AMD discloses that its yield problem on the 130nm

Article: Coverage of IEDM 2003: Day 1
By: mas (mas769.delete@this.hotmail.com), December 11, 2003 7:59 am
Room: Moderated Discussions
David Wang (dwang@realworldtech.com) on 12/10/03 wrote:
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>mas (mas769@hotmail.com) on 12/10/03 wrote:
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>>"
>>AMD discloses that its yield problem on the 130nm SOI process was due to the integration
>>of Low-K materials into the process rather than SOI.
>>"
>>
>>Now that is the killer line that will get you hits and looky sees all around the Web, lol.
>

http://www.siliconinvestor.com/stocktalk/msg.gsp?msgid=19584598

told you. :-). In fact I think yours was a Web exclusive.

>AMD also talked about a few things like how they gradually modified the gate structure
>for SOI until it finally achieved the performance they were expecting. Apparently
>the transplanted gate structure performed rather sub-optimally.
>
>AMD had some nice slides, and I've asked to see if I can get them to include with
>the article. However, the presenter won't be back in Germany until after the 19th.
>I'll either have to wait and see if he'll send the slides or just write it up without the slides.
>
>According to the presenter, AMD was seeing quite a bit of defects from the edges
>of wafers, since the adhesion of the metal stack was sub-optimal. They were in fact
>flaking off, and causing more problems toward the center of the wafer.
>
>

Fascinating. It just shows that these guys are almost like explorers going into unchartered territory where you never know what is lurking round the corner. You and Paul have produced a fine body of work here, don't get disheartened, we all read it and appreciate it even if we are not always vocal about it. :-)

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