Imprint for semiconductors comes out of the closet at Advanced
Ready for nanoimprint ?
3D patterning news at Photonics West
3D construction ahead
ReRAM Gains Even More Steam
New memory solutions
ReRAM Gains Steam
New transistors demand new materials
Manufacturing Of Next-Generation Channel Materials
Molecular Imprints gets acquired
Molecular Imprints becomes a virtual reality company
Some thoughts on how Moore's law really can be extended
3 ways to reload Moore's law
New approaches to imaging both large and small
5 reasons EUV will or will not be used
an interview with Matt Colburn of IBM on published data that speaks to the
real status of EUV
The new year starts as usual with Photonics West 2015.
Next 3D printing takes a new turn
LIFT your 3D printing application
First up GaN materials
GaN on Si meets Si
Review of a movie about the most influential computer scientist..
Update to the story on next generation hard drives.
Hard drive update - BPM achieves 1.3 T bit per squ. inch
Is the Lockheed announcement on fusion - real or corporate BS ?... an
extract and analysis of the actual patent application.....
Fusion power for all ?
Image from Lockheed Martin
Two articles on the role of big data in fab management
Predictive fab management
Big data in the fab
Will DSA and multi-patterning take over as CD's shrink ?
Directed self assembly - hype or revolution
The race between HAMR and patterned media
The uncertain future of hard drives
July - upgraded to Contributing writer at Semiengineering.com
Climate change and new business opportunity
The largest planet wide business opportunity….ever
What happens when shrinks no longer work ?
Beyond Moore's Law
Some thoughts on the most recent Cosmos episode on the age of the
Defects And Contamination Control
Summaries from Photonics West 2014
I presented a paper on the technology of insulating windows at Photonics
West in Feb. SPIE Newsroom asked for a short summary.
Identifying the best insulating windows
The final paper will be published as
M. Watts, Design strategy for low emissivity windows with effective
insulation, Proc. SPIE 8981, p. 8981-53, 2014. (In press.)
The big news for imprint watchers, MII gets acquired
A Milestone In Imprint Lithography
Follow on thoughts on consortia with my annual gratuitous use of a sport
Are consortia fair competition ? – the NFL model
A consortium celebrates a significant anniversary
IMEC’s 30th Anniversary: A Consortium With Impact
Happy New Year !
First thoughts ... Printed Electronics particularly after CES 2013
Printed electronics gets serious about manufacturing
3D printing keeps getting new news
More 3D Printing Applications
Bringing back fond memories of managing software programs
Lessons from Healthcare.gov
Returning to more traditional patterning
3D Printing: Is This A Real Manufacturing Revolution?
Blog site has changed to
I have changed all the links below so they go to the blog archive
Time to meet a patterning master
an octopus that cloaks with both color and texture
Its Printed Electronics season
Printed sensors enable new ways to interact with portable devices.
Back to displays OLED displacing LCD but not affecting industry leaders.
Another green project summarized in blogs, full version here...
Design Strategy for Low e windows with effective insulation
Something different, a longer look at solar energy, summarized in blogs
and in full here.......,
New solar cells for an undifferentiated, overcapacity, rocket ship
Final thoughts from Adv. Litho.
Directed Self Assembly, double patterning and crying in beer
Yet more from Adv. Litho
“More photons are good”, KLA’s new scatterometry tool provides another
Drill down at Adv. Litho...
Cymer’s EUV team has an exciting few months
It's time for SPIE Advanced Lithography
Extreme sources, block copolymers, and resist polishing at SPIE
Another blog from Photonics West
Optical interconnect for flexible electronics
"Pyramids are not just for Pharoes"
LED and optics developments from Photonics West
New paper - a summary of developments in large area Wire Grid
Polarizers made by Agoura Technology . I will present two papers, based
on this work, at SPIE Photonics West and SPIE Advanced Lithography
A process for, and optical performance of, a low cost Wire Grid Polarizer
Printed electronics - IDTech update
Patterned Media - getting closer
2 blogs on SPIE's Photonics West conference
An customizable imaging spectrometer – otherwise known as a
High performance LED’s on Si wafers – the race is on
5 blogs on SPIE's Advanced Lithography conference
You Nits - a different way to think about nanolithography
Incumbency rules ! – in lithography as elsewhere.
Advanced Semiconductor Device Lithography - pushing the optical limit
Advanced Semiconductor Device Lithography - what is going to happen
Directed Self Assembly – record breaking small features
Different wavelengths from one material – a new freedom in LED design
IEEE Photonics 2011
Transdermal patches – a maturing bio imprint application ?
IEEE Photonics Conference 2011 preview
How to Print an Electron
Printed electronics for RFID’s make progress
Nanomenhirs, a new opportunity for Obelix 3 beams
Cell phone optics - imprint manufacturing
Patterned LED Substrates Photonics West
Photonic Cloaking Devices, Photonics West
HAMRing imprint or not, Advanced :Lithography
Imprint as the next NGL- the saga continues, Advanced Litho.
Optics out of metals, Photonics West 2011
Impattern now blogs on "ImPatterning" at http://semiengineering.
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Impattern perspectives on the latest conference news have been "Top 5
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Photonic Crystals for LED's Photonics West
Miracle free applications for printed electronics SID ,
Next generation printed electronics SID
Imprint developments at Adv. Litho.
Strategies for the fabrication of low cost molds
Advances in Roll to Roll Processing
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Microfluidic Devices; Materials and Processes
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Patterned Light Emitting Diodes
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Imprint patterns 75 atom feature in patterned media
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