FlipChip International (FCI) of Phoenix, Arizona, and Fujikura Ltd have announced conclusion of a Joint Strategic Sales and Business Development Agreement.

This agreement will allow both parties to combine technology development, design, sales and marketing for their recently launched ChipletT™ and ChipsetT™ ultra low profile embedded semiconductor package product lines based on both the Fujikura’s WABE Technology™ and the WLCSP expertise of FCI.

This is a further consolidation of the partnership between the companies and an important milestone in providing customers with industry leading supply chain logistics coupled with a seamless and efficient design to manufacture service.

This collaboration between FCI and Fujikura is another step towards a true turn-key service business model which provides the customer with improved design and commercial responsiveness, supply chain and yield management, consolidated design teams and reduced lead times for prototyping and production.

ChipletT and ChipsetT products will provide breakthrough low cost packages utilising a FPC (Flexible Printed Circuit) format.

ChipletT and ChipsetT will service the $22 bn semiconductor packaging market with targeted end markets of Smart Phones, Tablets, Medical Diagnostics, Advance Server Farms, Automotive, Security, Sensors and Photovoltaics where ultra-thin and very low cost chip packaging enables innovative products and designs.

ChipsetT™ provides a package platform that opens new doors to system layout and design freedom through its inherent enhanced functional density.

The embedded FPC based technology also delivers improved product reliability, system performance thus conserving vital battery life.

Flip Chip International, said, “We are excited to announce this partnership expansion with Fujikura. We believe that a true turn-key service provision is key for our customers and dramatically eases technology adoption, simplifies supply chain logistics and reduces time to market.”

“Our goal is to deliver innovative, cost-effective packaging solutions that offer our customers real product value add coupled with outstanding reliability.”

added the spokesman.

Fujikura, said, “We strongly recognise that the tight partnership with FCI is the key for success in this business. We believe that the expansion of our partnership will provide a very useful one-stop solution for many of our customers in the semiconductor field.”