For next-generation system-on-chips (SoCs) in diverse applications (RF, sensor, display, etc.) which require high-performance, small form factors, and low power consumption, heterogeneous and monolithic 3D (M3D) integration employing advanced Si CMOS technology has been intriguing. To realize the M3D-based systems, it is important to take into account the relationship between the top and bottom devices in terms of thermal budget, electrical coupling, and operability when using different materials and various processes during integration and sequential fabrication. In this paper, from this perspective, we present our recent progress of III-V devices on Si bottom devices/circuits for providing informative guidelines in RF and imaging devices. Successful fabrication of the high-performance InGaAs high electron mobility transistors (HEMTs) on the bottom ICs, with a high unity current gain cutoff frequency (f(T)) and unity power gain cutoff frequency (f(MAX)) was accomplished without substrate noise. Furthermore, the insertion of an intermediate metal plate between the top and bottom devices reduced the thermal interaction. Furthermore, the InGaAs photodetectors (PDs) were monolithically integrated on Si bottom devices without thermal damage due to low process temperature. Based on the integrated devices, we successfully evaluated the device scalability using sequential fabrication and basic readout functions of integrated circuits.