Archives July 2019 - 3D InCites

New Details About More-than-Moore Test Technology Advances

New Details About More-than-Moore Test Technology Advances

SEMICON West and the Electronic System (ES) Design West were, for the first time, co-located at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, from July 9 to 11, 2019. In addition to most keynotes, I reported about here, This blog talks about some in-depth technical presentations on test and the progress many companies made in support of “More than Moore” technology. The Test Vision Symposium The most i... »

IFTLE 421: Intel Showcases Co-EMIB Advanced Packaging Architecture

IFTLE 421: Intel Showcases Co-EMIB Advanced Packaging Architecture

Building on its previous announcements of embedded interconnect bridge (EMIB) and Foveros technologies, Intel recently provided details on three new enabling technologies for advanced packaging: Co-EMIB, managed data input/output (MDIO) and omnidirectional interconnect (ODI). »

How 3D Keeps the Semiconductor Industry Scaling

How 3D Keeps the Semiconductor Industry Scaling

Imec did their usual stellar job of demonstrating what needs to happen in the semiconductor manufacturing world to enable the next generation of semiconductor devices and keep the industry moving forward to achieve 3nm integrated circuits (ICs). More importantly, however, they discussed how to use 3D in both packaging and transistor cell design to achieve system integration that will enable integr... »

IFTLE 420: Low-Loss NCF and Laser-Assisted TCB

IFTLE 420: Low-Loss NCF and Laser-Assisted TCB

Since it first appeared several years ago, IFTLE has been a big-time proponent of pre-applied non-conductive film (NCF) combined with thermal compression bonding (TCB) for fine-pitch bump interconnection. This technology is now being used in mass production for 3D memory die stacking DRAM (3DS DRAM) and high bandwidth memory (HBM) and appears to have become entrenched as technology-of-choice for t... »

What Role does the US-China Trade War Play in the Semiconductor Downturn?

What Role does the US-China Trade War Play in the Semiconductor Downturn?

The US-China trade war is top of mind for those who work in the semiconductor industry. How much of the current downturn is it responsible for? What impact will it have on the industry? It’s no surprise that it was a big topic of discussion recently during SEMICON West. Opinions vary, depending upon where you hang your hat. For US-based companies, for example, the impact may be significant. For ... »

SEMICON West Keynotes Look to a Future Beyond Moore’s Law

SEMICON West Keynotes Look to a Future Beyond Moore’s Law

Reporting from the SEMICON West keynote talks, Herb Reiter relays the perspectives of industry experts on everything from More than Moore, to hot topics and future technologies. »

Advanced Packaging Industry: A Wonderful World

The semiconductor industry is at a turning point. The slowdown in CMOS scaling, coupled with escalating costs, has prompted the industry to rely on integrated circuit (IC) packaging to extend the benefits of the More-than-Moore era. Thus, the advanced packaging industry has entered its most successful period, boosted by widespread needs for better integration; the slowdown of Moore’s law; and me... »

Talking about Technology Megatrends at SEMICON West 2019

Talking about Technology Megatrends at SEMICON West 2019

What a difference a year makes. First the aesthetic: after two years of maneuvering around a construction zone at SEMICON West, the Moscone Center renovation is complete and looks fabulous. It’s also so much easier to navigate between halls, and to and from the keynote stage at the newly christened Blue Shield of California Theater. Last year at SEMICON West, the semiconductor industry was flyin... »

IFTLE 419: Update on GlobalFoundries Foundry Status and Cree’s SiC Plans     

IFTLE 419: Update on GlobalFoundries Foundry Status and Cree’s SiC Plans     

Is GlobalFoundries looking for an exit or simply shedding parts of the company that do not fit its new focus? Back in IFTLE 406 we started discussing the persistent rumors that GlobalFoundries  might be “chopped up on the auction block and its businesses sold to specialty foundries that want to supply in those specific areas.” There have been rumors that Abu Dabi Investment Corp. (ADIC), the ... »

EV Group Earns Exceptional Seventh Consecutive Triple Crown Win in VLSIresearch 2019 Customer Satisfaction Survey

EV Group Earns Exceptional Seventh Consecutive Triple Crown Win in VLSIresearch 2019 Customer Satisfaction Survey

EVG continues win streak with 17th consecutive year listed among “THE BEST” suppliers in survey results; frequently cited by customers as best at partnering and recommended supplier EV Group (EVG) today announced that it has once again been voted by customers as one of the 10 BEST Focused Suppliers of Chip Making Equipment and one of 2019’s  BEST Suppliers of Fab Equipment in the 2019 V... »

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