Accession Number : ADA206887

Title :   Microelectronics Manufacturing Technology: A Defense Perspective.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jan 87-Mar 88,

Corporate Author : INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s) : Van Atta, Richard H. ; Bertrand, Harold E. ; Keller, Michael I. ; Ruzzi, Joseph M. ; Squassoni, Sharon A.

Report Date : APR 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 85

Abstract : This report represents the findings of the Defense Microelectronics Technology Base Program. It summarizes the current status of the domestic semiconductor industry and presents recommendations regarding DoD's role in supporting microelectronics manufacturing, including DoD's approach to and involvement in SEMATECH, an industry consortium to address competitive manufacturing technology. Emphasis is placed on assessing alternatives in lithography technology as a key element in reaching competitive manufacturing capabilities. The report recommends that a national-level effort be mounted on a range of advanced lithography approaches (not exclusively x-ray) and the related mask technology. Specific suggestions are made regarding the direction of SEMATECH and a coherent program within DoD for supporting and promoting microelectronics technology in conjunction with involvement in SEMATECH is recommended. The report covers developments through April 1988, prior to establishment of the DoD-SEMATECH Memorandum of Understanding.

Descriptors :   *MICROELECTRONICS, ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT, PRODUCTION, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, SEMICONDUCTORS, PHOTOLITHOGRAPHY, MICROCIRCUITS, INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH, RESEARCH MANAGEMENT.

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Administration and Management

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE