BEYOND THE LAYERSOUR TECHNOLOGY HELPS CREATE THE WORLD’S MOST ADVANCED SEMICONDUCTOR CHIPS.
CHIPS THAT LIE BEHIND THE LATEST TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS THAT ARE CHANGING OUR WORLD.
Today’s consumers want ever more processing power in smaller and smaller devices so they can benefit from smart technology in all areas of their lives. Helping them to be more productive at work and making their leisure time more rewarding.
To meet their demands, the world’s top chip manufacturers rely on our state-of-the-art thin layer deposition technology. Our technology is used to make chips that are used to help people to make the most of their lives. From helping them to connect with each other instantly, anytime, anywhere on their portable smart devices, to the intelligence behind new smart vehicles.
But let’s take a look beyond these layers. Let us show you how we create value now and how we’re powering the future.
BEYOND THE LAYERSTHE (UN)IMAGINABLE
POTENTIALWHO KNEW THAT WE WOULD ONE DAY HAVE SMART PHONES ENABLING US TO RECORD A HIGH QUALITY VIDEO AND INSTANTLY UPLOAD IT TO THE WORLD?
Today, we take them for granted but they’re only possible because of the power of the latest semiconductor chips and their potential to keep increasing in power. Technological potential is enabling human potential.
But behind this ‘magic’ lies pure science. Our equipment and process technology is a vital link, translating the underlying physics and chemistry into the steps needed to deposit the complex layers in precise locations.
So can anyone say what will happen in the next twenty years? As semiconductor manufacturers produce microchips with ever-greater processing power, what new uses will human beings find for them?
How will our lives change? Where will the journey take us?
To see into the future, we need to imagine the unimaginable.
BEYOND THE LAYERSTHE (IN)CREDIBLE
DISCOVERIESYOU WOULD BE AMAZED IF YOU SAW THE INNOVATIONS TAKING PLACE AT THE ATOMIC LEVEL HELPING TO MAKE SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES EVER SMALLER.
And you wouldn’t be alone. These advances never cease to amaze us and we are the ones making them happen. Every few years we witness something extraordinary, as the incredible in our R&D labs becomes reality in the form of innovative new technologies.
Today, we can deposit layers measured in atoms on advanced transistors measured in nanometers. To put that in perspective, a human hair is 100,000 nanometers in diameter.
Helping to create devices that enable us to immerse ourselves in virtual worlds to experience the thrill of walking on the moon or the wonder of travelling to the bottom of the ocean. While providing the innovative technologies that support amazing advances in healthcare.
If that’s not incredible, we don’t know what is.
BEYOND THE LAYERSTHE (UN)COUNTABLE
NUMBERSQ. HOW LONG WOULD IT TAKE YOU TO COUNT THE NUMBER OF BITS IN A 256 GIGABIT MEMORY CHIP? A. OVER EIGHT YEARS.
And that’s only if you counted 24 hours a day without sleep.
It’s a mindboggling statistic and yet the numbers just keep getting bigger as chips become more powerful. But if you work in medical robotics or virtual reality gaming, you (or, perhaps, your computer) are familiar with working with huge numbers; in fact you rely on them.
Our innovations are used to deposit extremely precise, thin film layers for double patterning technology, which makes it possible to produce cutting-edge chips.
More bits, more bytes. As semiconductor-makers continue to follow Moore’s Law, our technology has to become ever more precise to make computing huge numbers possible.
Don’t worry, even if you can’t count the numbers, you can count on our technology to do the job.
BEYOND THE LAYERSTHE (IN)VISIBLE
POWEROUR TECHNOLOGY DEPOSITS THE ULTRA-THIN LAYERS OF MATERIAL NEEDED TO FORM THE BILLIONS OF TRANSISTORS CONTAINED ON THE MOST ADVANCED MICROPROCESSOR CHIPS.
Transistors are the basic building blocks of silicon chips that combine to make a system that has the power to perform computing tasks faster than we can comprehend.
Transistors can be as small as a few dozen atoms across and can control the flow of electricity itself. The most advanced microprocessors now being made use billions of transistors enabling our customers to further reduce the size of their chips.
The same transistors drive the high tech systems that enable smart power grids, providing us with an extraordinary opportunity to take energy production into a new age of productivity, accessibility, and sustainability benefitting both our economic and our environmental health.
Transistors: the invisible power helping to make visions of a sustainable future a reality.
BEYOND THE LAYERSTHE (IN)TANGIBLE
DIMENSIONSTODAY’S MOST ADVANCED TRANSISTORS ARE SMALLER THAN MOST PEOPLE CAN EVEN IMAGINE - ONLY A FEW NANOMETERS ACROSS.
The smallest transistors currently capable of being manufactured are around the same diameter as six strands of DNA - the very essence of life itself. Smaller transistors help manufacturers fit more of them into the design of their chips increasing their processing power.
Yet as transistors shrink in width, they are starting to head upwards. They are moving into the third dimension.
As the industry shifts from 2D to 3D chips, our advances will be used in the new devices that will connect the cities of tomorrow. Growing smarter urban environments where people, their homes, devices, vehicles, and offices can connect, collect and exchange data.
Today’s transistors might be too small to see and touch but they are helping to transform the very tangible physical world around us.