No company can match both the storied history of International Business Machines and its reputation for leading edge technology innovation.
In addition to manufacturing and selling hardware, software, and middleware, IBM is a major research organization, holding the record for the most patents generated by a business for each of the past 23 years.
Leveraging the high performance computing expertise at RPI’s Center for Computational Innovations (CCI), IBM addressed a wide array of the engineering issues that crop up routinely at the forefront of semiconductor manufacturing research. The insights that came out of this the RPI/IBM collaboration are put to use in IBM’s research and manufacturing facilities on an ongoing basis. Some of the questions that have been looked at impact manufacturing at several different scales: leading edge lithography, alignment issues in memory and logic devices, and reliability in packaging.