Table of Contents

Solid State Technology

Year 2007
Issue 4


Editorial Board

Extreme Environment Advancements

Extreme-environment electronics operate in conditions outside the parameters of mainstream electronics.

New Products



In the News

Industry Voices

Semiconductor Packaging Outlook

s semiconductor technologies mature, keeping up with Moore’s Law becomes progressively tougher.


Packaging Talk

I’ve always thought that packaging was sexy.

Advanced Packaging Road

In the Wild, Wild West

Amkor Technology, Chandler, AZ


The Back End Process

Challenges in Flip Chip Assembly

Flip chip on substrate assembly has been a placid technical field, with a mainstream high-volume manufacturing process carefully shepherded by production engineers towards raising yields and increasing line throughput.

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Bump Coplanarity

One of the most important measurements when designing an automated optical inspection (AOI) of solder bumps is bump coplanarity. Remarkably, the appropriate JEDEC specification (JESD22-B108A) defines bump coplanarity in a way that could give misleading results.

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Handling Ultra-thin Wafers

Manufacturing technologies for 50- to 150-µm thin wafers are a basic need for a wide variety of microelectronic products.

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Thermally Conductive Adhesive Tapes

A well-designed thermal management system involves efficient heat-dissipating components such as heatsinks, air or liquid cooling pipes, and fans. To maximize heat dissipation, choosing the right thermal interface material (TIM) is critical.

Sockets Meet Future Tech

Sockets Meet Future Technology Challenges: Part II

In the March 2007 cover story, we asked the industry about the demands that new packages placed on sockets, lead-free issues, standards, cost control, fine pitch, and the overall consensus on the Burn-in & Test Sockets Workshop (BiTS) where users talk to suppliers.

Cover Story

Clip Bonding on High-power Modules

Increasing power levels and power density requirements for multiple end products means that high-power semiconductor modules and components are often assembled using a clip-bonding technology.