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May • June 2018; Volume 22, Number 3

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Advanced packaging techniques like FOWLP demand mature lithography solutions for the challenging processes required to manufacture high-performance devices. The Veeco-Ultratech AP300®, which was used for the research in the featured article, has a variable numerical aperture lens that can be optimized to maximize depth of focus while maintaining higher resolution performance. It can process wafers with up to 7mm of warpage and is configurable with an optical system that provides a full wafer topography map to help optimize the focus position for each exposure.

Cover photo courtesy of Veeco Instruments Inc.

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