3D InCites Podcast

3D InCites Podcast

As a semiconductor industry community, 3D InCites brings to life the people, the personalities, and the minds behind heterogeneous integration and related technologies in a uniquely personal way. The goal is to inform key decision-makers about progress in technology development, design, standards, infrastructure, and implementation.The 3D InCites Podcast provides a forum for our community members to discuss all kinds of topics that are important to running a business in the semiconductor industry, from marketing to market trends, important issues that impact our industry, and our success stories.


November 30, 2023 66 mins

This episode features conversations with 3D InCites members who attended or exhibited at SEMICON Europa 2023, which took place in Munich, Germany from November 14-17, 2023. 

The topic of the week was Shaping a Sustainable $Trillion Era. Members weigh in on what their companies are doing to support this effort. They also discuss their impression of the show, what they were showcasing, and their latest news. 

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This episode was recorded live from Munich, as the official podcast of SEMICON Europa. The theme of this year’s event is Shaping a Sustainable $1 Trillion Era. Françoise von Trapp talks with some of the keynote speakers about the roles their companies play in achieving this goal. talking with some of the Keynote speakers about the roles their company plays in this task. 

From Paul de Bot of TSMC Europe, you’ll learn about the compan...

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In this episode, Françoise von Trapp talks with AT&S’s Markus Leitgeb and Tony Gueli, about the complex world of IC substrates for advanced microelectronics. The conversation focuses on technical and commercial challenges, and how they can be overcome when you work with the right substrate partners.

You’ll learn about the driving applications for advanced IC substrates, including data storage, data speed, and the automotive indu...

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This Member Spotlight episode was recorded live at the IMAPS International Symposium. Françoise von Trapp speaks with community members who attended and exhibited about what they were showcasing, and what they learned.  

John Lannon and Rex Anderson, Micross Components, helped demystify the multiple government funding efforts to onshore advanced packaging.

Casey Krawiec of StratEdge Corporation talks about the company’s rol...

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In this panel discussion, recorded live at the International Microelectronics and Packaging Society International Symposium, Françoise hands over the mike to Dan Krueger, Honeywell, as he moderates a panel on Diversity in Packaging, Past, Present, and Future. Don’t miss this lively town hall discussion on many important topics in today’s challenging work environment, including the important differences between equity and equality i...

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In a time when unprecedented industry growth is expected, the microelectronics industry is in the midst of a workforce shortage. To address this, the International Microelectronics and Packaging Society – IMAPS – is increasing its efforts to raise awareness about this rewarding industry through partnerships with universities and high schools. 

 Simultaneously, companies that serve the microelectronics industry are ramping up interns...

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This episode was recorded live at the 2023 IMAPS International Symposium, where the week’s keynote talks focused on different aspects of heterogeneous integration, packaging technology for high-performance computing, and what’s driving these technologies. Françoise von Trapp speaks with three of the keynote speakers who addressed attendees including Kevin Anderson, of Qorvo; Jeffrey Burns, of IBM Research; and C.P. Hung of ASE Grou...

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SEMICON Europa 2023 is only six weeks away, and the 3D InCites podcast will once again be the Official Podcast Partner. There is an exciting lineup of topics and top-notch speakers, all focused on the main theme of shaping a sustainable $1T Era. And for the second time, following the great success of last year's premiere, the Belgian research technology organization, imec, is hosting its International Technology Forum (known a...

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As autonomous vehicles take to the roads, the jury is still out on the readiness of these vehicles in terms of safety. Technologies being used are still in nascent stages, and there is still work to be done before these vehicles can be operated in driverless mode.  

 In this episode, Françoise von Trapp sits down with Gulroz Singh, a renowned thought leader and expert in the automotive industry, specializing in the areas of autonomo...

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We've made changes to the 3D InCites Awards Program and the 2024 Yearbook! This recording of the recent 3D InCites 411 explains everything you need to know to participate in these programs.

