In 1998, IBM and Novellus caught the world off-guard when they announced they were ready for copper. While most of the industry was chiming in to not look behind, behind the scenes they were scrambling to make the move. Few engineers knew about electroplating and CMP with copper. Up until this point the entire industry used aluminum. It was a major inflection and engineers everywhere had to bring it to production fast. In this interview, Anantha Sethuraman describes how KLA-Tencor changed the game by changing their entire marketing approach. Instead of selling tools, they hired process engineers like Anantha and had them show chip makers how to bring the technology to production faster with higher yields. It was win-win for everyone.

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Company logo and brand is prominently highlighted on The Chip History Center home page.

The Chip History Center provides a monthly tracking of click-throughs on the logo.

The Chip History Center provides a separate web page to present significant achievements about the partner. The objective is to feature the partnerís contributions to chip manufacturing. This also includes a Chip History Live Video interview with partnerís CEO and VLSIís G. Dan Hutcheson.

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Intended for companies that have reached a point of historical significance.

-  Company is prominently highlighted as a partner of The Chip History Center.

The Chip History Center features the partnerís contributions to chip manufacturing. This also includes a Chip History Live Video interview with partnerís CEO and VLSIís G. Dan Hutcheson.

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-  Intended for companies that would like to provide ongoing support for The Chip History Center.

-  Company is highlighted as a contributing sponsor of The Chip History Center.

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Intended as ongoing financial support for The Chip History Center.

-  Company is highlighted as a supporting sponsor of The Chip History Center.

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-  Your name is highlighted as an individual gold member of The Chip History Center.

-  The Membership includes the free chip history timeline poster, ready for framing. (Currently, the Test History   
timeline is provided.)

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-  Your name is highlighted as an individual member of The Chip History Center.

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