STATS Expands Unique Thermal Simulation Service; Simplified Package Modeling Now Available Worldwide.Business Editors/High-Tech Writers
SINGAPORE & MILPITAS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 25, 2001
Continuing its commitment to provide innovative solutions to customers worldwide, ST Assembly Test Services Ltd ("STATS")(Nasdaq:STTS STTS System Test & Troubleshooting Station
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SPM offers a unique approach to how thermal simulation is performed in the industry today. Traditional thermal simulation methods analyze semiconductor devices based on final package design drawings and finite analysis calculations. Rather than waiting for the completion of the final substrate or leadframe design, SPM can occur as soon as a customer identifies the basic package design requirements such as package type, die size, number of solder balls, and copper layers.
As demand for complex, non-symmetrical, stacked die, and other multi-chip packages continues to grow, conventional simulation techniques are limited to a small symmetrical section of the package as opposed to the package being modeled in its entirety with SPM. SPM also takes thermal simulation one step further by analyzing not only the package itself, but also elements such as the underlying printed circuit board and heat sinks. This translates into a distinct advantage for customers who have very large and/or complex package designs.
"The SPM methodology delivers unparalleled advantages to our customers through cycle time reduction, increased design flexibility, and a focus on complex design issues," said Dr. Roger Emigh, Manager of Package Characterization. "Building on the success of SPM with customers in the US, STATS is now extending its unique service offering to customers in Europe and Asia."
SPM provides customers a new level of flexibility and capability through the combination of STATS' package design expertise, its extensive thermal test database, and Flomerics FLOTHERM simulation tool. Customers receive SPM information at multiple points in the design process, which provides an opportunity to make necessary changes before final package design and reduces subsequent design changes or delays. As a result, design cycle time can be dramatically decreased.
Since introducing the SPM approach last year in the US, STATS' North American North American
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About ST Assembly Test Services Ltd. (STATS)
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Certain of the statements in this press release are forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially. Factors that could cause actual results to differ include : general business and economic conditions and the state of the semiconductor industry; demand for end-use applications products such as communications equipment and personal computers; decisions by customers to discontinue outsourcing of test and assembly services; changes in customer order patterns; rescheduling or cancellation of customer orders; changes in product mix; capacity utilization Capacity Utilization measures the rate at which a firm makes use of their capital productive capacities, such as factories and machinery. Capacity Utilization generally rises when the economy is healthy and falls when demand softens. ; level of competition; pricing pressures; continued success in technological innovation; delays in acquiring or installing new equipment; litigation An action brought in court to enforce a particular right. The act or process of bringing a lawsuit in and of itself; a judicial contest; any dispute.
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