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It is the year of 45nm at Intel. One of the biggest issues is taking all the wonderful technologies Intel has announced around this new generation and turning them into reliable processes that can make chips by the millions with high yield. In this video, Tom Franz talks about how Intel addresses defect learning in manufacturing, as well as what their trademark 'copy exactly' means in today's environment of fast learning, short cycle times, rising SKUs, DFM, and APC. He discusses how automation is allowing them to better cope with these issues and still deliver Intel's legendary product uniformity.

Tom also talks about Intel's foundry strategy. It's not just another fab-lite or asset-lite approach. Find out how Intel uses it to give them a competitive advantage in addressing their customers' needs.


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