Wright Williams & Kelly, Inc. Conducts 7th Annual Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology Survey

February 13, 2013 (Pleasanton, CA) – Wright Williams & Kelly, Inc. (WWK), the global leader in cost and productivity management software and consulting services, announced today the start of its 2013 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/2013survey.pdf.

Last year’s survey showed that respondents expect to see the following manufacturing technologies in production no later than 2013:
   • Double patterning
   • Source/Mask Optimization (SMO
   • Through Silicon Vias (3-D Integration)
   • Through Silicon Vias – Cu & W Fill
   • HiK Gate (HfO2, ZrO2, etc.)
   • Metal or Dual Metal Gate

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
   • 450 mm wafers

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, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, 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), photovoltaics (PV), and healthcare.

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/Healthcare Commander® for full facility capacity analysis and activity based costing, Factory Explorer® for cycle time reduction and WIP planning, and TCOe™ for energy production project costs (cost/kilowatt-hour). 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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