Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors

Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button

Home > Press > Luminescent Advances Computational Lithography Lead

Inverse Lithography Technology Selected By Top DRAM, Logic and Microprocessor Chip Makers in Europe, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and the US

Luminescent Advances Computational Lithography Lead

Palo Alto, CA | Posted on February 10th, 2009

Luminescent Technologies, Inc., the pioneer and first-to-market provider of computational lithography solutions for the global semiconductor industry, continues to advance its lead, with six major semiconductor manufacturers in Europe, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and the US now using its Inverse Lithography Technology (ILT) to develop computational solutions in a mix of environments -- from production at the 50- nm node to development at 36-nm, 28-nm and 22-nm nodes. Customers include DRAM, logic and microprocessor leaders who are tapping ILT's unique capabilities as they implement lithography solutions for their difficult or otherwise impossible to manufacture cutting-edge products.

The accelerating adoption of ILT for development and production use over the past two years follows extensive benchmarking and evaluation by Luminescent's customers. Now more than ever, these leading-edge manufacturers are seeking powerful software solutions to advance their lithography strategies. With Luminescent's flagship product, the Inverse Explorer(TM), they benefit from the industry's most advanced and comprehensive computational solutions, including source-mask optimization (SMO), model-based sub- resolution assist feature (SRAF) generation, and automated design rule development. These capabilities are required for semiconductor manufacturers to develop lithography processes that not only optimize manufacturing yields at current nodes, but also bridge the lithography gap across several future device generations.

"Since 2007, through our collaborative work with industry leaders, we have developed Inverse Explorer into a tool that semiconductor companies now consider indispensable for their leading-edge designs," said Dr. Moris Kori, President and CEO of Luminescent Technologies.

Computational lithography (or computational scaling) is based on using mathematical models to improve the resolution of light across a critical layer of an integrated circuit (IC). It has become the most viable and economic approach for extending 193-nm wavelength lithography through at least the 22- nm generation. Its successful commercialization by early pioneer, Luminescent, means that for the first time in the history of the semiconductor industry, Moore's law is being enabled by software innovation rather than advances in hardware-centric lithography technologies.

"Customers confirm that the capabilities of our Inverse Explorer tool are unmatched by any other computational lithography tool on the market. Thanks to ongoing collaboration with these semiconductor manufacturers, we continue to expand the Explorer's unique capabilities, giving the industry a powerful and affordable solution that enables the migration to future manufacturing nodes using 193-nm lithography hardware", added Kori.

Luminescent executives will be present at SPIE Advanced Lithography 2009, to be held in San Jose, Calif., Feb. 22-27. To schedule a meeting at the conference, please email Tom Chang at .

About Inverse Explorer

Inverse Explorer ships as an integrated software and hardware system. Its software algorithms couple Luminescent's powerful inverse lithography technology with fast optical and resist models and sophisticated geometric transformation routines. Its hardware platform is built with generic state- of-the-art HPC servers, allowing integration with other pieces of the design- to-silicon flow using standard data input/output formats.


About Luminescent Technologies, Inc.
Luminescent provides computational lithography solutions to the global semiconductor industry. Luminescent is a privately-held, venture-backed company based in Palo Alto, California.

For more information, please click here

Copyright © PR Newswire Association LLC.

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

Unusual quantum liquid on crystal surface could inspire future electronics October 22nd, 2016

Physicists use lasers to capture first snapshots of rapid chemical bonds breaking October 21st, 2016

Nanoparticle vaccinates mice against dengue fever October 21st, 2016

New perovskite solar cell design could outperform existing commercial technologies: Stanford, Oxford team creates high-efficiency tandem cells October 21st, 2016

Chip Technology

Unusual quantum liquid on crystal surface could inspire future electronics October 22nd, 2016

Scientists find technique to improve carbon superlattices for quantum electronic devices: In a paradigm shift from conventional electronic devices, exploiting the quantum properties of superlattices holds the promise of developing new technologies October 20th, 2016

Exploring defects in nanoscale devices for possible quantum computing applications October 19th, 2016

Leti Scientists Participating in Sessions on Med Tech, Automotive Technologies, MEMS, Si-photonics and Lithography at SEMICON Europa: Teams also Will Demonstrate Technology Advances in Telecom, Data Fusion, Energy, Silicon Photonics and 3D Integration October 18th, 2016


Unusual quantum liquid on crystal surface could inspire future electronics October 22nd, 2016

Nanosciences: Genes on the rack October 21st, 2016

Physicists use lasers to capture first snapshots of rapid chemical bonds breaking October 21st, 2016

Nanoparticle vaccinates mice against dengue fever October 21st, 2016


Iran to hold intl. school on application of nanomaterials in medicine September 20th, 2016

Tailored probes for atomic force microscopes: 3-D laser lithography enhances microscope for studying nanostructures in biology and engineering/ publication in Applied Physics Letters August 11th, 2016

Smarter self-assembly opens new pathways for nanotechnology: Brookhaven Lab scientists discover a way to create billionth-of-a-meter structures that snap together in complex patterns with unprecedented efficiency August 9th, 2016

Nanoscientists develop the 'ultimate discovery tool': Rapid discovery power is similar to what gene chips offer biology June 25th, 2016

The latest news from around the world, FREE

  Premium Products
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More

Nanotechnology Now Featured Books


The Hunger Project