SEMICON West 2022

SEMICON West 2022 will be held from July 11-14, 2022 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, USA. The event will be run alongside the FLEX Conference & Exhibition and the Design Automation Conference.

SEMICON West is a premier event connecting the entire semiconductor community from design, materials, and equipment to manufacturing and system integration. The scope and products exhibited at SEMICON West 2022 will cover all sectors of the microelectronics supply chain, including electronic design automation, device fabrication and final manufacturing. During the conference, business and technology leaders, researchers, and industry analysts from across the microelectronics industry will network and exchange insight and opportunities for future trend-defining collaborations.

Canatu will be represented in-person by CTO Ilkka Varjos, whose expertise lies in developing partnerships, new applications, and IPR. Request a meeting with Ilkka to discuss our how Canatu is enabling the continuity of Moore’s law by creating the most advanced carbon nanotubes for industry-transforming products. Our advanced CNT is suitable for a variety of EUV applications due the unique combination of properties.

Canatu CNT offers:

  • record 97% transmittance at EUV
  • high heat stability >1500°C
  • robustness to pressure differentials
  • nanoscale particle filtering

Our advanced CNT can be used e.g. as EUV pellicles to protect the photomask from defects and maximize wafer throughput.

Request a meeting

Request a meeting with Ilkka to discuss how Canatu CNT can enable the next step in semiconductor efficiency. Fill in the form and we’ll get back to you soon to finalize the details.

To keep up with the pace of development, the semiconductor industry has developed extreme ultraviolet lithography (EUVL) technology, which uses extreme ultraviolet wavelengths to produce wafers with transistor node sizes of 7 nm or less. As manufacturing volumes and the demand for smaller semiconductors rise, there is greater need to avoid defects on the wafer that can cause costly yield losses. Such defects are caused by very small particles that land on the photomask during printing.

To mitigate this issue, Canatu offers a unique solution based on free-standing CNT membranes that enable nanoscale particle filtering in a demanding EUVL environment. An EUV pellicle based on Canatu CNT exhibits high EUV transmittance, low reflection and flare, high heat resistance and mechanical strength, which can effectively protect the photomask from particle contamination while permitting EUV transmission.

These unique properties, along with Canatu’s experience in mass producing free-standing CNT membranes since 2021, signify the company’s potential to enable breakthroughs in the rapidly changing semiconductor industry.

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