a wafer metrology consortium under MAGNET

Why?

Why?

The 450mm revolution requires a redesign of all the equipment in the manufacturing Fabs to meet the larger and more flexible wafers. In addition, the cleanliness and contamination specs need to be tighter to meet the 10nm and greater technology design rules. Since the primary reason of moving to 450mm is cost, the 450mm manufacturing tools must be faster to enable more dies out, All those expected changes lead to a concomitant requirements in significantly updated metrology tools. It is this major step in chip manufacturing which the Metro450 consortium wants to utilize as a slingshot far advancing Israeli-based metrology companies.