Modeling and Thermal Analysis of 3DIC

A new technical paper titled "Heat transfer in a multi-layered semiconductor device with spatially-varying thermal contact resistance between layers" was published by researchers at UT Arlington. "This work presents a theoretical model to determine the steady state temperature distribution in a general M-layer structure with spatial variation in thermal contact resistance between adjacent la... » read more

Thermal Management Challenges and Requirements of 3 types of Microelectronic Devices

New technical paper titled "A Review on Transient Thermal Management of Electronic Devices" from researchers at Indian Institute of Technology Bombay. Abstract "Much effort in the area of electronics thermal management has focused on developing cooling solutions that cater to steady-state operation. However, electronic devices are increasingly being used in applications involving time-varyi... » read more

Thermal Management Implications For Heterogeneous Integrated Packaging

As the semiconductor industry reaches lower process nodes, silicon designers struggle to have Moore's Law produce the results achieved in earlier generations. Increasing the die size in a monolithic system on chip (SoC) designs is no longer economically viable. The breakdown of monolithic SoCs into specialized chips, referred to as chiplets, presents significant benefits in terms of cost, yield... » read more

Application and Verification of Effective Heat Spreading Angles on a Multi-Layer Thermal Design

Abstract: "When designing converters, the average junction temperature of the semiconductor is a frequently required estimate. Its analytical calculation requires the total thermal resistance of the cooling arrangement. Unfortunately, due to the complexity of the heat dissipation processes, an estimate of the thermal resistance is usually associated with low accuracy. To significantly improve ... » read more

High Thermal Die-Attach Paste Development For Analog Circuits

In recent years, various die attach (DA) materials have been developed to cope with the higher power dissipation requirements of semiconductor devices. DA materials based on metals such as solder or sintered silver (Ag) are used for very high heat generating power devices. While they show outstanding thermal performance, the mechanical properties of these materials are less than ideal. This lim... » read more

Thermal Interface Materials: The Unknown Entity?

Thermal interface materials (TIMs) are becoming more important in all application areas and between different component parts. Any semiconductor, ranging from LEDs to high-power electronics, is becoming smaller, yet producing more power. In many ways the physical design limits have been reached for packaging, allowing entire components to have a total thermal resistance of less than 0.1 K/W. Ho... » read more