Inventors list

Assignees list

Classification tree browser

Top 100 Inventors

Top 100 Assignees


Ball shaped

Subclass of:

257 - Active solid-state devices (e.g., transistors, solid-state diodes)

257734000 - COMBINED WITH ELECTRICAL CONTACT OR LEAD

257737000 - Bump leads

Patent class list (only not empty are listed)

Deeper subclasses:

Entries
DocumentTitleDate
20090079074Semiconductor device having decoupling capacitor formed on substrate where semiconductor chip is mounted - A semiconductor device includes a substrate having a first surface and a second surface opposing to the first surface, a semiconductor chip mounted on the first surface of the substrate, a first pad formed on the first surface of the substrate to electrically connect to a first terminal of the semiconductor chip, a second pad formed on the second surface of the substrate to electrically connect to a second terminal of the semiconductor chip, and a decoupling capacitor formed on the first surface and including the first and second pads serving as electrodes of the decoupling capacitor.03-26-2009
20110175222SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE - Provided is a semiconductor package. The semiconductor package may include a base substrate having a substrate part and at least one support part. The substrate part may include a first surface on which at least one first connection terminal is disposed and a second surface opposite to the first surface. The at least one support part may be on the first surface and may have an area smaller than that of the first surface. The semiconductor package may further include at least one first semiconductor chip on the at least one support part and at least one second semiconductor chip on the first surface under the at least one first semiconductor chip. The at least one second semiconductor chip may have a top surface and two side surfaces, the top surface being at an elevation lower than a top surface of the at least one support part and the two side surfaces may be arranged to face the at least one support part.07-21-2011
20120161316SUBSTRATE WITH EMBEDDED STACKED THROUGH-SILICON VIA DIE - A substrate with an embedded stacked through-silicon via die is described. For example, an apparatus includes a first die and a second die. The second die has one or more through-silicon vias disposed therein (TSV die). The first die is electrically coupled to the TSV die through the one or more through-silicon vias. The apparatus also includes a coreless substrate. Both the first die and the TSV die are embedded in the coreless substrate.06-28-2012
20090194873 INTEGRATED CIRCUIT DEVICE AND A METHOD OF MAKING THE INTEGRATED CIRCUIT DEVICE - An integrated circuit device comprises a first semiconductor chip on a first substrate and a second semiconductor chip on a second substrate. A side surface of the first semiconductor chip is facing a side surface of the second semiconductor chip. At least one electric cable is provided to be connecting the first substrate to the second substrate.08-06-2009
20090194872DEPOPULATING INTEGRATED CIRCUIT PACKAGE BALL LOCATIONS TO ENABLE IMPROVED EDGE CLEARANCE IN SHIPPING TRAY - Methods, systems, and apparatuses for integrated circuit packages, transport containers, and for transporting integrated circuit packages are provided. A transport container for an integrated circuit package includes a body and a plurality of mounting features. The body has a surface that includes a package receiving region. The plurality of mounting features is positioned in the package receiving region. A first mounting feature is positioned on a first inner surface of the package receiving region and a second mounting feature is positioned on a second inner surface of the package receiving region. The package receiving region is configured to receive an integrated circuit package such that the received package is supported by the plurality of mounting features. The first and second mounting features coincide with respective spaces in first and second edges of an array of solder balls on a surface of the package.08-06-2009
20130043588SEMICONDUCTOR DICE INCLUDING AT LEAST ONE BLIND HOLE, WAFERS INCLUDING SUCH SEMICONDUCTOR DICE, AND INTERMEDIATE PRODUCTS MADE WHILE FORMING AT LEAST ONE BLIND HOLE IN A SUBSTRATE - Semiconductor dice comprise at least one bond pad on an active surface of the semiconductor die. At least one blind hole extends from a back surface of the semiconductor die opposing the active surface, through a thickness of the semiconductor die, to an underside of the at least one bond pad. At least one quantity of passivation material covers at least a sidewall surface of the at least one blind hole. At least one conductive material is disposed in the at least one blind hole adjacent and in electrical communication with the at least one bond pad and adjacent the at least one quantity of passivation material.02-21-2013
