Tessera Technologies, Inc., announced today that Invensas Corporation, its wholly owned subsidiary, and Seoul, South Korea-based STS Semiconductor & Telecommunications Co. Ltd., a leading semiconductor assembly and test solution provider specializing in mobile and communication devices, have entered into an agreement to validate high volume manufacturing capability for Invensas’ Bond Via Array (BVA™) technology for next generation smartphone and tablet customers.
BVA is a proven advanced Package-on-Package (PoP) technology for System on Chip (SOC) and memory integration in mobile devices. Styled as a “Bridge Technology to 3DIC”, it is a unique solution that utilizes established wire-bond assembly techniques to enable low power and high-bandwidth (1000 IO+) packaging in an ultra-small form factor, ideal for mobile devices. STS’s state of the art engineering and worldwide high-volume capabilities provide an ideal platform for high volume manufacturing of BVA.
“We are delighted to partner with Invensas on BVA,” stated Chang-Bum Shim, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President for STS. “STS understands the critical need to increase interconnect bandwidth for the growing Package-on-Package mobile SOC market, without increasing product size or the cost to the end user. Our engineering and manufacturing capabilities are ideally suited to the commercialization of BVA.”
“STS is an ideal partner for BVA,” said Simon McElrea, CTO of Tessera Technologies, Inc. and President of Invensas. “Their continual investment in cutting-edge packaging technology and associated manufacturing capability, coupled with their growth model in mobile and communication devices, is perfectly aligned for BVA commercialization.”
Learn more about BVA technology at: www.invensas.com.
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About Tessera and Invensas
Tessera Technologies, Inc. and Invensas Corporation, its wholly owned subsidiary, (Nasdaq: TSRA – News), are global leaders in semiconductor interconnect solutions and intellectual property. We innovate in areas such as mobile computing and communications, memory and data storage, and 3-D Integrated Circuit (3DIC) technologies. We are headquartered in San Jose, California, and license our solutions to Original Equipment Makers, Original Design Manufacturers, and Integrated Device Manufactures and deliver the products to market through collaborative engineering partnerships and strategic business alliances. Learn more at www.interconnectology.com or www.invensas.com, or contact our press relations at +1 408 324 5105.
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