November 6th, 2015
Intel chose Nikon as the main supplier of lithographic devices
Intel chose Nikon as the main supplier of lithographic devices. The Dutch ASML was earlier strategic partner for 45 nanometers of technical process, the equipment of Nikon was used only for noncritical layers in development of chips.
The new mullions-strong contract on 32 nanometers creation assumes that technological development of Nikon will be used both on noncritical, and on critical layers.
The main precondition of the transaction of Intel calls small cost at not conceding ASML properties. The sizes of the 1st transistor are so small that them it is possible to find room for about 4 million into one pixel of the screen of your monitor.
The primordial rival of Nikon — the Canon company — is now occupied with creation of lithographic scanners for other manufacturing companies of chips, also tools prepare for start for production on 24 nanometers to technical process.