The interfacial reactions and shear properties of Sn-37Pb (wt.%) solder bumps with two different under bump metallizations (UBMs), Cu and Ni, were investigated after high temperature storage (HTS) tests at 150 C for up to 65 days. Two different intermetallic compounds (IMCs), Cu6Sn5 and Cu3Sn, were formed at the bump/Cu interface, whereas only a Ni3Sn4 IMC layer was formed at the bump/Ni interface. The thicknesses of these IMCs increased linearly with the square root of duration time. The IMC growth rate at the bump/Cu UBM interface was much greater than that at the bump/Ni UBM interface. The shear properties of the bumps with the Cu UBM were greatly decreased with increasing duration time, compared with those with the Ni UBM.