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This paper addresses a new flip chip interconnection technology, flexible flip chip connection (F2C2) technology, for attaching silicon chips to a chip carrier using flexible copper wires. F2C2 is a novel approach to create area array flip chip interconnections using a matrix block of wires encapsulated with a heat-resistant, dissolvable substance. A slice from the wire matrix ingot is first attached to the chip using solder. The other end of the slice is then matched and soldered to the footprint of a substrate. Finally, the encapsulating, dissolvable substance is removed from the body of the slice, leaving the chip attached to the carrier by the inter- disposed, flexible copper wires. The compliant copper wire interconnections can accommodate the coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) mismatch problem between die and substrate, thus eliminating the need for underfill.
Electronics Packaging Manufacturing, IEEE Transactions on (Volume:30 , Issue: 3 )
Date of Publication: July 2007