Accession Number : ADA190482

Title :   Investigation of a Hybrid Wafer Scale Integration Technique that Mounts Discrete Integrated Circuit Die in a Silicon Substrate.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Mainger, Robert W

PDF Url : ADA190482

Report Date : Mar 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 243

Abstract : This study investigates a hybrid method of Wafer Scale Integration (WSI) which involves mounting discrete integrated circuit die into etched wells of a silicon wafer substrate, aligning the top surfaces of both the die and the silicon substrate, planarizing the gap between the die and the substrate, applying a conformal, dielectric smoothing layer, and finally, interconnecting the die utilizing a thin-film metallization conductor pattern. The study establishes a fabrication process by which functional integrated circuit die can be close-mounted and reliably interconnected with relatively low-loss conductors. The study is composed of four phases. The first phase is the Wet Orientation Directed Etching (WODE) study which investigated the suitability of two silicon orientations and three etchants for creating the die wells in the support substrate. The second phase was the Die Attach Adhesive (DAA) study which investigated the performance of several hybrid circuit attachment adhesives for mounting the die in the wells of the substrate. The third phase involved the preparation of final samples for electrical performance evaluation.

Descriptors :   *DIES, *ELECTRIC CONDUCTORS, *HYBRID CIRCUITS, *HYBRID SYSTEMS, *SILICON, *SUBSTRATES, *WAFERS, ADHESIVES, ATTACHMENT, ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES, ETCHING, FABRICATION, FUNCTIONAL ANALYSIS, INTEGRATED CIRCUITS, INTEGRATION, LOW LOSS, ORIENTATION(DIRECTION), PREPARATION, SAMPLING, SCALE, TEST AND EVALUATION

Subject Categories : Solid State Physics
      Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE