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Low Cost Metal Mini-Cap Process for Suspended MEMS Device Packaging

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Wei Chung, Leonardo Wang

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, Inc.

W. Fang

National Tsing Hua University

Paper No. IMECE2005-82505, pp. 569-574; 6 pages
  • ASME 2005 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition
  • Electronic and Photonic Packaging, Electrical Systems Design and Photonics, and Nanotechnology
  • Orlando, Florida, USA, November 5 – 11, 2005
  • Conference Sponsors: Electronic and Photonic Packaging Division
  • ISBN: 0-7918-4217-7 | eISBN: 0-7918-3769-6
  • Copyright © 2005 by ASME


A new wafer capping process is investigated in this study. The objective of this study is to come out a simple and low cost wafer capping process to make the capped MEMS device wafers “transparent” to traditional IC assembly processes. The carrier wafers with metal mini-caps are bonded on the MEMS device wafers through solder bonding, and the mini-caps are then transferred and left on the MEMS device wafer through a selective etching of the carrier wafers. The metal mini-cap capped device wafers are virtually of the same thickness as original ones; in addition, the transferred metal mini-caps provide a mechanical protection to the MEMS devices during the consequent assembly processes such as wafer dicing, die bonding, molding, etc. With an additional design of 2nd level interconnection on the mini-cap carrier wafer, the transferred MEMS device wafers can be singulated and become a wafer level package with compliant leads.

Copyright © 2005 by ASME



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