If you have anything to do with the semiconductor industry, you already know that one of the hottest areas for both manufacturing and EDA are systems designed with advanced packaging, basically putting more than one die (aka chiplets) in the same package.
When 3D packaging was first introduced, there were not really any effective… Read More
At SemiWiki we’ve written four times now about how TSMC is standardizing on a 3DIC physical flow with their approach called 3Dblox, so I watched a presentation from John Ferguson of Siemens EDA to see how their tool flow supports this with the Calibre tools. With a chiplet-based packaging flow there are new physical verification… Read More
If, like me, you’ve been paying too little attention to historically less glamorous areas of chip design like packaging, you’ll wake up one day and realize just how much things have changed and continue to advance and how interesting it’s become.
One of the main drivers here is the increasing use of chiplets to counter the decreasing… Read More
Do you want to find out, hands-on, how many of the leading fabless semiconductor companies are verifying their complex 2.5/3D heterogeneous and homogeneous package assemblies? Here is your chance to meet our technical staff and ask your questions. Come and see why fabless semiconductor companies are adopting this… Read More
3D-IC design has become a popular discussion topic in the past few years because of the integration benefits and potential cost savings, so I wanted to learn more about how the DRC and LVS flows were being adapted. My first stop was the Global Semiconductor Alliance web site where I found a presentation about how DRC and LVS flows were… Read More