Packaging, Test & Electronic Systems

Top Stories

2.5D, Fan-Out Inspection Issues Grow

Advanced packaging is now mainstream, but making sure these devices work properly while also cutting costs is getting harder.

Wireless Test: Too Many Protocols

Vendors struggle to balance new technologies and markets, and almost perpetual updates, against limited resources.

Wirebond Technology Rolls On

Technology still being used for new applications, years after it was predicted to be phased out.

Intel Inside The Package

Mark Bohr opens up on the company's push into multi-chip solutions, and upcoming issues at 7nm and 5nm.

Time For Massively Parallel Testing

Increasing demand for system-level testing brings changes.

2.5D, FO-WLP Issues Come Into Focus

Advanced packaging goes mainstream, creating ripples throughout the back-end of the semiconductor industry.

How Testing MEMS, Sensors Is Different

These devices require more than an electrical input and output.

Electroplating IC Packages

Tooling challenges increase as advanced packaging ramps up.

MEMS: Improving Cost And Yield

Second in a series: New packaging options could help boost profitability, but testing and thermal issues remain problematic.

Quality Issues Widen

Rising complexity, diverging market needs and time-to-market pressures are forcing companies to rethink how they deal with defects.

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Round Tables

2.5D Surprises And Alternatives

First of two parts: Cost and supply chain issues remain as advanced packaging begins to ramp.

Stacked Die Changes

Experts at the table, part 3: How mature are high-speed interconnects and what hurdles remain for widespread adoption.

Stacked Die Changes

Experts at the table, part 2: Different coefficients of thermal expansion cause warpage problems; known good die issues.

Stacked Die Changes

Experts at the table, part 1: There are new and better options for packaging chips together as the semiconductor industry begins to figure out what...

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Tech Talk: 2.5D Issues

How ready is this packaging approach and what problems remain?

Tech Talk: 14nm And Stacked Die

Why the 14nm node will be long lived, and how it will be used in 2.5D and 3D-IC packages.

Tech Talk: 2.5D Stacked Die

What's the real motivation behind stacking die?

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