Semiconductor industry analyst and CEO of VLSIresearch Inc., G. Dan Hutcheson published a video assessment of the Producer® Selectra™ etch system Applied introduced in June.
New Tech: Applied Materials' new etcher (embedded from www.youtube.com)
Summary: "Applied Materials' new Producer® Selectra™ Etcher is reviewed. It's billed as a Radically Different Etch Technology. Does it stand up to the claims? It this video, we examine why it really is radically different from a technical standpoint and is arguably the most innovative new etcher to be introduced since the early 1980s. The focus is on these questions: Why is Applied's Selectra important? What problems do Applied's Selectra attempt to solve? Does it enables next generation devices?"
Embedded Presentation from VLSI Research: