Materials

Understanding The Complexity of Cleans
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Understanding The Complexity of Cleans

There is nothing like a little hands-on experience to help someone understand a particular technology better and more fully. Last week I spent two days in Indianapolis learning about how cleaning formulations are made, at the invitation of Steve Dwyer, Business Director Electronic Materials Dynaloy LLC, A subsidiary of Eastman Chemical Company. The company is in the business of developing solvent ... »

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SSEC’s New Chemistry for TSV Reveal

This is part of a series of short interviews, based on face-to-face meetings at SEMICON West 2013. SSEC had a lot to celebrate at this year’s SEMICON West, 2013. The company launched two new equipment platforms, WaferStorm and WaferEtch, each configuring single wet wafer processes for specific applications. Two of the tools launched on these platforms apply directly to the 3D IC market, the TSV ... »

Figure 1: Electrografting provides a very strong adhesion between organics and any surface

Alchimer Streamlines Wet Approach

Streamlined and versatile: that’s the impression I came away with after talking to Nao Shoda, senior director of business development and technology, Alchimer, about recent developments to further optimize the companies’ electrografting processes for through silicon via (TSV), isolation, barrier, seed and fill steps. I wrote about them frequently in the company’s early days, and again si... »

Figure 2: Shows the photo of a 50 μm thin wafer after debond on a tape.
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Dow Corning offers the Power of Silicone Technology

This is part of a series of short interviews, based on face-to-face meetings at SEMICON West 2013. After my interview with imec’s Ludo Deferm, I met up with Andrew Ho, global industry director, advanced semiconductor materials, for Dow Corning’s Electronic Solutions, to get an update on Dow Corning’s developments in 3D IC assembly materials. I’d previously interviewed Ho’s colleague,... »

And a Good Time was had by All – 3D InCites Awards Breakfast, 2013

And a Good Time was had by All – 3D InCites Awards Breakfast, 2013

Despite the chilly San Francisco morning temperatures, a sizable crowd of 2.5D and 3D enthusiasts gathered at the Impress Lounge to witness the inaugural 3D InCites Awards Breakfast, held July 11, 2013 during SEMICON West. For me, it was especially significant as it marked four years since I first launched 3D InCites at SEMICON West 2009. I felt truly honored to be surrounded by such industry elit... »

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