Durability And Cost Benefits Drive Mil-Aero Demand For OCPP

Ceramic packages were, for many years, the option of choice for semiconductor prototype assembly, particularly in military-aerospace applications. They are able to withstand high temperatures and can be hermetically sealed. However, they can be costly and, while they allow for rapid assembly of first samples, the final product is typically a plastic package, so the ceramic prototype doesn’t o... » read more

Open Cavity Plastic Packaging

Rapid change in electronics is also causing rapid obsolescence. But in some markets, the systems are supposed to last for decades. Sam Sadri, senior process engineer at QP Technologies (formerly Quik-Pak), talks with Semiconductor Engineering about why it’s so important to use existing package footprints, what are the challenges in replacing the circuitry inside a package, and which markets a... » read more