Chemistry Collaboration Is a Critical Component to Supporting Semiconductor WLP Mobility, Market and Applications Demands

Chemistry Collaboration Is a Critical Component to Supporting Semiconductor WLP Mobility, Market and Applications Demands

Posted 10/12/2015 by by Eric Gongora, Global Director, Enthone Semiconductor Product Marketing

Semiconductor  wafer  level  packaging  (WLP) continues  to  grow. Increased demand for mobility with more memory, emerging markets (Iot, Sensors, wearables), as well as the continued expansion of WLP use in automotive, LED and other applications require products to be smaller, perform better, cost less and last longer. This growth is driven by shrinking wafer nodes, smaller footprints, increased electrical and thermal performance requirements.

WLP chemistry is a critical component  in helping  wafer foundries, OEMs  and IDMs  address the  ever-changing industry landscape. In this “advanced packaging world,”  there are fewer and fewer off- the-shelf solutions. WLP designs are requiring specific electroplated copper features to support integration schemes.

Merchant and captive bumping operations are shifting from conventional chemistries that have traditionally been employed to support a variety of electroplated features, to processes that are specially formulated to meet specific designs, applications and tools. The  development  of  next  generation process  chemistry requires close collaboration amongst the entire supply chain.

Enthone is uniquely positioned to support the integration  between Front-end wafer fabrication and Back-end assembly processes. As a technology company committed to addressing current and emerging application requirements, we provide chemistries optimized to meet your specific design and tool capabilities.

By establishing strategic partnerships with leading equipment  and material suppliers, we continuously co-develop advanced chemistries demanded by today's highly competitive semiconductor market. This collaborative model enables us to accelerate product development for shortest time to market, while also meeting environmental, health and  safety concerns that  align  with  your  company's  technology.

For further information on Enthone WLP capabilities, including applications laboratories and chemistries, please comment below or contact electronics@enthone.com

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