NEC Electronics and NEC Unveil Innovative System-in-Package TechnologySingle-Package 3-D SiP Technology Enables High-Speed and High-Resolution for Image Processing in Mobile Consumer Devices.Tokyo and Santa Clara Santa Clara, city, Cuba
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JCN joint communications network (US DoD) Newswire) - NEC (NEC Corporation, Tokyo, www.nec.com, www.necus.com) An electronics conglomerate known in the U.S. for its monitors. In Japan, it had the lion's share of the PC market until the late 1990s (see PC 98).
NEC was founded in Tokyo in 1899 as Nippon Electric Company, Ltd. Corporation, NEC Electronics Corporation, and its subsidiary in North America North America, third largest continent (1990 est. pop. 365,000,000), c.9,400,000 sq mi (24,346,000 sq km), the northern of the two continents of the Western Hemisphere. , NEC Electronics America, Inc., today unveiled a new system-in-package (SiP) technology capable of stacking logic and gigabit-class memory in a single package to enable high-speed, high-definition image processing image processing
Set of computational techniques for analyzing, enhancing, compressing, and reconstructing images. Its main components are importing, in which an image is captured through scanning or digital photography; analysis and manipulation of the image, accomplished in mobile devices. The new SiP technology, SMAFTI(TM) (SMArt connection with Feed-Through Interposer in·ter·pose
v. in·ter·posed, in·ter·pos·ing, in·ter·pos·es
a. To insert or introduce between parts.
b. To place (oneself) between others or things.
2. ), features a three-dimensional (3-D) chip connection whose approximately 60-micron gap and 50-micron-pitch microbump between the logic and memory devices can support transmissions up to 100 gigabits per second (Gbps). Designers who use SMAFTI technology in cellular phones and other portable equipment that have stringent size and power constraints can achieve resolutions comparable to those achieved in high-definition television high-definition television (HDTV)
Any system producing significantly greater picture resolution than that of the ordinary 525-line (625-line in Europe) television screen. Conventional television transmits signals in analog form. .
"The strong demand for digital video television, digital video gaming and other digital video capabilities in portable consumer devices is driving the need for high-speed image processing that realizes crystal-clear resolutions," said Takaaki Kuwata, general manager, Advanced Device Development Division, NEC Electronics Corporation. "System-on-chip (SOC) technologies present a disadvantage in terms of development cost and memory capacity, while conventional SiP products have larger package sizes due to thicker interposers, and have limitations in signal transfer speed, wire-bonding interconnections, and side-by-side chip placement. The new SMAFTI technology successfully resolves these issues and enables engineers to effectively design and manufacture high-performance systems for mobile electronic devices."
NEC Electronics and NEC developed the SMAFTI technology by leveraging three key enabling technologies: a 50-micron-pitch microbump interconnection technology, a 15-micron-thick feed-through interposer (FTI FTI Free thyroxine index, see there ) based on superconnect technology, and a multichip assembly process.
The microbump interconnection technology makes it possible to realize low power dissipation, a small form factor, and high-speed interchip communication at more than 100 Gbps, ten times faster than conventional technologies. The small 50-micron-pitch interconnection size is the result of a silicon-to-silicon attachment process that effectively reduces the size of conventional pitch bumps and enables designers to accommodate four times the number of bumps in the same area. This process produces high-speed data transfers and is more reliable than the conventional silicon and organic substrate attachment process.
Superconnect technology is used in chip fabrication fabrication (fab´rikā´shn),
n the construction or making of a restoration. and has a copper signal trace 15 microns wide and a polyimide Pronounced "poly-ih-mid." A type of plastic (a synthetic polymeric resin) originally developed by DuPont that is very durable, easy to machine and can handle very high temperatures. Polyimide is also highly insulative and does not contaminate its surroundings (does not outgas). layer 7 microns thick - half that of a conventional substrate. The 15-microns-thick FTI, which is based on superconnect technology, makes it possible to convert a chip's wiring pitch to 50 microns and to fan out the pitch connection of an outer ball grid array “BGA” redirects here. For other uses, see BGA (disambiguation).
A ball grid array (BGA) is a type of surface-mount packaging used for integrated circuits. to 500 microns. As a result, the routing of signals from a logic chip with a 50-micron pitch and memory connection points to universal substrate terminals can be simplified.
The multichip assembly process is an enhancement of existing wafer-based manufacturing processes that are typically used for SOC manufacturing. Memory chips are first mounted onto silicon wafers using wiring based on superconnect technology. Then the chips and wiring layer are molded by resin and the silicon wafer is removed. The BGA (Ball Grid Array) A popular surface mount chip package that uses a grid of solder balls as its connectors. Available in plastic and ceramic varieties, BGA is noted for its compact size, high lead count and low inductance, which allows lower voltages to be used. attachment process follows.
Products featuring SMAFTI technology are expected to be available during the first quarter of 2007 in a variety of lead-free package sizes. Availability is subject to change.
* SMAFTI is a trademark of NEC Electronics in Japan, Germany, Korea and Taiwan. NEC Electronics is either a registered trademark or trademark of NEC Electronics Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. All other registered trademarks or trademarks are property of their respective owners.
About NEC Corporation
NEC Corporation (TSE See Tokyo Stock Exchange.
1. See Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE).
2. See Toronto Stock Exchange (TSE). : 6701; NASDAQ NASDAQ
in full National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations
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This amount is calculated by subtracting the following items from gross sales: merchandise returned for credit, allowances for damaged or missing goods, freight of approximately 4,825 billion yen (approx. $41.2 billion) in the fiscal year ended March 2006.
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About NEC Electronics
NEC Electronics Corporation (TSE: 6723) specializes in semiconductor products encompassing advanced technology solutions for the high-end computing and broadband networking markets, system solutions for the mobile handsets, PC peripherals, automotive and digital consumer markets, and multi-market solutions for a wide range of customer applications. NEC Electronics Corporation has 26 subsidiaries worldwide including NEC Electronics America, Inc. (www.necelam.com) and NEC Electronics (Europe) GmbH (www.eu.necel.com). Additional information about NEC Electronics worldwide can be found at www.necel.com.
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