The Study of Underfill Epoxy Hardness in Reducing Curing Process Time for Flip Chip Packaging
Underfilling is the vital process to reduce the impact of the thermal stress that results from the mismatch in the co-efficient of thermal expansion (CTE) between the silicon chip and the substrate in Flip Chip Packaging. This paper reported the pattern of underfill’s hardness during curing process for large die Ceramic Flip Chip Ball Grid Array (FC-CBGA). A commercial amine based underfill epoxy was dispensed into HiCTE FC-CBGA and cured in curing oven under a new method of two-step curing profile. Nano-identation test was employed to investigate the hardness of underfill epoxy during curing steps. The result has shown the almost similar hardness of fillet area and centre of the package after cured which presented uniformity of curing states. The total curing time/cycle in production was potentially reduced due to no significant different of hardness after 60 min and 120 min during the period of second hold temperature.
Ahmad Kamal Ariffin, Shahrum Abdullah, Aidy Ali, Andanastuti Muchtar, Mariyam Jameelah Ghazali and Zainuddin Sajuri
Z. Kornain et al., "The Study of Underfill Epoxy Hardness in Reducing Curing Process Time for Flip Chip Packaging", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 462-463, pp. 1194-1199, 2011