SMTA China Conference Proceedings

Enabling the Use of Pet Flexible Substrates for LED Lighting Applications

Authors: Amit Patel, Rahul Raut, Ranjit Pandher, Ph.D., Ramazan Soydan, Westin Bent, Ravi Bhatkal, Ph.D., Brent Sweitzer, James Toonen, Bob Hanson (presented by William Yu)
Company: Alpha, an Alent plc Company and Multek
Date Published: 4/21/2015   Conference: SMTA China

Abstract: This paper is in English and Chinese languages.

This paper presents a structured study covering the assembly of mid power LED packages on thermally conductive polyethylene terephthalate (PET/Polyester) and polyimide flexible substrates. The study evaluates the feasibility of using PET as a low cost, low temperature alternative with SnBi Alloy to traditional polyimide with SAC based alloy assemblies. Initially, an assembly method was developed for both polyimide and PET based substrates. In order to validate the use of PET as an alternative to polyimide substrates , electrical testing, voiding, and thermal cycling tests were conducted. The results of processability and long term reliability of using low temperature solders (SnBi based SBX02 alloy) on PET versus traditional SAC 305 on polyimide are presented in this paper.

Key Words: 

SSL, LED, Low Temperature Assembly, Flexible Circuits, Polyimide and PET Substrates, Sn-Bi, SBX02, Solder Paste

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