"3D-IC Supply Chain Readiness" Forum at SEMICON Taiwan 2012

"3D-IC Supply Chain Readiness" Forum at SEMICON Taiwan 2012

 European 3D TSV Summit
On the Road towards TSV Manufacturing

 

Join us in Grenoble on January 22-23 as we discuss the critical issues as device designers and manufacturers increasingly cross into the third dimension — due to the industry’s pursuit of building more functionality into shrinking silicon “real estate.” 

Information: www.semi.org/eu/node/8206
Registration: www.semi.org/eu/node/8321

By Dr. Phil Garrou

This year's 3D-IC forum at SEMICON Taiwan was entitled “3D-IC Supply Chain Readiness.” With most industry leaders who are currently involved in 3D development believing that the realization of 3D-IC technology into high-volume manufacturing is not a question of “if” but rather only a question of “when,” this year's forum was focused on industrial readiness and infrastructure maturity. Representatives from manufacturing supply chains, ranging from EDA to foundry/OSAT, shared their views through presentations and an open panel.

Dr. Ho Ming Tong (left), general manager and chief R&D officer of ASE and Dr. Mike Ma, VP of Corporate R&D for Siliconware, chaired the Symposium and delivered opening remarks. Speakers included Amkor, Aptina, Cadence, EVG, LSI, Teradyne, Tohoku-MicroTec, UMC, and Xilinx.
 

UMC

Kurt Huang of UMC gave a presentation entitled “Foundry TSV Enablement For 2.5D/3D Chip Stacking” — making it clear that they will be ready to compete with TSMC in the foundry interposer and 3D stacking business.

Recall UMC has been looking at the 3D-IC area for quite a while, having been in a developmental relationship with Elpida and PTI [see IFTLE 8, “3D Infrastructure, Announcements and Rumors”] since 2010.

UMC envisions several work flow models (shown below) and concludes that each OSAT/foundry will have their own capabilities and preferences.

Various Work Models

UMC Various Work Models
Source: UMC


UMC indicates that their foundry design rules for interposer fabrication are ready to go, with product level packaging & testing and reliability assessment scheduled for completion in 4Q 2012.

Foundry TSV Design Collaterals

Foundry TSV Design Collaterals
Source: UMC


Typical 3D TSVs are 6 x 50 and for interposer are 10 x 100μm. KOZ have been determined to be 5μm for 28nm HKMG core device with TSV pitch: JESD229 50/40μm.

Amkor

Min Yoo of Amkor Taiwan gave a presentation entitled “3D IC Technology: The OSAT Perspective.” Amkor sees: (1) partitioning logic blocks into higher-yielding sub-blocks as is being done by Xilinx and others in the FPGA arena -- this results in lower cost 28nm products as well as chips that are less sensitive to 28nm processing issues; and (2) repartitioning SoC devices into separate functions which allows for using the latest node (i.e. 28nm) only where it is required. The latter has been discussed previously by Bryan Black of AMD [see IFTLE 80, “GIT@GIT”].

 

Amkor Traditional SOC 

Source: Amkor

 
Also of interest is the Amkor roadmap showing Application processors + DDR for smartphones and tablets being scheduled for 2014.

Amkor 

Source: Amkor

 
Amkor, as expected, is in favor of a supply chain where the TSV are fabricated by the fab/foundry and then shipped to the OSAT for subsequent processing.

They highlight the fact that they are involved with the current Xilinx FPGA product. Their copper pillar μbump technology is commercial at 40μm, demonstrated at 30μm, and in development at 20μm.

Amkor

Source: Amkor

For all the latest in 3D-IC and advanced packaging stay linked to IFTLE.

This article was originally published in Solid State TechnologyPart 2 of Dr. Garrou’s SEMICON Taiwan coverage will be on www.electroiq.com soon.

European 3D TSV Summit
On the Road towards TSV Manufacturing

Join us in Grenoble on January 22-23 as we discuss the critical issues as device designers and manufacturers increasingly cross into the third dimension — due to the industry’s pursuit of building more functionality into shrinking silicon “real estate.”  

Features: 1-to-1 business meeting service, exhibition,  market briefing, TSV line tour, networking 

More information: www.semi.org/eu/node/8206
REGISTER: www.semi.org/eu/node/8321

Hear from:
  • Xilinx
  • Advantest
  • Amkor
  • ams AG
  • Brewer Science
  • BESI
  • Cadence Design System
  • Oerlikon Systems
  • Rudolph Technologies
  • Solid State Equipment LLC
  • SPTS
  • ST-Ericsson
  • STMicroelectronics
  • Suss Microtec
  • CEA-LETI
  • EV Group
  • Fogale Nanotech
  • Fraunhofer-ISS
  • Fraunhofer-IZM
  • imec
  • Multitest

 


November 6, 2012