DRIE ON 300 MM WAFERS FOR CSP AND SIP INTERCONNECTSAuthor: Leslie Lea
Company: Surface Technology Systems plc,
Date Published: 9/17/2007 Conference: IWLPC (Wafer-Level Packaging)
For MEMS applications the wafer size often used is 150mm with a move to 200mm only recently occurring for some devices. The economics of MEMS device manufacture is unlikely to justify the move to 300mm wafers for some years unless combined at wafer level with processing circuitry.
Results are presented of DRIE of features on 300mm wafers using the latest generation of plasma etch tool developed by STS primarily for WLP. Good uniformity of etch rate across wafer and accurate control of feature dimensions are shown, with etch rates similar to or beyond those previously obtained on 200mm wafers.
Keywords: Chip Scale Packaging, System in Package, Deep Reactive Ion Etching, 300 mm wafers, plasma etch
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