Keynote: Dr. Babak Sabi
Dr. Babak Sabi is a Senior Vice President and the General Manager of Assembly & Test Technology Development (ATTD) at Intel Corporation. Since 2009, he has been responsible for the company’s packaging, assembly, and test process technology development.
Babak joined Intel in 1984. Prior to leading ATTD, he oversaw Intel’s Corporate Quality Network from 2002 to 2009 where he led product reliability, customer satisfaction and quality business practices.
Babak received his Ph.D. in solid state electronics from Ohio State University in 1984. He has authored ten papers on reliability physics and has received five Intel Achievement Awards. He currently holds two patents.
Advanced Packaging Ecosystem: Challenges and Innovations
Advanced packaging architectures are today widely acknowledged as being increasingly important to drive performance and cost improvements of microelectronics systems. This trend is set to continue as on-package heterogeneous integration of diverse IP from multiple process nodes and multiple foundries will enable new product concepts, decrease time to market and deliver cost/yield benefits. Additionally, novel 3D architectures and continued die-to-die interconnect scaling are opening previously un-achievable concepts for die partitioning and on-package capability integration. These technical challenges are requiring solutions across the ecosystem [Die –> Package –> Board –> System] which provide opportunities for groundbreaking innovation. This presentation will highlight some of the key challenges the industry will have to jointly address to enable the 3D heterogeneous integration future, such as drivers in interconnect scaling, advanced substrate developments, and technologies to enable power and performance gains. A specific example of this is optical on-package integration, where Intel is taking an aggressive approach to enable highly scalable and manufacturable solutions with applicability beyond niche designs.
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