3D Technology has Taken Microchips into Another Dimension

The ever-increasing demands of today’s electronic devices require smarter, faster semiconductors that use less energy. However, the advancements have been largely based on conventional chip designs, of which their two dimensional configurations are quickly approaching physical limits. The industry’s solution to the dilemma was to adopt three dimensional concepts to semiconductor structures at several different stages of the engineering process, hence ‘3D semiconductor technologies.’ Here are some of the key ‘3D technologies’ that Samsung has introduced to the semiconductor industry, and how they tackled important technical challenges in meeting the market requirements.”

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