The demand for consumer electronics and mobile communications devices that keep us connected is driving electronics manufacturers to deliver ever-more compact and portable products. Today's users ask for solutions that deliver more functionality, added performance, higher speed, and smaller form factors. Software systems and billions of networked devices are rapidly coalescing into a vast Internet of Things.
All of these forces are driving semiconductor companies to develop new advanced IC packaging technologies to provide greater silicon integration in increasingly miniaturized packages. The last decade has seen an explosion of new products including fan-out wafer-level packaging (FOWLPs), stacked IC packages and complex system-in-packages (SiPs), as well as advances in package substrates, flip chip interconnection and through-silicon vias. All these advances are enabling significant improvements in packaging density and opening new market opportunities for manufacturers.
This latest report, Advanced IC Packaging Technologies, Materials and Markets, 2018 Edition, reveals the latest technology and market trends in the IC packaging industry by focusing on the most advanced packaging products and solutions-those critical to success in developing cutting-edge products and in maintaining technological leadership. Every market or application segment discussed in the report includes quantitative analysis based on the most current historical years, 2016 and 2017, as well as forecasts from 2018 through 2022. Each of the six chapters examines the market from a different perspective.
Chapter 3: Overview of Worldwide IC Packaging Markets, outlines the major IC packaging market segments in terms of I/O count, device function and the key application markets for IC devices, including cellular phones, tablets, PC, DVD players, digital cameras, etc. This chapter also includes an overview of the major economic and industry trends driving the semiconductor sector, including mergers and acquisitions, and the impact from emerging markets such as the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence and machine learning. Market forecasts include units, prices, packaging revenue, package types and device types.
Chapter 4: Advanced IC Packaging Markets provides an in-depth discussion of the technologies and market trends of the semiconductor industry's advanced packaging solutions:
- Fan-out wafer-level packaging (FOWLP)
- Multi-row QFN packaging (Fan-out wafer-level packaging (FOWLP)
- Multi-row QFN packaging (MRQFN)
- Vertically stacked multichip packages: TSOPs, QFNs, FBGAs, and WLPs
- System-in-packages (SiPs): package-on-packages,package-in-packages, multichip modules and stacked WLPs used as components in SiPs
This chapter analyzes the total market and individual market segments from a number of viewpoints, including their characteristics, functions, applications, technology, and the key challenges facing the various advanced packaging solutions. Numerous tables and figures provide detailed market data and forecasts for unit shipments, revenues, prices, I/O-count, and die usage. The chapter ends with an examination of the substrate materials and embedded components used in SiP assembly. Forecasts include package units, area of shipped materials, and substrate revenues.
Chapter 5: Interconnection Technologies and Solutions, provides a comprehensive examination of wire bonding and flip chip technology and market trends, and includes in-depth analysis of flip chip markets in terms of specific devices and packaging types. The chapter also examines the market potential of through-silicon vias (TSVs) for 2.5D and 3D packaging. The chapter tables and figures present unit shipments and revenue forecasts for each market segment.
Chapter 6: Advanced IC Packaging Company Profiles presents profiles of twenty advanced packaging companies from across the IC packaging spectrum, including large and small competitors from among OSATs, foundries and IDMs. Each profile gives a short company background and presents examples of its advanced packaging products.
Advanced IC Packaging Technologies, Materials and Markets, 2018 Edition is an effective tool for companies determined to stay informed about the latest advances in IC packaging, and in assessing the future of this important industry.
