Rick Merritt, EETimes
9/22/2010 5:24 PM EDT
SAN JOSE, Calif. – Qualcomm has teamed up with Synopsys to define a new data exchange format it believes could be critical for supporting 3-D chip stacks that use through silicon vias. Qualcomm has already gotten support from at least one foundry and one chip assembler for the so-called Stress Exchange Format.
"We think industry needs to get together on this, everyone needs this enablement—we'll compete on other things," said Mark Nakamoto, a Qualcomm engineer.
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