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TechSearch International Analysis Predicts Growth for Fan-in WLP and FO-WLP

TechSearch International Analysis Predicts Growth for Fan-in WLP and FO-WLP

TechSearch International predicts strong market growth for fan-in wafer level packages (WLPs) and fan-out WLPs (FO-WLPs).  Despite lower growth for smartphones, growth continues as the number of WLPs per handset increase. WLPs are increasingly adopted in tablets, and wearable devices such as smartwatches, fitness bands, and virtual reality headsets. Fan-in WLPs are projected to grow at an 8.5% CA... »

Book Review: Advances in Embedded and Fan-out Wafer Level Packaging Technology

Book Review: Advances in Embedded and Fan-out Wafer Level Packaging Technology

When asked by Beth Keser and Steffen Krönert to review their new book, Advances in Embedded and Fan-out Wafer Level Packaging Technology, I was a little apprehensive. I reminded them that I was NOT an engineer, so would only be able to review it from the layperson’s perspective. They assured me that was precisely what they were looking for, so I agreed. Written by Experts When the book arrived ... »

Advanced Heterogeneous Packaging Solutions for High Performance Computing

Advanced Heterogeneous Packaging Solutions for High Performance Computing

Heterogeneous integrated circuit (IC) packaging has made a full entrance into the high-performance computing arena. The target applications are broad, running the gamut from artificial intelligence (AI), deep learning, data center networking, supercomputers, and autonomous driving. In fact, a new generation of deep learning AI, leading central processing units (CPUs) for data center servers as wel... »

IFTLE 398: Samsung’s 256Gb 3DS (TSV-Stacked) RDIMM; IMAPS 2018 in Pasadena

IFTLE 398: Samsung’s 256Gb 3DS (TSV-Stacked) RDIMM; IMAPS 2018 in Pasadena

Samsung at the Leading Edge At the recent Samsung Tech Day, the company unveiled several new technologies: Their 7nm extreme ultraviolet (EUV) process node from Samsung’s foundry business SmartSSD – a field programmable gate array (FPGA) SSD, that will offer accelerated data processing and the ability to bypass server CPU limits QLC-SSD for enterprise and data centers that offer 33%t more... »

Talking Nerdy with Exhibitors at IWLPC 2018

Talking Nerdy with Exhibitors at IWLPC 2018

With heterogeneous integration, 3D, and advanced wafer-level packaging technologies officially declared the rising stars of the semiconductor industry, materials, process and equipment suppliers have pulled out their shiniest bells and whistles. Here’s a sampling of news and products that were on display at IWLCP 2018, October 23-25, 2018 at the Doubletree Hotel in San Jose. Indium Corporation... »

Bridging the Interconnect Pitch Gap Calls for 3D Technologies

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 applications like artificial intelligence (AI), 5G, autonomous driving, and even high-end smartphones are driving the continuation of Moore’s Law augmented by More than Moore. This need for high-performan... »

Perspectives on the Cost of Fan-out Wafer Level Packaging vs. Flip Chip Packaging

Perspectives on the Cost of Fan-out Wafer Level Packaging vs. Flip Chip Packaging

Recently, I read a paper published in the 2017 IMAPS Device Packaging Conference proceedings, titled “Cost Comparison of Fan-out Wafer Level Packaging and Flip Chip Packaging,” written by Amy Lujan, of Savansys. Lujan did a very good analysis on the cost comparison of fan-out wafer-level packaging (FOWLP)  with chip-first and die face-down and flip chip (FC) packaging, according to a... »

Transforming the Fan-out Landscape

Transforming the Fan-out Landscape

These days, the first thing that comes to mind when someone mentions fan-out (FO) technology is Apple’s A10 processor built on TSMCs integrated fan-out (InFO) technology. It’s the superstar application that put FO on the map and into high volume manufacturing. However, equally important to remember are the numerous low-density FO workhorses supporting other mobile applications, as well as mark... »

TechSearch International Analyzes Trends in FO-WLP including Panel Activity

TechSearch International Analyzes Trends in FO-WLP including Panel Activity

While Apple remains the main customer for TSMC’s Integrated Fan-Out WLP (InFO-WLP), an increasing number of companies are adopting a large area version of FO on Substrate. HiSilicon has been in production with ASE’s FOCoS for several years and MediaTek just announced a logic device for networking applications using TSMC’s InFO on Substrate (InFO_oS). TSMC’s FO-WLP platform has been extende... »

There’s a Fan-out for That

There’s a Fan-out for That

Long gone are the days of the “killer app” and the notion that a single device market like personal computers (PCs) or smartphones alone can make or break the semiconductor industry. In fact, while both those markets have softened, a multitude of emerging technologies including 5G, artificial intelligence (AI), internet of things (IoT) platforms, deep learning, autonomous vehicles, blockchain ... »

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