Electronics Production | September 21, 2007

Will the chip industry move to 450mm wafers

The semiconductor industry is not certain whether wafers will need to increase from 300mm to 450mm. TSMC thinks 450mm will be needed, but Applied Materials, the world's largest maker of semiconductor manufacturing equipment, is less certain.
Applied believed it is more important to concentrate on getting manufacturing more efficient, and reducing cycle times, at the current, 300mm, generation of wafer fab.

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