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3D By Design: A Blog By and For the 3D Design Community

Earlier this year, I published an open letter to chip and system-level designers regarding 3D integration, suggesting they consider 3D integration technologies as a solution to dealing with the increasing complexity of SoC designs. The post was inspired by my attendance at the Design and Test Europe (DATE 2014) conference,...

TSV MEOL Process Flow for Mobile 3D IC Stacking

Moore’s law is approaching physical limitations of CMOS scaling, and three dimensional (3D) integration technologies have been proposed as solutions. Wide band transmission between logic and memory is becoming indispensable for not only mobile products, but also other products related to network systems such as servers and data centers. These...

E-System Design: Sphinx 3D Path Finder (“3DPF”) V3.0

The Sphinx 3D Path Finder (3DPF) is an exploration tool enabling fast test case creation and analysis for silicon and glass interposers containing: solder balls, pillars, bond wires, TSV/TSG as well as RDL interconnect structures. E-System Design: Sphinx 3D Path Finder (“3DPF”) V3.0 All based upon a patented simulation engine with the...

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Omnivision: OV23850 PureCel Image Sensor

OmniVision’s OV23850 PureCel image sensor utilizes the companies advanced stacked die process capture exceptional images and video in 23.8-megapixel resolution while maintaining a compact form factor, which is critical for the next-generation of slim smartphones and tablets. Testimonial OmniVision’s family of PureCel backside-illuminated image sensors use the company’s stacked die...

Ye Antique Towers – Samsung’s 3D NAND Flash SSD 850 Pro

Samsung’s introduction of its 3D NAND Flash SSD 850 Pro has led to the inevitable hullabaloo. Amid all the fuss, it hasn’t taken long for someone to publish the actual die size. This of course is the golden nugget of information that lays the foundation for any cost analysis. Figure 1 shows...

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