January 30, 2001 in Social Responsibility News

SAMSUNG Electronics and Shipley Commercializes Photo Resist for Gigabit Chips

SEOUL, Korea - January 30, 2001 - Samsung Electronics and Shipley Corp. (a subsidiary of the Rohm and Haas company) have become the first in the industry to commercialize a photo resist for argon fluoride (ArF) lithography. This polymer material is used to print the circuitry on semiconductors with a capacity of one gigabit or higher. Mass production of such devices requires a design rule no larger than 0.09 microns, and Samsung’s breakthrough is considered a seminal technology enabling the mass production of gigabit chips. Previously, 0.10 microns was recognized as the technological limit of circuit line width.

Chipmakers have long been seeking to use an ArF light source for forming circuits below 0.10 microns. Until now, however, they have been unable to commercialize a product that satisfies both the resolution and dry etch resistance (ability to maintain the desired circuit shape once the lithographic process is complete) requirements.

By being the first with a commercially viable photo resist for ArF, Samsung is positioned to lead the introduction of gigabit chips, expected to make their market debut in 2002. The new compound is considered capable of being used in printing circuits down to the 0.07-micron level. Samsung officials say that they can combine their latest breakthrough with high-resolution photolithography to fabricate DRAMs of up to 64 gigabits.
Samsung Electronics has applied for patents related to its new technology in nine countries, including the US, Japan and Taiwan. The company has signed an agreement to transfer this technology to Shipley Corp. of the US.

This product is currently on display at Semicon Korea, an international exhibition for semiconductor equipment and material.

About Samsung Electronics
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., with 2000 sales revenue of KRW34.3 trillion, is a world leader in the electronics industry. The Korea-based concern has operations in about 50 countries with 54,000 employees worldwide. The company consists of three main business units: Digital Media, Semiconductors and Information & Communications Businesses. For more information, please visit our website, http://samsungelectronics.com


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