And the Award Goes To…
At a special evening affair on July 18 at SEMICON West (San Jose), we learned for the first time the winners of the first annual awards program, launched by Advanced Packaging magazine and sponsored by SEMICON West
An unbiased and neutral panel of 10 judges from major universities, consortiums and consultancies used a 10-point scale to evaluate each entry based on the following seven factors: innovation; cost effectiveness; speed/throughput; quality; ease of use; maintainability; and environmental responsibility.
Congratulations to the winners of The 2001 Advanced Packaging Awards program, listed by category, company name and product entry.

Wafer Dicing
Covering sawing and other processes that separate chips in a wafer format
Lambda Physik USA Inc.

Die Placement and Attach
Including the handling, alignment and attachment of a chip to a substrate
Palomar Technologies
Laser Diode Attach Automated Assembly Cell

Wire Bonding
The time-honored process of making electrical connections from a chip to the next level of packaging with wire
Kulicke & Soffa Industries
Triton RDA (Ribbon Deep Access) Bonder

Covering the many methods of creating electrical contacts between components
Six Sigma
Column Attach Services

The science and art of sealing a chip inside a more rugged housing
No-Flow Underfill UF 3400

Solder Bumping
Covering the processes and equipment that create ball of bump interconnections on chips or packages
DirEKt Ball Placement System

Test & Inspection
Spanning the many processes and equipment used to evaluate products at all points in the process flow
Everett Charles Technologies
Automated Scanman

Contract Services
The critical business that lets companies hand off part of the process flow and focus on their own areas of expertise
ST Assembly Test Services Ltd. (STATS)
Simplified Package Modeling

Packing & Shipping/Distribution
The methods by which a customer actually receives a good part
DT8000 High Performance Tape and Reel System

For any part of the packaging process that is helped with specialized software
B-BEM Adapter

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Next year’s program will be open to products launched from April 1, 2001 to March 31, 2002. To receive information about The 2002 Advanced Packaging Awards, please contact Amy Knutson-Strack.


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