4/2/2014 2:32:18 PM
Daily Gazette: Nikon to produce 450mm wafers for CNSE
ALBANY — Nikon Corp. will start producing 450mm wafers in June for computer chip companies at the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering in Albany to work on next-generation research and development.
Nikon’s 450mm immersion lithography tool will start patterning and delivering the wafers this summer for the nanocollege’s industry partners to build computer chips on the larger platforms.
“Nikon is proud to reach this key phase,” said Kazuo Ushida, Nikon’s executive vice president. “450mm scanner development is progressing on target to ensure advanced photolithography tooling will satisfy chipmakers’ requirements, and be ready for insertion when the industry decides to make this critical transition.”