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Market Trends: Known Good Die, and Probably Good Die, Must Meet Reliability and Quality Requirements

Published: 11 June 2014

ID: G00259581

Analyst(s): Mark Stromberg


Through 2018, as the semiconductor industry moves to multichip and 3D TSV processes, smartphone and other mobile system OEMs will need known good die test and process control data.

Table Of Contents


Market Trend

  • Market for Test Processing Is Moving Toward KGD Concept
  • Market Structure Trend
    • Major IDMs, Foundries and SATS Providers Will Dominate KGD Processes
  • Buyers' Trend
    • IDMs, Fabless Companies and SATS Providers Are Looking at More-Advanced Technologies
  • Regional Trend
    • Asia/Pacific Region Dominates Test Processing
  • Technology Trend
    • To Acquire KGD Data, IDMs, Foundries and SATS Providers Must Focus on Advanced Testing Processes

Contrarian View

  • If 3D TSV Does Not Grow at the Rate Expected, the Need for These Solutions Could Be Mitigated

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