Applied Materials

Canvas Category OEM : Semiconductor

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Primary Location Santa Clara, California, United States

Financial Status NASDAQ: AMAT

We are the leader in materials engineering solutions used to produce virtually every new chip and advanced display in the world. Our expertise in modifying materials at atomic levels and on an industrial scale enables customers to transform possibilities into reality.

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Applied Ventures Invests in VVDN Technologies

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🔖 Topics: Funding Event

🏢 Organizations: VVDN Technologies, Applied Materials

Applied Ventures, LLC, the venture capital arm of Applied Materials, Inc., announced a growth equity investment in VVDN Technologies, one of the leading India-based electronics product design, software, and manufacturing companies. The strategic growth funding from Applied Ventures can enable VVDN to expand the R&D of next-generation semiconductor technologies as well as electronic products and solutions.

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Breakthrough Digital Lithography Technology From Applied Materials and Ushio to Enable More Powerful Computing Systems for the AI Era

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🔖 Topics: Partnership, Lithography

🏢 Organizations: Applied Materials, Ushio

Applied Materials, Inc. and Ushio, Inc. announced a strategic partnership to accelerate the industry’s roadmap for heterogeneous integration (HI) of chiplets into 3D packages. The companies are jointly bringing to market the first digital lithography system specifically designed for patterning the advanced substrates needed in the Artificial Intelligence (AI) era of computing.

The new DLT system is the only lithography technology that can achieve the resolution necessary for advanced substrate applications while delivering throughput levels required for high-volume production. With the ability to pattern less than 2-micron line widths, the system enables the highest area density for chiplet architectures on any substrate, including wafers or large panels made of glass or organic materials. The DLT system is uniquely designed to solve unpredictable substrate warpage issues and achieve overlay accuracy. Production systems have already been shipped to multiple customers, and 2-micron patterning has been demonstrated on glass and other advanced package substrates.

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Schneider Electric Partners with Intel and Applied Materials to Help Decarbonize the Semiconductor Value Chain with New Catalyze Program

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🔖 Topics: Partnership

🏢 Organizations: Schneider Electric, Intel, Applied Materials

Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, today launched Catalyze, a new partnership program aimed at accelerating access to renewable energy across the global semiconductor value chain.

Unveiled during SEMICON West 2023, Catalyze is a first-of-its kind program of collaboration among key semiconductor and technology industry leaders to address the supply chain emissions within their industry. The program joins other Schneider Electric supply chain partnership initiatives that seek to leverage the power of supply chain cohorts, including the Energize program for the pharmaceutical industry, and Walmart’s Gigaton PPA program.

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A Deeper Look into the New Vistara™ Platform

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🏢 Organizations: Applied Materials

This is not your run-of-the-mill equipment launch. Vistara is Applied’s most significant new platform in more than a decade – a purpose-built system that has been expertly designed over the past four years by hundreds of engineers from across Applied’s hardware, software, process technology and ecoefficiency teams.

The new Vistara platform is architected based on three pillars: flexibility, intelligence and sustainability. The following animation video highlights the capabilities and components behind each of these pillars.

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Pattern-Shaping System Speeds Up Chip Production

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✍️ Author: Anton Shilov

🔖 Topics: extreme ultraviolet lithography

🏭 Vertical: Semiconductor

🏢 Organizations: Applied Materials

Applied Materials has introduced its new Centura Sculpta pattern-shaping system that promises to provide a cost-effective alternative to extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography double patterning used to print dense interconnect lines and vias. As a result, the solution can reduce the number of EUV steps, production complexity and costs while potentially improving yields.

To keep advancing transistor performance, power consumption and density, chipmakers must adopt more sophisticated process technologies with tighter critical dimensions. Usage of dual EUV exposure is inevitable to print smaller features with 3-nm, 2-nm and thinner nodes. But double EUV patterning is expensive, lengthy and resource-consuming.

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Bringing Next-Generation eBeam Technology Out of the Lab and into the Fab

Challenges to Interconnect Scaling at 3nm and Beyond

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✍️ Author: Mehul Naik

🏭 Vertical: Semiconductor

🏢 Organizations: Applied Materials

Interconnects consist of two key metal components: the metal lines that transfer current within the same device layer and the metal vias that transfer current between layers. Pitch reduction narrows the width of both and increases resistance along with the time needed to move signals across distances. It also increases the voltage drop across a circuit, throttling circuit speed and increasing power dissipation.

While transistor performance improves with scaling, the same cannot be said for interconnect metals. In fact, as dimensions shrink, interconnect via resistance can increase by a factor of 10 (see Figure 1). This results in resistive-capacitive (RC) delays that reduce performance. It also increases power consumption. Interconnects consume close to one third of device power and account for more than 75 percent of RC delay, so improving interconnect resistance is the best way to improve overall device performance.

To enable logic scaling to continue, the industry is developing a new architecture called buried power rail with backside power delivery network (see Figure 4). This architecture routes power to the transistor cell from the back side of the silicon wafer, beneath the transistors. The approach is expected to provide three important benefits: improving voltage losses by as much as 7X; allowing the transistor cell area to be scaled by 20-33 percent; and leaving more cell space for the signal lines which also incur resistance from scaling.

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