2. Through this research collaboration, Hitachi Chemical will leverage IME’s advanced 3D IC process capabilities to enhance material technologies that can support the demanding requirements of thin wafer processing and enable the industry to move to high-volume production of 3D ICs. This innovative research will improve productivity of 3D ICs, to be used in mobile handsets, computers, gaming platforms, wireless and wired communication equipment, cameras, automobiles and aerospace applications.
3. "Our expertise, experience and infrastructure in 2.5D/3D IC process-integration, thin-wafer-handling, and assembly flow provide a compelling value proposition for advanced materials manufacturers to test their products and overcome key technical barriers in the commercialization of 2.5D/3D IC technology,”
4. “IME has strong background technologies of microelectronics, especially in IC packaging technologies, and Hitachi Chemical has many kinds of material for the electronics. I believe this joint research between IME and Hitachi Chemical will contribute greatly to the progress in advanced 3D IC packaging technologies.”
About Institute of Microelectronics (IME)
The Institute of Microelectronics (IME) is a research institute of the Science and Engineering Research Council of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR). Positioned to bridge the R&D between academia and industry, IME's mission is to add value to Singapore's semiconductor industry by developing strategic competencies, innovative technologies and intellectual property; enabling enterprises to be technologically competitive;
About Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)
The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) is the lead agency for fostering world-class scientific research and talent for a vibrant knowledge-based and innovation-driven Singapore. A*STAR oversees 14 biomedical sciences, and physical sciences and engineering research institutes, and seven consortia & centre, which are located in Biopolis and Fusionopolis, as well as their immediate vicinity. A*STAR supports Singapore's key economic clusters by providing intellectual, human and industrial capital to its partners in industry. It also supports extramural research in the universities, hospitals, research centers, and with other local and international partners. For more information about A*STAR, please visit http://www.a-
About Hitachi Chemical Co., Ltd
Hitachi Chemical Co., Ltd. (Head Office: Tokyo; President & CEO: Kazuyuki Tanaka; Capital: 15.5 billion yen) is a chemical company headquartered in Tokyo, Japan with 16,713 employees. The Group reported consolidated net sales of 473,069 million yen for its fiscal year 2011 ended March 31, 2012. Hitachi Chemical offers materials and components under functional materials segment and advanced components and systems segment and is proud to achieve No.1 market share in many products.
The Company defines a mid- and long-term research-and-
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Sei (Scott) Shi
Hitachi Chemical Co., Ltd.