9 August 2011

Amkor makes available first QFN package design kit for Agilent’s ADS software

Contract semiconductor assembly & test service provider Amkor Technology Inc of Chandler, AZ, USA has announced the availability of its quad flat no-lead (QFN) package design kit for Agilent Technologies’ Advanced Design System electronic design automation software (ADS 2009 Update 1 and ADS 2011.01), claimed to be the first available package design kit for ADS.

Based on Amkor’s MicroLeadFrame (MLF) packages, the kit enables mutual Amkor and Agilent customers to improve their RFIC/MMIC design quality and time-to-market, says Amkor. It allows designers to quickly explore various design specifications with accurate package information and implement optimized RFIC/MMIC designs, providing a greater range of choices and more flexibility when designing QFN packages, the firm adds.

“Our customers demand ever-increasing design effectiveness and efficiency to achieve their business objectives with today’s sophisticated QFN packages,” says ChoonHeung Lee, Amkor Technology Korea’s corporate VP & chief technology officer. “Agilent is the RF and microwave CAD leader and many of our customers already use ADS for circuit design and characterization,” he adds.

“Customers are looking for easy ways to accurately characterize vendor-supplied packages, both alone and with ICs and laminates mounted,” says Todd Cutler, planning & marketing senior manager with Agilent’s EEsof EDA organization. “Amkor is one of the world’s leading outsourced assembly & test services providers, and we are extremely pleased with this package design kit," he adds. "This collaboration between Amkor and Agilent delivers significant benefits for our mutual customers, and illustrates our aligned focus on meeting customer needs.”

The Amkor package design kit contains models for 3x3, 4x4, 5x5, and 6x6 MLF QFNs. All die are scalable, and their material properties can easily be modified. The kit also includes scalable models for bond pad arrays and board via arrays.

Tags: Agilent EDA software

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