20090001575Printed Circuit Board, Mounting Method of Electronic Component, and Electronic Apparatus - According to one embodiment, there is provided a printed circuit board includes a printed wiring board having a component mounting surface, a semiconductor package which is mounted on the component mounting surface of the printed wiring board by solder bonding using solder balls, and reinforcement portions which locally reinforce portions of the solder bonding of the semiconductor package at a plurality of locations on the component mounting surface of the printed wiring board, the reinforcement portions being formed of a resin material having parts entering the solder balls of the portions of the solder bonding.01-01-2009
20130026630FLIP CHIPS HAVING MULTIPLE SOLDER BUMP GEOMETRIES - In certain embodiments, a flip chip includes a first and second solder bump. The first solder bump has a solder bump height that is greater than the second solder bump.01-31-2013
20110193229Multi-Chip Package Having Semiconductor Chips Of Different Thicknesses From Each Other And Related Device - A semiconductor device having semiconductor chips of different thicknesses is provided. The semiconductor device may include a first semiconductor chip, a sub-board on a first side of the first semiconductor chip, at least one second semiconductor chip on a second side of the first semiconductor chip, at least one external contact terminal on the at least one second semiconductor chip. In example embodiments the at least one second semiconductor chip may include a plurality of through silicon vias and the at least one external contact terminal may be in electrical contact with the first semiconductor chip and the at least one second semiconductor chip via the plurality of through silicon vias. In example embodiments, the at least one second semiconductor chip may be thinner than the first semiconductor chip.08-11-2011
20110193226MICROELECTRONIC DEVICES WITH THROUGH-SUBSTRATE INTERCONNECTS AND ASSOCIATED METHODS OF MANUFACTURING - Microelectronic devices with through-substrate interconnects and associated methods of manufacturing are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a semiconductor device includes a semiconductor substrate carrying first and second metallization layers. The second metallization layer is spaced apart from the semiconductor substrate with the first metallization layer therebetween. The semiconductor device also includes a conductive interconnect extending at least partially through the semiconductor substrate. The first metallization layer is in electrical contact with the conductive interconnect via the second metallization layer.08-11-2011
20100164101Ball land structure having barrier pattern - Disclosed is a ball land structure suitable for use with a semiconductor package. The ball land structure includes a ball land and a barrier on a core. The barrier may be configured to connect to the ball land so as to form a barrier hole between an edge of the ball land and an edge of the barrier thus exposing a portion of the core. A solder mask may be deposited on the ball land and a portion of the core exposed by the barrier hole so as to partially expose the core.07-01-2010
20130037950Multi-Chip Wafer Level Package - A multi-chip wafer level package comprises three stacked semiconductor dies. A first semiconductor die is embedded in a first photo-sensitive material layer. A second semiconductor die is stacked on top of the first semiconductor die wherein the second semiconductor die is face-to-face coupled to the first semiconductor die. A third semiconductor die is back-to-back attached to the second semiconductor die. Both the second semiconductor die and the third semiconductor die are embedded in a second photo-sensitive material layer. The multi-chip wafer level package further comprises a plurality of through assembly vias formed in the first photo-sensitive material layer and the second photo-sensitive material layer.02-14-2013
20130037952SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A semiconductor package includes a substrate, a driving chip module including a plurality of driving chips stacked on the substrate, and a molding part formed on the substrate by compressing a sheet type molding member in a semi-cured (B-stage) state to cover the driving chip module.02-14-2013
20130037951SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE STRUCTURE WITH LOW INDUCTANCE - A semiconductor package structure includes: a substrate comprising a plurality of power supply balls on a first surface of the substrate, a first metal conductor on a second surface of the substrate and at least one via coupling a power supply ball to the first metal conductor of the substrate; a die, comprising a plurality of bond pads on a first surface of the die, a first metal conductor on a second surface of the die and at least one via coupling a bond pad to the first metal conductor of the die; and a plurality of first wire bonds for coupling the first metal conductor of the substrate to the first metal conductor of the die.02-14-2013
