Engineers have developed an ultracompact beamsplitter -- the smallest on record -- for dividing light waves into two separate channels of information. The device brings researchers closer to producing silicon photonic chips that compute and shuttle data with light instead of electrons.
Semiconductor Technology Symposium (STS) sessions on lithography and transistor scaling on July 15 will be held in conjunction with the upcoming SEMICON West (July 14-16). These programs will focus on the challenges for high-volume manufacturing at advanced process nodes, including EUV, other lithography strategies, and new wafer processing approaches. Debra Vogler, SEMI explains.