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3D ICs With TSVs - Design Challenges And Requirements

3D ICs With TSVs - Design Challenges And Requirements

3D ICsAs demands accelerate for increasing density, higher bandwidths, and lower power, many IC design teams are looking up to 3D ICs with through-silicon vias (TSVs). 3D ICs promise "more than Moore" integration by packing a great deal of functionality into small form factors, while improving performance and reducing costs.

3D IC packages may accommodate multiple heterogeneous die-such as logic, memory, analog, RF, and micro-electrical mechanical systems (MEMS)-at different process nodes, such as 28nm for high-speed logic and 130nm for analog. This provides an alternative to system-on-chip (SoC) integration, potentially postponing an expensive move to a new process node for all of the functionality developers want to place in a single package.

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Air Moisture in Production | Posted by F�nsi

Because of the cold weather, we had some troubles with drying out of printed solder paste on the pcb's. The relative humidity in the air declined below of 20%... »»

Solder height after reflow | Posted by JoshG

Can anyone tell me if there is a formula for finding the after reflow height of solder with no part attached? I have to print some pads that do not have any parts but there can not be more than 1.5mil of solder on the pad after reflow... »»

PCB & MSD Component baking oven | Posted by Lalith

We want to handle the materials such as PCB & MSD components as per IPC 1601 & J-STD-033. As such, we need a baking oven to perform this and to monitor (temperature � we have to maintain up to 200�C & humidity � below 5%)... »»


IPC Conference on Printed Electronics: What Does It Mean For the Printed Circuit Board Industry?

Conference | Tue, Jan. 18 | Sponsored by: IPC

Industry estimates project that by the end of 2010, printed electronics will be 35 percent of a $1.92 billion printed, thin film and organic electronics market... »»

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World's leading electronics manufacturing events for the design, fabrication, assembly, packaging and testing of printed circuits and electronic assemblies. Part of the global Nepcon series of events... »»

Cleaning Options & Cost in PCB Assembly

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Industry Associations Events


SMTA - Surface Mount Technology Association is a non-profit international association of companies and individuals (totalling 4,000) involved in all aspects of advanced electronics assembly, surface mount and related technologies. Membership Info | SMTA Certification | Bookstore

Next Event: Pan Pacific Microelectronics Symposium 2011 - Jan. 18


IPC - Association Connecting Electronics Industries is a US-based trade association dedicated to the competitive excellence and financial success of its nearly 2,600 member companies which represent all facets of the electronic interconnection industry, including design, printed wiring board manufacturing and electronics assembly. Membership Info | Training & Certification Programs | Standards & Publications - Online Store

Next Event: Market Update for the EMS Industry - Dec. 14

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