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3D Chip Technology for Dummies

3D Chip Technology for Dummies

It's not just movies, televisions and video games that are going three-dimensional these days. Microchips are doing it, too.Semiconductors aren't shifting into the third dimension because it’s fashionable, though. This shift is about continuing Moore’s Law, the relentless drive for higher performance that has driven the industry for four decades.With three very different types of 3D construction in development today, it can be a confusing subject. Vertical chip structures, 3D device stacking, 3D chip packaging – what does it all mean?We made this video to help demystify the subject. Did it help? Let me know in the comments below. 
Instant-On Tablets Driving SSD Growth

Instant-On Tablets Driving SSD Growth

Semiconductor Manufacturing & Design’s David Lammers recently covered Applied Materials’ analyst meeting and published an article on the growth and wider adoption of solid-state drives as well as what is driving wafer-level packaging and through-silicon vias. Below are a few highlights of the report.