Amkor helps customers meet the increasing performance demands of today’s network systems
The global demand for data increases day-by-day. Whether it’s streaming devices, smart speakers or security cameras, the number of connected devices and the data being communicated around us grows exponentially. This extensive data transmission puts a tremendous load on hyperscale data centers that carry the information.
Amkor offers many different packaging technologies ready to address performance and thermal and integration challenges in networking and data center applications.
Networking and Data Centers
Data centers, edge computing, base stations, fiber optics gear, etc., provide the networking infrastructure for modern-day communication systems. Specific hardware components of a network include servers, switches, solid-state drives (SSDs) and storage area networks (SAN). Amkor offers semiconductor packages that can manage the very high-power density required for performance-oriented networking solutions.
A data center’s server and storage hardware must be available 24×7 while optimizing energy efficiency. Enterprise-level SSDs must meet reduced size and improved heat dissipation/power consumption design requirements. Amkor offers large footprint packages to accommodate the feature sets needed for today’s solutions.
Switches are used to connect different server racks within a data center. Top of rack and leaf-spine switches facilitate the interconnection within the data center and east-west traffic flow.
These switches require high speed performance for packet transfers as well as good thermal characteristics.
PHYs and transceivers take processed packets and send them out to the network. They are also responsible for receiving packets and unbundling them.
PHYs typically have TX/RX paths and comply to industry standard protocols for communication. Some of the latest PHYs support 112 Gbps data rates.
There are several types of processing units that can be employed in a network, ranging from packet processors to security processors.
Server racks form the heart of a data center and require high-performance processors. These devices are available in many different package types.
Memory is an important part of the data center. When information needs to be processed for a request, it is retrieved from a storage device. SSD Controllers play a key role in the information storage and retrieval process.
Machine learning, a subset of Artificial Intelligence is expected to optimize every facet of future data center operations, including planning and design, managing IT workloads, ensuring uptime and controlling costs. Today’s data centers host both training as well as inference solutions.