Major IC makers are on 450mm wafers, says ISMI

May 18, 2011 — Since the beginning of 2011, the supply chain has been secure and ready to make the wafer size transition from 300mm to 450mm, says Tom Jefferson, 450mm program manager, ISMI, in this video interview at The ConFab 2011.

Fundamentally, the entire supply chain needs to be ready at the same time for any major technology or process transitions. If some tools are ready and some are not, that poses a challenge, Jefferson notes.

Jefferson also updates us on ISMI’s program. ISMI expects the consortium to grow substantially over the next year, with additional staff and several new tools.

Also check out Jefferson’s presentation information from The ConFab.


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