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Flip Chip Process

In the flip-chip process, the chip is placed directly on the substrate with the active surface at the bottom, without any further connecting wires. The electrical connection with the conductive pattern is created by bumps, which are applied to the bond pads of the semiconductor.

FC Technologies

  • Soldering
  • Bonding  (isotropic/ anisotropic)
  • Thermosonic
  • Thermocompression
  • Underfill

Benefits

The shortest possible conductor paths are vital, especially for high-frequency applications. The benefit of the flip chip method is that it delivers maximum packing density with low space requirements. 

When the active surface of a component is required on the top side, but the connection needs to be executed like in the FC method, AEMtec can use the through silicon via method (TSV) to develop the required solution. AEMtec has successfully used TSV components for years.

Application examples

  • CT detectors for medical technology
  • Processing of TSV chips
  • Assembly of system in package (SiP)
Flip Chip Processes
  • Fixing
  • Flipping and assembly
  • Reflow soldering
  • Underfill
Flip Chip Technologies
  • Flip chip soldering – up to 180 µg pitch
  • Isotropic bonding (ICA) – up to 800 µg pitch
  • Anisotropic bonding (ACA) – up to 50 µg pitch
  • Nonconductive bonding (NCA) – up to 80 µg pitch
  • Ultrasonic – 100 stud balls at max.
  • Thermocompression – number of bumps depends on the size
  • Anisotropic adhesive film (ACF) – 50 µg pitch