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Vertically Integrated Circuits at Fermilab

Electr. Eng. Dept., Fermi Nat. Accel. Lab., Batavia, IL, USA
DOI: 10.1109/NSSMIC.2009.5402167 Conference: Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record (NSS/MIC), 2009 IEEE
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ABSTRACT The exploration of the vertically integrated circuits, also commonly known as 3D-IC technology, for applications in radiation detection started at Fermilab in 2006. This paper examines the opportunities that vertical integration offers by looking at various 3D designs that have been completed by Fermilab. The emphasis is on opportunities that are presented by through silicon vias (TSV), wafer and circuit thinning and finally fusion bonding techniques to replace conventional bump bonding. Early work by Fermilab has led to an international consortium for the development of 3D-IC circuits for High Energy Physics. The consortium has submitted over 25 different designs for the Fermilab organized MPW run organized for the first time.

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