Archives June 2015 - 3D InCites

Mentor Graphics: Xpedition Package Integrator

Mentor Graphics: Xpedition Package Integrator

Xpedition® Package Integrator provides a holistic co-design methodology that automates planning and optimization of connectivity from a chip through multiple packaging variables, while targeting multiple PCB platforms. Engineers can quickly and easily assemble complete cross-domain systems (IC, package & board) and drive ball map plans and pin optimization through a rule-based methodology. Te... »

Will the Internet of Everything Really Make the World a Better Place?

Will the Internet of Everything Really Make the World a Better Place?

I recently started watching the HBO sitcom, Silicon Valley. If you haven’t seen it, it’s a great parody of what life in the Valley taken over by socially awkward technology geniuses looks like. It’s pretty funny, and a little bit scary. In one episode, the Pied Piper team is presenting their file compression app demo at TechCrunch’s Disrupt Event. Every presenter claims his or her... »

Dow Corning: Thermally Conductive Gel TC-3040

Dow Corning: Thermally Conductive Gel TC-3040

TC-3040 is designed for advanced flip chip devices requiring improved heat dissipation.  The material features a combination of low modulus and high elongation – enabling it to accommodate warpage-induced stresses.  Key to the improved thermal performance : low contact resistance that silicones are known for, along with proprietary filler technology. Testimonial While advanced 2.5D or 3D... »

SPTS: Sigma fxP PVD with Multi-Wafer Degas

SPTS: Sigma fxP PVD with Multi-Wafer Degas

SPTS’s Sigma® fxP, is a well established PVD system used in advanced packaging applications such as UBM and RDL. It utilizes batch degas technology that can improve Rc whilst maintaining high throughputs, despite the outgassing challenges posed from the increasing use of organics, such as mold in Fan-Out WLP. Testimonial Fan-Out Wafer Level Packaging (FOWLP) technology is an increasingly popula... »

Broadpak: 2.5D/3D Package Security IP

Broadpak: 2.5D/3D Package Security IP

Industry’s first 2.5D/3D security IP from BroadPak provides trusted security and resilience needed for critical 2.5D/3D system integration and prevents hijacking of critical data. This new technology is shifting the paradigm in semiconductor industry and enables chip makers and system companies to develop new generations of secure products. This breakthrough technology prevents reverse engineeri... »

Dow Electronic Materials: SOLDERON™ BP TS 6000 Tin-Silver Chemistry

Dow Electronic Materials: SOLDERON™ BP TS 6000 Tin-Silver Chemistry

SOLDERON™ BP TS 6000 Tin-Silver is a lead-free chemistry for solder bump applications. From a single formulation, it is capable of plating speeds of 2-9+ µm/min, tunable composition and the industry’s most robust process window. This flexibility makes it ideal for applications from C4 bumping to micro-Cu pillar capping. Testimonial In the latest 2.5D and 3D packaging schemes utilizing copper ... »

KLA-Tencor: CIRCL-AP™

KLA-Tencor: CIRCL-AP™

CIRCL-AP™ is a cluster tool with multiple modules, covering all-surface inspection, metrology and review at high throughput for efficient advanced wafer level packaging (AWLP) process control. The CIRCL-AP provides production-proven, high sensitivity monitoring capability for multiple AWLP applications including 2.5D/3D integration, wafer-level chip scale packaging and fan-out wafer-level packag... »

Path Finding and 3DPF

Path Finding and 3DPF

In the past year, I have written short pieces explaining how Path Finding methodology can proactively help identify viable solutions or reactively identify solutions if something changes during manufacturing. The next few blogs will look at specific examples using a PF tool to help separate the ‘wheat from the chaff’. Signal Assignments When I was designing ASICs/SOCs at VLSI Technology, we no... »

Indium Corporation: Wafer Flux WS-3543

Indium Corporation: Wafer Flux WS-3543

Indium Corporation’s wafer bumping flux WS-3543 is a low-viscosity semiconductor-grade flux, specifically optimized for uniform solder bump formation across wafers up to 300mm (12 inches) in diameter. WS-3543 washes off completely, even after repeated application, reflow, and cleaning cycles, as may be seen in bump rework and after probe testing. Testimonial Indium Corporation’s wafer bumping ... »

DAC 2015 Focuses on the Automotive Market

DAC 2015 Focuses on the Automotive Market

By attracting 7011 EDA and IP developers and users, the 52 Design Automation Conference, held in the South Hall of San Francisco’s Moscone Center in the week of June 7, achieved a 14.5% increase in attendees. I was one of them, and started on Sunday evening by listening to Gary Smith’ EDA Forecast presentation. Based on Gary’s and Laurie Blach’s analysis, EDA is likely to grow by 11.2 % ... »

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