Navigating the System-in-a-Package Manufacturing Ecosystem

Navigating the System-in-a-Package Manufacturing Ecosystem
by Mitch Heins on 10-26-2017 at 12:00 pm

Image RemovedBeing an old ASIC physical design guy, I tend to think of ASICs from a “bond-pads-in” perspective. This week however, I had a very eye-opening discussion with Dan Leung, Director of Packaging and Assembly for Open-Silicon, that totally changed my perspective. While I had been exposed many times to the concept of systems-in-a-package… Read More


Open Silicon Delivers Silicon-Verified HBM2 IP-Subsystem on TSMC 16nm FF+

Open Silicon Delivers Silicon-Verified HBM2 IP-Subsystem on TSMC 16nm FF+
by Mitch Heins on 09-20-2017 at 12:00 pm

Image RemovedOpen Silicon hosted a webinar today focusing on their High Bandwidth Memory (HBM) IP-subsystem product offering. Their IP-subsystem is based on the HBM2 standard and includes blocks for the memory controller, PHY and high-speed I/Os, all targeted to TSMC 16nm FF+ process. The IP-subsystem supports the full HBM2… Read More


High Bandwidth Memory ASIC SiPs for Advanced Products!

High Bandwidth Memory ASIC SiPs for Advanced Products!
by Daniel Nenni on 08-30-2017 at 7:00 am

Image RemovedWhen someone says, “2.5D packaging” my first thought is TSMC and my second thought is Herb Reiter. Herb has more than 40 years of semiconductor experience and he has been a tireless promoter of 2.5D packaging for many years. Herb writes for and works with industry organizations on 2.5D work groups and … Read More


Webinar Alert: High Bandwidth Memory ASIC SiPs for HPC and Networking Applications

Webinar Alert: High Bandwidth Memory ASIC SiPs for HPC and Networking Applications
by Mitch Heins on 08-22-2017 at 12:00 pm

Image RemovedCalling all ASIC designers working on High-Bandwidth Memory (HBM) access architectures in high-performance computing (HPC), networking, deep learning, virtual reality, gaming, cloud computing and data center applications. You won’t want to miss this upcoming webinar focused on system integration aspects… Read More


AI ASICs Exposed!

AI ASICs Exposed!
by Daniel Nenni on 08-01-2017 at 12:00 pm

Image RemovedArtificial intelligence, or AI is really heating up these days. The technology has been around for decades, but of late it is becoming quite a focus for applications such as data center analytics, autonomous vehicles and augmented reality. Why the rebirth? The trend appears to be driven by two forces – availability… Read More


It’s Time to Stop Thinking in Two Dimensions

It’s Time to Stop Thinking in Two Dimensions
by Tom Simon on 05-03-2017 at 12:00 pm

The first transistor was made of two electrodes, held in place by plastic, making contact with a piece of doped germanium. Ever since then, devices and their packaging have been performing a complicated and oftentimes intricate dance. Single transistor devices became integrated circuits, and along the way separate IC’s were… Read More


Samsung Should Just Buy eSilicon Already!

Samsung Should Just Buy eSilicon Already!
by Daniel Nenni on 03-22-2017 at 12:00 pm

Image RemovedAs you all know I’m a big fan of the ASIC business dating back to the start of the fabless semiconductor transformation where anybody could send a design spec to an ASIC company and get a chip back. The ASIC business model also started the smart phone revolution when Samsung built the first Apple SoCs for the iPhones and… Read More


Another Live Event at Samsung!

Another Live Event at Samsung!
by Daniel Nenni on 02-25-2017 at 7:00 am

Image RemovedLast week Samsung hosted the GSA Silicon Valley “State of the Industry” Meet-up which was well attended by the semiconductor elite, myself included. The agenda started with an update on the semiconductor industry outlook followed by deep dives into Automotive, IoT, Artificial Intelligence, and CybersecurityRead More