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Ultrasonic characterization of the interface between die attach and copper leadframe in IC packaging
Author(s): J. Abdul; N. Q. Guo; Sung Yi; Brian Stephen Wong
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Paper Abstract

Silicon die and copper leadframe in IC packaging are bonded by die attach adhesive, and the quality of the interface is a critical issue in the reliability testing of IC packaging and during the manufacturing process. Common defects such as crack and delamination can be detected using C-mode scanning acoustic microscopy. However, weak interface due to poor adhesion has often gone undetected and may become potential defective area at a later stage. This paper describes the work in evaluating the quality of the weak interface between die attach and copper leadframe. An interface spring model is used to predict the ultrasonic reflection coefficients. Normal incidence reflection coefficients are measured from the two-layered specimen bonded with die attach adhesive. Varying copper oxidation is used to simulate the degrading of the interface, and effect of shear stress loading is discussed. It is shown that the reflection coefficient depends strongly on the interface quality and stress loading, indicating that the nondestructive characterization of the interface is possible and reflection coefficient can be used as a criterion.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 May 2002
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 4537, Third International Conference on Experimental Mechanics, (29 May 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.468806
Show Author Affiliations
J. Abdul, Nanyang Technological Univ. (Singapore)
N. Q. Guo, Nanyang Technological Univ. (Singapore)
Sung Yi, Nanyang Technological Univ. (Singapore)
Brian Stephen Wong, Nanyang Technological Univ. (Singapore)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4537:
Third International Conference on Experimental Mechanics
Xiaoping Wu; Yuwen Qin; Jing Fang; Jingtang Ke, Editor(s)

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