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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.

FLEX/MSTC 2020: Change has Never Been So Fast…

SEMI, together with FlexTech, the MEMS & Sensors Industry Group, the Nano-Bio Materials Consortium (NBMC) and NextFlex, held FLEX/MSTC 2020 at the DoubleTree in San Jose from February 24 to 27. Executives from above industry organizations and their member companies presented current capabilities of flexible hybrid electronics (FHE), MEMS and...

Is The HIR the Best Path to Increased Revenues?

The 3rd Annual Heterogeneous Integration Roadmap (HIR) Symposium confirms it: Heterogeneous Integration is the best way for the semiconductor industry to achieve $ 1 Trillion in revenues. SEMI hosted the event at its headquarters in Milpitas. Almost 200 IC design and manufacturing experts joined, to celebrate the release of the 2019...

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...