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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.

Big Data, Speed and Security Dominate DesignCon 2020

About 5000 attendees, as well as more than 200 exhibitors, took over the entire Santa Clara Convention Center from January 28 to 30, to hear the latest about IC, package and board innovations and to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of DesignCon. About 200 presenters conveyed very useful information in 14...

ISS 2020: How to Win in Our Data-driven World – Part 2

In Part 1 of my ISS 2020 blog, I described Monday’s opening keynote by LAM’s CTO, Richard Gottscho. He explained how valuable Coventor software is for minimizing trial and error loops in manufacturing. Part 1 also addressed Wall Street’s and market researcher’s thinking about the data explosion, our industry’s future,...

ISS 2020: How to Win in Our Data-driven World

From January 14 to 16, 2020 SEMI welcomed about 300 high-level executives to the Industry Strategy Symposium (ISS 2020) at the Ritz-Carlton in Half Moon Bay. Dave Anderson, President, SEMI Americas welcomed everybody and announced that SEMI will celebrate 50 years of service to the semiconductor industry at SEMICON West...

Novel Multi-die Integration Concept Offers Big Benefits

The monthly MEPTEC Luncheons at SEMI in Milpitas focus on microelectronics packaging and test topics. Javier DeLaCruz, Xperi’s VP of Engineering, presented at the latest Luncheon on January 8 a joint study with eSilicon. It compared how die-to-wafer (D2W) bonding, using Direct Bonding Interconnect (DBI) technology, compares with traditional (2.5/3D-IC)...

MEPTEC’s Annual IC Packaging Industry Update

Ira Feldman welcomed about 100 attendees to MEPTEC’s December luncheon at SEMI Headquarters to hear Jan Vardaman, Founder and President of TechSearch International deliver her annual “State of the IC Packaging Industry” address titled, “Market Drivers for Advanced Packaging: 2020 and Beyond.” In her opening statement, Vardaman emphasized that our...

Talking about Neural Networks and SoC Design Challenges

Once a month, MEPTEC, now managed by Ira Feldman, organizes a very informative luncheon at SEMI in Milpitas. On November 13, 2019, two well-known industry experts, Anand Joshi and Tom Dillinger, addressed today’s hot topics —neural networks and System-on-Chip (SoC) design challenges — with short, but very informative presentations. Can...