Intercultural Module|AMEC VP Dr. GUO Shiping Invited to Deliver Lecture for SPEIT
On the afternoon of December 16th, 2020, Vice President of Advanced Micro-Fabrication Equipment Inc., China (hereinafter referred to as “AMEC”) and General Manager of its MOCVD Product Division Dr. GUO Shiping was invited by SPEIT to deliver an online lecture titled “Opportunities and Challenges of Micro-LED Technology Development for Semiconductor Equipment Industry” to its third-year students.
As is universally known, semiconductor chips are not only the building blocks in the era of digitalization, but the commanding heights of advanced manufacturing, while integrated circuits and various micro-devices lay the foundation for intelligent digitalization and have fundamentally changed how people produce products and live their lives. Dr. GUO provided the evolution of the chip industry with a detailed presentation. Chip production is a very complicated process that involves dozens of devices and over 1,000 steps. Integrated circuits can be regarded as the buildings and interchanges in a micro world, which are required to be somewhere between 1/1000 and 1/10000 of the human hair diameter in both processing precision and repeatability, making their production technology the most challenging micro-processing technology. Mass production of chips as small as 10nm to 7nm in size is now possible across the globe, but China‘s mainland can only reach mass production of 28nm chips. Despite the huge gap, Chinese companies are building its research and development to catch up with their leading global counterparts.
Based on the history of AMEC, Dr. GUO introduced processing and packaging of plasma and through-silicon-via etching devices, and shared the stories behind the R&D of Prismo D-BLUE, a MOCVD device used for manufacturing blue-ray LED and AMEC’s first-generation 19-inch reactors, and Prismo A7, a MOCVD device used for manufacturing AMEC‘s second-generation 28-inch reactors. The MOCVD (Metal-Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition) devices developed by AMEC for manufacturing LED and power device wafers have already been put into mass production and become the leading devices with the largest market share in the blue-ray LED market.
As a company based in China that was built by a clutch of senior experts from scratch with extensive experience in chip manufacturing and R&D, AMEC has now become one of the world’s leading chipmakers after relentless efforts of over a decade. Dr. GUO encouraged the students to build a solid academic foundation by working hard at mechanical drawing, mechanics of materials, fluid mechanics, and signal processing, etc. all of which have extensive application in the semiconductor industry. He also called on them to devote themselves to China‘s chip industry and contribute to breaking the bottleneck for China’s science and technology.