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The Edge of 3D: 3D SoC VLSI and Si Photonics

The Edge of 3D: 3D SoC VLSI and Si Photonics

Last week, I posted an executive summary of this year’s European 3D Summit, touching on the highlights and general takeaways based on the closing remarks I delivered at this year’s well-attended event, which took place January 23-25, 2017 at Minatec Campus in Grenoble. In this post, we’ll take a deeper dive into some of the edgier technologies in development that were presented, and what is ... »

DATE 2015 demonstrates Europe’s commitment to Semiconductors, Part 2

DATE 2015 demonstrates Europe’s commitment to Semiconductors, Part 2

Continuing from Part 1: On Thursday morning I really enjoyed the Monolithic 3D session. Francoise already reported about it, so I can be brief and focus on the most advanced program presented, the CEA Leti CoolCube™ . Olivier Billoint showed and explained how Leti, in cooperation with an EDA partner, is developing the integration of two layers of functions on a wafer. The first layer uses a reg... »

Semicon EUROPA

Where to find 3D Integration at SEMICON Europa

While at first glance, 3D integration technologies seem to be relegated to one two-hour session at this year’s SEMICON Europa, which takes place October 7-9, 2014 in Grenoble, France; in reality 3D integration is a pervasive technology that will be discussed in many different programs and sessions. To make it easier for anyone who wishes to focus their time learning how 3D integration applies in... »