Mass Production of 450mm Wafers Bumped Back Again: 2018 article mentions that probably one of the most interesting presentations at HOPE9, “Indistinguishable From Magic: Manufacturing Modern Computer Chips,” covered modern semiconductor fabrication. It tells why these things are cool. View the video of the presentation from YouTube to see it yourself:
Integrated circuit design is complicated topic. If you’re interested in more background (what do all of those TLAs mean?), check out the slides / audio. Check also How to design an integrated circuit slide set. When you want to know that happens on this field now read Digitimes Bits + chips: IC design, distribution news.