Front end technology key components

  • New platform requirements: benchmark, cost and risk analyses, applications, definition of the offer, project planning and resources, test vehicle strategy
  • Technology Platform Qualification Vehicle (TPQV) strategy including all test structure requirements
  • Project risk analysis to identify vulnerabilities taking into account lessons learnt from previous or similar technology platforms
  • Process flow and the parametric test structure definition
  • Qualification plan for the TPQV(s) based on mission profile(s)

Back end technology development key components

  • New package requirements
  • Process characterization
  • Material definition (new substrate technologies, molding compounds…)
  • Process integration through prototyping with selected flow charts and adapted stress assessments
  • Modeling and simulation to anticipate new package behavior under stress and environmental conditions (drop test, moisture resistance, thermal cycle…)
  • New drawing and feasibility assessment of new packing design to evaluate the impact on and interaction with manufacturing environments

Product development key components

  • Key characteristics and requirements related to future uses of the devices
  • Industry domain(s), specific customer requirements and definition of controls and tests needed for compliance
  • Product target specification and strategy
  • Project manager appointment to drive product development
  • Evaluation of the technologies, design tools and IP’s to be used
  • Design objective specification and product validation strategy
  • Design For Quality techniques (DFD, DFT, DFR, DFM…) definition
  • Architecture and partitioning to make sure the software and hardware system solutions meet the target specification
  • Product approval strategy and project plan