Packaging and Testing


The coldest chip in the world

12/20/2017  Physicists at the University of Basel have succeeded in cooling a nanoelectronic chip to a temperature lower than 3 millikelvin.

Tessera reaches global settlement with Broadcom

12/18/2017  Settlement includes multi-year license agreement.

Invensas completes DBI technology transfer to Teledyne DALSA

12/15/2017  One of the world's largest independent MEMS foundries ready to manufacture MEMS and image sensor products utilizing Invensas wafer bonding and 3D interconnect technology.

The world's 1st "7-axis" motion tracking devices: tiner package & better response time

12/13/2017  Accelerometers and gyroscopes are fueling the robotic revolution, especially the drones’ market segment. However, these MEMS devices are not the only ones on the market place anymore, with environmental sensors penetrating this industry too.

Advantest launches automated IC handler with thermal control for use in semiconductor engineering labs

11/29/2017  Semiconductor test equipment supplier Advantest Corporation has developed the M4171 handler to meet the mobile electronics market's needs for cost-efficient thermal control testing of ICs with high power dissipation during device characterization and pre-production bring up.

TEL NEXX modernizes shop floor data collection and quality control with InfinityQS ProFicient

11/16/2017  Quality Intelligence solution enables chip metallization provider to improve accuracy and timeliness of data capture, rapidly respond to issues, and identify opportunities for continuous improvement.

SkyWater significantly expands pure-play technology foundry customer base

11/16/2017  SkyWater Technology Foundry announces that it has been assigned the Specialty Foundry customer relationships from Cypress Semiconductor Corporation.

Leti announces FED4SAE project to accelerate European cyber-physical system solutions to market

11/14/2017  Leti, a research institute of CEA Tech and coordinator of the pan-European consortium FED4SAE, today announced that the 14 project partners have launched a three-year European Commission program to facilitate the acceleration of European cyber-physical-system (CPS) solutions to market.

Magnetic sensor industry is moving into a consolidation phase

11/13/2017  With 7% CAGR between 2016 and 2022, the magnetic sensor market should reach almost US$ 2.5 billion in 2022.

Leti joins DARPA-funded consortium to develop implantable device for restoring vision

11/09/2017  Leti announced today that a team of its researchers is participating in a U.S.-funded project to develop a safe, implantable neural interface system to restore vision by stimulating the visual cortex.

The intelligence that leads to artificial intelligence

11/08/2017  Artificial intelligence (AI) may be a hot topic today, but SEMI has helped to incubate Big Data and AI since its founding.

2017 sees advances in connected devices, memory

11/07/2017  The technologies to watch identified by TechInsights analysts at the beginning of the year have not been disappointing.

MEMS & sensors safeguard autonomous cars, boost agricultural productivity and anticipate needs

11/03/2017  MEMS & Sensors Executive Congress speakers feature smart sensing components in new industrial, automotive, biomedical, agricultural applications.

The MEMS packaging market is growing faster than the devices market itself

10/30/2017  The MEMS packaging market’s value is growing faster than the MEMS device market’s value: respectively, a 16.7% CAGR for packaging versus 14.1% for devices, during the period 2016 - 2022.

Optoelectronics, sensors/actuators and discretes climb

10/30/2017  The O-S-D market segments are growing at above average rates in 2017 and all three are expected to reach new record highs for the first time in six years, says new update.

Number of connected IoT devices will surge to 125 billion by 2030

10/27/2017  The number of connected Internet of Things (IoT) devices worldwide will jump 12 percent on average annually, from nearly 27 billion in 2017 to 125 billion in 2030, according to new analysis from IHS Markit.

2017 IEDM features rich technical program, focus sessions

10/17/2017  Each year at the IEDM, the world's best technologists in micro/nano/bioelectronics converge to participate in a technical program consisting of more than 220 presentations, along with other events.

MEMS & sensors companies compete for tech showcase "crown"

10/05/2017  MSIG announces five finalists for Technology Showcase at MEMS & Sensors Executive Congress, November 1-2, in Napa Valley, Calif.

Comet Group to open Silicon Valley office

10/03/2017  COMET Group today announced the opening of Lab One, its customer-centric technology and application center in San Jose, CA.

Robotics and chip industries in Japan

10/02/2017  Japan chip industry finds growth opportunities in robotics; explored at SEMICON Japan (December 13-15) in Tokyo.



3D NAND Flash Process Integration and Architecture from A to Z

April 24, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. ET

Since 2006, many of new 3D NAND Flash cells have been proposed and commercialized on the market. Already, we have seen 3D NAND cell structure up to 64L/72L with single or multi-stack NAND string architecture. The memory density on Micron/Intel’s 64L 3D NAND 256 Gb/die reached 4.40 Gb/mm2 (256 Gb/die). In this session, we’ll overview 3D NAND Flash roadmap, products, cell design, structure, materials and process integration. The 3D NAND cell architecture from major NAND manufacturers including Samsung TCAT V-NAND, Toshiba/Western Digital BiCS, SK Hynix P-BiCS and Micron/Intel FG CuA will be reviewed and compared. Current and future technology challenges on 3D NAND will be discussed as well.

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MEMS have quite different process and material requirements compared to mainstream microprocessor and memory types of devices. We will explore the latest trends in MEMS devices – including sensor fusion, biosensors, energy harvesting – new manufacturing challenges and potential equipment and materials solutions to those challenges.

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This webcast will examine the state-of-the-art in conductors and dielectrics, -- including contacts and Metal1 through global level -- pre-metal dielectrics, associated planarization, necessary etch, strip and cleans, embedded passives, global and intermediate TSVs for 3D, as well as reliability, system, and performance issues.

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