Reliability Optimization of Gold-Tin Eutectic Die Attach Layer in HEMT Package

Hao Zhang, Jiajie Fan, Jing Zhang, Cheng Qian, Xuejun Fan, Fenglian Sun, G.Q. Zhang

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Abstract

This paper compared the fatigue damage accumulation of the gold-tin eutectic die attach layer in different high electron mobility transistor (HEMT) packages with various types of die attach layers and substrates under thermal cyclic loading. The fatigue damage per cycle used in this study was characterized by the accumulation of plastic work, which was derived by the finite element analysis (FEA). The effects of die attach layer's standoff height and thickness of substrate on fatigue damage accumulation was discussed. The results show that increasing the standoff height of the die attach layer is an effective way to prevent the early crack initiation in gold-tin die attach layer especially for a gallium nitride (GaN) die. It is also indicated that for a GaN die, a thicker die attach layer and a thinner substrate are preferable in order to retain a comparable lifetime with silicon (Si) die and Cu substrate system.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 13th China International Forum on Solid State Lighting (SSLChina)
PublisherIEEE
Pages52-56
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5090-5611-8
ISBN (Print)978-1-5090-5612-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event13th China International Forum on Solid State Lighting - Beijing, China
Duration: 15 Nov 201617 Nov 2016

Conference

Conference13th China International Forum on Solid State Lighting
Abbreviated titleSSLChina 2016
CountryChina
CityBeijing
Period15/11/1617/11/16

Keywords

  • Plastics
  • Microassembly
  • Gallium nitride
  • Substrates
  • Strain
  • Silicon
  • Fatigue

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