Semiconductor Foundries Growth 2002-2012

August 23, 2012, anysilicon

Update (August 2012): Our internal analysis shows GLOBALFOUNDRIES to become the second largest foundry worldwide and managed to break the 4B$ barrier. See below updated charts.
Foundry business is doing well, the semiconductor market is growing and there is a continues need for silicon component supply.
While we are aware of

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Moisture Sensitivity Level and Popcorn Effect

August 15, 2012, anysilicon

MSL stands for Moisture Sensitivity Level. It represent the amount of time an IC can be exposed to ambient conditions and still be assembled on a PCB without being damaged.

When the antistatic bag is opened and the ICs are exposed to ambient conditions, the moisture in the air

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Introduction to LoadBoard Design and Production

August 09, 2012, anysilicon


LoadBoard (LB) is a mandatory, custom made PCB, that acts as a mechanical and electrical interface between the tester (ATE) and the device under test (DUT). LoadBoard has well-defined physical dimensions and it must fit perfectly into the tester.  It is one piece of the entire ASIC Test Solution and it

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