Packaging

PACKAGING ARTICLES



ASE, Amkor and JCET expected to top TrendForce's revenue ranking of OSAT providers for 2017

10/18/2017  The annual revenue from the global IC testing and packaging industry for 2017 is estimated to grow by 2.2% to reach US$51.73 billion, according to the latest research from TrendForce.

Samsung completes qualification of 8nm LPP process

10/18/2017  Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. announced today that 8-nanometer (nm) FinFET process technology, 8LPP (Low Power Plus), has been qualified and is ready for production.

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.

China IC industry outlook

10/17/2017  With an increasing presence in the global semiconductor manufacturing supply chain, the market opportunities in China are expanding dramatically.

ArterisIP joins GLOBALFOUNDRIES FDXcelerator Partner Program

10/13/2017  ArterisIP, the supplier of silicon-proven commercial system-on-chip (SoC) interconnect IP, today announced it has joined the FDXcelerator Partner Program.

Leti to present update of CoolCube/3D VLSI tech developments at 2017 IEEE S3S

10/13/2017  Leti, a research institute of CEA Tech, will hold a workshop on Oct. 17 to present updates on their progress developing CoolCube high-density 3D sequential, monolithic-integration technology, and their supporting design-and-manufacturing ecosystems.

IC makers maximize 300mm, 200mm wafer capacity

10/13/2017  A total of 25 new 300mm wafer fabs is expected between 2016 and 2021 as the outlook for 450mm wafers fades.

A 1,000x improvement in computer systems using current fabs and process

10/12/2017  Next week, as part of the IEEE S3S 2017 program, MonolithIC 3D Inc. will present a paper (18.3) titled “A 1,000x Improvement in Computer Systems by Bridging the Processor Memory Gap”.

Intel delivers 17-qubit superconducting chip with advanced packaging to QuTech

10/12/2017  The new chip was fabricated by Intel and features a unique design to achieve improved yield and performance.

Toshiba Memory Corp to invest in production equipment for Fab 6 at Yokkaichi operations

10/11/2017  TMC will invest approximately 110 billion yen as a second investment in Fab 6 for the installation of additional manufacturing equipment in the Phase-1 clean room.

Seeing the next dimension of computer chips

10/11/2017  Researchers image perfectly smooth side-surfaces of 3-D silicon crystals with a scanning tunneling microscope, paving the way for smaller and faster computing devices.

CMOS image sensor market to witness growth owing to high adoption of innovative technologies

10/10/2017  The global CMOS image sensor market is expected to grow at a CAGR of more than 12% during the forecast period, according to Technavio’s latest market research.

Gartner identifies the top 10 strategic technology trends for 2018

10/06/2017  Gartner, Inc. this week highlighted the top strategic technology trends that will impact most organizations in 2018.

Nordson launches Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Report

10/06/2017  The report enhances transparency in the environmental, social and governance (ESG) areas determined to be most material to the company and its stakeholders.

Columbia engineers invent breakthrough millimeter-wave circulator IC

10/06/2017  Researchers are first to demonstrate a circulator on a silicon chip at mm-wave frequencies that enables nonreciprocal transmission of waves: device could enable two-way radios and transform 5g networks, self-driving cars, and virtual reality.

Power semiconductor sales rebounded in 2016 and will continue to grow through 2021

10/05/2017  Global power semiconductor revenues grew year-over-year by 3.9 percent in 2016, reversing a 4.8 percent decline in 2015.

Pure-play foundries boosting their presence in China

10/05/2017  With fabless companies in China on the rise, the country is expected to account for 13% share of pure-play foundry sales in 2017.

Monthly semiconductor sales reach $35B globally for first time in August

10/04/2017  Worldwide sales up 24 percent year-to-year and 4 percent month-to-month; Americas market leads the way with growth of 39 percent year-to-year and 9 percent month-to month.

Team builds flexible new platform for high-performance electronics

10/04/2017  A team of University of Wisconsin–Madison engineers has created the most functional flexible transistor in the world -- and with it, a fast, simple and inexpensive fabrication process that’s easily scalable to the commercial level.

Unprecedented opportunities in automotive electronics

10/03/2017  Workshop will highlight rapid advancements in automotive electronics technologies and applications, and explore technical and business barriers and opportunities that are best addressed collectively across the supply chain.




TWITTER


WEBCASTS



Materials

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Success in electronics manufacturing increasingly relies on the materials used in production and packaging. More than 50 different elements from the periodic table are now used in semiconductor manufacturing, and the list grows even longer when you consider the requirements of flexible/printed electronics, LEDs, compound semiconductors, power electronics, displays, MEMS and bioelectronics. In this webcast, experts will focus on changing material requirements, the evolving material supply chain, recent advances in process and packaging materials and substrates, and the role new materials such as carbon nanotubes will play in the future.

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MEMS

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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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Interconnects

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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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TECHNOLOGY PAPERS



Testing PAs under Digital Predistortion and Dynamic Power Supply Conditions

The power amplifier (PA) – as either a discrete component or part of an integrated front end module (FEM) – is one of the most integral RF integrated circuits (RFICs) in the modern radio. In Part 2 of this white paper series, you will learn different techniques for testing PAs via an interactive white paper with multiple how-to videos.September 06, 2017
Sponsored by National Instruments

Learn the Basics of Power Amplifier and Front End Module Measurements

The power amplifier (PA) – as either a discrete component or part of an integrated front end module (FEM) – is one of the most integral RF integrated circuits (RFICs) in the modern radio. Download this white paper to learn the basics of testing RF PAs and FEMs via an interactive white paper with multiple how-to videos.May 22, 2017
Sponsored by National Instruments

Wafer Handler Predictive Monitor and Equipment Verification, Excursion Detection, Defect Reduction & Tool Matching

Consistent equipment performance, avoiding unscheduled downtime, reducing defects and preventing excursions is key to reducing cost and improving die and line yield in semiconductor manufacturing. The fully automated InnerSense SmartWafer (SMW2) system addresses these key metrics. The SMW2 system is effectively being used as a predictive monitor for handler PM’s, a leading indicator for mechanical defects and can detect, predict and prevent most mechanical related excursions, including wafer damage that can lead to subsequent wafer breakage. The SMW2 system can further improve tool availability by improving post PM recovery and tool matching.January 24, 2017
Sponsored by InnerSense

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ITPC2017
Big Island, Hawaii
http://www.semi.org/en/itpc
November 05, 2017 - November 08, 2017
SEMICON Europa
Munich, Germany
http://www.semiconeuropa.org/
November 14, 2017 - November 17, 2017
IEDM 2017
San Francisco, CA
http://ieee-iedm.org
December 02, 2017 - December 06, 2017
ISS 2018
Half Moon Bay, CA
http://www.semi.org/en/ISS
January 15, 2018 - January 18, 2018

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