Wright Williams & Kelly, Inc. Conducts 6th Annual Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology Survey

February 15, 2012 (Pleasanton, CA) – Wright Williams & Kelly, Inc. (WWK), a cost & productivity management software and consulting services company, announced today the start of its 2011 survey on equipment and process timing in the semiconductor industry. The survey results will be consolidated and provided to all participants free of charge. Participation in the survey is the only way to receive a full set of results. The survey form can be downloaded from the WWK web site at: http://www.wwk.com/2012survey.pdf.

Last year’s survey showed that respondents expect to see the following manufacturing technologies in production by 2012:
   • Double patterning
   • Through Silicon Vias (TSV)
   • Through Silicon Vias – Cu Fill
   • HiK Gate (HfO2, ZrO2, etc.)
   • Equipment suppliers using remote diagnostic capability
   • Manufacturing capacity, utilization and cycle time simulation
   • Implementation of 300mm prime advances

However, survey respondents did not expect to see the following technologies in production until 2015 or beyond:
   • 193 high index immersion lithography
   • Direct write
   • EUV lithography
   • Imprint lithography

With more than 3,000 users worldwide, Wright Williams & Kelly, Inc. is the largest privately held operational cost management software and consulting company serving technology-dependent and technology-driven organizations. WWK maintains long-term relationships with prominent industry resources including SEMATECH, SELETE, Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI), and national labs and universities. Its client base includes nearly all of the top 20 semiconductor manufacturers and equipment and materials suppliers as well as leaders in nanotechnology, micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS), thin film record heads, magnetic media, flat panel displays (FPD), solid state lighting/light emitting diodes (SSL/LED), and photovoltaics (PV).

WWK’s product line includes TWO COOL® for detailed process step level cost of ownership (COO) and overall equipment efficiency (OEE), PRO COOL® for process flow and test cell costing, Factory Commander® for full factory capacity analysis and activity based costing, and Factory Explorer® for cycle time reduction and WIP planning. Additionally, WWK offers a highly flexible product management software package that helps sales forces eliminate errors in product configuration and quotation processes.

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