April 6, 2001

EUVL to mark milestone of prototype completion with televised celebration

A celebration marking the latest milestone in extreme ultraviolet lithography will air on Lab TV Channel 25 on Wednesday, April 11, 10-11 a.m.

The celebration takes place at Sandia Livermore and will include remarks by Gen. John Gordon, administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration. Also included will be CEO Craig Barrett; Congresswoman Ellen Tauscher; Sunlin Chou, chairman of the EUVL Limited Liability Consortium; and Mim John, vice president of Sandia National Laboratories/ California.

The EUV Lithography Milestone Celebration marks the completion of the first full-scale prototype machine for inscribing computer chips using extreme ultraviolet (EUV) light. The EUV lithography technology is being designed to eventually replace the current chip lithography technique, which will reach its physical limit in another few years.

The EUVL project is a unique industry-government collaboration involving Sandia, Lawrence Livermore and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories, and industrial partners Intel, Motorola Inc., AMD Inc., Micron Technology Inc., Infineon Technologies and IBM.