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.

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September 22, 2022 31 min

This SEMI Market intelligence Report podcast features Sanjay Malhotra, Vice President of SEMI’s Corporate Marketing and the Market Intelligence Team (MIT), and Christian Dieseldorff, Senior Principal Analyst. The conversation focuses on the World Fab Forecast, its history, how data is gathered, and how semiconductor manufacturers and suppliers use it to guide their business decisions. 

Sanjay starts things off by recapping the Marke...

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In this episode, Françoise speaks with Dr. Juan Terrazas, the Director of the College of Engineering at CETYS University about the benefits of cross-border manufacturing relationships between the US and Mexico to help alleviate the strains of the semiconductor crisis.

 In the aftermath of President Biden’s signing of the CHIPS and Science Act, we’ve been seeing news articles about Mexico positioning itself to take advantage of the U...

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 The IMAPS International Symposium takes place October 4-7, 2022 at the Hynes Auditorium in Boston MA.  This year's Symposium theme is Packaging Technologies Enabling the New Normal, and will feature 20 sessions in five technical tracks, plus an Interactive Poster Session. The technical program will span three days of sessions with an emphasis on packaging technologies that serve 5G, High-Performance Computations, Automotive, I...

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Earlier this year, we brought you an episode about Roadtrip Nation – an initiative the SEMI Foundation sponsored to raise awareness among recent STEM graduates about opportunities in the semiconductor industry. We interviewed SEMI Foundation’s Shari Liss, to get all the details. You can listen to the episode here

In this follow-up episode, we’re speaking with TEL’s Katy Crist, who heads up the company’s workforce development initi...

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lThis podcast episode was recorded live at SEMICON West 2022 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, where critical discussions about the latest issues impacting the semiconductor industry took place. 

 Chips aren’t the only thing in short supply, the semiconductor industry talent shortage continues, and SEMI has launched a workforce initiative to address this. In this episode, Françoise von Trapp speaks with General Paul Funk and M...

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In this episode, Françoise von Trapp interviews Laura Matz, CEO of Athinia™ and Chief Science and Technology Officer of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, about the growing need for data collaboration between materials suppliers and semiconductor device manufacturers, and the solution she helped create. 

Over the past 10 years, more new materials have been introduced into semiconductor manufacturing at each device node. At the same tim...

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The secondary semiconductor equipment market has been under a strain as secondary tools have been in hot demand since the chip shortage began in 2020 impacting the entire semiconductor supply chain. Here to speak with Françoise about this are Bruce Kim and Jin Choi of SurplusGLOBAL. They are their company’s perspective, and the actions they are taking to address the situation.   

Kim talks about the growth of the secondary equipment...

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In this episode, we visit 3D InCites member companies on the trade show floor at SEMICON West and the Design Automation Conference to learn about what they are showcasing this year.

 Dave Kirsch and Paul Lindner of EV Group talk about the latest achievement in die-to-wafer fusion and hybrid bonding, and what it means for multi-die system-on-chip.  They also share BIG news about 3D ICs. 

 Alan Weber, Cimetrix, a division of PDF Soluti...

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This podcast episode was recorded live at SEMICON West 2022 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, where critical discussions about the latest issues impacting the semiconductor industry took place. 

 Françoise von Trapp speaks with Joe Stockunas, the new President of SEMI Americas; Ajit Manocha, SEMI CEO and President; Mousumi Bhat, who heads up SEMI’s Sustainability Initiative, and Shari Liss, Executive Director at SEMI Foundatio...

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Françoise von Trapp interviews Thomas Smelker, of Mercury Systems, about what is meant by “Trusted and Secure” microelectronics, and why it is critical to Mercury’s military, aerospace, space, and industrial customers. 

 He then does a deep dive into the geopolitical climate, the “actors” are trying to take away the technological advantage the US and its allies have. Tom explains why trusted and secure microelectronics are more impo...

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ASE’s Mark Gerber, Amkor’s Curtis Zwenger, and Quorvo’s Matthew Poulton talk about 5G Technology Challenges; Synopsys' Ming Zhen talks about the Era of SysMoore; Start-up competition competitors give mini-pitches. 

While the rollout of 5G is underway, there are remaining technology challenges that must be solved before we can really experience the full benefits of 5G. This was the topic of for the panel discussion at the IMAPs S...
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Qualcomm’s Chidi Chidambaram talks about system technology co-optimization; ASE’s Mark Gerber Talks about the VIPack Platform; Daniel Graf, Zero EC, talks about solving data bottlenecks.

This episode was recorded live at the 2022 IMAPS Advanced SiP Conference, where the focus is on SiP technology developments, solutions and business trends. The first interview is with keynote speaker, Chidi Chidambaram, Qualcomm, who talked about sy...

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We are excited to share that we’ve partnered with SEMI’s Market Intelligence team to bring you quarterly semiconductor industry market updates. Each episode will feature one of SEMI’s market analysts, who will discuss different market trends driving specific areas of the market. They’ll also provide some high-level intelligence to help you in your day-to-day business decisions. In this first episode, we’re focusing on the Semicondu...

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Françoise hit Technology Corner at the IEEE Electronic Components Technology Conference 2022, May 31-June 3, interviewing 3D InCites member companies about being back in person, and their perspectives of some of the key industry challenges such as supply chain issues, sustainability; diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts, new technology advancements, and much more. 

Tanja Braun, Fraunhofer - IZM, accepted the 3D InCites Award and...

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In Part 1 of ECTC 2022 coverage, Françoise catches up with some of the industry visionaries at key companies in the microelectronics space, as well as 3D technology research institutes to find out what they shared and learned at ECTC 2022. 

The episode kicks off with a conversation with Marvell’s Kevin O’Buckley who talked about key take-aways from the advanced packaging and co-packaged optics panel, and Chris Koopmans who shared so...

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The semiconductor industry is on a rapid growth trajectory, with a goal of becoming a $1 trillion industry by 2030 – that’s only 8 years away! Getting there will require a tremendous amount of innovation, investment, and risk-taking – all characteristics that define an entrepreneur. But what does it really mean to be an entrepreneur in the semiconductor industry? 

To find out, Françoise visited our 3D inCites community member, Cyber...

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In our continued coverage of the chip shortage and actions being taken around the globe, this episode looks at the raw materials market, and how different aspects of it are impacting the semiconductor supply chain. Françoise speaks with Lewis Black, CEO of Almonty Industries, an international raw materials development company that mines tungsten – which is integral material in semiconductor chips and electronics. Tungsten gas used ...

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The semiconductor industry’s role in creating a sustainable world continues to be one of the hottest topics of discussion. At the SEMI Industry Strategy Symposium 2022, almost every presentation addressed the issue in one form or another. In this episode, Françoise speaks with Marshall Chase, director of sustainability at Micron. Marshall’s entire presentation at ISS was on this topic. 

Topics of discussion include: 

·      The feasi...

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SEMI Europe’s Laith Altimime joins Françoise for a conversation about how the Ukraine War is impacting Europe in general, and specifically the European semiconductor industry supply chain. Laith explains what SEMI is doing to support the semiconductor supply chain crisis. 

On a brighter note, they also talk about the outcome of the recent European Chips Act. Europe wants to go from owning 9% to 20% of the worlds chip manufacturing. ...

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 As we all know, events of the last two years that are beyond our control – such as the pandemic, geopolitical issues, trade wars, and the war in Ukraine - have had a significant impact on the semiconductor supply chain, sending us scrambling for workarounds and playing catch-up. What if we had been better prepared to proactively address these issues? At SEMI ISS Bindiya Vakil, Co-founder and CEO of Resilinc, presented a talk title...

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