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Embedding Technology Revealed

How to improve the product by embedding?
Depending on the product, improved electrical and thermal properties, size reduction of up to 40% and other enhancements can typically be achieved.

Why consider embedding for the product that is already designed into a SiP package?
Embedding one of the dies and/or some passive components may enable a new die or more passive components to be included in the same (or even smaller) package outline giving your customer a more attractive solution.

Why consider embedding for a single die solution?
Imbera’s iBGA is an answer to the demand for fanning out I/Os from a die area to increase package pitch or I/O count in a cost effective manner. E.g. increasing the I/O count for an area-constrained WLCSP.

The iQFN package provides flexible routing and footprint options for your QFN style package.

Imbera’s iSiP is an excellent solution for higher levels of module integration. E.g. by embedding an IC and mounting the passives from the mother board reference design on top, the functionality of the product is guaranteed. At the same time your customer benefits from a reduced end-product footprint.

How to improve the product by embedding passive components in the mother board?
Embedding some of the passive components inside the PCB core can enable new functions in the product. Imbera’s SiB solutions offer surface space savings, more cost-effective final assembly, PCB with lower wiring density and improved electrical performance.

Imbera improves total cost of ownership

Unlike traditional surface mount technology (SMT), in Imbera's patented technology the components are embedded inside an organic substrate. Many kinds of components can be embedded: bare dies (Silicon, GaAs), discrete passive components, application specific integrated passive (ASIP) components, and wafer level CSPs. The manufacturing process combines PCB manufacturing, component packaging and component assembly into a single manufacturing sequence, thereby making production simple while providing a very good total cost of ownership.

Imbera improves performance

The advanced manufacturing process enables us to embed either a complete product or part of the components inside the substrate. This not only makes the package up to 40% smaller, but also improves its electrical properties as the signal paths are shorter than if components were mounted on top of the board. The thermal properties of an embedded, compact package can be excellently managed through design.

Imbera's novel, advanced patented process can be used for manufacturing either System-In-Package (SIP) or System-In-Board (SIB) type applications. The technology is well suited for a wide range of low to mid-high pin count applications: simple products with only a few components as well as demanding products like mobile phones and other portable, personal products that require high packaging density and good electrical performance.

What is System-In-Package (SIP)?

In SIP modules, either a complete functional system or a subsystem is integrated into a standard or customized module. A typical SIP module contains one or more integrated circuits, plus passive and other components. This module is used like a standard component and mounted on top of a motherboard.

What is System-In-Board (SIB)?

In SIB modules, the complete product or system, including numerous passive and active components, is integrated inside the motherboard. Such modules are typically used as motherboards for the rest of the components.