Advances in Wet Processing and Wafer Cleaning
August 14th, 2014
Wet Processing, including wafer cleaning, is one of the most common yet most critical processing step, since it can have a huge impact on the success of the subsequent process step. Not only does it involve the removal of organic and metal contaminants, but it must leave the surface in a desired state (hydrophilic or hydrophobic, for example), with minimal roughness and minimal surface loss – all on a growing list of different types of materials. In this webcast, experts will identify industry challenges and possible solutions, including a new concept of tailoring chemistries to dissolve very small particles rather than physically removing them.
The Rise of MEMS Sensors
June 19, 2014
MEMS have quite different process and material requirements compared to mainstream microprocessor and memory types of devices. This webcast 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.
Trends in Packaging
June 26, 2014
The industry continues to develop new approaches to packaging, including 3D integration, redistribution layers (RDL), through silicon vias (TSV), copper pillars, and wafer-level packaging (WLP). These and other approaches will be discussed in this webcast.
2.5D and 3D Packaging at the Tipping Point
July 1, 2014
Die stacking enables better chip performance in a small form factor, meeting the needs of smartphones, tablets, and other advanced devices. The time of HVM is fast approaching for 2.5D interposer and memory based 3D packages, with commentators expecting significant product announcements to be made over the next 12 - 18 months. This webcast will discuss why now is the right time for these next generation packages. The presenters will also discuss the backside via reveal module in the MEOL, and show how innovative wafer process engineering delivers cost and performance benefits to fuel the growth of 2.5 and first generation 3D devices.
Multiphysics Modeling of MEMS Devices
April 30, 2014
Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), such as actuators, sensors and resonators, rely on the interactions between multiple physical effects. In this webinar, we will show how a multiphysics simulation approach allows you to combine electrical, thermal and structural effects accurately in order to design reliable and high-performance MEMS devices.
3D Integration and Advanced Packaging Innovation
March 27, 2014
2.5/3D integration and advanced packaging enable better chip performance in a smaller form factor, meeting the needs of smartphones, tablets, and other advanced devices. However, 2.5/3D packaging creates a new set of manufacturing challenges, such as the need to fabricate copper pillars, TSVs, wafer bumping and redistribution layers – which may involve thicker photoresists, spin-on dielectrics and BCB coatings -- and processing may be done on panels instead of round wafers. In this webcast, experts will detail various options, future scenarios and challenges that must still be overcome.