20130037949SEMICONDUCTOR ASSEMBLIES WITH MULTI-LEVEL SUBSTRATES AND ASSOCIATED METHODS OF MANUFACTURING - Various embodiments of semiconductor assemblies with multi-level substrates and associated methods of manufacturing are described below. In one embodiment, a substrate for carrying a semiconductor die includes a first routing level, a second routing level, and a conductive via between the first and second routing levels. The conductive via has a first end proximate the first routing level and a second end proximate the second routing level. The first routing level includes a terminal and a first trace between the terminal and the first end of the conductive via. The second routing level includes a second trace between the second end of the conductive via and a ball site. The terminal of the first routing level and the ball site of the second routing level are both accessible for electrical connections from the same side of the substrate.02-14-2013
20130037948SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE HAVING A THROUGH-SUBSTRATE VIA - Semiconductor devices are described that have a through-substrate via formed therein. In one or more implementations, the semiconductor devices include a top wafer and a bottom wafer bonded together with a patterned adhesive material. The top wafer and the bottom wafer include one or more integrated circuits formed therein. The integrated circuits are connected to one or more conductive layers deployed over the surfaces of the top and bottom wafers. A via is formed through the top wafer and the patterned adhesive material so that an electrical interconnection can be formed between the integrated circuits formed in the top wafer and the integrated circuits formed in the bottom wafer. The via includes a conductive material that furnishes the electrical interconnection between the top and bottom wafers.02-14-2013
20100078812WINDOW BGA SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE - A WBGA semiconductor package primarily comprises a substrate, a chip, a chip-bonding adhesive, a plurality of bonding wires electrically connecting the chip and the substrate, an encapsulant to encapsulate the chip and the bonding wires, and a plurality of external terminals disposed under the substrate. The substrate has a depression for accommodating the chip-bonding adhesive and a slot for passing through bonding wires. The chip is partially embedded in the depression to dispose on the substrate. During the chip bonding step, the chip-bonding adhesive is confined in the depression in a manner to fill the gaps between the sides of the first chip and the inwalls around the depression to generate a non-planar adhering interface by partially covering the sides of the first chip. Therefore, the total package thickness is reduced, the delamination of the passivation layer and the fractures at the sides of the chip are avoided.04-01-2010
20100117230Flip Chip Interconnection Structure Having Void-Free Fine Pitch and Method Thereof - A semiconductor device is made by providing a semiconductor die having a contact pad, forming a circular solder bump on the contact pad, providing a substrate having a trace line, disposing a non-circular solder resist opening over the trace line, placing the solder bump in proximity to the trace line, and reflowing the circular solder bump to metallurgically connect the circular solder bump to the trace line. The circular solder bump contacts less than an entire perimeter of the non-circular solder resist opening which creates one or more vents in areas where the circular solder bump is discontinuous with the non-circular solder resist opening. The non-circular solder resist opening can be a rectangle, triangle, ellipse, oval, star, and tear-drop. An underfill material is deposited under the first substrate. The underfill material penetrates through the vents to fill an area under the solder bump.05-13-2010
20100117231RELIABLE WAFER-LEVEL CHIP-SCALE SOLDER BUMP STRUCTURE - A wafer level chip scale package (WLCSP) includes a semiconductor device with a plurality of solder bump pads, patterned passivation regions above each of the solder bump pads, a patterned under bump metallization (UBM) region on each of the solder bump pads and the passivation regions, a polyimide region over a portion of the UBM regions and the passivation regions, solder bumps formed on each of the UBM regions.05-13-2010
20100072619WIRE BONDING STRUCTURE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - The present invention relates to a wire bonding structure, and more particularly to a manufacturing method for said wire bonding structure. The wire bonding structure comprises a die that connects with a lead via a bonding wire. At least one bond pad is positioned on an active surface of the die, and a gold bump is provided on the bond pad; furthermore, a ball bond can be positioned upon the gold bump. The bond pad and the gold bump can separate the ball bond and the die, which can avoid damaging the die during the bonding process.03-25-2010
20130075904COPLANER WAVEGUIDE TRANSITION - A coplanar waveguide transition includes a substrate, a first coplanar waveguide on a first side of the substrate, and a second coplanar waveguide on a second side of the substrate. The coplanar waveguide transition includes a first, a second, and a third via through the substrate electrically coupling the first coplanar waveguide to the second coplanar waveguide. The coplanar waveguide transition includes voids through the substrate between the first, second, and third vias and edges of the first coplanar waveguide and edges of the second coplanar waveguide.03-28-2013
