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Semiconductor Etching With Light
2012-09-29 05:28:50

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers at one US university have developed a new, low-cost method of etching minute features onto semiconductor wafers while monitoring the process as it happens. University of Illinois electrical and computer engineering professor Gabriel Popescu and colleagues say that their method allows chipmakers to use a special microscope that uses two beams of light to precisely measure the topography. Their technique allows...


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  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
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