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CONNECTING THE DOTS

CONNECTING THE DOTS

CLOUD COMPUTING

THE INTEGRATED EXPERIENCE

Cloud computing. Accessing your data
or programs by connecting your
computer to the Internet, wherever you are. Most of us recognize the convenience it brings. And it’s a trend that is growing fast.

With people increasingly using integrated mobile devices to operate and manage their lives, working from a fixed office is no longer always necessary. Vast server farms and data storage centers located around the world make connecting to your virtual office a reality, no matter where you are. But to work, cloud computing relies on the technology used to produce high performance, high capacity wireless networking chips.

Our equipment and process technology is a vital link, translating the underlying physics and chemistry into the processes needed to deposit the complex layers in precise locations. Our atomic layer deposition technology is critical for chip makers to produce high density devices using 3D memory and FinFET transistors. ASMI and cloud computing: it’s all connected.

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SMART CARS

DRIVEN BY BIG DATA

The car has always been a symbol of independence and autonomy, enabling us to connect with each other across countries and across borders. But they are changing. Today’s cars are miracles of computing power and sensors. They produce vast amounts of data, helping to make them safer, more efficient, more convenient, and more capable. And as cars become more connected they will increasingly communicate with one another, improving road safety, driver awareness, and reducing their environmental impact.

Driving this forward is microprocessor technology. It’s also our innovations that are used to deposit the extremely precise, thin film layers that enable advanced solutions, such as double patterning technology, which make it possible to produce higher density memory chips. More bits per chip and faster data access time helps connected cars more quickly store and process data. We are working on the future, now.

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INTERNET OF THINGS

THE FUTURE OF SMART LIVING

As the devices we use every day become embedded with sensors and gain the ability to connect, our lives will change. We will enjoy greater functionality, efficiency, and freedom. Our homes will communicate with us and the outside world, helping fill the fridge before it’s empty or enabling us to conserve energy and cut costs. Known as the Internet of Things, this vast collection of connected devices will enable us to automate many of our daily tasks, increasing their uniformity and quality and saving us valuable time.

And the driver behind the Internet of Things? The ongoing advances being made in chip technology. And it’s our thin- film deposition systems that are used to manufacture the complex sensors and wireless network controllers that make much of tomorrow’s machine-to-machine interaction possible.

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ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

NEXT LEVEL LEARNING SYSTEMS

Imagine a school where the lessons are optimized for each student, as the system ‘learns’ what the students need to focus on. Or your doctor was automatically notified if your blood pressure increased to an unsafe level. To make education and health care more effective, we will rely on artificial intelligence to connect the dots in the treasure trove of big data we will produce. But to make that possible, we will need computers powerful enough to make cognitive decisions based on connected inputs, observations and results.

Our deposition technology is used to create transistors at the world’s most advanced chip factories, enabling them to manufacture microprocessors containing billions of transistors, each only a few dozen atoms across. And through our ALD technology, transistors are now being built using a 3D vertical architecture, meaning even more transistors on each powerful chip.