February 09, 2012

CNSE And Partners Share Research Results At SPIE

By: Nicolas Mokhoff

Source: EE Times

MANHASSET, NY -- More than 60 scientific and technical papers detail results from research by CNSE scientists and industry partners at next week's SPIE Advanced Lithography 2012 conference.
Among the research results are from collaborative programs betweeen the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (Albany, NY) and its industrial partners, including IBM, GlobalFoundries, Tokyo Electron Ltd., Applied Materials, Novellus Systems, ASML, Dow Electronics and Nanometrics.
Also at the event, CNSE graduate Craig Higgins will be honored with the “2011 Hiroshi Ito Memorial Best Student Paper Award in Resist Materials and Processing Technology.” His paper, “Coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) in EUV lithography: LER and adhesion improvement,” resulted from a joint research project funded by Sematech, also a CNSE partner. Higgins received his Ph.D. in Nanoscience from CNSE last May and is now working as a principal EUV lithography engineer at GlobalFoundries.
Plenary presentations at the SPIE venue include "The Mobile Wireless Phenomenon: A Continued Need for Advanced Lithography" by Jim Clifford, Vice President and GM, CDMA Technologies; "Squares Do Not Make Good Frisbees" by C. Grant Willson, Chief Technology Officer, Photronics Inc.; and "High-Resolution Patterning: A View of the Future" by Christopher J. Progler, professor of Chemical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin.

The plenaries are complemented by technical papers.

The SPIE Advanced Lithography conference is being held February 12 through 16 in San Jose, Calif.