20130032942SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREFOR - A semiconductor device includes a circuit substrate, a first semiconductor chip disposed on the circuit substrate, a plurality of first spacers disposed on the first semiconductor chip, a second semiconductor chip which includes a first adhesive agent layer on a lower face thereof and is disposed on upper portions of the plurality of spacers, a wire which connects the circuit substrate to the first semiconductor chip, and a first sealing material which seals a gap between the first semiconductor chip and the first adhesive agent layer, wherein each height of the plurality of the first spacers is greater than height of the wire relative to an upper face of the first semiconductor chip.02-07-2013
20130075906SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A semiconductor device includes: a foundation layer that is provided on a substrate and is electrically conductive; a nickel layer provided on the foundation layer; and a solder provided on the nickel layer, the nickel layer having a first region on a side of the foundation layer and a second region on a side of the solder, the second region being harder than the first region.03-28-2013
20130075905Semiconductor Chips and Semiconductor Packages and Methods of Fabricating the Same - A semiconductor device includes a substrate and a through via penetrating the substrate. The through via has a protruding portion at a first end thereof extending out from a first surface of the substrate and a second end of the via contacting an interconnection line proximate a second, opposite, end of the substrate. A wetting layer is positioned between the via and the substrate and extends over the protruding portion of the via. The wetting layer includes a material selected to improve an adhesive strength between the wetting layer and a solder ball contacting the wetting layer extending over the protruding portion of the via when a solder ball is coupled to the wetting layer.03-28-2013
20080296766REDUCED INDUCTANCE IN BALL GRID ARRAY PACKAGES - Techniques are described for reducing inductance in ball grid array (BGA) packages for integrated circuits (ICs). The BGA package comprises a set of contacts disposed near an outer edge of the BGA package that receives signal lines and isolated power and ground lines. One area of excess parasitic inductance within the BGA package is in the wire bonds that couple the set of contacts to the IC. The techniques described herein shorten the wire bonds in order to reduce the amount of parasitic inductance. The techniques include extending traces from a subset of the contacts inward into the BGA package toward the IC mounted. The wire bonds then couple the traces to the IC, thereby electrically coupling the subset of contacts to the IC. The presence of the traces substantially reduces lengths of the wire bonds relative to wire bonds that directly couple the set of contacts to the IC.12-04-2008
20100044863Semiconductor device - An inventive semiconductor device includes: a semiconductor chip; an internal pad provided on a surface of the semiconductor chip for electrical connection; a surface protective film covering the surface of the semiconductor chip and having a pad opening from which the internal pad is exposed; a stress relief layer provided on the surface protective film and having an opening portion through which the internal pad exposed from the pad opening is exposed; a connection pad including an anchor buried in the pad opening and the opening portion and connected to the internal pad, and a projection provided integrally with the anchor as projecting on the stress relief layer, the projection having a width greater than an opening width of the opening portion; and a metal ball provided for external electrical connection as covering the projection of the connection pad.02-25-2010
20100044861SEMICONDUCTOR DIE SUPPORT IN AN OFFSET DIE STACK - A semiconductor device is disclosed including a support structure for supporting an edge of a semiconductor die that is not supported on the substrate or semiconductor die below. In embodiments, the semiconductor device may in general include a substrate having a plurality of contact pads, a first semiconductor die mounted on the substrate, and a second semiconductor die mounted on the first semiconductor die in an offset configuration so that an edge of the second semiconductor die overhangs the first semiconductor die. A support structure may be affixed to one or more of the contact pads beneath the overhanging edge to support the overhanging edge during a wire bonding process which exerts a downward force on the overhanging edge.02-25-2010
