Wednesday, December 22, 2021

EUV: The Most Precise, Complex Machine at Intel

In Intel’s second “Behind this Door” video, take a sneak peek into fab D1X in Oregon to see what is likely the most complicated machine humans have built. An extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography system uses radically shorter wavelengths to project circuit patterns onto silicon wafers — wavelengths at 13.5 nanometers, or more than 10 times smaller than today’s lithography machines. The EUV machine pushes Moore’s Law forward and chip makers cannot produce leading-edge chips without it.