Industry Headlines

Rudolph Technologies Collaborates with Asia OSAT on Development and Characterization of Stacked Packaging Processes

December 1, 2010
/ Print / Reprints /
/ Text Size+

FLANDERS, NJ- Rudolph Technologies Inc ., a provider of process characterization equipment and software for wafer fabs and advanced packaging facilities, is partnering with a semiconductor assembly and test services manufacturer Asia OSAT to provide its inspection and metrology capability in the development of stacked packaging processes. The process uses silicon interposer technology, sometimes referred to as 2.5D IC, as an intermediate step toward 3-D ICs.

"We are pleased to be partnering with one of the industry leaders in the development of stacked packaging 3-D IC technology," said Rajiv Roy, Rudolph's vice president of business development and director of back-end marketing. “The NSX(R) System will measure via depth, inspect for defects and provide 3-D metrology of solder bumps. Rudolph is collaborating with several leading-edge companies in the assembly and test sector, and we believe this effort will help to ensure the continued successful development of our NSX Systems for 3D IC applications."

Silicon interposer technology allows manufacturers to stack multiple chips to improve performance and increase the computing power in a small volume. It is particularly attractive to makers of cell phones and other handheld devices who must combine various chips with different functionality in a small space. The silicon interposer provides high density, short path signal routing between the stacked chips without requiring drastic changes in the design and manufacture of the chips themselves.

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to Quality Magazine. 

You must login or register in order to post a comment.




 In honor of World Quality Month, we spoke to James Rooney, ASQ Past Chairman of the Board of Directors 2013, for his take on quality around the world.
For more information, read the ASQ Speaking of Quality column.
More Podcasts


Quality Magazine


2014 April

Check out the April 2014 edition of Quality Magazine for features!
Table Of Contents Subscribe

Manufacturing Process

Has/does news about a manufacturers’ recall (like the GM recall in the news now) cause you or your company to reexamine its manufacturing process?
View Results Poll Archive

Clear Seas Research

qcast_ClearSeas_logo.gifWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications,Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.



facebook_40.png twitter_40px.png  youtube_40px.pnglinkedin_40px.png