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Adhesive wafer bonding using photosensitive polymer layers
Author(s): Viorel Dragoi; Erkan Cakmak; Elliott Capsuto; Craig McEwen; Eric Pabo
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Paper Abstract

Adhesive wafer bonding is a technique that uses an intermediate layer for bonding (typically a polymer). The main advantages of using this approach are: low temperature processing (maximum temperatures below 400°C), surface planarization and tolerance to particles (the intermediate layer can incorporate particles with the diameter in the layer thickness range). Evaporated glass, polymers, spin-on glasses, resists and polyimides are some of the materials suitable for use as intermediate layers for bonding. The main properties of the dielectric materials required for a large field of versatile applications/designs can be summarized as: isotropic dielectric constants, good thermal stability, low CTE and Young's modulus, and a good adhesion to different substrates. This paper reports on wafer-to-wafer adhesive bonding using SINR polymer materials. Substrate coating process as well as wafer bonding process parameters optimization was studied. Wafer bonds exceeding the yield strength of the SINR polymer were accomplished on 150 mm Si wafers. Features of as low as 15 μm were successfully resolved and bonded. A unique megasonic-enhanced development process of the patterned film using low cost solvent was established and proven to exceed standard development method performance. Statistical analysis methods were used to show repeatability and reliability of coating processes.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 May 2009
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7362, Smart Sensors, Actuators, and MEMS IV, 73620E (18 May 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.821725
Show Author Affiliations
Viorel Dragoi, EV Group E. Thallner GmbH (Austria)
Erkan Cakmak, EV Group Inc. (United States)
Elliott Capsuto, Shin-Etsu MicroSi Inc. (United States)
Craig McEwen, Shin-Etsu MicroSi Inc. (United States)
Eric Pabo, EV Group Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7362:
Smart Sensors, Actuators, and MEMS IV
Ulrich Schmid, Editor(s)

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