Heterogeneous Integration Roadmap

Mission Impossible? Not for SEMI!

Mission Impossible? Not for SEMI!

San Francisco’s Moscone Center (above), the traditional home of SEMICON West trade shows, is undergoing major reconstruction work. Looking at this picture of the South Hall you may ask yourself: “Can anybody organize a large trade show here and make it a big success?” My answer is: “YES, the SEMI team can! They did exactly this in July for SEMICON West 2017!” With some very creative spac... »

SEMICON West 2017: The Semiconductor Industry at a Young 50

SEMICON West 2017: The Semiconductor Industry at a Young 50

The semiconductor industry is acting quite young for its age. And that’s just not me saying it; over and over again during SEMICON West 2017 I heard some variation of the phrase “We’re just getting started.” What was it that accounted for the upbeat and buoyant mood at SEMICON West 2017 this month, despite Moscone South Hall being a gaping hole clear down to the basement as a result of Sou... »

What the Heterogeneous Integration Technology Roadmap Will Mean for 2017

What the Heterogeneous Integration Technology Roadmap Will Mean for 2017

While it seems that the semiconductor industry has suddenly embraced heterogeneous integration as the next revolutionary innovation to further the quest for higher performance and lower-power, lower-cost devices, it has actually been developing over the past four or more years. We at Dow Electronic Materials, along with many others in the industry, have been and continue to be active participants ... »

MEPTEC Roadmap 2016: Best Time in History to be in the Packaging Business

MEPTEC Roadmap 2016: Best Time in History to be in the Packaging Business

With nary a farewell glance in the rearview mirror at the terrain successfully covered over the decades during which we followed the ITRS’ Guide Michelin; the new Heterogeneous Integration Roadmap gives us eyes on what comes next. It looks from here-and-now all the way to a horizon that extends, like a straight highway crossing America’s vast Great Plains, a long way out. Fifteen years out. A ... »

The New Heterogeneous Integration Roadmap: Seeing Beyond the Lamp Post

The New Heterogeneous Integration Roadmap: Seeing Beyond the Lamp Post

If you, like me, have been wondering about when and where it was you last saw an International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors update, wonder no more. You didn’t miss the update; rather, it just never really came. (See FvT’s piece on Bill Bottoms and “Revamping the ITRS Roadmap” from March 12, 2015 for more.) From the ITRS itself we are told how “In 2012 it became evident that the ... »