Industrial gas giant
Air Products & Chemicals Inc.
) has collaborated with SEMATECH and joined the latter's Front
End Processes (FEP) program to assess advanced materials and
technologies for the development of sub-10 nm node III-V devices.
These devices are used in the semiconductor industry. The program
will take place at SUNY's College of Nanoscale Science and
III-V devices offer considerable power and performance
benefits including higher mobility, and enhanced drive current
and supply voltage scaling. To keep pace with the International
Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors (ITRS) continued scaling
will need to utilize new materials and chemistries.
Air Products will be working with SEMATECH's engineers. By
leveraging SEMATECH's capabilities, Air Products can accelerate
new advanced product development to enable better understanding
of the underlying principles that are responsible for the
deposition of III-V structures. This team will guide the
development of new chemical products, designed to cater to the
various needs for the next generation semiconductor devices and
The purpose behind the FEP program is to provide innovative
leading-edge materials, processes, structural modules and
electrical and physical characterization methods to support the
continued scaling of logic and memory applications.
SEMATECH, named after Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology,
is a non-profit international consortium of leading semiconductor
device, equipment, and materials manufacturers that performs
strategic research and development for manufacturing.
For over 70 years, Air Products has provided atmospheric,
process and specialty gases, performance materials, equipment,
and technology to its customers. The company's products have
enabled customers to become more productive, energy efficient and
sustainable by supplying innovative solutions to the energy,
environment and emerging markets.
Air Products, which currently retains a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold),
is set to announce its third-quarter fiscal 2013 results before
the market opens on Jul 23.
Other companies in the chemical industry having favorable
Zacks Rank are
Cytec Industries Inc.
PPG Industries Inc.
). All of them hold a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).
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