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Rudolph Receives Multi-System Order from Leading Memory Manufacturer for Advanced Memory Ramp

Validates new 3D metrology option on NSX Systems for bump process control  Wilmington, Mass. (February 16, 2017)—Rudolph Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: RTEC) announced today that a leading memory manuf... »

Using 3D Integration to Get the Heat Out
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Using 3D Integration to Get the Heat Out

Thermal management is one of the last vestiges of 3D integration challenges. As such, the European 3D Summit (Jan 23-25, 2017) devoted its entire R&D segment to explore what is in the works to sol... »

Highlights from the 2017 European 3D Summit

Highlights from the 2017 European 3D Summit

The 5th Annual European 3D Summit drew 220 attendees from 18 countries who gathered to understand the latest advanced packaging, 2.5D and 3D IC technologies being developed to achieve next-generation ... »

Process Control Gains Importance in Advanced Packaging Applications
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Process Control Gains Importance in Advanced Packaging Applications

2016 will be remembered as the year fan-out wafer level packaging (FOWLP) went mainstream, thanks to TSMC’s strategic move in the advanced packaging arena and especially its integrated fan-out (InFO... »

The Edge of 3D: 3D SoC VLSI and Si Photonics
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The Edge of 3D: 3D SoC VLSI and Si Photonics

Last week, I posted an executive summary of this year’s European 3D Summit, touching on the highlights and general takeaways based on the closing remarks I delivered at this year’s well-attended e... »

Welcome to a New Era of Predictive Yield Process Control for Advanced Packaging
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Welcome to a New Era of Predictive Yield Process Control for Advanced Packaging

In April 2016, Fogale Nanotech Group acquired the assets of Altatech Semiconductor from Soitec in order to combine the metrology offerings of Fogale Nanotech Semicon with Altatech’s unique 2D and 3D... »

Silicon Patents: Repeating the Past
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Silicon Patents: Repeating the Past

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it” ~ George Santayana Over the past forty years, the presence of legally protected Intellectual Property (IP) has dramatically gro... »

2017 European 3D Summit: Making Advanced Packaging Great Again
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2017 European 3D Summit: Making Advanced Packaging Great Again

Every year, I attend most of the events that are focused on 3D integration and related approaches to semiconductor advanced packaging. One thing that I’ve heard over the past year is that as 3D tech... »

TechSearch International Analysis Predicts Growth for Fan-in and FO-WLP

TechSearch International Analysis Predicts Growth for Fan-in and FO-WLP TechSearch International predicts strong market growth for fan-in wafer level packages (WLPs) and fan-out WLP (FO-WLP). Driven b... »

Addressing Advanced Packaging Challenges in 2017 and Beyond
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Addressing Advanced Packaging Challenges in 2017 and Beyond

As the two-dimensional (2D) shrinking of planar circuits (on which Gordon Moore based his famous observation) has become more difficult and expensive, the semiconductor industry has had to find other ... »

Outlook 2017: Advanced Packaging Technology Takes Center Stage
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Outlook 2017: Advanced Packaging Technology Takes Center Stage

The era of “More than Moore” was alive and well in 2016 as the semiconductor industry witnessed many new developments in advanced packaging. Among these was the production of the first hybrid bond... »

What the Heterogeneous Integration Technology Roadmap Will Mean for 2017

What the Heterogeneous Integration Technology Roadmap Will Mean for 2017

While it seems that the semiconductor industry has suddenly embraced heterogeneous integration as the next revolutionary innovation to further the quest for higher performance and lower-power, lower-c... »

Top Ten Reasons to Attend the 2017 European 3D Summit
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Top Ten Reasons to Attend the 2017 European 3D Summit

It’s that time of year again! For the 5th consecutive year, SEMI Europe is hosting the European 3D Summit (formerly known as the 3D TSV Summit for editions 1-3), and it’s shaping up to be a stella... »

13th 3D ASIP Conference Demonstrates Manufacturer’s Commitment
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13th 3D ASIP Conference Demonstrates Manufacturer’s Commitment

The 3D Architectures for Semiconductor Integration and Packaging (3D ASIP) conference is one of the biggest (if not THE biggest) event focused exclusively on the 3D IC family of technologies. The Dece... »

imec Collaborates with Antwerp and Flanders to Establish Smart City Living Lab

imec Collaborates with Antwerp and Flanders to Establish Smart City Living Lab

How can the Internet of Things change the future of the average citizen? To answer this question, imec joins forces with the City of Antwerp and the Flanders region to turn Antwerp into a Smart City L... »

Happy Holidays, from 3D InCites!
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Happy Holidays, from 3D InCites!

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High Productivity UBM/RDL Deposition by PVD for FOWLP Applications
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High Productivity UBM/RDL Deposition by PVD for FOWLP Applications

Fan-out wafer level packaging (FOWLP) technology is an increasingly popular solution for obtaining high levels of device integration with a greater number of I/O contacts, at a lower cost. With FOWLP ... »

Fan-out is the Most Dynamic IP Landscape in Advanced Packaging
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Fan-out is the Most Dynamic IP Landscape in Advanced Packaging

In the fast-growing fan-out market showing 80% increase between 2015 and 2017[1], it is today essential to deeply understand the patent strategies of the key players. The Technology Intelligence &... »

SiP Impact, Smartphone Market Saturation… What is the Future of Fan-in Packaging?
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SiP Impact, Smartphone Market Saturation… What is the Future of Fan-in Packaging?

Fan-in packaging has been a successful and steadily growing platform for over a decade. However, fan-in packaging should face a challenging future, announces Yole Développement (Yole), the “More th... »

3D TSV IP Landscape for Memory Applications: Who Owns What?
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3D TSV IP Landscape for Memory Applications: Who Owns What?

The last two years have shown some important changes within the 3D through silicon via (TSV) memory market. First commercial products including 3D stacked (3DS), DDR4, high bandwidth memory (HBM) and ... »

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