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Memory-maker Micron intends to implement extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography in its fabrication plants by 2024. Designed to keep Moore's Law alive by allowing the fabrication of ever-smaller chip features, extreme ultraviolet lithography is still relatively unusual in the semiconductor industry - helped by the high cost of …

  1. Mike 137 Silver badge

    "Designed to keep Moore's Law alive...."

    Moore's Law can't be kept alive, as it never really existed. Moore made a passing comment about the rate at which fabrication was advancing, quite secondarily to another topic that was (to him) more interesting. Typically, the minor comment was latched onto and the major point has been entirely forgotten.

    There's absolutely no scientific, engineering or logical basis for there to be a constant rate of chip density increase, so "Moore's Law" is really nothing other than fabricators' PR hype.

    1. Yet Another Anonymous coward Silver badge

      Re: "Designed to keep Moore's Law alive...."

      Specifically he was talking about the most cost effective chips being a shrinking in size, because the cost of processing was pretty much constant per area of wafer.

      That hasn't been true for the past few iterations because the cost of euv fabs and the time taken to multiple pass layering

      The justification for euv scale is speed, power consumption and the need to pack a super computer into a phone rather than Moore's law making smaller chips cheaper

  2. Porco Rosso

    Motion control of the Optics

    If you look how far we are in the motion controls, precision, speed, material knowledge etc of the optics in these Extreme Ultraviolet Lithography Machines its crazy.

    The register crew should make a article of that hidden tec

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