SiP Global Summit

3D IC TEST Forum

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Wednesday, September 7,  2011
13:00 –17:20
Room 201ABC, 2F,  TICC
Event Fee : Free (Pre-registration is required) 


Theme :  

Test Challenges and Solution in the New Era of Heterogeneous Integration



Chair & Moderator:
Mr. Mike Liang, Chairman of SEMI Taiwan Testing Committee / President & CEO, KYEC


Co-chairs :
1. Mr. Roger Hwang, Director, ASE Group

2. Dr. Mike Ma, Vice President, Corporate R&D, SPIL

3. Mr. Sam Tsai, Sr. Director, Spirox




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Outline :
3D-IC technologies are now on the leading edge of innovation. It can be Heterogeneous  IP

cores from different suppliers can be integrated in one single package. However, multiple

Packaging and Testing challenges must first be involved to meet the proper production yield

rate to make it from concept to commercialization.

The increasing 3D-IC increased design and mechanical package complexity of 3D-IC will

lead to increase a significant manufacturing test  challenge.

It is crucial for the entire supply chain partners from material suppliers, design houses, test

equipment suppliers, package and testing houses to get together to come out cost effective

test mythologies and strategies to make this innovation to commercialization as soon as



Taiwan 3D-IC test forum had invited world class leading experts from design and testing

houses, equipment suppliers and end users to share their multiple views of testing solutions.

See you at SEMICON Taiwan on Sep. 8th 2011.


Agenda :

13:00 – 13:30


13:30 – 13:40

Welcome Remarks

1.Mr. Jonathan Davis, Global Semiconductor Business Executive Vice President, SEMI

2. Mike Liang, President & CEO, KYEC

13:40 – 14:20

Test Challenges in 3D TSV SOC

Amer Cassier, Sr. Staff Product Development Engineer, Qualcomm

14:20 – 15:00

Challenges and Solutions for Testing of TSV and MicroBump Devices

by Direct Connection 

Benjamin N. Eldridge, Senior VP, R&D and CTO, FormFactor Inc.

15:00 – 15:40

3D IC Testing Strategies and Experiences

Greg Smith, General Manager, Computing and Communications Business Unit, Semiconductor Test Division. Teradyne   

15:40 – 16:00


16:00 – 16:40

3D IC Test Challenges from Assembly Process Perspective

Calvin Cheung, VP, Engineering and Technical Promotion, ASE

16:40 – 17:20

3D IC Test Cost Effective Solution

Mr. Sam Ko, Deputy Director, KYEC




Programs are subject to change without prior notice.
All presentations will be conducted in English.

Chair's Introduction:


Mr. Mike Liang, Chairman of SEMI Taiwan Testing Committee / President & CEO, KYEC


President & CEO, King Yuen Electronics Co. ,Ltd.
President & CEO, Phoenix Silicon International Co. ,Ltd.
VP, Wafer Fab Operations, Mosel Vitelic
VP, Wafer Fab Operations, Ti-Acer
BS, Physics,National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
Business Management, University of Warwick, UK
EMBA, National Taiwan University





Co-Chairs' Introduction: 


Mr. Roger Hwang, Director, ASE Group



ME, National Cheng Kung University, Electrical Engineering



Product Test Engineer/ASE TEST, Customer Technical Support Manager/ASE TEST





Dr. Mike Ma, Vice President, Corporate R&D, SPIL


Professional Experience

Siliconware Precision Industries Co., Ltd. (SPIL), Taiwan  (2010~Present)

Vice President: Corporate Research and Development

United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC), Taiwan 



Division Director: Corporate Marketing

Division Director, Exploratory Technologies-Advanced Technology Development (ATD): accountable for 28nm platform (SiON and HK&MG) and 65nm Silicon-On-Insulator (SOI) technology development; managing external research programs (SEMATECH-FEP/Litho/3DIC, and performed assessments of emerging technologies)

Deputy Division Director, Logic Development- ATD: technology project manager for 90nm/ 65nm, performed technical marketing; interfaced with IC design community for design kits delivery and DFM strategy setting

Department Director, Process Engineering- Integration, Fab 8DWafertech LLC (now “A TSMC Company”), Camas, WA, USA



Deputy Department Manager, Technology Development department

Section Manager, Process Engineering II department

Institute of Microelectronics (IME), Singapore   


Member of Technical Staff in Deep Sub-micron IC (DSIC) program                              

United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) group, Hsinchu, Taiwan



Section Manager; start-up team and Diffusion Process section,

in the spun-off United Semiconductor Corporation (USC, now UMC’s Fab 8B)

Principal Engineer, start-up team and Diffusion/Implant Process, Fab 8A                    

Senior Engineer, Diffusion/Film process, Fab IC1 (4” fab)

Metals Industry R&D Center (MIRDC), Kaohsiung, Taiwan




Ph. D. / Material Science and Engineering; North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA (1992)

M. S. / Materials Engineering; Northeastern University, Boston, MA, USA(1986)

B. S. / Metallurgy &Material Engr; National Cheng-Kung University, Taiwan (1982)





Mr. Sam Tsai, Sr. Director, Spirox



BSME, National Cheng-Kung University

MSME, Texas Tech University

MSEE, Colorado State University

Complete PhD EE Courses of Colorado

State University



23 years in R&D of HP/Agilent in Colorado, USA




Welcome Remarks Speaker Introduction:


Mr. Jonathan Davis, President, Global Semiconductor Business
Executive Vice President, SEMI



Jonathan Davis is a member of the Global Executive Team of SEMI, the global industry association serving 2,000 member companies that provide equipment, materials and services used to manufacture semiconductors, displays, nano-scaled structures, micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) and related technologies.


