In-depth study and characterization of insulated Cu wire ball bonding

Leong, H.Y. and Yap, B.K. and Navas, K. and Mohd Rusli, I. and Tan, L.C. and Muhammad, F. (2013) In-depth study and characterization of insulated Cu wire ball bonding. In: 1st International Conference on the Science & Engineering of Materials , 13-14 November 2013, Sunway Putra Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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The increasing market demand for higher pin counts and more chips functionality poses challenges in conventional wire bonding process. The novel insulated Cu wire technology offer potential solution for fine and ultra fine pitch wire bonding as the insulator coating on the bare wire prevents wires shorting problem. Most previous studies focused on insulated Au ball bonding. This paper presents in-depth process characterization study on 0.8 mil insulated Cu wire ball bonding on thermally enhanced BGA package with 29 x 29 mm body size via existing available wire bonder to understand the Free Air Ball (FAB) and ball formation characteristics. The study shows that insulated Cu bonding demonstrated comparable performances to bare Cu wire bonding at TO and after subjected to isothermal aging 175°C up to 1008 hours. The effect of Electric Flame Off (EFO) setting and ball bonding key responses (ball shear, wire pull, intermetallic formation, Al splash and Al remnant) are presented in this paper.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Wire, bonding, insulated, Free Air Ball (FAB), Electric Flame Off (EFO), intermetallic
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Mr. Mohd Safri
Date Deposited: 24 Feb 2016 01:04
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2016 01:04

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