Home > Community > Blogs > IC Packaging and SiP > latest 16 2 release so what
 
Login with a Cadence account.
Not a member yet?
Create a permanent login account to make interactions with Cadence more conveniennt.

Register | Membership benefits
Get email delivery of the IC Packaging and SiP blog (individual posts).
 

Email

* Required Fields

Recipients email * (separate multiple addresses with commas)

Your name *

Your email *

Message *

Contact Us

* Required Fields
First Name *

Last Name *

Email *

Company / Institution *

Comments: *

Breaking down the 'virtual' wall

Comments(0)Filed under: IC Packaging & SiP design, Cadence, wirebond profile library, IP, Kulicke & Soffa, Allegro 16.2

In the last 3-4 months I have seen, and been involved in, a flurry of discussions around driving design using manufacturing assembly data. Call it "IP" if you want -- its fashionable!! At least two world-leading assembly and test companies -- and more than a handful of leading IC companies -- have started programs to try and bring the manufacturing engineers closer to the design engineers.

The good news, for once, is that the EDA tool supplier (Cadence) and the leader in wirebond assembly equipment (Kulicke & Soffa) were already discussing how we could help designers become more manufacturing aware.  The result is that in the latest release of Allegro (16.2) users now have access to a Kulicke & Soffa validated wirebond profile library that correlates to the same profiles supplied as defaults with their equipment.  If you want to read more about this go here.

What I really want to hear, is what do you other designers or manufacturing engineers think?  Is this a good start, what should be next? Let me know below.

For example should the manufacturing engineer be able to see the design engineers package layout in 3D in order to better understand design intent and allow for a more productive collaboration? What else?

Comments(0)

Leave a Comment


Name
E-mail (will not be published)
Comment
 I have read and agree to the Terms of use and Community Guidelines.
Community Guidelines
The Cadence Design Communities support Cadence users and technologists interacting to exchange ideas, news, technical information, and best practices to solve problems and get the most from Cadence technology. The community is open to everyone, and to provide the most value, we require participants to follow our Community Guidelines that facilitate a quality exchange of ideas and information. By accessing, contributing, using or downloading any materials from the site, you agree to be bound by the full Community Guidelines.