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TSMC’s 2019 Technology Symposium highlights 25 Years of Innovation

TSMC’s 2019 Technology Symposium highlights 25 Years of Innovation

In 1994 TSMC, a small wafer foundry from Taiwan held its first Technology Symposium. Since 1999 I have had the privilege to work with TSMC and closely follow their success in building a powerful and cost-effective ecosystem for the fabless IC vendors and foundry business model. To measure their success in hard numbers, please check IC Insights’ 2018 revenue estimates here and see that TSMC has a... »

IFTLE 409: ST Micro Studies Hybrid Bonding Reliability; TSMC 2019 Packaging Revenue

IFTLE 409: ST Micro Studies Hybrid Bonding Reliability; TSMC 2019 Packaging Revenue

Continuing our look at the 2019 SEMI 3D and Systems summit in Dresden, we look at presentations on advanced packaging platforms and hybrid bonding reliability. Systems Plus Romain Fraux of System Plus discussed their analysis of the latest advanced packaging platforms on the market. The Yole Développement quantitative analysis of the market is shown in Figure 1: They offered the comparison slide ... »

IFTLE 403: TSMC 4th Generation CoWoS; 2018 Singapore EPTC Part 1

IFTLE 403: TSMC 4th Generation CoWoS; 2018 Singapore EPTC Part 1

Heterogeneous Integration spurs demand for 3D backend solutions Julian Ho reported in the Jan 10th issue of Digitimes that heterogeneous integration of diverse semiconductor components to support 5G, AI, automotive electronics, and IoT applications is gaining significant momentum, driving demand for system-in-package (SiP) and system-on-3D package (So3D) processes and boosting the importance of c... »

IFTLE 397: Malicious Embedded Chips? And TSMC Rides the Leading Edge

IFTLE 397: Malicious Embedded Chips? And TSMC Rides the Leading Edge

Malicious Embedded Chips in our Mother Boards? Early October brought a report from Bloomberg that I have heard was the top tech story circulating at the DoD and DARPA. For years, articles about counterfeit chips, and our reliance on Asian-made chips – where they could be modified in ways to pass on information or allow hacks – have worried us. Now…. we’ve got something new to worr... »

TSMC Announces SoC Design in the Cloud at the OIP 2018 Ecosystem Forum

TSMC Announces SoC Design in the Cloud at the OIP 2018 Ecosystem Forum

As I prepared to attend TSMC’s OIP 2018 Forum on October 3, 2018 two emails from TSMC caught my attention. They conveyed the news that TSMC just lowered the entry barrier for SoC design significantly by announcing the OIP Cloud Alliance. This is the latest addition to their four Open Innovation Platform Alliances for EDA, IP, Design Services and Value Chain Aggregators. Having promoted Barcelona... »

2018 TSMC Technology Symposium: Listen – Analyze – Act

2018 TSMC Technology Symposium: Listen – Analyze – Act

May 1st is a holiday in many countries, but not in the U.S. and not for TSMC. A very professional TSMC team and many of its Open Innovation partners demonstrated recent accomplishments to a gathering of more than 2000 attendees at the 2018 TSMC Technology Symposium at the Santa Clara Convention Center. TSMC’s strategy to listen to market needs, analyze how best to meet the requirements and act a... »

IEDM 2017 Looks Way Beyond Moore’s Law

IEDM 2017 Looks Way Beyond Moore’s Law

The International Electronic Device Manufacturing Conference (IEDM) has always focused on device scaling, successfully guiding our industry for several decades along the challenging paths of Moore’s Law and the ITRS Roadmap. Both were primarily focused on digital functions. However, we all must agree that the real world around us is analog. To allow our electronic devices to better assist us in... »

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TSMC’s OIP 2017 Symposium Shows The Awesome Power of an Ecosystem

Last week, September 13 to be exact, TSMC held its Open Innovation Forum (OIP 2017) Symposium at the Santa Clara Convention Center. Before getting into product and market details, allow me to share some of my general impression of this, as usual, very well-organized event. After several decades of experience with alliance management and ecosystem building, I see TSMC as the master of these discipl... »

Fan-out Packaging Confirms its Success Story

Fan-out Packaging Confirms its Success Story

Fan-Out packaging solutions have been the hottest topic in the advanced packaging industry for two years, and that will remain true, announces Yole Développement (Yole). Will the fan-out market growth keep going? Who can challenge the leading semiconductor company, TSMC? Is panel technology coming? What will be the next killer application? Many important questions face the fan-out packaging indu... »

Announcing the Winners of the 2017 3D InCites Awards!

Announcing the Winners of the 2017 3D InCites Awards!

The 2017 3D InCites Awards program has turned out to be the most exciting yet! We had as many as seven nominees in some fields (supplier of the year), and tallied just over 17,529 votes in total! We also saw a considerable increase in nominees using social media to promote their participation in this year’s event. As heterogeneous integration, fueled by advanced packaging and 3D integration, mov... »

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