The effect of die attach voiding on the thermal resistance of integrated circuit package
AuthorChang, Li-hsin, 1946-
AdvisorJohnson, Barry C.
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractThe effect of die attach voiding on the thermal resistance of a hybrid integrated circuit package has been investigated. Voids with precisely controlled geometry, morphology, distribution, and different volume percentages are fabricated in the backside of the silicon chips by modern micro-photolithographic techniques. A large thin film resistor over the entire chip surface area served as a uniform heat generating source. A TO-3 steel package with beryllia substrate is used for chip packaging. Correlation of thermal resistance to power dissipation in the range studied is presented and discussed. The dependence of thermal resistance on void characteristics and total void area are demonstrated through infrared mapping of chip surface temperature; and the correlations are qualitatively analyzed. A brief discussion on die bond void reduction is also given.
Degree ProgramGraduate College
Electrical and Computer Engineering