The next step in system integration: the benefits of going 3-D.- Process technology for manufacturing Through-Silicon Vias (TSVs).- Alternative 3D integration schemes.- Manufacturing issues in 3D stacked ICs.- TSV characterization.- Physical design of 3D stacked ICs.- DRAM on logic stacking.- 3D general purpose micro-processors.- 3D system design: a holistic design approach.
Three-dimensional (3D) integrated circuit (IC) stacking is the next big step in electronic system integration. It enables packing more functionality, as well as integration of heterogeneous materials, devices, and signals, in the same space (volume). This results in consumer electronics (e.g., mobile, handheld devices) which can run more powerful applications, such as full-length movies and 3D games, with longer battery life. This technology is so promising that it is expected to be a mainstream technology a few years from now, less than 10-15 years from its original conception. To achieve this type of end product, changes in the entire manufacturing and design process of electronic systems are taking place.
This book provides readers with an accessible tutorial on a broad range of topics essential to the non-expert in 3D System Integration. It is an invaluable resource for anybody in need of an overview of the 3D manufacturing and design chain.
Covers the entire range of 3D chip stacking topics in such a way that a non-expert (in 3D integration) reader can understand exactly what this technology is, why it is beneficial, how it changes conventional practices and how it can affect his/her work;
Provides a high-level (tutorial-like) description of 3D system integration that will cover issues ranging from process technology and manufacturing of 3D systems to the design of 3D components and entire systems