- Fan-out WLPs
- Multi-row QFNs
- Interconnection Technologies
- Through-Silicon Vias (TSV)
- 2.5D and 3D Integration
- Stacked Packages
- Industry Outlook
- Market Analysis and Forecasts, 2016-2022
- Multichip Packaging
- Technology Trends
- Key Application Forecasts
- Company Profiles
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Executive Summary
Chapter 3: Overview of Worldwide IC Packaging Markets
3.1 Chapter Overview
3.2 Recent Global Market Trends
3.3 IC Packaging Market
- Covers: Worldwide IC Packaging Market Segments
3.4 Packaging Market Unit and Revenue Forecasts
- Includes: Packaging by I/O count and devices
3.5 Key Application Markets for IC Devices
- Includes: Cellular handsets, Tablets, Personal Computers, Servers, Workstations, Set Top Boxes, DVD Players, MP3/MP4 Players, Digital Cameras, Camcorders, GPS
3.6 Industry Trends Driving the Semiconductor Sector
Chapter 4: Advanced Packaging Markets
4.1 Chapter Overview
- Covers: Advanced Packaging Markets Segments, Application Trends, Forecasts of Markets
4.2 Fan-Out Wafer Level Packages
- Covers: WLP Market Overview, Competition and Cooperation, Technology Challenges, Panel Level-Packaging, WLP Trends and Forecasts
4.3 Multi-Row QFN Packages
- Covers: Market Overview, Trends and Forecasts
4.4 Overview of Multichip Packaging Technology
- Covers: Types of Multichip Packages, Benefits and Shortcomings, Packaging Challenges and Solutions, Wafer Thinning and MCP Market Trends/Forecasts
4.5 Stacked Multichip Packaging Market Segments
- Covers: Market Trends and Forecasts for Stacked TSOPs, Stacked QFNs, Stacked FBGAs, Stacked WLPs
4.6 System-in-Packaging Market Overview
- Covers: Types of SiPs, Key Features of SiPs, SiP vs. System on Chip, Challenges for SiP, Market Trends and Forecasts for total Market Segment, Package-on-Packages, Package-in-Packages, Multichip Modules, Stacked WLPS in SiPs
- Covers: Market Overview, Substrate Market Trends and Forecasts (materials usage and embedded components)
Chapter 5: Interconnection Technologies and Solutions
5.1 Interconnection Techniques Overview
5.2 Wire Bonding
5.2.1 Wire Bonding Methods
5.2.2 Wire Materials
5.2.3 Wire Bonding Market Trends and Forecasts
5.3 Flip Chip
5.3.1 the Flip Chip Process
5.3.2 Flip Chip Packaging Market Trends and Forecasts
5.3.3 Flip Chip Package Device Market Trends and Forecasts
5.3.4 Bare Die Flip Chip Market Trends and Forecasts
5.4 Through-Silicon Vias
5.4.1 Searching for Higher Silicon Integration Solution 5.4.2 Status of TSV Interconnection
5.4.3 Interposers and 2.5D: Not just an Interim Step
5.4.4 Forecasts for TSV by Market Segment
Chapter 6: Advanced IC Packaging Company Profiles
6.1 Chapter Overview
6.2 3D Plus, Inc.
6.3 Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, Inc.
6.4 Amkor Technology, Inc.
6.5 Carsem, Inc.
6.6 ChipMOS Technologies (Bermuda), Ltd.
6.7 CONNECTEC Japan Corporation
6.8 Deca Technologies
6.9 FlipChip International, LLC
6.10 HANA Micron Co., Ltd.
6.11 Interconnect Systems Inc. (ISI)
6.12 Jiangsu Changjiang Electronics Technology
6.13 Palomar Technologies
6.14 Powertech Technology, Inc.
6.15 Shinko Electric Industries Co, Ltd
6.16 Signetics Corporation
6.17 Siliconware Precision Industries Co.
6.18 SPEL Semiconductor, Ltd.
6.19 Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd.
6.20 United Test and Assembly Center, Ltd.
6.21 Xintec, Inc.
Glossary of Terms
- 3D Plus, Inc.
- Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, Inc.
- Amkor Technology, Inc.
- Carsem, Inc.
- ChipMOS Technologies (Bermuda), Ltd.
- CONNECTEC Japan Corporation
- Deca Technologies
- FlipChip International, LLC
- HANA Micron Co., Ltd.
- Interconnect Systems Inc. (ISI)
- Jiangsu Changjiang Electronics Technology
- Palomar Technologies
- Powertech Technology, Inc.
- Shinko Electric Industries Co, Ltd
- Signetics Corporation
- Siliconware Precision Industries Co.
- SPEL Semiconductor, Ltd.
- Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd.
- United Test and Assembly Center, Ltd.
- Xintec, Inc.
The publisher's forecasts are developed using a four-step approach. First, expectations of world economic growth are set based upon historical data and forecasts obtained from published International Monetary Fund (IMF) reports.
Next, a top-down forecast of electronics industry growth is built. This analysis is based primarily on historical data obtained from the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) and World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS). Because semiconductor content is at the core of electronics products, semiconductor data is a good triangulation point for total assembly value. This data is augmented with information on passive content and estimates of labor and overhead.
Then, a bottom-up forecast is developed for each of the products in each segment. This is accomplished by first creating a unit forecast for each product based on historical data and various industry-leader opinions regarding future growth prospects for each product. A model of the assembly value of each product is then built using teardown analyses and price-based models. The unit volume times the assembly value per unit equals the total assembly value for each product - often referred to as the cost of goods sold (COGS).
Finally, the first three steps are reiterated to achieve a coherent forecast. The forecasts developed by this process are presented in all their industry reports.