Wednesday, October 8, 2014
 

11:30
SEMI Market Outlook- Fab Investments and Equipment Spending Forecast
  Daniel Tracy, Sr. Director, Industry Research & Statistics, SEMI
SEMI Market Outlook- Fab Investments and Equipment Spending Forecast
Daniel Tracy

Daniel Tracy
Sr. Director, Industry Research & Statistics
SEMI

Abstract
The presentation will highlight the latest update on fab investment trends impacting the semiconductor industry. Where is the money going: new fabs, more capacity or new technology? What does the future hold for fabs? These investment trends include fab construction and equipment spending, and highlights of investments by foundry, memory and other industry sectors. The forecast for the semiconductor equipment will cover regional spending trends for 2014 and 2015 as well as the overall forecast for Wafer Processing, Test, and Assembly & Packaging equipment.

CV of presenting author
Dr. Dan Tracy is responsible for developing and executing the global strategy for SEMI industry research and statistics products and services. Tracy is responsible for preparing market reports and presenting on trends impacting the electronic materials and equipment markets globally. In addition, Tracy is responsible for managing market statistics partnerships globally. Prior to joining SEMI in 2000, Tracy was a Research Associate with Rose Associates, a prominent market research and consulting firm specializing in electronic materials. Prior to this, Tracy was employed at National Semiconductor's Package Technology Group. Tracy has a Ph.D. in Materials Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a M.S in Materials Science & Engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology and a B.S. in Chemistry from State University of New York (SUNY) College of Environmental Science and Forestry.

11:55
The Impact on Process Materials Requirements for 3D Transistors and Vertical NAND
  Lita Shon-Roy, President / CEO, Techcet Group, a Techcet CA LLC Company
The Impact on Process Materials Requirements for 3D Transistors and Vertical NAND
Lita Shon-Roy

Lita Shon-Roy
President / CEO
Techcet Group, a Techcet CA LLC Company

Abstract
Current 3-dimensional structures present new challenges relating to uniformity, lithographic resolution, high aspect ratio etching and fills, and planarization while addressing continuing need to stay at or below current technology node scaling. For example, printing of structures for logic or memory devices below 20nm, without EUV, requires improved photolithography and hardmask materials used for multi-patterning processes. 3D transistors used in logic devices now demand better ion implant more isotropic doping processes, driving end users to look at alternatives to traditional ion implantation. Gap fill will continue to be a challenge as structures become more 3-dimensional and shrink. Better fill properties and perhaps lower K dielectrics from front end materials will be required. High K Gate dielectric precursors will continue to evolve, as higher mobility materials are needed, while cleaning requirements will become even more stringent, seeking ways of ensuring no net addition of impurities that may shift sensitive threshold voltages. For Vertical NAND, while less complex than logic devices, have transistor structures that will continue to push the limits of lithography with the extended use of multi-patterning, using even lower temperature dielectrics, required for numerous thin, conformal, and defect free material stacks. These devices will have similar challenging issues to logic devices with regard to high aspect ratio via and trench etches, and subsequent dielectric deposition, metal via and trench gap fill. What do these challenges really mean in terms of changing material requirements and volume opportunity? In this presentation we highlight those processes that must have better, alternative process materials, and contrast these with materials used for current devices. Finally, market forecasts will be presented on those materials that offer the best opportunity for the future.

CV of presenting author
Lita Shon-Roy , President/CEO of Techcet, has worked in the electronics materials industry in business development and technical marketing for more than 25 years. Her work experience spans from business development, marketing and sales of IC's, equipment, and materials to process development of flat panel displays (TFTs). She has developed new business opportunities for companies such as RASIRC/Matheson Gases and IPEC/Speedfam and helped establish marketing and sales proficiency in companies such as Air Products/Schumacher, Brooktree/Rockwell, and Hughes Aircraft. Lita helped build IPEC as a leader in CMP equipment as Director of International Sales. In 1998, Lita co-founded Techcet Group, LLC. She has authored and co-authored various articles and texts focused on the semiconductor processing, industry forecasting, and the world economy and is now a recognized expert in electronic materials marketing and business development. Lita holds a Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering, with a specialty in Solid State Physics from USC and a Bachelor's Degree in Chemical Engineering from UCSD. She is currently completing her MBA at California State University.

12:20 World Electronics Industry Forecast 2012 – 2017
  Olivier Coulon, Consultant, DECISION