Semiconductor Assembly and Test Services (SATS) Market and Leaders

January 28, 2013, anysilicon

Semiconductor Assembly and Test Services are converting rapidly into a pure outsourcing mode of operation. While today perhaps only 50% of the market is using Outsourced Semiconductor Assembly and Test (OSAT, or SATS) this number is set to increase in the future.
While many of the low-end suppliers are competing

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QFN Package Overview

January 21, 2013, anysilicon


QFN package is probably the most successful package type today. Offering low price, excellent performance and small size, it is an ideal package for many applications.
QFN (quad-flat no-leads) is a plastic SMT package consisting of: a leadframe, single or multiple dies, wirebonds and a molding compound. The leadframe is

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Packaging and Delivery Methodology for: wafer, die and ICs

January 15, 2013, anysilicon


There are many ways to deliver, package and transport silicon products. Here’s a short primer that provides the basic facts regarding how silicon can be packed and delivered to ensure safe transportation with minimum damages.
There are two main options for receiving wafers from your foundry: tested or untested. Read More