Our recent Open Innovation Workshop brought together quantum technology leaders from across the ecosystem to identify key challenges in quantum information systems and explore opportunities for collaboration. The central theme that emerged from the day is that quantum is about so much more than computing; there are many applications in areas like sensing, metrology and communications encryption on the near-term horizon.
Metrology allows process engineers to see the results of process steps. Today, driving improvements in chip performance, power and area/cost (PPAC) requires novel architectures and exotic material stacks. This is introducing new sources of atomic-scale variation that can negatively impact chip performance and yield. It is becoming imperative to “watch” the deposition process as it occurs to control variability and deliver repeatable performance.
Head-mounted displays for virtual, augmented and mixed reality have the potential for a variety of applications but there is still a lot of room for improvement in display technology. Applied Ventures portfolio company Avegant is hoping to change that.
Many of us know what it’s like to put in long hours at work. But what we may not realize is that some of our colleagues are working 15+ hours a day risking their own safety to help those in need of support and resources.
Applied Materials recently joined the United States Advanced Ceramics Association to deepen our connection with suppliers and application developers, and explore potential areas where our materials engineering leadership can help enable the next major technology inflections.
The ability to detect and identify defects becomes increasingly difficult as chips continue to shrink. In this blog, I discuss a new approach to Defect Review Scanning Electron Microscopy that increases sensitivity of defect identification and isolates true defects from the noise.
I recently sat down for a video interview with G. Dan Hutcheson, CEO of VLSIresearch, to discuss why the industry is moving to new memory solutions and what strategies are being implemented to alleviate the memory bottleneck.