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Packaging of MEMS/MOEMS and nanodevices: reliability, testing, and characterization aspects
Author(s): Tolga Tekin; Ha-Duong Ngo; Olaf Wittler; Bouchaib Bouhlal; Klaus-Dieter Lang
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Paper Abstract

The last decade witnessed an explosive growth in research and development efforts devoted to MEMS devices and packaging. The successfully developed MEMS devices are, for example inkjet, pressure sensors, silicon microphones, accelerometers, gyroscopes, MOEMS, micro fuel cells and emerging MEMS. For the next decade, MEMS/MOEMS and nanodevice based products will penetrate into IT, telecommunications, automotive, defense, life sciences, medical and implantable applications. Forecasts say the MEMS market to be $14 billion by 2012. The packaging cost of MEMS/MOEMS products in general is about 70 percent. Unlike today's electronics IC packaging, their packaging are custom-built and difficult due to the moving structural elements. In order for the moving elements of a MEMS device to move effectively in a well-controlled atmosphere, hermetic sealing of the MEMS device in a cap is necessary. For some MEMS devices, such as resonators and gyroscopes, vacuum packaging is required. Usually, the cap is processed at the wafer level, and thus MEMS packaging is truly a wafer level packaging. In terms of MEMS/MOEMS and nanodevice packaging, there are still many critical issues need to be addressed due to the increasing integration density supported by 3D heterogeneous integration of multi-physic components/layers consisting of photonics, electronics, rf, plasmonics, and wireless. The infrastructure of MEMS/MOEMS and nanodevices and their packaging is not well established yet. Generic packaging platform technologies are not available. Some of critical issues have been studied intensively in the last years. In this paper we will discuss about processes, reliability, testing and characterization of MEMS/MOEMS and nanodevice packaging.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 February 2011
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7928, Reliability, Packaging, Testing, and Characterization of MEMS/MOEMS and Nanodevices X, 792805 (11 February 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.877099
Show Author Affiliations
Tolga Tekin, Technische Univ. Berlin (Germany)
Ha-Duong Ngo, Technische Univ. Berlin (Germany)
Olaf Wittler, Fraunhofer-Institut für Zuverlässigkeit und Mikrointegration (Germany)
Bouchaib Bouhlal, Technische Univ. Berlin (Germany)
Klaus-Dieter Lang, Technische Univ. Berlin (Germany)
Fraunhofer-Institut für Zuverlässigkeit und Mikrointegration (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7928:
Reliability, Packaging, Testing, and Characterization of MEMS/MOEMS and Nanodevices X
Sonia Garcia-Blanco; Rajeshuni Ramesham, Editor(s)

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