20100096752SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A semiconductor device according to an aspect of the present invention comprises a package board having first and second surfaces, first external terminals on the first surface which are arranged in matrix, and second external terminals on the first surface which are arranged apart from the first external terminals. Each of the second external terminals includes first and second through holes which extend from the first surface to the second surface, and a metal layer on the first surface which is provided between the first and second through holes. The metal layer passes through the first and second through holes to the second surface.04-22-2010
20090160052UNDER BUMP METALLURGY STRUCTURE OF SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE PACKAGE - The under bump metallization (UBM) structure of semiconductor device comprises a substrate having a bonding pad disposed on an active surface; a UBM adhered on the bonding pad, wherein the UBM includes lateral embedded portions and the size of the UBM is larger than the size of the bonding pad; a dielectric layer over the UBM having opening that is smaller than the size of the UBM so as to allow the lateral embedded portions being embedded into the dielectric layer with a desired dimension; and a conductive ball melted on the UBM within the opening defined by the dielectric layer.06-25-2009
20130043587PACKAGE-ON-PACKAGE STRUCTURES - Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a package on package arrangement comprising a bottom package and a second package. The first package includes a substrate layer including (i) a top side and (ii) a bottom side that is opposite to the top side. Further, the top side defines a substantially flat surface. The first package also includes a die coupled to the bottom side of the substrate layer. The second package includes a plurality of rows of solder balls, and the second package is attached to the substantially flat surface of the substrate layer via the plurality of rows of solder balls.02-21-2013
20110309501SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE MODULE AND ELECTRIC CIRCUIT ASSEMBLY WITH THE SAME - Disclosed herein is a semiconductor package module. The semiconductor package module includes a circuit substrate having an external connection pattern; electronic components mounted on the circuit substrate; a molding structure having a structure surrounding the circuit substrate so as to seal the electronic components from the external environment; and an external connection structure of which one portion is connected to the external connection pattern and the other portion is exposed to the outside of the molding structure.12-22-2011
20120181691PACKAGE STRUCTURE, PACKAGING SUBSTRATE AND CHIP - The present invention relates to a package structure, a packaging substrate and a chip. The package structure includes: a chip including a plurality of electrode pads on a surface thereof; a packaging substrate including a plurality of first conductive pads on a surface thereof; and a plurality of connecting units through which the electrode pads electrically communicate with the first conductive pads, in which the chip or the packaging substrate further includes a first surface finish layer over the electrode pads or the first conductive pads, and the first surface finish layer includes a Ni—Pd alloy layer. Accordingly, the surface finish method applied in a package structure, a packaging substrate and a chip has advantages of simple manufacture, low cost and high reliability.07-19-2012
20090045512CARRIER SUBSTRATE AND INTEGRATED CIRCUIT - A carrier substrate comprising a through contact connecting a first contact field on a top face of the carrier substrate to a second contact field on a bottom face of the carrier substrate and a substrate material being provided around the through contact.02-19-2009
20130082384MICROELECTRONIC DEVICES HAVING INTERMEDIATE CONTACTS FOR CONNECTION TO INTERPOSER SUBSTRATES, AND ASSOCIATED METHODS OF PACKAGING MICROELECTRONIC DEVICES WITH INTERMEDIATE CONTACTS - Microelectronic devices having intermediate contacts, and associated methods of packaging microelectronic devices with intermediate contacts, are disclosed herein. A packaged microelectronic device configured in accordance with one embodiment of the invention includes a microelectronic die attached to an interconnecting substrate. The microelectronic die includes an integrated circuit electrically coupled to a plurality of terminals. Each of the terminals is electrically coupled to a corresponding first contact on the die with an individual wire-bond. Each of the first contacts on the die is electrically coupled to a corresponding second contact on the interconnecting substrate by a conductive coupler such as a solder ball.04-04-2013
