Advanced Packaging Part 2 – Review Of Options/Use From Intel, TSMC, Samsung, AMD, ASE, Sony, Micron, SKHynix, YMTC, Tesla, and Nvidia

Advanced packaging exists on a continuum of cost and throughput vs performance and density. Even though the demand for advanced packaging is obvious, there is an incredible number of advanced packaging types and brand names from Intel (EMIB, Foveros, Foveros Omni, Foveros Direct), TSMC (InFO-OS, InFO-LSI, InFO-SOW, InFO-SoIS, CoWoS-S, CoWoS­-R, CoWoS-L, SoIC), Samsung (FOSiP, X-Cube, I-Cube, HBM, DDR/LPDDR DRAM, CIS), ASE (FoCoS, FOEB), Sony (CIS), Micron (HBM), SKHynix (HBM), and YMTC (XStacking). These packaging types are used by all of our favorite companies from AMD, Nvidia, and many more. In Part 2, we will explain all these types of packaging and their uses.

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Advanced Packaging Part 1 – Pad Limited Designs, Breakdown Of Economic Semiconductor Scaling, Heterogeneous Compute, and Chiplets

In this multi-part series we will do a deep dive into the advanced packaging mega-trend. This will include a breakdown of the various types of advanced packaging, flows, tool types, and vendors. In part 1 we dive into what pad limited designs are, the slowdown of Moore’s Law and end of economic shrinks, heterogeneous compute, and the economic and design implications of chiplets.

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Kulicke & Soffa Industries, $KLIC, Continued Outperformance Of Wire Bonders And Emerging Supplier in Mini-LED, Micro-LED, And Battery Manufacturing

Kulicke and Soffa Industries is continuing to outperform on the back of the wire bonder business. Additionally, they are emerging as a leading supplier in tools used for mini-LED, micro-LED, and battery manufacturing.

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Kulicke & Soffa Industries, $KLIC, Crushes Earnings But Continues To Sandbag, $6 EPS ’21, $6.75 EPS ’22

SemiAnalysis has been clamoring about $KLIC for nearly a year on Twitter and backchannels, and after outsized beats, we are even more bullish. Even after the recent run up, it is currently trading at about 10x SemiAnalysis’s 2021 Projected EPS ($6). This is above Wall Street consensus, but there is room for this estimate to be beaten. 2022 Projected EPS is $6.75.

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