International Journal of Microcircuits and Electronic Packaging, Vol. 16, No. 1, First Quarter 1993.

Design Of Reliable Die Attach

J. Hu, M. Pecht, and A. Dasgupta


A die attach assembly in a microelectronics package experiences various stresses during manufacture, test, storage, and operation.  Due to micro-cracks, voids, or other defects in the die or attachment materials, these stresses can cause component failure through various failure mechanisms.  Therefore, to achieve reliable die attach, industry requires a practical set of design guidelines.  This paper addresses the potential failure mechanisms of die attach assemblies, analyzes thermo-mechanical stresses, and presents a design approach based on the physics of failure models.

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