3D IC – Advanced Technologies and Global Market (2010 – 2015)

KEY TAKE AWAYS

To define the global 3D IC marketTo measure the global 3D IC and its various sub-segments, technologies, fabrication methods and applications.To identify the major driving factors and inhibitorsTo analyze the trends and forecasts of the main market and its segmentsTo identify the major stakeholders in the market and draw a competitive landscape for the market leadersTo analyze the trends and opportunities in major regions, viz. U.S, Europe, and Asia.Report description

The advances in semiconductor technology brought in the demand for faster and energy efficient interconnects to be used in semiconductor devices. Usually, interconnects face the challenge to meet up the demands for speed for data transfer. In addition, a marginal increase in speed is coupled with a significant increase in the energy requirements and hence results in a higher operating temperature. To meet the extended demands, 3D ICs came as a solution. Two types of 3D ICs were put into the picture- one was heterogeneous in nature and the other is stacked simple 2D ICs. They consume less energy compared to the simple 2D ICs and also are much faster compared to their 2D counterparts. With all the companies in the interconnect market conducting extensive research to improve the performance, 3D ICs will surely be a mainstream technology in the next five years. Though their application in 2009 is limited to only some memory chips and semiconductor technologies, but the companies have plans to implement this technology to more complex products, for example by 2014, the 3D ICs are planned to be integrated in vertical devices on CMOS technology. Considering the huge investments being made, the market will surely hold tremendous potential for the early movers but huge investment for R