a wafer metrology consortium under MAGNET

How?

How?

Israeli metrology companies are fierce competitors. How are they able to get together in such a consortium? The answer lies in the type of knowledge they share. No information is shared that is machine-specific. Details about how the measurements are done are not shared. Instead, non-core-IP is revealed. The cooperation lies in cooperation in pre-competitive issues, such as those described in the work packages.

The effort of Metro450 is currently split up in to five work packages.  Each are described in detail here.  Each work package is led by an expert in the particular field and who is an employee of one of the member companies.  The members of the work packages include both industry members and academic members.  Each work package group meets regularly to discuss goals, challenges and advances in their respective fields.