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            Ali Salehpour

            A Letter from Ali Salehpour - Powering Faster, Smarter, More Connected Solutions to Make Customers Successful

            Our world is rapidly evolving into a faster, smarter and more connected place. With a 5G cellular backbone on the horizon, the speed of communications and breadth of connectivity will both increase exponentially.

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            AI Will Enable Next-Generation Quality Systems

            By Selim Nahas

            Factory automation increasingly depends on our ability to make complex decisions rapidly, but many semiconductor fabrication processes have exceeded the cognitive capabilities of humans to troubleshoot anomalies and assess all relevant variables. Thus, automation has become a key strategy used to address these challenges.

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            Applied and SC Solutions Partner on Real-Time Profile Control for 200mm CMP

            By Nanochip Staff

            Compared with CMP for 300mm wafers, planarizing 200mm wafers with thick copper layers presented new challenges. Smaller polishing head zone sizes, much thicker bulk copper processes, and wafer edge issues added up to a demanding development process.

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            Foldable Phones Bend the Limits of Technology

            By Kerry Cunningham

            After years of discussion about flexible, bendable displays for mobile electronic devices, the first and most logical of these devices, foldable phones, will hit the market this year—along with some as yet unresolved issues and challenges.

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            Subject Matter Expertise is Critical for Smart Manufacturing Analytics

            By James Moyne and Michael Armacost

            Subject matter expertise (SME) will continue to be a critical component of microelectronics manufacturing analytics, especially as we move to smart manufacturing and big data solutions.

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            The Future of Power Needs to be Exotic

            By Llew Vaughan-Edmunds

            Moore’s Law follows the continual advancement of smaller silicon transistors, which is ideal for faster operating speeds in processors and increasing memory size density.

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            Achieve Better, Lower-Cost Handling of Chamber Exhaust

            By Jim L'Heureux, Dustin Ho, Andreas Neuber

            Managing chamber effluent has never been more important, given the need to maintain high tool productivity while meeting cost, environmental and safety requirements.

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            Big Data Analytics for Smart Manufacturing

            By James Moyne and Jimmy Iskandar

            Applied Materials has led the way over the past few years in determining a big data analytics path for the semiconductor manufacturing industry. 

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            Delivering Service Supply Chain Excellence

            By David Lammers

            In an industry as demanding as semiconductor manufacturing, where globalization, capital investments, and technical complexity continue to accelerate, the availability of service parts inventory to ensure equipment availability is a critical success factor.

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            The Last Word

            By David Lammers

            When Ellie Yieh, fresh out of the University of California at Berkeley’s chemical engineering program, joined Applied Materials 30 years ago, the semiconductor industry was poised to make a series of fundamental technology changes.

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