Singapore's Hybrid Industry in the '90s ‐ the Dynamic Decade?
Article publication date: 1 February 1993
Despite great developments in silicon technology over the past decade, hybrid microelectronics continue to survive for a number of reasons. One reason is the difficulty of achieving acceptable component tolerances for resistors and capacitors in silicon. Another reason is the ability to trim resistors in thick film, which makes it more attractive for use in analogue circuits. Furthermore, if the volume of production is not high enough to justify a high non‐recurring expense (NRE), a hybrid circuit would be a feasible solution. The rediscovery of the advantages of multi‐chip modules (MCMs) will further boost the growth of the hybrid microcircuits market in the '90s. MCMs offer the advantages of high reliability, performance (high speed) and miniaturisation (size and weight). This paper briefly outlines the activities of certain government bodies and tertiary institutions in the field of microelectronics. Emphasis is given to the areas of activity where hybrid industry professionals may participate. Perceptions of trends in the '90s are explored in a way that should inspire and generate enthusiasm among microelectronics professionals.
Liu, F.T. (1993), "Singapore's Hybrid Industry in the '90s ‐ the Dynamic Decade?", Microelectronics International, Vol. 10 No. 2, pp. 57-59. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb044501
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