Packaging

PACKAGING ARTICLES



SiC & GaN technologies upset the traditional benchmarks of the IGBT industry

09/01/2017  How is the IGBT market evolving for different applications? How will the IGBT market face the adoption of high performance WBG based devices?

Most of 2017 capital spending will go to foundry and flash memory

08/31/2017  Spending for DRAM expected to show biggest percentage gain in 2017.

The ConFab announces mainstream semiconductor and emerging technologies 2018 conference focus

08/28/2017  The ConFab – an exclusive conference and networking event for semiconductor manufacturing and design executives from leading device makers, OEMs, OSATs, fabs, suppliers and fabless/design companies – announces the 2018 event will be held at THE COSMOPOLITAN of LAS VEGAS on May 20-23.

LTX-Credence ships the 600th PAx test system for testing RF front end devices

08/22/2017  LTX-Credence shipped the 600th PAx test system to Skyworks Solutions, Inc.

MRSI Systems launches high speed die bonder for photonics high volume manufacturing

08/22/2017  MRSI Systems is launching a new High Speed Die Bonder, MRSI-HVM3, to support photonics customers’ high volume manufacturing requirements.

Semiconductor industry capital spending forecast to jump 20% in 2017

08/22/2017  Samsung remains the “wild card” with regard to 2H17 capital expenditures.

TowerJazz and Tacoma announce a partnership for a new 8-inch fabrication facility in Nanjing, China

08/21/2017  TowerJazz to gain up to 50% of the planned fab loading capacity.

PC DRAM contract price rose by over 10% sequentially and global DRAM revenue increase by 16.9% sequentially Q2

08/18/2017  Global DRAM revenue reached a new historical high in the second quarter of 2017, according to DRAMeXchange.

Lam Research takes uniformity control to the edge

08/16/2017  Chipmakers want every part of the wafer to yield good die. Advances in process technologies have just about made this a reality, even as feature dimensions continue to shrink and devices grow more complex.

DRAM, NAND flash, automotive analog/logic among bestgrowing ICs

08/15/2017  Topping the chart of fastest-growing products is DRAM, which comes as no surprise given the strong rise of average selling prices in this segment throughout the first half of 2017.

Large wafers, complex IC designs among advanced packaging trends

08/15/2017  The global semiconductor advanced packaging market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 8.45% during the period 2017-2021, according to Research and Markets.

Vacuum subsystems: largest and fastest growing market segment

08/14/2017  The increase in vacuum process intensity of the semiconductor industry means that by 2022, the market for vacuum subsystems could be up to 62 percent higher than today’s value of $1.9 billion.

Samsung introduces far-reaching V-NAND memory solutions to tackle data processing and storage challenges

08/09/2017  Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. has announced new V-NAND (Vertical NAND) memory solutions and technology that will address the pressing requirements of next-generation data processing and storage systems.

GLOBALFOUNDRIES demonstrates 2.5D high-bandwidth memory solution

08/09/2017  GLOBALFOUNDRIES today announced that it has demonstrated silicon functionality of a 2.5D packaging solution for its high-performance 14nm FinFET FX-14 integrated design system for application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs).

Toshiba announces next generation client SSD with 64-layer 3D Flash memory

08/08/2017  Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC) announces the new SG6 series, the latest Toshiba client SSD to feature 64-layer, 3-bit-per-cell TLC (triple-level cell) BiCS FLASH to deliver better transfer speeds and power efficiency.

IntelliProp announces Gen-Z persistent memory controller combining DRAM and NAND

08/08/2017  This controller combines DRAM and NAND and sits on the Gen-Z fabric, not the memory bus.

Cadence full-flow digital, signoff and Verification Suite optimized to support Arm Cortex-A75, Cortex-A55 CPUs and Arm Mali-G72 GPU

08/07/2017  Cadence delivered new 7nm-ready Rapid Adoption Kits (RAKs) for the Cortex-A75 and the Cortex-A55 CPUs, which include the DynamIQ Shared Unit (DSU) that provides a shared level 3 cache between the CPUs, and a 7nm-ready RAK for the Mali-G72 GPU.

Worldwide semiconductor capital spending is forecast to grow 10.2% in 2017

08/07/2017  Worldwide semiconductor capital spending is projected to increase 10.2 percent in 2017, to $77.7 billion, according to Gartner, Inc.

NXP announces production of security chips in its US manufacturing facilities

08/04/2017  NXP Semiconductors N.V. announced a $22 million dollar program that expands its operations in the United States.

Mid-year global semiconductor sales up 21% compared to 2016

08/04/2017  Q2 sales are highest on record, 5.8 percent more than previous quarter, 23.7 percent higher than Q2 of last year.




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3D NAND: Trends in Processes, Circuits

October 3, 2017 at 1 p.m. ET

Conventional planar flash memory technology is approaching critical scaling limitations that are driving the transition to 3D solutions. 3D NAND is expected to scale in height, from 16-bit-tall strings to string heights of more than 128 bits. Meanwhile NAND makers will find ways of placing these strings closer to each other through more aggressive lithography.

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Materials

Date and time TBD

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

Date and time TBD

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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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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EVENTS



Advanced Process Control Conference
Austin, Texas
http://www.apcconference.com
October 09, 2017 - October 12, 2017
IEDM 2017
San Francisco, CA
http://ieee-iedm.org
December 02, 2017 - December 06, 2017
SEMI-THERM
San Jose, CA
http://semi-therm.org
March 19, 2018 - March 23, 2018

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