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Reliability of a Silicon Stacked Module for 3-D SiP Microsystem

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6 Author(s)
Seung Wook Yoon ; Inst. of High Performance Comput. (IHPC), Singapore ; Yak Long Lim, S. ; Viswanath, A.G.K. ; Thew, S.
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Solder joint reliability of 3-D silicon carrier module were investigated with temperature cycle and drop impact test. Mechanical simulation was carried out to investigate the solder joint stress using finite element method (FEM), whose 3-D model was generated and solder fatigue model was used. According to the simulation results, the stress involved between flip chip and Si substrate was negligible but stress is more concentrated between Si carriers to printed circuit board (PCB) solder joint area. Test vehicles were fabricated using silicon fabrication processes such as DRIE, Cu via plating, SiO deposition, metal deposition, lithography, and dry or wet etching. After flip chip die and silicon substrate fabrication, they were assembled by flip chip bonding equipment and 3-D silicon stacked modules with three silicon substrate and flip chip dies were fabricated. Daisy chains were formed between flip chip dies and silicon substrate and resistance measurement was carried out with temperature cycle test (C, 2 cycles/h). The tested flip chip test vehicles passed T/C 5000 cycles and showed robust solder joint reliability without any underfill material. Drop test was also carried out by JEDEC standard method. More details on test vehicle fabrication and reliability test results would be presented in the paper.

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Advanced Packaging, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:31 ,  Issue: 1 )