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Part 2: IMAPS DPC 2017 Covers Range of High-tech Topics, including EDA
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Part 2: IMAPS DPC 2017 Covers Range of High-tech Topics, including EDA

The keynotes outlined in Part 1 of IMAPS DPC 2017 Covers Range of High-tech Topics, including EDA were obviously very important, but a relatively small part of the entire conference. After the two key... »

The Advancement of Device Packaging – A Resume on IMAPS DPC 2017
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The Advancement of Device Packaging – A Resume on IMAPS DPC 2017

As part of the organizing committee, we believe this year’s IMAPS Device Packaging Conference really fulfilled what the announcement promised – the largest conference dedicated to the full... »

Wire-free Die-on-die Technology for Electronic Module Manufacturing in Implantable Devices
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Wire-free Die-on-die Technology for Electronic Module Manufacturing in Implantable Devices

More and more applications are calling for miniaturized electronics to integrate high-performance devices in a limited volume. 3D technology is being driven by the consumer markets as smartphones, tab... »

TechSearch International Analyzes High-Performance Package Trends
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TechSearch International Analyzes High-Performance Package Trends

A variety of alternatives is challenging silicon’s role in advanced packaging interposers for high-performance package applications. The first applications using silicon interposers with through sil... »

IMAPS DPC 2017 Covers Range of High-tech Topics, Including EDA
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IMAPS DPC 2017 Covers Range of High-tech Topics, Including EDA

The WeKoPa Resort near Phoenix was the venue for the latest IC packaging focused conference, IMAPS DPC 2017, which took place in early March. The exhibition floor and all the sessions I joined were we... »

Equipment &  Materials for Fan-out: What is the Impact of On Manufacturing Markets?
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Equipment & Materials for Fan-out: What is the Impact of On Manufacturing Markets?

2016 was a turning point for fan-out (FO) packaging. With Apple’s entrance and its subsequent decision to package its A10 APE in TSMC’s fan-out solution, the market changed. Thus advanced packagin... »

Advanced Packaging Industry: What We Can Expect in 2017…
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Advanced Packaging Industry: What We Can Expect in 2017…

2016 was the year of strong consolidations in the semiconductor industry. Yole Développement (Yole) highlights many mergers and acquisitions with several billions of dollars transactions.“And 2017 ... »

The Advanced Packaging Times, they are A-Changing…or Are They?
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The Advanced Packaging Times, they are A-Changing…or Are They?

It’s been a nearly a month since the 2017 IMAPS Device Packaging Conference and Global Business Council, so I’ve had plenty of time to mull over the many presentations and conversations focused on... »

Highlights of the 23rd TSMC Symposium
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Highlights of the 23rd TSMC Symposium

On March 15, 2017, TSMC held its 23rd Symposium, based on popular request, at the Santa Clara Convention Center. I had the opportunity to attend the entire symposium and want to share some of my impre... »

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Executive Viewpoint: Next-Gen Drone Technologies Rely on Semiconductor Innovation

Robotics and drone technologies are one of the fastest growing end-use markets for integrated sensor technology today. According to a 2016 Yole Développement market report, the 2015 $351M US sensor m... »

Dev Gupta Disrupts the Fan-out Panel at IMAPS DPC, You Won’t Believe What Else Happened!

Dev Gupta Disrupts the Fan-out Panel at IMAPS DPC, You Won’t Believe What Else Happened!

Here we go again! One thing is for sure, there is never a dull moment at the IMAPS Device Packaging Conference panel sessions. (Remember the year of Alphabet Soup?) Maybe it’s because they take plac... »

EV Group Breaks Speed and Accuracy Barrier in Mask Alignment Lithography for Semiconductor Advanced Packaging

EV Group Breaks Speed and Accuracy Barrier in Mask Alignment Lithography for Semiconductor Advanced Packaging

FLORIAN, Austria, March 8, 2017—EV Group (EVG), a leading supplier of wafer bonding and lithography equipment for the MEMS, nanotechnology and semiconductor markets, today unveiled the IQ Aligner NT... »

The FAST route to the Top of the TSV Mountain
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The FAST route to the Top of the TSV Mountain

. While on a recent visit to UnitySC in Grenoble, France, I spent some time visiting with a semiconductor process equipment company that shares the same cleanroom space: KOBUS. Named for a genus of th... »

More-than-Moore 2.5D and 3D SiP Integration

More-than-Moore 2.5D and 3D SiP Integration

A new book on 2.5D and 3D integration, written by Riko Radojcic and published by Springer, will soon be available. The book addresses the current status of More-than-Moore system-in-package (SiP) tech... »

Rudolph Receives Multi-System Order from Leading Memory Manufacturer for Advanced Memory Ramp

Validates new 3D metrology option on NSX Systems for bump process control  Wilmington, Mass. (February 16, 2017)—Rudolph Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: RTEC) announced today that a leading memory manuf... »

Using 3D Integration to Get the Heat Out
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Using 3D Integration to Get the Heat Out

Thermal management is one of the last vestiges of 3D integration challenges. As such, the European 3D Summit (Jan 23-25, 2017) devoted its entire R&D segment to explore what is in the works to sol... »

Highlights from the 2017 European 3D Summit

Highlights from the 2017 European 3D Summit

The 5th Annual European 3D Summit drew 220 attendees from 18 countries who gathered to understand the latest advanced packaging, 2.5D and 3D IC technologies being developed to achieve next-generation ... »

Process Control Gains Importance in Advanced Packaging Applications
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Process Control Gains Importance in Advanced Packaging Applications

2016 will be remembered as the year fan-out wafer level packaging (FOWLP) went mainstream, thanks to TSMC’s strategic move in the advanced packaging arena and especially its integrated fan-out (InFO... »

The Edge of 3D: 3D SoC VLSI and Si Photonics
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The Edge of 3D: 3D SoC VLSI and Si Photonics

Last week, I posted an executive summary of this year’s European 3D Summit, touching on the highlights and general takeaways based on the closing remarks I delivered at this year’s well-attended e... »

Welcome to a New Era of Predictive Yield Process Control for Advanced Packaging
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Welcome to a New Era of Predictive Yield Process Control for Advanced Packaging

In April 2016, Fogale Nanotech Group acquired the assets of Altatech Semiconductor from Soitec in order to combine the metrology offerings of Fogale Nanotech Semicon with Altatech’s unique 2D and 3D... »

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