Evolution of the Silicon Wafer Infographic

As the Facilities 450mm Consortium works to enable the transition to a new wafer size, it is important to remember how the semiconductor industry reached this point and what are the economic factors that drive such an evolution. The infographic below presents a high-level overview of the history of the wafer followed by the milestones we’ve reached with 450mm technology so far. The visual representation exemplifies the collaboration necessary to scale up in wafer size while taking the history of the silicon substrates and their increasing size and thickness into account. Explore the infographic below and check back regularly for the latest version, complete with new breakthroughs in 450mm process and facility technology.

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