20130082383ELECTRONIC ASSEMBLY HAVING MIXED INTERFACE INCLUDING TSV DIE - An electronic assembly includes an interposer having an inner aperture including a first side and a second side. A through-substrate-via (TSV) die is within the aperture including a plurality of TSVs, a bottomside, and a topside including topside bonding features thereon including of a first portion of the plurality of TSVs or pads coupled to the first TSVs. A ball grid array (BGA) is coupled to the topside bonding features of the TSV die and to pads on the second side of the interposer. Mold material is over at least a portion of the first side of the interposer, and within the inner aperture to fill a gap between the TSV die and the interposer. Respective ones of a second portion of the plurality of TSVs from the bottomside of the TSV die are connected by a lateral connector to pads on the first side of the interposer.04-04-2013
20130087914WAFER LEVEL CHIP SCALE PACKAGE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A wafer level chip scale package (WLCSP) includes a semiconductor device including an active surface having a contact pad, and side surfaces. A mold covers the side surfaces of the semiconductor device. A RDL structure includes a first PPI line electrically connected to the contact pad and extending on the active surface of the semiconductor device. A UBM layer is formed over and electrically connected to the first PPI line. A seal ring structure extends around the upper periphery of the semiconductor device on the mold. The seal ring structure includes a seal layer extending on the same level as at least one of the first PPI line and the UBM layer. A method of manufacturing a WLCSP includes forming a re-routing laminated structure by simultaneously forming an interconnection line and a seal layer on the molded semiconductor devices.04-11-2013
20130087915Copper Stud Bump Wafer Level Package - There is provided a system and method for a copper stud bump wafer level package. There is provided a semiconductor package comprising a semiconductor die having a plurality of bond pads on an top surface thereof, a plurality of metallic stud bumps mechanically and electrically coupled to said plurality of bond pads, and a plurality of solder balls mechanically and electrically coupled to said plurality of metallic stud bumps. Advantageously, the metallic stud bumps may be provided using standard wirebonding equipment, avoiding the conventional wafer level package requirement for photolithography and deposition steps to provide a multi-layer metallic routing structure. As a result, reduced cycle times, lower cost, and reduced complexity may be provided. Alternative fabrication processes utilizing metallic stud bumps may also support multi-die packages with dies from different wafers and packages with die perimeter pads wirebonded to substrates.04-11-2013
20130087917SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE - A semiconductor package includes a first semiconductor chip, a second semiconductor chip disposed on the first semiconductor chip, and a connection member to electrically connect the first semiconductor chip and the second semiconductor chip. The connection member may include a connection pad disposed on the first semiconductor chip, a connection pillar disposed on the second semiconductor chip, and a bonding member to connect the connection pad and the connection pillar. An anti-contact layer may be formed on at least one surface of the connection pad.04-11-2013
20130087916Methods of Packaging Semiconductor Devices and Structures Thereof - Methods of packaging semiconductor devices and structures thereof are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method of packaging a semiconductor device includes providing a carrier wafer, providing a plurality of dies, and forming a die cave material over the carrier wafer. A plurality of die caves is formed in the die cave material. At least one of the plurality of dies is placed within each of the plurality of die caves in the die cave material. A plurality of packages is formed, each of the plurality of packages being formed over a respective at least one of the plurality of dies.04-11-2013
20130087918Ball Grid Array with Improved Single-Ended and Differential Signal Performance - An improved system and method for assigning power and ground pins and single ended or differential signal pairs for a ball grid array semiconductor package. In certain embodiments, the system uses a hexagonal pattern where the grid may be represented by a multiplicity of nested hexagonal patterns.04-11-2013
20090045513SEMICONDUCTOR CHIP PACKAGE, ELECTRONIC DEVICE INCLUDING THE SEMICONDUCTOR CHIP PACKAGE AND METHODS OF FABRICATING THE ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A semiconductor chip package including a semiconductor chip including a first surface having bonding pads, a second surface facing the first surface, and sidewalls; a molding extension part surrounding the second surface and the sidewalls of the semiconductor chip; redistribution patterns extending from the bonding pads over the molding extension part, and electrically connected to the bonding pads; bump solder balls on the redistribution patterns; and a molding layer configured to cover the first surface of the semiconductor chip and the molding extension part, while exposing portions of each of the bump solder balls. The molding layer has concave meniscus surfaces between the bump solder balls adjacent to each other.02-19-2009
