Microfabrication in Industry
A dynamic world drives our industry. The foundry segment, to keep up, must embrace new materials, new architectures, heterogeneous integration, and new ways of enabling capability. The 200 mm fab, long obsolete for leading-edge CMOS, nonetheless operates in a sweet spot of cost and flexibility that can support unconventional thinking without the constraints of total automation. We will explore several illustrative case studies, and show how these facilities hold the key to the next waves of innovation using the Technology as a Service (TaaS) model.