Merging mask design and manufacturing to drive cycle-time improvement

Kalk, Franklin
June 2007
Solid State Technology;Jun2007, Vol. 50 Issue 6, p72
Trade Publication
The author reflects on the constant evolution of mask design and mask manufacturing processes to lower manufacturing costs and improve cycle time. He details the development of each process up to the point where some semiconductor companies decided to merge both processes due to problems with cost and cycle time pressures. The author believes that the move of the industry to integrate both services is a sign of maturity.


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