Newsletter | August 17, 2005

8.17.05 -- Feature Article: Overview And Trends In Flip Chip Technology

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Overview And Trends In Flip Chip Technology
By Dietrich Tönnies, SUSS MicroTec, Inc.

Although invented by IBM in the 1960s it is only now that the industry is adopting flip chip on a larger scale. And it is no longer only microprocessor manufacturers that are using flip chip in large volume. Graphics chips especially are driving the technology today. Growth is predominantly with flip chip in package (FCIP) rather than flip chip on board. FCIP means that the flip chip is attached to an interposer like a BGA substrate which is then assembled to the printed circuit board...

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