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  • Archer Materials (AXE) achieves biochip device component sizes of just 15 nanometres (nm) through what it calls advanced lithography processes.
  • The achievement represents a minimum threshold of what is required for the development of the company’s technology and paves the way for miniaturisation below 10 nm
  • Archer achieved miniaturisation from 200 nm down to 15 nm — a “significant” reduction that potentially allows for billions of sensors on the company’s biochip
  • The extreme miniaturisation gives the company greater flexibility and higher integration density in its lithographic processes for the design and fabrication of its tech
  • AXE shares are up 11.11 per cent and trading at 80 cents at 12:48 pm AEST

Archer Materials (AXE) has achieved biochip device component sizes of just 15 nanometres (nm) through what it calls advanced lithography processes.

This paves the way for Archer’s goal of achieving the reliable fabrication of components smaller than 10 nm and represents the minimum threshold of what is required for the development of the company’s tech.

CEO Dr Mohammad Choucair said the development of advanced semiconductor technology was the company’s core business, underpinned by Archer’s nanofabrication capabilities.

“Achieving 15-nanometre feature size is a great outcome,” Mr Choucair said.

“We have now prepared a suite of advanced lithography processes to reliably control fabrication for our device miniaturisation and scaling as we continue to advance towards breaking through the 10-nanometre barrier.”

Archer achieved miniaturisation from 200 nm down to 15 nm, which it said was a “significant” reduction and potentially allowed for billions of sensors on the company’s biochip technology.

The extreme miniaturisation could also give the company greater flexibility and higher integration density in its lithographic processes for the design and fabrication of its tech.

The company said the 15-nm sizing was a significant technical achievement given the complexity of the advanced lithography semiconductor fabrication processes, which require precision engineering to reach lateral control over a feature size of 15 nm — corresponding in this work to approximately 100 atoms.

AXE shares were up 11.11 per cent and trading at 80 cents at 12:48 pm AEST.

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