Testing an IC Sandwich

Testing an IC Sandwich
by Beth Martin on 07-12-2013 at 3:10 pm

At a lovely, but chilly, 3DIncites awards breakfast during SEMICON West, I saw Mentor Graphics win in two of five categories (Calibre 3DSTACK was the other winner). Afterwards, I talked to Steve Pateras, the product marketing director of Mentor’s test solutions about Tessent Memory BIST, which was one of the winners. I asked Pateras… Read More


Testing, testing… 3D ICs

Testing, testing… 3D ICs
by Beth Martin on 10-06-2011 at 7:01 pm

3D ICs complicate silicon testing, but solutions exist now to many of the key challenges. – by Stephen Pateras

The next phase of semiconductor designs will see the adoption of 3D IC packages, vertical stacks of multiple bare die connected directly though the silicon. Through-silicon vias (TSV) result in shorter and thinner… Read More