• Conference
    Jan 30-Feb 1, 2018
  • Expo
    Jan 31-Feb 1, 2018
  • Santa Clara Convention
    | Santa Clara, CA

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Panel – USR Alliance: The MCM is the New PCB

Location: Ballroom G
Pass Types: 2-Day Pass, All Access Pass, Alumni All Access Pass, Boot Camp Pass, Expo Pass - Get your pass now!
Track: 01. Signal & Power Integrity at the Single-Multi Die, Interposer, and Packaging Level
Audience Level: All
Format: 75-Minute Panel Discussion
Audience Level: All
Recording: TBD

A panel of contributors from a new industry consortium, the USR Alliance will discuss the challenges of connecting semiconductor dies on large MCMs (Multi-Chip Modules), which have become the new printed circuit boards as bandwidth and power dissipation has escalated. The presenters will discuss the MCM-focused technical specifications that are being worked on at the Alliance and will also talk about their company's viewpoints about the reaches, modulation techniques, and measurement techniques needed to create a multi-vendor ecosystem of devices for MCMs.


Audience members will learn about the technical challenges of System in Package and Multi-Chip-Module devices that have led to launch of a new standards development organization, the USR Alliance, which is focused on developing interoperability specifications to enable these emerging ecosystems.

Intended Audience

Audience members may benefit from having some familiarity with high-speed interconnect and multi-chip modules.