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Achieving Carbon Neutral Computing

According to the Wall Street Journal, (WSJ) the Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) is proposing that public companies be required to disclose more information on what they are doing to combat climate change and the threats linked to climate change. According to the SEC, approximately 90% of companies in the...

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Introducing the 3D InCites Podcast

Over the past month, you may have noticed a new addition to the 3D InCites platform. The 3D InCites Podcast made its debut on May 5, 2020, with a conversation with Kiterocket’s Joe Cestari, about how to successfully market a semiconductor business. The second episode featured 3D InCites bloggers, Julia...

The Role DEI Plays in Achieving a Sustainable Future

I was recently invited by IMAPS UK to give a keynote at their annual conference, MicroTech 2021. The topic was Heterogeneous Integration (HI). I agreed, provided I was allowed to give the topic a new twist. I provided the following abstract, and the committee eagerly agreed to my proposal: A...

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The ESD Alliance: A Forum to Address Cross-Industry Issues

Members of the ESD Alliance are vital to the semiconductor industry, providing comprehensive solutions for the planning, design, and verification of complex SoCs. Their EDA, semiconductor IP, embedded software offerings, services, and solutions for 3D IC design and advanced packaging are found in most chip companies. They, in turn, rely...

Sustainability 101: Sustainability Reporting Standards and Trends

You have probably heard that what gets measured is what matters. That is the idea behind sustainability reporting. Companies that issue reports make a public statement about their past actions and future goals around environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues. Sustainability reporting is no substitute for action, but it can...
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3D InCites Launches WeChat Platform

Audiences in China have no access to social media apps like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram, but they’ve completely embraced the WeChat platform. Launched in 2011 by Tencent, WeChat has grown from a messaging app to a unique social media hybrid. It forms the basis of the daily digital life...

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IFTLE 489: AMAT Addresses Hybrid Bonding; DECA M-Series Continues to Develop

 Let’s take a final look at some of the presentations from the 2021 IMAPS Device Packaging workshop. Applied Materials Applied Materials (AMAT) discussed “Through Silicon Vias (TSVs) and Hybrid Bonding Solutions for Heterogeneous Integration…”. AMAT notes that hybrid bonding is not a new technology but rather has been commercialized for...

IFTLE 488: Nepes Readies Commercialization of mPoP Technology

This week we’re looking at some packaging presentations from the 2021 IMAPS Device Packaging Workshop. The focus is on Nepes mPoP and Sumotomo Bakelite EMC. Nepes – Fan Out mPoP BC Kim described Nepes M-series fan-out package mPoP. mPoP is a stackable package-on-package structure used to provide an integrated solution...

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2021 3D InCites DEI Fundraiser a Success; Thank You Sponsors

We took our annual mural project online this year! Illustrator Ronna Encarnacion created this original watercolor to reflect the importance of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in creating sustainability. Proceeds from the project will be used to seed the 3D InCites DEI Fund to support technology businesses owned by women and...

Diversity, Parity, Prosperity: Perspective of an Industry Veteran

“Don’t surround yourself with yourself …” Yes, from I’ve Seen All Good People. “At Japan’s Most Elite University, Just 1 in 5 Students Is a Woman.” The New York Times, 08 December 2019 “The semiconductor industry isn’t known as a standout example of diversity and inclusion. But that’s changing.” Jane...