with semiconductors are everywhere: in cars, telephones, ovens,
and even singing birthday cards. NIST helps the semiconductor industry
keep up with the accelerating demand for faster, smaller, and cheaper
products. NIST's Advanced Technology Program provides co-funding
for the development of a variety of new microelectronics equipment
and processing technologies. NIST labs develop reference materials
and test methods to help manufacturers produce reliable devices
with features smaller than 1/100th the width of a human hair.