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The Advanced Future
The year 2022 might be remembered as the Year of Advanced Packaging. The Department of Defense got the ball rolling last summer with the CHIPS Act, and the IPC Advanced Packaging Symposium helped outline the hurdles we’re facing with complex packaging. So, we asked a variety of experts to discuss the challenges and trade-offs that PCB designers and design engineers are seeing today with advanced packages.

We start off this issue with an article by Kris Moyer, who focuses on the routing techniques necessitated by advanced packaging. Next, Lee Ritchey discusses a challenge that’s facing aerospace PCB designers who use stacked microvias, and he offers a variety of methods for circumventing this problem, including using staggered microvias. Columnist Tim Haag shares his take on designing complex packaging, and he tracks how complicated some designs have become over the past few decades. Ashutosh Mauskar breaks down the nearly “perfect storm” of drivers affecting the semiconductor industry and packaging trends, including supply chain issues, artificial intelligence, EVs and autonomous vehicles. And columnist John Watson explains why packaging is likely to continue shrinking and pushing Moore’s Law to its limits: “We are simply running out of room.”

We also have columns from our regular contributors Barry Olney, Matt Stevenson, Joe Fjelstad, Anaya Vardya, and Saskia Hogan. And we have articles from Zachariah Peterson and an interview with Ventec’s Alun Morgan and Mark Goodwin.

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