Archives March 2019 - 3D InCites

IFTLE 407: Intel Lakefield Uses 3D Stacking; SEMI Europe’s 3D & System Summit

IFTLE 407: Intel Lakefield Uses 3D Stacking; SEMI Europe’s 3D & System Summit

At CES 2019, Intel previewed a new client platform, code-named “Lakefield”. It featured the first iteration of its new innovative Foveros 3D packaging technology. The Lakefield stacked module will contain: 10nm hybrid CPU architecture Gen 11 graphics Multiple dies stacked on top of each other The die is then stacked using micro-bumps on the active interposer through which through silicon v... »

EV Group Partners with NSI to Enable First Wafer-level Heterogeneous Integration of GaAs on Silicon for RF Front-end Module Manufacturing

EV Group Partners with NSI to Enable First Wafer-level Heterogeneous Integration of GaAs on Silicon for RF Front-end Module Manufacturing

EV Group (EVG), a leading supplier of wafer bonding and lithography equipment, today announced that it has partnered with Ningbo Semiconductor International Corporation (NSI), a specialty semiconductor foundry based in Ningbo, China, in the development of the industry’s first process technology platform for wafer-level heterogeneous integration of gallium arsenide (GaAs) on silicon for use in R... »

Celebrating 25 Years of Advanced Packaging Innovation: Part 2

Celebrating 25 Years of Advanced Packaging Innovation: Part 2

Picking up where we left off, Part two of this series celebrating advanced packaging innovation takes us from 2009-2019, beginning with the establishment of 3D InCites in 2009. The first conference I covered was the IMAPS Device Packaging Conference in 2009. We officially launched the first website in time for SEMICON West 2009. Remember the logo? Things could only improve from here. In 2012, now... »

Rudolph Technologies Introduces New JetStep Lithography Systems at SEMICON China 2019

Rudolph Technologies Introduces New JetStep Lithography Systems at SEMICON China 2019

Rudolph Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: RTEC) today announced the immediate availability of its new JetStep® lithography systems for advanced packaging processes on wafer and panel formats. The JetStep systems incorporate an option for a new, proprietary submicron lens design, as well as up to 25% increased productivity over the previous JetStep systems. The JetStep wafer stepper will also feature a 20... »

Celebrating 25 Years of Advanced Packaging Innovation: Part 1

Celebrating 25 Years of Advanced Packaging Innovation: Part 1

After spending three days in the company of the IMAPS community at the 15th annual IMAPS Device Packaging Conference (IMAPS DPC) March5-7,2019, in Fountain Hills, Arizona, I am once again reminded why I chose to focus 3D InCites on the advanced packaging segment of the semiconductor industry. The technology is fascinating and varied, the conversation is inspiring, and the people know how to have a... »

Trymax Signs Strategic Financial Partnership with NIBC Bank

Trymax Signs Strategic Financial Partnership with NIBC Bank

Trymax Semiconductor Equipment BV (Trymax), a global leader in plasma-based equipment and solutions for semiconductor manufacturers, is pleased to announce NIBC Bank as a new strategic financial partner. This partnership will enable Trymax to accelerate new technology developments and scale up its manufacturing capacity. The Dutch merchant bank is providing growth capital via a minority equity pos... »

EV Group and Panasonic Team Up on Resist Processing Solution for Plasma Dicing

EV Group and Panasonic Team Up on Resist Processing Solution for Plasma Dicing

EV Group (EVG) and Panasonic Smart Factory Solutions Co., Ltd. announced today that both companies have teamed up to provide a novel resist processing solution for plasma dicing that is developed for emerging applications, such as Internet of Things (IoT) sensors, MEMS, RFID, CMOS image sensors and thinned memories. This advanced solution, which incorporates the EVG®100 series of resist processin... »

Heterogenous Integration’s Star Rises at the 15th Annual IMAPS Device Packaging Conference

Heterogenous Integration’s Star Rises at the 15th Annual IMAPS Device Packaging Conference

Remember when device node scaling was the semiconductor superstar, and advanced packaging was the back-up singer? At the 15th Annual IMAPS Device Packaging Conference, held March 5-7, 2019, in Fountain Hills, AZ, it became clear how rapidly that hierarchy has shifted. From the keynotes to the panel discussion, to the Global Business Council session, speakers portrayed heterogenous integration (HI)... »

IFTLE 406: Rumors about GlobalFoundries; TSMC’s $0.5B Resist Mishap; Bridg

IFTLE 406: Rumors about GlobalFoundries; TSMC’s $0.5B Resist Mishap; Bridg

In this post, we interrupt our regularly scheduled conference review to look at some items that should be of interest to us all. Is GlobalFoundries (GF) Up for Sale? GlobalFoundries is currently the 3rd largest semiconductor foundry supplier with a reported 8.4% market share, just behind TSMC and Samsung. It has five 200 mm wafer fabrication plants in Singapore, one 300 mm plant each in Germany an... »

Heterogeneous Integration Drives New Package Developments

Heterogeneous Integration Drives New Package Developments

The high cost of moving to the next semiconductor technology node is changing the role of packaging and assembly in the electronics industry. Heterogeneous integration has become the solution to achieve the economic advantages that were previously met with silicon scaling. TechSearch International’s new report describes these packaging options, including silicon interposers, fan-out-on-substrate... »

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