Since September 2007, he serves as Executive Vice President with oversight responsibility for the association's global exposition operations, corporate marketing, creative services, communications and public relations, information products and publishing functions as well as the acclaimed SEMI Industry Research and Statistics operations and Environmental Health and Safety Department.


Prior to his current position, Davis was in charge of Global Marketing and Communications, having advanced over a prior decade through the positions of manager, director, senior director and vice president with marketing, communications and public relations duties.


Before holding positions in marketing, communications and PR, Davis managed the SEMI Membership Department. Davis joined SEMI in 1992 to initiate the organization's Outreach Program, through which he conducted and reported on SEMI member company visits throughout North America and informed management about customer requirements and satisfaction.


Before joining SEMI, Davis worked for nine years at HNTB, a national architecture and engineering firm. He earned a 5-year architecture degree from the Kansas State University College of Architecture and Design and studied at the University of Missouri at Columbia School of Journalism. Davis is a member of the American Society of Association Executives and the Public Relations Society of America.







Speakers' Introduction:


Mr. Amer Cassier, Sr. Staff Product Development Engineer, Qualcomm


Supporting the development next generation tech. and its transfer to high volume manufacturing : High performance, low power caches for mobile processors, Non-Volatile memories, and 3D TSV.

Received MSEE from University of Southern California in 2006

Joined Qualcomm Product Development Team in Aug 2001

Received BSEE from University of Colorado Boulder in May 2001

Co-authored paper on Dual Core Oxide,  high performance, low power, Multi Vt, 8 transistor SRAM Cell for Mobile SOC Applications. (2010 Symposium on VLSI Technology)

Co-authors : Hoang Nguyen (Sr. Staff Eng)

Sam Gu  ( Sr. Staff Eng)





Mr. Benjamin N. Eldridge, Senior VP, R&D and CTO, FormFactor Inc.


FormFactor  Inc 1994-2011

IBM Research Division, 1984-1994

MS Physics RPI 1984

BSEE Union College 1982

186 Issued US and Foreign Patents.  





 Mr. Sam Ko, Deputy Director, KYEC



● Speaker, ITC 2009.
● Owned four patents
● Received M.S. degree from the electronic communication department of

  National Chiao Tung University
● Led the test development group of KYEC for the test integration solution

  of SOC and RF testing.





Presentation Abstract:

Test Challenges in 3D TSV SOC

Amer Cassier, Sr. Staff Product Development Engineer, Qualcomm


Semiconductor industry has adopted several interconnect technologies to meet system functionality, scaling, performance and value requirements by integrating multiple chips into single module like MCP, stacked IC package, PIP, SIP, 3D SIP, POP, etc…. However, meeting the requirements of next

generation mobile systems with existing technology will be challenging. As a result, the industry has been collaborating on the development of a new interconnect technology, Through Silicon Via (TSV), to meet emerging requirements. TSV offers many advantages for next generation, low power, mobile systems such as density, functionality, performance, power savings, and form factor scaling. On the other hand, this technology presents the industry with a wide range of implementation challenges. This paper will highlight options and alternatives to address key challenges related to engineering verification, diagnosis, and manufacturing test flow for wide IO Memory on Mobile SOC. 




Challenges and Solutions for Testing of TSV and MicroBump Devices

by Direct Connection

Benjamin N. Eldridge, Senior VP, R&D and CTO, FormFactor Inc.


Testing of Through Silicon Via (TSV) or Micro-Bump (MB) devices by physical connection through the TSVs presents unique challenges due to the very high density of the connections, and the potential impact of contact testing on subsequent assembly steps. In addition, the very high signal counts that are the main benefit of TSV connection schemes make conventional wafer probing, particularly for memory devices which demand very high parallelism at production wafer sort, largely impractical. We will present results to date on probing and testing of TSV structures, and share our view on the role that contact test at the wafer, die and die stack level will play in the future of TSV and MB based system assembly.




3D IC Test Cost Effective Solution

Mr. Sam Ko, Deputy Director, KYEC


ICs of 3D integration have developed for a few years and have implemented in the applications of MEMs, image sensors, and memory. With more and more application products coming out, the 3D IC tests of characterization and mass production are given weight to implementation and cost effective for the necessary of economic scale market. This presentation is embarked on the view of testing house KYEC to reveal the proper 3D IC test solution for mass production.