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Enabling The 5G RF Front-End Module Evolution With The DSMBGA Package


The advanced SiP double-sided molded BGA platform has become an industry technology standard in this domain. Applying leading-edge design rules for 3D component placement and double-sided molding, together with conformal and compartmental shielding and in-line RF testing, delivers integration levels in a small form factor with high yield. In addition to formidable SiP capacity and DSMBGA techno... » read more

SiPs And MCMs Broaden Opportunities For Military-Aerospace System Design


Military and aerospace (mil-aero) applications, from satellites and rockets to ships and planes, increasingly require electronic systems and subsystems with high functionality and performance in a small form factor. Meeting these demands poses higher-level challenges for packaging of these microelectronic devices, which needs to be rugged, long-lived, and affordable. Usage of multi-chip modu... » read more

Unintended Coupling Issues Grow


The number of indirect and often unexpected ways in which one design element may be affected by another is growing, making it more difficult to ensure a chip — or multiple chips in a package — will perform reliably. Long gone are the days when the only way that one part of a circuit could influence another was by an intended wire connecting them. As geometries get smaller, frequencies go... » read more

Warpage Of Compression Molded SiP Strips


By Eric Ouyang, Yonghyuk Jeong, JaeMyong Kim, JaePil Kim, OhYoung Kwon, and Michael Liu of JCET; and Susan Lin, Jenn An Wang, Anthony Yang, and Eric Yang of CoreTech System (Moldex3D). Abstract System-in-Package (SiP) technology has been used for a wide range of electronic devices, but the warpage behavior of the package can be difficult to control and predict due to complex manufacturing p... » read more

Advanced Packaging Shifts Design Focus To System Level


Growing momentum for advanced packaging is shifting design from a die-centric focus toward integrated systems with multiple die, but it's also straining some EDA tools and methodologies and creating gaps in areas where none existed. These changes are causing churn in unexpected areas. For some chip companies, this has resulted in a slowdown in hiring of ASIC designers and an uptick in new jo... » read more

The New Technology Solutions For Advanced SiP Devices


For many years, System-in-Package (SiP) technology has been a focus for semiconductor packaging to address the ongoing market trend of system integration and size reduction. Today’s increased complexity and higher package density for SiP devices has driven the development of new packaging technologies. In response, compartmental shield technology makes it possible to put several functions int... » read more

A Broad Look Inside Advanced Packaging


Choon Lee, chief technology officer of JCET, sat down with Semiconductor Engineering to talk about the semiconductor market, Moore’s Law, chiplets, fan-out packaging, and manufacturing issues. What follows are excerpts of that discussion. SE: Where are we in the semiconductor cycle right now? Lee: If you look at 2020, it was around 10% growth in the overall semiconductor industry. ... » read more

The New Technology Solutions For Advanced SiP Devices


For many years, system-in-package (SiP) technology has been a focus for semiconductor packaging to address the ongoing market trend of system integration and size reduction. Today’s increased complexity and higher package density for SiP devices has driven the development of new packaging technologies. In response, compartmental shield technology makes it possible to put several functions int... » read more

PCB And IC Technologies Meet In The Middle


Surface-mount technology (SMT) is evolving far beyond its roots as a way of assembling packaged chips onto printed circuit boards without through-holes. It is now moving inside packages that will themselves be mounted on PCBs. But SMT for advanced packages isn’t the same as the SMT we’ve been used to. “Many systems include multiple ASICs, a lot of memory, and that's all integrated i... » read more

Fan-Out And Packaging Challenges


Semiconductor Engineering sat down to discuss various IC packaging technologies, wafer-level and panel-level approaches, and the need for new materials with William Chen, a fellow at ASE; Michael Kelly, vice president of advanced packaging development and integration at Amkor; Richard Otte, president and CEO of Promex, the parent company of QP Technologies; Michael Liu, senior director of globa... » read more

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