Members of the F450 Consortium, along with G450C management, met in mid-November at the beautiful new M+W Group office space in the Zen building at Albany’s SUNY Poly CNSE campus. Nearly all of the F450C member companies were in attendance and served as an opportunity to showcase the fine work being done by our member companies, moving the industry closer to high-volume manufacturing for the 450mm wafer. We engaged in lively conversation about our current priorities, realigned on existing and future priorities, discussed emerging opportunities for expanded collaboration and outlined a roadmap for the next 18 months.

While the primary objective of the F450C remains to collaborate with nanoelectronic fabrication facilities and leading semiconductor facility companies, we continue to look at opportunities to engage with other constituents of the semiconductor supply chain. Our path forward could involve projects such as tool install procedures based off of lessons learned in our research to date. Another focus could be on developing ways to make the next-generation wafer facility even more sustainable through the further development of green-mode systems and materials recovery and recycling.

The group meets regularly to give project updates and keep the momentum in 450mm technology moving forward.

Author: Todd Fosler

Program Manager – F450C

Project Development Director – M+W Group

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