Harry J. Levinson

PhD, Senior Director, Strategic Lithography Technology and Senior Fellow

Harry J. Levinson is Sr. Director of GLOBALFOUNDRIES’ Strategic Lithography Technology organization and Sr. Fellow. Dr. Levinson spent most of his career working in the field of lithography, starting at AMD. He then spent some time at Sierra Semiconductor and IBM before returning to AMD – now GLOBALFOUNDRIES – in 1994. During the course of his career, Dr. Levinson has applied lithography to many different technologies, including bipolar memories, 64Mb and 256Mb DRAM development, the manufacturing of applications-specific integrated circuits, thin film heads for magnetic recording, flash memories and advanced logic. He was one of the first users of 5´ steppers in Silicon Valley and was an early participant in 248 nm, 193 nm and EUV lithography. Dr. Levinson also served for several years as the chairman of the USA Lithography Technology Working Group that participated in the generation of the lithography chapter of the International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors.  He has published numerous articles on lithographic science, on topics ranging from thin film optical effects and metrics for imaging, to overlay and process control, and he is the author of two books, Lithography Process Control and Principles of Lithography. He holds over 70 US patents. Dr. Levinson is an SPIE Fellow, previously chaired the SPIE Publications Committee, and served on SPIE’s Board of Directors. In recognition of his contributions to SPIE, Dr. Levinson received the Society’s 2014 Directors’ Award.  He has a BS in engineering from Cornell University and a PhD in physics from the University of Pennsylvania.  His PhD thesis, titled Resonances and Collective Effects in Photoemission, addressed certain phenomenon involving the interactions of light and matter. For this work he received the Wayne B. Nottingham Prize in surface science.

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