In this information session and Q&A you'll learn about:
💡 The new 3D InCites Awards Format and Nomination Process
💡The 2024 Yearbook Opportunities and Schedules
💡New Offerings for 2024 including Webinars an...

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You are now listening to the 100th Episode of the 3D InCites Podcast! To celebrate, Françoise sits down with Erica Folk and Tarak Railkar, both representatives of the International Microelectronics and Packaging Society – also known as IMAPS. 3D InCites is the official Industry Partner of IMAPS and the Official podcast of the IMAPS Symposium. 

 In this episode, you’ll get a look behind the scenes of this largely volunteer-led organi...

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The semiconductor industry is in an interesting position – on one side, the demand is there for it to become a $1T industry sometime in the next 7-10 years. But headwinds – including a current downturn, has many companies putting the brakes on spending. In this episode, Françoise von Trapp talks with Joe Cestari and Martijn Pierik, of Kiterocket, about why companies should think twice about cutting their marketing budget and what t...

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This episode of the 3D InCites podcast was recorded live at SEMICON West. Françoise von Trapp speaks with Alex Wei and Omar Ma about the memory challenges facing the semiconductor industry, as AI and machine learning create a need for more advanced Flash Memory and DRAM. 

As memory specialists who recently joined the UCIe Consortium, Winbond is helping to address integrating memory in chiplet architectures. 

 Listen in to l...

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 This week’s episode dives deep into the world of X-ray inspection and its many uses in today’s high-density 3D heterogeneous integration technologies for semiconductor manufacturing. Françoise von Trapp speaks with subject matter expert, Chris Rand, of Nordson Test and Inspection. 

 You’ll learn the basics – how X-ray inspection is used in semiconductor manufacturing and how that has changed over the years. The challenges facing ma...

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This episode was recorded live at SEMICON West 2023, where one of the main topics of conversation was the importance of creating a collaborative supply chain. Françoise von Trapp speaks with Bruce Kim, CEO of SurplusGLOBAL, and team members Danny Kim and Rose Lee, about the critical role secondary equipment and parts play in this ecosystem.
 You’ll learn about the status of the current global semiconductor legacy equipmen...

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This episode was recorded live at IMAPS CHIPCon, where experts in heterogeneous integration and chiplet-enabled advanced packaging schemes gathered to address some of the semiconductor manufacturing industries most pressing technical and industry-related challenges. 

Françoise von Trapp speaks with Scott Sikorski, of IBM who demystifies the complexities of the CHIPS Act, and the opportunities available for companies hoping to partic...

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Françoise von Trapp speaks with 3D InCites Member companies who exhibited and or attended SEMICON West 2023.  She posed one main question, based on the show’s three key topic areas. What role do they play in helping the semiconductor industry succeed in becoming a $1T industry by 2030, how are they addressing the path to Net Zero, and how are they being impacted by the talent shortage?

  • Franziska Petersen, Edwards talks about the...
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Françoise von Trapp talks to SEMI President and CEO Ajit Manocha, about the semiconductor industry’s journey on the path to becoming a $1 Trillion and what SEMI is doing to address the headwinds that could prevent that from happening. 

The semiconductor industry is growing at an amazing rate as demand for computer chips increases in everything from traditional applications like high-performance computing, data centers, and network a...

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At SEMICON West, one of the key areas of discussion was the Path to Net Zero. What can we do to make sure the semiconductor industry grows in a way that is beneficial to the planet and shows cross-industry leadership? 

Françoise von Trapp talks to SEMI’s Dr. Mousumi Bhat, VP of Global Sustainability Programs, and Collin O’Mara, CEO of the National Wildlife Federation about key takeaways from the sessions at the Climate Equity & ...

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In this episode, Françoise von Trapp talks with SEMI’s Bettina Weiss, and Bindiya Vakil, of Resilinc about how to navigate the complexities of the semiconductor supply chain. 

The electronics industry continues to be in a state of flux. After two years of shortages, delays, and skyrocketing costs, the causes of supply chain disruptions keep changing rapidly. There is no single cause. Economic uncertainty, legislation, geop...

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