Design For Advanced Packaging


Advanced packaging techniques are viewed as either a replacement for Moore's Law scaling, or a way of augmenting it. But there is a big gap between the extensive work done to prove these devices can be manufactured with sufficient yield and the amount of attention being paid to the demands advanced packaging has on the design and verification flows. Not all advanced packaging places the same... » read more

Packaging Challenges For 2018


The IC packaging market is projected to see steady growth this year, amid ongoing changes in the landscape. The outsourced semiconductor assembly and test ([getkc id="83" kc_name="OSAT"]) industry, which provides third-party packaging and test services, has been consolidating for some time. So while sales rising, the number of companies is falling. In late 2017, for example, [getentity id="2... » read more

Metric Pitch BGA And Micro BGA Routing Solutions


The following paper provides Via Fanout and Trace Routing solutions for various metric pitch Ball Grid Array Packages. Note: the “metric” dimensions are the ruling numbers. To solve the metric pitch BGA dilemma, one should have a basic understanding of the metric feature sizes for: BGA Ball Sizes and BGA Land Pattern Pad Construction BGA Via Anatomy Trace/Space Trace and Via Routi... » read more