Air Products has joined the Front End Processes (FEP) program of the not-for-profit consortium SEMATECH, and will work with the organization to assess advanced materials and technologies for the development of sub-10 nm node III-V devices.

Continued scaling in the electronics business will require the use of new materials and chemistries to keep pace with the International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors (ITRS).

The goal of SEMATECH’s FEP program is to provide novel leading-edge materials, processes, structural modules and electrical and physical characterization methods to support the continued scaling of logic and memory applications.

Air Products will closely collaborate with SEMATECH’s engineers and leverage SEMATECH’s activities in advanced materials to enable better understanding of the underlying principles responsible for the deposition of III-V structures.

The goal will be to help guide the development of new chemical products that address a wide variety of needs for next generation semiconductor devices.