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New Details About More-than-Moore Test Technology Advances
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New Details About More-than-Moore Test Technology Advances

SEMICON West and the Electronic System (ES) Design West were, for the first time, co-located at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, from July 9 to 11, 2019. In addition to most keynotes, I reported a... »

IFTLE 421: Intel Showcases Co-EMIB Advanced Packaging Architecture
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IFTLE 421: Intel Showcases Co-EMIB Advanced Packaging Architecture

Building on its previous announcements of embedded interconnect bridge (EMIB) and Foveros technologies, Intel recently provided details on three new enabling technologies for advanced packaging: Co-EM... »

How 3D Keeps the Semiconductor Industry Scaling
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How 3D Keeps the Semiconductor Industry Scaling

Imec did their usual stellar job of demonstrating what needs to happen in the semiconductor manufacturing world to enable the next generation of semiconductor devices and keep the industry moving forw... »

IFTLE 420: Low-Loss NCF and Laser-Assisted TCB
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IFTLE 420: Low-Loss NCF and Laser-Assisted TCB

Since it first appeared several years ago, IFTLE has been a big-time proponent of pre-applied non-conductive film (NCF) combined with thermal compression bonding (TCB) for fine-pitch bump interconnect... »

What Role does the US-China Trade War Play in the Semiconductor Downturn?

What Role does the US-China Trade War Play in the Semiconductor Downturn?

The US-China trade war is top of mind for those who work in the semiconductor industry. How much of the current downturn is it responsible for? What impact will it have on the industry? It’s no surp... »

SEMICON West Keynotes Look to a Future Beyond Moore’s Law
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SEMICON West Keynotes Look to a Future Beyond Moore’s Law

Reporting from the SEMICON West keynote talks, Herb Reiter relays the perspectives of industry experts on everything from More than Moore, to hot topics and future technologies. »

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Advanced Packaging Industry: A Wonderful World

The semiconductor industry is at a turning point. The slowdown in CMOS scaling, coupled with escalating costs, has prompted the industry to rely on integrated circuit (IC) packaging to extend the bene... »

Talking about Technology Megatrends at SEMICON West 2019
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Talking about Technology Megatrends at SEMICON West 2019

What a difference a year makes. First the aesthetic: after two years of maneuvering around a construction zone at SEMICON West, the Moscone Center renovation is complete and looks fabulous. It’s als... »

IFTLE 419: Update on GlobalFoundries Foundry Status and Cree’s SiC Plans     
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IFTLE 419: Update on GlobalFoundries Foundry Status and Cree’s SiC Plans     

Is GlobalFoundries looking for an exit or simply shedding parts of the company that do not fit its new focus? Back in IFTLE 406 we started discussing the persistent rumors that GlobalFoundries  might... »

EV Group Earns Exceptional Seventh Consecutive Triple Crown Win in VLSIresearch 2019 Customer Satisfaction Survey

EV Group Earns Exceptional Seventh Consecutive Triple Crown Win in VLSIresearch 2019 Customer Satisfaction Survey

EVG continues win streak with 17th consecutive year listed among “THE BEST” suppliers in survey results; frequently cited by customers as best at partnering and recommended supplier EV Group (EVG)... »

A Look at imec’s Two-Step Wafer-level Mold Process
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A Look at imec’s Two-Step Wafer-level Mold Process

The recipient of the 2019 3D InCites Award for Process of the Year was Belgian research institute, imec, for its two-step wafer-level transfer mold process for 3D die-to-wafer assembly. The individual... »

IFTLE 418: Xperi DBI Ultra for D2W Hybrid Bonding
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IFTLE 418: Xperi DBI Ultra for D2W Hybrid Bonding

Requirements for interconnect pitches of 20µm and below is expected to be the norm in the future. Since typical solder bump technology is not expected to be able to meet those requirements, many comp... »

SiP Technology To Enable Technology Megatrends
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SiP Technology To Enable Technology Megatrends

Two years ago, IMAPS tested the waters for a new conference focused entirely on system-in-packaging (SiP) technologies. They had also recently acquired the 3D Architectures for Semiconductor Integrati... »

EV Group’s MLE Technology Revolutionizes Lithography

EV Group’s MLE Technology Revolutionizes Lithography

EV Group (EVG) today unveiled its maskless exposure technology (MLE™), a revolutionary next-generation lithography technology developed to address future back-end lithography needs for advanced pack... »

Analysis Highlights Impact of Trade Friction on Electronics Industry

Analysis Highlights Impact of Trade Friction on Electronics Industry

The impact of the ban on selling components to Huawei combined with generally lower shipments for PCs and mobile phones is having an impact on the electronics industry this year. TechSearch Internatio... »

TOP 25 OSATs Ranking: Survival of the Fittest?
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TOP 25 OSATs Ranking: Survival of the Fittest?

Out of the top 25 OSATs, Taiwan-based OSATs contributed more than half of the revenue in 2018 followed by China, US, and Malaysia. The leading giant of the outsourced semiconductor and test service pr... »

10 Years of Invent, Innovate, Implement at EV Group
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10 Years of Invent, Innovate, Implement at EV Group

Of all the companies that have supported 3DInCites over the past 10 years, none has been more consistently involved, both as contributor and sponsor, as EV Group. In fact, without EVG’s belief in ou... »

Good News about Glass Substrates
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Good News about Glass Substrates

Over the years on 3D inCites, we’ve discussed the debate about the advantages and disadvantages of using glass substrates for advanced packaging applications. Thanks to ongoing research and developm... »

EV Group Invests 30 Million Euros for Capacity Expansion at Corporate HQ in Austria
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EV Group Invests 30 Million Euros for Capacity Expansion at Corporate HQ in Austria

EV Group (EVG) today announced that it has begun construction on another extensive capacity expansion building project at its corporate headquarters in St. Florian am Inn, Austria. With an investment ... »

IFTLE 417: Passing the Advanced Packaging Baton to TSMC’s 3D-MiM                                                
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IFTLE 417: Passing the Advanced Packaging Baton to TSMC’s 3D-MiM                                                

As IFTLE has been predicting for many years, the baton is once again being passed. In the early days of advanced microelectronics, packaging breakthroughs were developed by integrated device manufactu... »

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