Much of today’s leading-edge semiconductor development is being done, not by using the most advanced design rules, but by integrating disparate chips to meet system-level performance goals. Often done in the vertical dimension, this heterogeneous integration is now among the core competencies of Austin, Texas-based Novati Technologies, a relatively small company with outsized importance in the 3D development field.
In a sense Novati, which operates in a facility that was the original Sematech research fab, is a continuation of the Sematech legacy of developing new technologies. While Sematech was a research consortium that shared its R&D with its member companies, Novati works with individual customers on development and low-volume manufacturing, and closely guards its customers’ intellectual property. Read the full article here.