by Anton Shilov
09/07/2011 | 11:42 PM
Invensas Corp., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tessera Technologies, has announced that it will demonstrate the dual-face down (DFD) implementation of its new multi-die face-down (xFD) packaging technology at the Intel Developer's Forum (IDF).
xFD is a novel multi-die, wirebond-based packaging technology that mounts integrated circuits (ICs) upside down and staggers them in a shingle-like configuration, incorporating short wirebonds in a structure similar to that of a window-BGA package. Invensas xFD technology costs less to manufacture than conventional multi-die DRAM packages because it employs a parallel process flow; significantly reduces gold and other material usage; and is manufactured on existing wirebond assembly lines. With its technology approach, xFD:
SO-DIMM vs. xFD
As a result of rapid growth in multi-core processing and computing virtualization, today’s data center servers require increased DRAM capacity and performance. New applications for notebook computers, tablets and smartphones also demand additional device performance balanced with battery life and reduced form-factor. A market-ready packaging platform, the Invensas xFD technology is cost-effective and improves capacity and performance for DRAM devices and memory modules.
“We developed the xFD technology platform in response to continued industry demand for denser, faster and cheaper DRAM solutions for servers and mobile devices. xFD provides single-die package performance in a multi-die configuration as well as delivering significant thickness and thermal advantages. Unlike more complex alternatives, xFD is manufactured using existing industry manufacturing capacity, significantly reducing the cost, time and risk of high-volume adoption," said Simon McElrea, president of Invensas Corp.