August 17, 2012 -- 1. Singapore Aug 17, 2012 - A*STAR Institute of Microelectronics (IME) and
Futurewei Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
(Huawei), have signed a Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) to develop and
advance Through Silicon Interposer (TSI) technology. The two organizations will
collaborate on advanced packaging with TSI, 2.5D/3D IC research and
development, and demonstrate heterogeneous 2.5D design and manufacturing
2. Under this agreement, Huawei will join the TSI Consortium led by IME to
optimise TSI technology for cost effective and performance-driven applications.
IME’s capabilities in 300mm 3D-TSV/2.5D-TSI technologies and advanced
packaging and integration will play a key role in enabling Huawei to develop the
next-generation portfolio of networking and computing infrastructure solutions.
3. “Collaboration with Huawei, an industry leader in networking systems,
underscores an important milestone for our 2.5D/3D IC R&D roadmap,” said
Prof. Dim-Lee Kwong, Executive Director of IME. “Having strategic partners in
the upcoming TSI Consortium will accelerate the realization of high performance
4. "IME’s commitment to drive the realisation of 3D IC and their deep R&D
capabilities make them a strong partner to help Huawei advance in this area,"
said John Roese, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Huawei North
America R&D. "We are very excited about the long-term potential of both the
technology and the collaboration."
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; and cultivating a technology talent pool to inject new
knowledge to the industry. Its key research areas are in integrated circuits design,
advanced packaging, bioelectronics and medical devices, MEMS, nanoelectronics, and
photonics. For more information about IME, please visit http://www.ime.a-star.edu.sg.
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 centres, and with other local and international
partners.For more information about A*STAR, please visit http://www.a-star.edu.sg.
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