31 July 2017
As market leader in bond testing, XYZTEC is pushing the technology forward. In this month's newsletter we highlight the recent advances in thin, 3D and MEMS die bond testing. As developments in thin die change the shape of our customers' products, three fundamental difficulties for the bond test have to be overcome:
The first difficulty is the reduction in test load area to bond area as the die becomes thinner. This is especially problematic when shear testing, because there is less area to apply the test load to. As the die thickness reduces there comes a point when the test load stress between the tool and the die reaches its yield value before the bond reaches its yield stress. The die then fails before the bond and the bond strength is not measured.
The second difficulty relates to both shear and stud pull testing, namely the fact that die and substrate warpage with thin die are likely to occur. When shear testing, warped die and substrate increase buckling loads on the die that can cause it to fracture before the bond fails. For stud pull, warpage makes a strong and consistent glue layer thickness between the stud and die difficult.
To obtain the failure mode of interest i.e. a bond failure, we must be able to load the bond to the highest force possible. XYZTEC has achieved positive results by combining several techniques to significantly increase the maximum loads possible. The picture shows our patented 45° self aligning top landing tool.
Flip chip and soldered die applications have been successfully sheared, applying up to 1200MPa on the side edge of die.
XYZTEC is market leader in bond testing. We continue to develop solutions for all types of industries including solar, space, military, medical, automotive, interconnect and material science. Our customers include market leaders in all of these industries throughout the world. Owning the best quality assurance tells your customers what you priorities are. Request a live demonstration of the Condor Sigma on your sample and contact us today!
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