In a Race to the 3D-IC Finish Line — Foundry, Fabless, OSATs to Examine Solutions at SiP Global Summit 2012

TAIPEI, Taiwan — August 1, 2012 — Serving the growing demands of the networking, graphics, wireless, and computing device markets with 3D-Integrated Circuits (3D-IC) is a challenging task for the semiconductor industry. Increasingly, there is a stronger focus on heterogeneous integration through System-in-a-Package (SiP) technology to enhance user experience. This year SEMI will host the second annual SiP Global Summit on Sept 6-7 in conjunction with SEMICON Taiwan 2012.  The event features more than 20 industry leaders — from Amkor, Aptina, ASE, Intel, LSI, STATS ChipPAC, STMicroelectronics, UMC and Xilinx — who will share their insights and solutions on 3D-IC, Through Silicon Via (TSV), 2.5D-IC with silicon interposer, and embedded substrate technologies.  The event is expected to attract more than 500 industry professionals from around the world. An “Early-bird” discount is available till August 10; register online at:

SiP Global Summit is the one of the most prestigious international events focusing on advanced packaging and testing technology development. SiP Global Summit operates under the auspices of the SEMI Taiwan packaging and testing committee which includes representatives from Amkor, ASE, ChipMos, Global Unichip, Mediatek, Nanya, SPIL, TSMC and more. The event is also supported by international research organizations: IEEE Components, Packaging, and Manufacturing Technology Society (CPMT), Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), I-Shou University, and Fraunhofer.

According to Yole Développement, the market value of all the devices using TSV packaged in 3D in the 3D-IC or 3D-WLCSP platforms (CMOS image sensors, Ambient light sensors, Power Amplifiers, RF and inertial MEMS) reached $2.7 billion in 2011. By 2017, the market value will hit $40 billion, representing 9 percent of the total semiconductor value.

“2.5D and 3D-IC provide another path towards “More than Moore” as conventional CMOS scaling becomes more and more challenging. With relatively smaller capital investments, 3D integration has been strategic innovation for the industry despite the economic downturns,” said Mr. Terry Tsao, president of SEMI Taiwan. “However, information sharing and communication across the supply chain are pre-requisites for 2.5D and 3D-IC adoption. SEMI provides an information platform to help Taiwan manufacturers develop a better understanding of 2.5D and 3D-IC readiness and achieve further successes in advances.”

The SiP Global Summit consists of two major forums — 3D-IC Technology Forum and Embedded Technology Forum.

Technology Forum: 3D-IC Supply Chain Readiness

Through Silicon Via (TSV) as interconnect in 2.5D and 3D-IC new packaging applications are hot topics at semiconductor conferences. Most industry leaders who are currently involved in 3D development believe that the realization of 3D-IC technology into high-volume manufacturing is simply a question of “when?”  Industrial readiness and infrastructure maturity will be examined at the SiP Global Summit. Representatives from manufacturing supply chains, ranging from EDA to foundry/OSAT, will share their views through interactive discussion in an open panel. 

Dr. Ho Ming Tong, general manager and chief R&D officer of ASE Group, will deliver opening remarks and a presentation on September 6 to kick off the two-day conference.  Featured speakers from Amkor, Aptina, Cadence, EVG, LSI, Teradyne, Tohoku-MicroTec, UMC and Xilinx will share their insights into 2.5D and 3D-ICs technology. Market integration, technology trends, R&D, materials supplies, production nodes, tool readiness, commercialization and product standardization will also be discussed at the forum.

Embedded Technology Forum

In the Embedded Technology Forum on September 7, embedded integrated passive devices on substrates, embedded IC chips in substrates, and embedded fan-out wafer-level packaging (both 2D and 3D) will be presented and discussed.  Dr. Klaus-Dieter Lang, director of IZM at Fraunhofer, Mr. Thorsten Meyer, principal engineer at Intel Mobile Communications, Mr. Yonggang Jin, engineering manager at STMicroelectronics, Mr. Yoon Seung Wook, deputy director at STATSChipPAC, and Mr. Satoshi Okude, group manager at Fujikura Ltd., will speak on embedded substrate development trends from a technology, market and application perspective.

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