By Ed Sperling
There are two big issues when it comes to through-silicon vias. One involves cost. The second involves heat—in particular, how to get heat out of a stacked die and what the thermal coefficient of the TSV will be to make sure it expands at a rate consistent with the SoCs in a package.
To address these issues, System-Level Design caught up with Rao Tummala, professor of elect... » read more