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Semiconductor Industry 2015-2025 
Top-level semiconductor perspective, feature dimension trends (includes 450mm discussion), NAND flash, DRAM, and areas of new opportunity. (SEMI; white paper by Handel Jones, IBS; Aug 4)

F450C Panel Updates Progress at SEMICON West 2015
At SEMICON West, the Facilities 450mm Consortium hosted a panel of representatives from F450C and G450C member companies to provide an update on fab facilities and infrastructure progress in preparing for the transition from 300mm substrates to 450mm. (F450C, July 23) 

Notchless Wafer Standard Approved: 450mm Standards Update 
450mm notchless wafer standardization effort has been under discussion for over a year. (SEMI, Mar 2015)

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industry news

White Paper: Semiconductor Industry 2015-2025 (section 2) (SEMI/IBS, Aug 4)

SEMICON Day 3: Leti, Intel Keynote, 450mm (Pic!) and Innovation Keynote (SemiWiki, July 15)

Nikon Announces 450 mm ArF Immersion Scanner at SUNY Polytechnic Institute is Transitioning to Wafer Patterning (Bloomberg, July 9)

450mm Focus Goes West (Elec Weekly, May 28)

Event at upcoming SEMICON West 2015: Update on Industry Status of 450mm

First-of-its-Kind 450mm Immersion Lithography Tool Installed at SUNY Poly's Albany NanoTech Campus (AZNano, Apr 16)

Flexible Facilities for 450mm Facilities (SST, Apr 7)

Israeli Consortium to Sign $2.9M Agreement with SUNY Poly CNSE to Develop Critical Tools for Industry Transition to 450mm Technology (SUNY CNSE, Mar 3)

Hidden Costs of Toxic Gas Abatement (F450C, Feb 4)

Enable 450 Newsletter -- (F. Horizons, funded by EC; Jan 2015) 

EU Semi Funding “As Healthy As It Has Ever Been”, says Bryant (Elec Weekly, Jan 22)

Challenges to Process Optimization and Yield (F450C, Dec 10)

Entegris Launches Next Generation of 450mm Wafer Carriers (SST, Dec 3)

Fab Plan Filed, Not Set (TimesUnion, Oct 28)

450mm Standards Update: Oct 2014 (SEMI, Oct 13)

450mm Development Status Reports from SEMICON West 2014 (SEMI, Aug 5) 

Pfeiffer Vacuum joins the Facilities 450mm Consortium (SST, Aug 20)

450mm Development Status Reports from SEMICON West 2014 (SEMI, Aug 5)

EUV is Key to 450mm Wafers (SemiEngin, July 31)

What Happened to 450mm? (SemiEngin, July 17)

G450C GM Paul Farrar Discusses First 450mm Patterned Wafer, Progress at SEMICON West 2014 (July 10)

NanoCollege Unveils First Patterned 450mm Wafer (TimesUnion, July 8)

450mm Technology Development Update at SEMICON West 2014 (Agenda for Thursday, July 10)

Chad Industries will demonstrate flexible automated wafer handling for 450mm wafers at SEMICON West  (June 12)

NanoCollege Taking the “Notch” out of Chip Wafers  (TimesUnion, June 12)

EUV Nudges toward 10nm (EE Times, June 5)

Interview with: Christophe Maleville (Soitec) on Wafers in the FD-SOI Supply Chain (Semi. Mfg and Design, June)

Is 450mm Dead in the Water? (SemiEngin, May 15)

Metro450 Conference 2014 Discusses all Things 450mm Wafers (Pradeep Blog, May 8)

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From SEMICON Europa 2014 (Oct 2014)

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semi standards

Notchless Wafer Standard Approved (SEMI, Feb 2015)

450mm Update on SEMI Standards (SEMI, Feb 2015)

450mm Standards Update (SEMI, Feb 2015)

450mm Standards Update (SEMI, Oct 2014)

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