So far the answer is absolutely yes for 90 nm based on purely public official knowledge.Question is, Does China have complete capability to sustain semiconductor industry end-2-end? Assuming that nothing can be imported at all.
Stop spamming this thread with your garbage, tidalwave. We want quality discussions here.
So far the answer is absolutely yes for 90 nm based on purely public official knowledge.
It is 90 nm solely due to the limitation of the photolithography portion, everything else is good down to leading edge or slightly below leading edge.
Next steps: better ArF dry scanner (65 nm capable) and immersion ArF (28 nm capable). Then, improve wafer stage for 14 nm FinFET.
I know least about EDA, butIt does appear to be the case, since there are Chinese vendors at every stage of the fabrication process. But to truly verify that assertion, you probably need industry insiders to do a full accounting beyond the first-level drill-down of the equipment categories - there are so many different equipment involved in the fabrication process. Another way to do it is look at all the equipment/machines that the major Chinese semiconductor companies bought more recently and see what type of equipment that Chinese equipment makers are still not supplying, which still takes considerable industry knowledge though.
In addition to equipment, there is also the question of materials and chemicals used in the fabrication process.
Finally, we know China has established and upstart EDA vendors, but we don't know what levels of process they can support. In this, you need not only functionality, but many existing IP libraries, something that take years to build up.
My sense is that currently the 28nm process nodes still can not be produced with fully indigenous technologies.
@gadgetcool5 you have to thank Uncle Sam and the Japanese LDP, the next targets is TSMC while SK is smart enough to protect Samsung.Japan's collapse has been the remarkable semiconductor story of the past 30 years. They used to be at about 50% and now they're at 10%.