OSATS

TOP 25 OSATs Ranking: Survival of the Fittest?

TOP 25 OSATs Ranking: Survival of the Fittest?

Out of the top 25 OSATs, Taiwan-based OSATs contributed more than half of the revenue in 2018 followed by China, US, and Malaysia. The leading giant of the outsourced semiconductor and test service providers (OSATs), ASE Technology Holding Co., Ltd. (formerly ASE Inc.) and subsidiaries, has got even bigger after the official acquisition of SPIL on April 30, 2018. In 2018, ASE Technology Holding Co... »

TechSearch International Analysis Shows Packaging for Cryptocurrency Provides a Windfall

TechSearch International Analysis Shows Packaging for Cryptocurrency Provides a Windfall

Projections for PC growth are flat and shipments of smartphones show low growth rates. Demand for cryptocurrency devices in flip-chip CSPs and BGAs is expected to provide increased volumes this year to help keep foundries and OSATs busy. Few are willing to add foundry, substrate, or assembly capacity for cryptocurrency because of its unpredictability, but many are enjoying the windfall. Cryptocurr... »

MCM, SiP, SoC, and Heterogeneous Integration Defined and Explained

MCM, SiP, SoC, and Heterogeneous Integration Defined and Explained

Multichip module (MCM),  system-in-package (SiP), system-on-chip (SoC), and heterogeneous integration are all important semiconductor packaging technologies. They deserve to have, at the very least, a book written about them. However, herein I would like to give these technologies very simple descriptions. if you don’t mind. MCM MCM integrates different chips and discrete components side-by-si... »

3D By Design: PDKs Can Enable an Open Market for Interposer and 3D Solutions

3D By Design: PDKs Can Enable an Open Market for Interposer and 3D Solutions

As an integral part of the established integrated circuit (IC) supply chain, Outsourced Assembly and Test (OSAT) companies offer IC packaging services on the open market, independent of the chip manufacturer or foundry. OSATs are a subset of the total worldwide IC packaging market, since some IC package assembly is still performed in-house at integrated semiconductor manufacturers (ISM). However, ... »

Is SATS revenue declining or relocating?

What’s that you say? The SATS sector is set for further declines? Really? Or is that yet another negative perspective being expressed by the trade press? »

GSA’s Silicon Summit: Good News from the 3D Ecosystem Panel

I don’t get to attend all the 3D events that I would like to, and such was the case with this year’s GSA Silicon Summit, held Thursday, April 26, in San Jose. But I did get some insight from Rich Rice, Senior VP of Sales and Engineering, ASE, who was a panelist on the afternoon 3D Packaged IC Ecosystem panel discussion, and whom has also participated in a number of similar panel discussions ov... »