In light of the technology roadmap, chipmakers – both integrated device manufacturers and foundries – are faced with a choice as to how they will proceed: continue to pursue advanced nodes (More Moore) or find ways to extend existing/legacy nodes (More than Moore). Those of us in the materials space must likewise decide how to serve the needs of our customers in this environment.
This is the theme of a recent editorial published in the February/March issue of Solid State Technology magazine by George Barclay, Ph.D., Global Litho Technologies Business Director, DuPont Electronics & Imaging.
As Barclay notes in his opinion piece, there is a distinct divide between the handful of major companies driving advanced nodes in both logic and memory (encouraged by EUV lithography finally coming to fruition) and those firms that are opting to put their efforts behind legacy nodes. New markets and devices are providing fresh opportunities for these older nodes to sustain traction, and new technology needs continue to emerge to support them.
For DuPont’s lithography portfolio, this means a strategic decision to support customers who choose either path. With a strong and diverse portfolio that ranges from 128nm down to 7nm and below, DuPont will continue to innovate and drive quality improvements across its offerings in photoresists, functional sublayers, and other materials for microlithography to support diverse customer needs.
To read more of Barclay’s thoughts, read the full article on the Solid State Technology website.