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Five Common Wire-Bond Failure Modes 1. Cratering and Peeling Due to the high pressures and heat involved with thermocompression, which also impacts thermosonic wire bonding to some degree, cratering and peeling of the wire bond pad is possible. This failure mode may lead to increased resistance from the die to the package, and lead to heat stress and performance issues with high-speed signals. [...] Read More
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Small MESA devices have posed a number of wire-bonding challenges, which have required advancements in wire-bonding technologies and skills. As MESA chip size has shrunk and market forces necessitate faster processes with higher yields, the difficulty around wire bonding MESA devices has only expanded. Overcoming these challenges requires not only the latest in wire-bonding equipment, but the process [...] Read More
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If you've been looking for replacement devices or a new first or second source for your RF and microwave diodes and semiconductors, you can rely on SemiGen. Industry veteran and founder of SemiGen, Jim Morgan, has committed to an RF and Microwave technology and services roadmap that will always allow you to "Get the Edge" you need wherever and whenever other vendors in your [...] Read More
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The bond pad geometries for MESA chips are shrinking in size progressively as technology advances. Though beneficial for cost reduction and mass production, smaller MESA chip leads and bonding sites exacerbate the failure modes common to a wire bond process. This means that wire bond process developers must be exacting in their consideration of the multitude of wire bonding variables and the configuration [...] Read More
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From fixing broken equipment to new RoHS requirements leading to part obsolescence, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in the RF and microwave industry have many reasons to replace modules over repairing them. Often, predicting the services necessary in advance of the demand for new product lines or failures in small-to-medium scale manufactured items are simply too difficult to track down and [...] Read More
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As in baseball, RF/Microwave programs are dotted with holes in the lineup, or development chain, from design to repair. Oftentimes, problems arise out of nowhere, and at critical times. In these circumstances, each field is glad to have their utility player around. Here's a few reasons to consider putting a player like SemiGen on your approved vendor list (AVL) today. Being from the Boston area, [...] Read More
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