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On-Wafer Images Overview
Phillip Corson
September 26, 2013
September 25, 2013P. Corson, M. Kinney, J. Thoubboron, M. Renke...
∗ Goal
∗ Patent Overview
∗ Potential Applications
∗ Patent Status
∗ Competition
∗ Summary
September 25, 2013P. Corson, M. ...
∗ Review US patent 6629292 and related material to
determine commercial products viability
∗ Patent describes a method for...
∗ The patent describes a method for producing a grayscale images using
variable width lines
∗ This is general method for c...
∗ An alternative to Microfilm/Micro-fiche
∗ Microfilm is a seven billion dollar a year business - even in the
computer age...
∗ Using chips with images where holograms are used
today
∗ Security
∗ Single level images for basic security
∗ Multilevel ...
∗ Using chips with images where holograms are used
today
∗ Novelty
∗ Imagine kids gathered in a group looking over their p...
∗ Information about the hologram industry
∗ A 1 billion dollar industry. With about $600 million of it in security and
nov...
∗ Authentication
∗ Government agencies – CIA, FBI, NSA, ATF, military
∗ Security – ITAR and security clearance
∗ IBM Burli...
∗ Patent in force and assigned to International Business
Machines
September 25, 2013P. Corson, M. Kinney, J. Thoubboron, M...
∗ A company already SELLING a hardened micro fiche
service based on a semiconductor derived process. You
can find them at:...
∗ Extremely small grayscale images can be created
using existing semiconductor metal processing
∗ Resolution can exceed th...
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  1. 1. On-Wafer Images Overview Phillip Corson September 26, 2013 September 25, 2013P. Corson, M. Kinney, J. Thoubboron, M. Renkert 1
  2. 2. ∗ Goal ∗ Patent Overview ∗ Potential Applications ∗ Patent Status ∗ Competition ∗ Summary September 25, 2013P. Corson, M. Kinney, J. Thoubboron, M. Renkert 2 Agenda
  3. 3. ∗ Review US patent 6629292 and related material to determine commercial products viability ∗ Patent describes a method for producing extremely high resolution images using semiconductor metal processing ∗ Meets all the rules for functional wiring ∗ Images produced with this method are very difficult to copy September 25, 2013P. Corson, M. Kinney, J. Thoubboron, M. Renkert 3 Goal
  4. 4. ∗ The patent describes a method for producing a grayscale images using variable width lines ∗ This is general method for creating images – However essential for images using semi- conductor processing ∗ Semiconductor processing is not required to use this technique. The converse is not true. This technique is more or less essential for doing small images using modern semiconductor processing ∗ One of the reasons the dot density or dot size approaches do not work is there are minimum sizes both for the stability of the resist used and for forming small lone images in the resist. This technique gets around these semi- conductor process limitations by using a frame wire. Extremely small deltas to these wires form the complex images. September 25, 2013P. Corson, M. Kinney, J. Thoubboron, M. Renkert 4 Patent Overview
  5. 5. ∗ An alternative to Microfilm/Micro-fiche ∗ Microfilm is a seven billion dollar a year business - even in the computer age ∗ Microfilm is used primarily as an archive medium, with an expected life of 500 years - if the film is carefully stored ∗ The very best microfilm has a resolution of about 25,000 dots per inch (dpi). Our technique can achieve more than 50,000 dpi ∗ Still have levels of gray available at 50,000 dpi. With OPC techniques, process tweaks, and multi level storage, we can be incredibly dense compared to microfilm ∗ The technique can be price competitive with microfilm especially if the images are already in a digital form ∗ Refinements for doing black and white images more densely. Most micro fiche storage involves text records not photographs September 25, 2013P. Corson, M. Kinney, J. Thoubboron, M. Renkert 5 Potential Applications
  6. 6. ∗ Using chips with images where holograms are used today ∗ Security ∗ Single level images for basic security ∗ Multilevel images for enhance authentication ∗ Encrypted single to multilevel information for security ∗ Combine options for multilevel authentication September 25, 2013P. Corson, M. Kinney, J. Thoubboron, M. Renkert 6 Potential Applications (cont.)
  7. 7. ∗ Using chips with images where holograms are used today ∗ Novelty ∗ Imagine kids gathered in a group looking over their pokemon card collections. On some of the best cards there is a small chip with 10s of images of the pokemon in action and tons of critical information about the pokemon. With their handy dandy $12 'pocket pokemon microscopes' they dive into the world of pokemon September 25, 2013P. Corson, M. Kinney, J. Thoubboron, M. Renkert 7 Potential Applications (cont.)
  8. 8. ∗ Information about the hologram industry ∗ A 1 billion dollar industry. With about $600 million of it in security and novelty. ∗ There are 1500 manufacturers of the most common embossed holograms - the credit card ones. ∗ 500 of these are individuals, fraud is rampant. ∗ Custom holograms start at about $17,000 dollars. ∗ They ALL require 1/2 of the money for a 'run' up front. ∗ Runs of stock holograms might cost 8-12 cents each in large quantities although the big credit card companies probably do better than that. ∗ A wafer, one mask and partial processing and we come up with a per image cost at 1mm X 1mm of pennies each. ∗ Efforts underway to print holograms on demand seem crazy to us. Holograms offer the little security they do because they are somewhat hard and expensive to produce. Why do they want to make them easier to make? September 25, 2013P. Corson, M. Kinney, J. Thoubboron, M. Renkert 8 Potential Applications (cont.)
  9. 9. ∗ Authentication ∗ Government agencies – CIA, FBI, NSA, ATF, military ∗ Security – ITAR and security clearance ∗ IBM Burlington is a secure foundry ∗ RFID industry – visual verification RFID tag is authentic ∗ Medical devices ∗ Fine Art ∗ Paper securities – stocks, bonds, notes, currency ∗ Design service for semiconductor designers ∗ Create ‘groundrule correct’ design data from customers input ∗ Verification requires license to foundries Design Kit September 25, 2013P. Corson, M. Kinney, J. Thoubboron, M. Renkert 9 Potential Customers
  10. 10. ∗ Patent in force and assigned to International Business Machines September 25, 2013P. Corson, M. Kinney, J. Thoubboron, M. Renkert 10 Patent Status
  11. 11. ∗ A company already SELLING a hardened micro fiche service based on a semiconductor derived process. You can find them at: www.norsam.com and the Mormon church is one of their customers ∗ Images being created by Georgia Institute of Technology with AFM - http://newshub.agilent.com/2013/08/22/new- technology-creates-nano-art/ September 25, 2013P. Corson, M. Kinney, J. Thoubboron, M. Renkert 11 Competition
  12. 12. ∗ Extremely small grayscale images can be created using existing semiconductor metal processing ∗ Resolution can exceed the equivalent of 50K dpi ∗ Fully compatible with functional semiconductor use ∗ Difficult to counterfeit September 25, 2013P. Corson, M. Kinney, J. Thoubboron, M. Renkert 12 Summary
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