3D In Context

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A long-time evangelist of 3D integration technologies, Herb Reiter puts more than 20 years of experiences in technical and business roles at semiconductor and EDA companies to work, providing a holistic perspective and insight on how to bring 3D integration to the masses.

An EDA Perspective on Today’s Advanced Packaging

In my alliance management roles at electronic design automation (EDA) companies, I arranged many presentations to convey the benefits of EDA tools to IDMs, fabless IC vendors, and wafer foundries. Some of our EDA marketing people passionately presented their products’ strengths and demonstrated in-depth EDA knowledge. However, speaking fast, with...

ECTC 2020 Online is Accessible at No Charge

When I switched my focus from single-die SoCs to multi-die ICs, I had to learn a lot about IC packaging technologies. I paid thousands of dollars to attend 3DIC conferences, tutorials, and to purchase 3DIC books. This month (June 3 to 30, 2020) you can get up-to-date info about the...

EDA and the Heterogeneous Integration Roadmap

In Austria, where I grew up, homes get passed on from generation to generation. Like many Austrians, I had a set of tools to repair plumbing, electrical, heating, and other equipment, to keep our old home comfortable. As a proud handyman, I took all my tools with me, when I...

Modeling, Simulation and Test for Multi-die IC Designs

On May 20 MEPTEC’s Executive Director, Ira Feldman, moderated another informative MEPTEC & iMAPS webinar. Two Knowledgeable speakers from Ansys and International Test Solutions (ITS) outlined their company’s technical capabilities and explained the value these tools and methodologies provide for multi-die IC design and test. Modeling and Simulation of Multi-die...

Covid-19: The Way Forward for Semiconductor Success

In 2002, the first consulting client for my newly founded eda2asic consulting company was Synplicity, located in Sunnyvale. They focused on software for FPGA design and were a clear leader in this rapidly growing field. For about three years I really enjoyed contributing to their success, primarily for three reasons: ...

Handel Jones: The Road to Recovery from Covid-19

Covid-19 has created unprecedented problems for health and economies worldwide. Executives must make now important and often very difficult decisions that significantly impact the future of their companies and the lives of their workforces. The Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA) started a webinar series to provide essential information to its members...