Semiconductor Manufacturing

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Date of Publication: Aug 1, 2015
On many levels, solid-state drives are similar to hard drives. They usually connect to a system by way of the SATA interface (though PCI Express-based drives are also available for ultrahigh-performance applications), and they store files just as any other drive does. SSDs, however, eschew the magnetic platters and read/write heads of hard-disk drives in favor of nonvolatile NAND flash memory, so no mechanical parts or magnetic bits are involved.

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Date of Publication: Aug 1, 2015
High-density packaging offer a host of benefits including performance improvements such as shorter interconnect lengths between die, resulting in reduced time of flight, lower power supply inductance, lower capacitance loading, less cross talk and lower off-chip driver power. This report examines and projects the technologies involved, their likely developments, what problems and choices are facing users, and where the opportunities and pitfalls are. The worldwide markets are analyzed and projected.

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Date of Publication: Aug 3, 2015
Crystalline silicon is currently used in over 90% of PV cells. Despite the lower potential cost of emerging thin-film technologies (less material, higher theoretical efficiencies), crystalline silicon is expected to remain the dominant PV technology for at least the next 10 years due to its higher current average efficiency and its greater stability. This report analyzes the market for both crystalline and thin film solar cells, equipment to make them, and polysilicon as a starting point.

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Date of Publication: Aug 1, 2015
The unique chemical, magnetic, electrical, and optical properties of the REE have led to an ever increasing variety of applications. These uses range from automobile exhaust catalysts to consumer products that include phosphors in color television and flat panel displays (cell phones, portable DVDs, and laptops), to rechargeable batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles, and numerous medical devices. There are important defense applications such as jet fighter engines, missile guidance systems, antimissile defense, and space-based satellites and communication systems. Permanent magnets containing neodymium, are used in hard disk drives and wind turbines.

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Date of Publication: Aug 1, 2015
Chemical mechanical planarization (CMP) is a very important process in semiconductor manufacturing. The combination of mechanical abrasion and chemical etching enable polishing and flattening of wafers before the photolithography stage. This helps in avoiding the depth of field issues during illumination. This technology-marketing  report examines and projects the technologies involved in the planarization of semiconductor layers.  The emphasis is on Chemical Mechanical Polishing (CMP).  This report discusses the technology trends, products, applications, and suppliers of materials and equipment.  A market forecast for CMP equipment and materials is presented.

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Date of Publication: Aug 3, 2015
Optical methods of wafer imaging have remained the dominant force in the IC industry, despite claims made by E-beam, X-ray, and focused ion beam equipment manufacturers that even higher resolution is needed for VLSI devices. Two of the main reasons for the continual acceptance of this technology have been system maturity and the development of more effective exposure ultraviolet radiation. The current advances in optical system will eventually reach their limits, resulting in competitive marketing and technology strategies by X-ray vendors for a share of the microlithography market. The primary objective of this report is to review the current issues dealing with lithography as applied to the manufacture of VLSI devices.

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Date of Publication: Aug 1, 2015

As one of the leading enablers of technological progress, semiconductors are expected to play a key role in the growing interconnectedness of things. Two factors have driven this change. The first is the advent of the cloud that has made it feasible to store very large amounts of data to be transmitted to and received on wired or wireless devices. The second is the continued reduction in the cost of manufacturing semiconductors that makes it feasible to install them on a range of everyday devices that were previously unconnected. This report addresses the markets for Sensors, Microcontrollers, and Wireless Transceivers for Smart Technology segmented by Smart Cities, Smart Transportation, Smart Homes, Smart Industry, and Smart Health.