the BACUS organization," said Warren Montgomery, SPIE Photomask 2010 Chair, and Frank Abboud, chair of the BACUS lifetime achievement award committee.

As president of Grenon Consulting, based in Colchester, Vermont, he is a highly regarded consultant in the areas of pattern generation, mask materials and processes, mask failure analysis, resist development, defect inspection, repair, pellicles, yield management and improvement, mask specifications, and mask strategic planning. He also provides consulting in the area of contamination control and analysis, and nanolithography and science to include nano-imprint and extreme ultra-violet (EUV) lithography.

Grenon is an SPIE Fellow and has twice been Symposium Chair for SPIE Photomask Technology. He has published over 200 technical publications in photomask technology and chemistry, and holds 6 patents in photomask technology.

SPIE Photomask Technology is sponsored by SPIE and BACUS, with additional sponsorships from SEMATECH, Hitachi High Technologies America, Synopsys, Carl Zeiss SMS, JEOL USA, Mentor Graphics, DNP America, Hoya, Micro Lithography, Applied Materials, Solid State Technology, and Photonics Media.

SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, was founded in 1955 to advance light-based technologies. Serving more than 180,000 constituents from 168 countries, the Society advances emerging technologies through interdisciplinary information exchange, continuing education, publications, patent precedent, and career and professional growth. SPIE annually organizes and sponsors approximately 25 major technical forums, exhibitions, and education programs in North America, Europe, Asia, and the South Pacific, and supports scholarships, grants, and other education programs around the world.

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