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IFTLE 397: Malicious Embedded Chips? And TSMC Rides the Leading Edge
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IFTLE 397: Malicious Embedded Chips? And TSMC Rides the Leading Edge

Malicious Embedded Chips in our Mother Boards? Early October brought a report from Bloomberg that I have heard was the top tech story circulating at the DoD and DARPA. For years, articles about count... »

Bridging the Interconnect Pitch Gap Calls for 3D Technologies
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Bridging the Interconnect Pitch Gap Calls for 3D Technologies

Last week at IWLPC, keynote speaker, Doug Yu, TSMC, kicked off the event with a similar storyline used by ASE’s Tien Wu during his IMAPS Symposium keynote earlier this month: High-performance applic... »

Using Co-Design to Ensure Multi-Fabric System-Design Success
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Using Co-Design to Ensure Multi-Fabric System-Design Success

As next-generation High-Density-Advanced-Packaging (HDAP) designs become more common, PCB designers and engineers are looking to system-level co-design to tie multi-substrate visualization, planning, ... »

NEO 2000 for compound semiconductors
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Trymax Receives Multi-System Orders from a Leading Chinese Compound Semiconductor Company

NIJMEGEN, THE NETHERLANDS – October 17, 2018 – Trymax Semiconductor Equipment BV (Trymax), a global leader in plasma solutions, today announced it has received multi-system orders for its ... »

IFTLE 396: DARPA Envisions CHIPS as New Approach to Chip Design and Manufacturing
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IFTLE 396: DARPA Envisions CHIPS as New Approach to Chip Design and Manufacturing

First a word on the change in venue… After working with Pete Singer at Solid State Technology from 2010-2018 and previously at Semiconductor International from 2007 – 2010 (as PFTLE), I have decid... »

Hello, Microelectronics and Packaging? Your Opportunities are Calling
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Hello, Microelectronics and Packaging? Your Opportunities are Calling

There’s no doubt about it. This is a good time to be in the microelectronics and packaging sector of the semiconductor industry. With exciting markets like artificial intelligence (AI), 5G, and the ... »

TSMC Announces SoC Design in the Cloud at the OIP 2018 Ecosystem Forum
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TSMC Announces SoC Design in the Cloud at the OIP 2018 Ecosystem Forum

As I prepared to attend TSMC’s OIP 2018 Forum on October 3, 2018 two emails from TSMC caught my attention. They conveyed the news that TSMC just lowered the entry barrier for SoC design significantl... »

And the winners of the MEMS, Imaging and Sensors Summits tech showcases are…
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And the winners of the MEMS, Imaging and Sensors Summits tech showcases are…

The technology showcases at the European MEMS and Sensors and Imaging Sensors Summits give start-ups and established companies alike ten minutes to pitch their latest innovation to the crowd, after wh... »

How Do We Create Smart Cities Without Exploiting Personal Data?
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How Do We Create Smart Cities Without Exploiting Personal Data?

Creating smart cities while also protecting the personal data of its citizens is no easy task these days, particularly with growing public awareness and concern about how their data is being used and ... »

Dr. Phil Garrou Makes the Move to 3D InCites
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Dr. Phil Garrou Makes the Move to 3D InCites

Yes. You read that right. It is my great pleasure to announce that Dr. Phil Garrou is joining 3D InCites as contributing editor and as a member of our esteemed technical advisory board. Like me, you m... »

Ain’t No Mountain High Enough to Keep Rozalia Beica From Success
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Ain’t No Mountain High Enough to Keep Rozalia Beica From Success

“Driven” doesn’t even begin to describe Romanian-born Rozalia Beica, global director, strategic marketing, DowDupont. Neither rain, nor sleet, nor whizzing bullets overhead can keep this SemiSis... »

SEMI’s Strategic Materials Conference Calls for Supply Chain Cooperation
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SEMI’s Strategic Materials Conference Calls for Supply Chain Cooperation

The message remains consistent: following Moore’s Law is no longer economical for most IC designs. A major part of the IC value creation is moving from the die to the IC package. Now advanced packag... »

3D VLSI is the New Active Interposer
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3D VLSI is the New Active Interposer

 3D very large system integration (3D VLSI) has many aliases. This high-density approach to 3D system integration first appeared on the scene as monolithic 3D (M3D), or as Leti dubbed it: sequential ... »

Will Fully-Autonomous Vehicles Ever Take Over Our Roads?
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Will Fully-Autonomous Vehicles Ever Take Over Our Roads?

At the 2018 European MEMS, Imaging and Sensors Summits, I detected a shift in sentiment around the likelihood (and the feasibility) that fully-autonomous vehicles are poised to take to the roads in th... »

MEMS, Imaging, and Sensors Summits Show The Power of Collaboration
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MEMS, Imaging, and Sensors Summits Show The Power of Collaboration

Last week, at the co-located 2018 European MEMS and Sensors/Imaging and Sensors Summits, held in Grenoble, France, I had the pleasure of gathering with 380 attendees from 21 companies from around the ... »

Why Today’s Advanced Packages Need Better Inspection and What’s Being Done About It
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Why Today’s Advanced Packages Need Better Inspection and What’s Being Done About It

It’s almost ironic. As CMOS scaling (aka: Moore’s Law) has slowed due to the increased complexity and cost of achieving smaller nodes, the focus has shifted to advanced packaging and heterogeneous... »

Veeco Announces Changes to Executive Leadership Team
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Veeco Announces Changes to Executive Leadership Team

PLAINVIEW, N.Y., September 4, 2018 —Veeco Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ: VECO) today announced that John Peeler, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer, will transition to the role of Executive Chairman, ... »

Brewer Science Unveils Dual-Layer Temporary Bonding System and Material for RDL-first Fan-Out Packaging

Brewer Science Unveils Dual-Layer Temporary Bonding System and Material for RDL-first Fan-Out Packaging

Rolla, Missouri – Sept. 4, 2018 – Brewer Science, Inc. today from SEMICON Taiwan introduced the latest additions to its industry-leading BrewerBOND® family of temporary bonding materials, as well... »

Package Designers Need Assembly-level LVS Signoff for HDAP Verification
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Package Designers Need Assembly-level LVS Signoff for HDAP Verification

While advanced IC packaging is a fast-growing market, comprehensive package verification still has a ways to go. Unique package connectivity issues, such as missing or misplaced interposer/package bum... »

Rudolph Technologies Launches Second-Generation Dragonfly Inspection and Metrology System for Advanced Packaging
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Rudolph Technologies Launches Second-Generation Dragonfly Inspection and Metrology System for Advanced Packaging

Wilmington, Mass. (August 29, 2018)—Rudolph Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: RTEC) today announced its new Dragonfly™ G2 platform, which incorporates many of the benefits of the Firefly™ system onto t... »

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