System-in-Package (SiP) Technology: A Global Strategic Business Report
San Jose, California (PRWEB) August 16, 2012
Follow us on LinkedIn – As one of the most important and critical technologies of the 21st century capable of sustaining the progress being made in miniaturization in addition to driving performance and ensuring cost reduction in the field of portable electronics, System-in-Package (SiP) technology flaunts a robust outlook for the future. Defined as a technology that enables the integration of multiple number of chips with different functionality in a single package, SiP provides unrivalled benefits, such as superior integration flexibility, reduced R&D costs, faster time to market capabilities as a result of accelerated product development, and lower product costs, among others. With numerous benefits stacked in its favour, SiP technology is gaining increased visibility in a range of applications with the most prominent being mobile phone applications.
Following the era of personal desktop PCs, and workstations which demanded single chip technologies, the semiconductor industry is today driven by wireless communication technologies and equipment, which demand lighter and smaller chip packaging. Against this backdrop, the chip/package co-design approach is fast replacing the traditional chip plus package assembly production flow strategy. With the ongoing wireless revolution continuously churning out new wireless devices in large numbers, the SiP technology stands optimally angled to benefit. The increasing demands on lower power consumption, higher performance and bandwidth, smaller sizes and lighter weight, will bring out SiP as the preferred approach in semiconductor design.
The increasing need for compactness and high-speed performance in electronic products will especially drive growth in the System-in-Package (SiP) technology market over the next few years. SiP, as a technology, is increasingly being deployed in numerous devices. Various advanced components are also being added to SiP to drastically improve the performance. These include MPEG decoders, PCI bus interfaces, double-data-rate memory controllers, specialized filter blocks, among others. Innovations in subcomponents of SiP, which are driving further reduction in the component sizes are poised to significantly enhance the functionality of SiP embedded products, while at the same time reduce development costs, thus helping open up new application avenues for SiP.
The SiP technology is witnessing a gradual expansion in applications ranging from traditional battery operated systems such as in digital video cameras (DVC), mobile phones, and mobile computing devices to non-battery systems like digital video recorders (DVR), and digital TV (DTV), thus finding increased volume gains. Also, with the Moore’s law hitting an impasse, “More than Moore” is the strategy being adopted in the chip industry. With the “More Than Moore's Law" focussing on system integration unlike the transistor density of the Moore’s Law, SiP is poised to play a critical role in the development of megafunction electronics of the future. As packages go vertical, the ability to package million and billions of transistors on top of each other with vertical connections offers a potentially viable solution to further the continuance of Moore’s law. As a result, the SiP approach is finding increased adoption among foundries, fabless and packaging/stacking houses, among others. The SiP technology goes beyond the Moore’s law and adopts a radically new approach to system level chip design and integration. The technology aims at shrinking bulky PCBs and its components thus allowing component density to double every year unlike the Moore’s law wherein the number of transistors on an IC doubles every 18 months.
Increased adoption of SiP is forecast to stem from small and medium sized electronic manufacturers, given the relative cost efficiency, ease of mixing device technologies, elimination of intellectual property issues and greater access to cutting edge technology which otherwise would have been impossible to tap. All of these factors provide SMBs the ability to develop and market advanced, miniaturised products in a short span of time (with lesser time to market abilities) critical to leverage the short window of market opportunity that characterizes most markets for portable electronics. The market for portable electronics has fractured, over the years, as a result of increased competition, high voltage innovations and influx of newer market entrants, which in turned has reduced the window of opportunity. The time available for new products to gain traction in the marketplace is now much lesser thus making time-to-market capabilities of critical importance, especially for SMBs. The ability of the SiP technology to address system design challenges, reduce product form factors, and reduce production and technology risks by increasing the success of system level manufacturability, especially appeals to the SMBs.
As stated by the new market research report on System-in-Package (SiP) Technology, Asia-Pacific represents the fastest growing regional market with unit sales from the region waxing at a CAGR of about 11.7% over the analysis period. Growth in the market is especially driven by robust demand for electronic products, and strong electronic manufacturing sectors, particularly in countries, such as, China, India, Taiwan, and Singapore. By end-use, Consumer Electronics represents the fastest growing end-use market with volume sales in the market waxing at a CAGR of about 10.9% over the analysis period.
Major players in the global marketplace include Amkor Technology, Atmel Corporation, ChipSiP Technology Co., Ltd., CyberTAN Technology Inc., Fujitsu Limited, Freescale Semiconductor Inc., Insight SiP, Orient Semiconductor Electronics Ltd., OriginGPS Ltd., Qualcomm Atheros, Inc., Renesas Electronics Corporation, Sequans Communications, Sequans Communications, Si2 Microsystems Ltd., SiPCUBE, Texas Instruments, and Wi2Wi, Inc., among others.
The research report titled “System-in-Package (SiP) Technology: A Global Strategic Business Report” announced by Global Industry Analysts, Inc., provides a comprehensive review of market trends, issues, drivers, company profiles, mergers, acquisitions and other strategic industry activities. The report provides market estimates and projections for System-in-Package (SiP) in unit sales (in millions) for major geographic markets including the US, Canada, Japan, Europe (France, Germany, Italy, UK, and Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World. The global market is separately analyzed by key end-use segments such as Consumer Electronics, Communications, and Others.
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