Xperi partners with UMC to support production of direct and hybrid bonding 3D semiconductor technologies

Xperi Corporation announced a partnership with global semiconductor foundry, UMC. This strategic partnership will enable the companies to support the growing demand for Invensas ZiBond and Invensas DBI 3D semiconductor technologies.

Together, Xperi and UMC will further optimize and commercialize the ZiBond and DBI technologies for a wide range of semiconductor devices including image sensors, radio frequency (RF), MEMS, display drivers, touch controllers, SoC, analog, power and mixed-signal devices. Wafer to wafer (W2W) and die to wafer (D2W) bonding and 3D interconnect implementations will be employed to address the requirements of a variety of applications within the mobile, consumer, automotive, communication, industrial and Internet of Things (IoT) industries.

“As a world-leading semiconductor foundry, we are committed to delivering leading-edge solutions to our customers,” said Wenchi Ting, vice president of specialty technologies at UMC. “By partnering with Xperi and the Invensas team, true pioneers in direct and hybrid bonding technologies, we continue to be well-positioned to meet our customers’ evolving requirements for advanced wafer bonding technologies.”

“We are excited to join forces with UMC, a premier global foundry engaged in every major sector of the electronics industry, to expand the production base for our ZiBond and DBI bonding and 3D interconnect platforms,” said Craig Mitchell, president, Invensas. “We look forward to working together to proliferate these enabling technologies into a wide range of high volume semiconductor applications.”

ZiBond is a low temperature homogenous direct bonding technology that forms strong bonds between semiconductor wafers or die with same or different coefficients of thermal expansion. This technology is used in image sensors, MEMS and various RF front-end devices.

DBI is a low temperature hybrid direct bonding technology that allows semiconductor wafers or die to be bonded with exceptionally fine pitch 3D electrical interconnect. This technology is suited for various semiconductor devices such as image sensors, DRAM, MEMS and RF devices.

Products employing these technologies are found in smartphones, tablets, laptops, cameras, televisions and gaming consoles, as well as in industrial, automotive and IoT electronic devices.

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