20130049195Three-Dimensional Integrated Circuit (3DIC) Formation Process - A method includes performing a laser grooving to remove a dielectric material in a wafer to form a trench, wherein the trench extends from a top surface of the wafer to stop at an intermediate level between the top surface and a bottom surface of the wafer. The trench is in a scribe line between two neighboring chips in the wafer. A polymer is filled into the trench and then cured. After the step of curing the polymer, a die saw is performed to separate the two neighboring chips, wherein a kerf line of the die saw cuts through a portion of the polymer filled in the trench.02-28-2013
20130049198SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE STRUCTURE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - A method of manufacturing a semiconductor package structure is provided. A chip is provided. An active surface of the chip is disposed on a carrier. A molding compound is formed on the carrier with a metal layer disposed thereon. The metal layer has an upper and lower surface, multiple cavities formed on the upper surface and multiple protrusions formed on the lower surface and corresponding to the cavities. The protrusions are embedded in the molding compound. The metal layer is patterned to form multiple pads on a portion of the molding compound. The carrier and the molding compound are separated. Multiple through holes are formed on the molding compound exposing the protrusions. A redistribution layer is formed on the molding compound and the active surface of the chip. Multiple solder balls are formed on the redistribution layer. A portion of the solder balls are correspondingly disposed to the pads.02-28-2013
20130049197SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE STRUCTURE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - A manufacturing method of semiconductor package structure includes: providing a first dielectric layer having multiple through holes; providing a second dielectric layer having multiple conductive vias and a chip-containing opening; laminating the second dielectric layer onto the first dielectric layer; disposing a chip in the chip-containing opening and adhering a rear surface of the chip onto the first dielectric layer exposed by the chip-containing opening; forming a redistribution circuit layer on the second dielectric layer wherein a part of the redistribution circuit layer extends from the second dielectric layer onto an active surface of the chip and the conductive vias so that the chip electrically connects the conductive vias through the partial redistribution circuit layer; forming multiple solder balls on the first dielectric layer wherein the solder balls are in the through holes and electrically connect the chip through the conductive vias and the redistribution circuit layer.02-28-2013
20130049196THROUGH INTERPOSER WIRE BOND USING LOW CTE INTERPOSER WITH COARSE SLOT APERTURES - A microelectronic package includes a subassembly, a second substrate, and a monolithic encapsulant. The subassembly includes a first substrate that has at least one aperture, a coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) of eight parts per million per degree Celsius or less, and first and second contacts arranged so as to have a pitch of 200 microns or less. First and second microelectronic elements are respectively electrically connected to the first and second contacts. Wire bonds may be used to connect the second element contacts with the second contacts. A second substrate may underlie either the first or the second microelectronic elements and be electrically interconnected with the first substrate. The second substrate may have terminals configured for electrical connection to a component external to the microelectronic package. A monolithic encapsulant may contact the first and second microelectronic elements and the first and second substrates.02-28-2013
20090302468Printed circuit board comprising semiconductor chip and method of manufacturing the same - Disclosed is a printed circuit board including a semiconductor chip, which includes a semiconductor chip having a connection pad, which is exposed, on the upper surface thereof, a first solder ball formed on the connection pad and having a first melting point, a printed circuit board having an external connection terminal formed at the outermost circuit layer thereof, and a second solder ball formed on the external connection terminal, connected to the first solder ball, and having a second melting point higher than the first melting point. In the printed circuit board including a semiconductor chip, the distance between the printed circuit board and the semiconductor chip is increased, thus realizing high resistance to flexure due to the difference in thermal expansion coefficient between the printed circuit board and the semiconductor chip.12-10-2009
20100133688SEMICONDUCTOR INTEGRATED CIRCUIT DEVICE - In semiconductor integrated circuit devices for vehicle use or the like, in general, an aluminum pad on a semiconductor chip and an external device are coupled to each other by wire bonding or the like using a gold wire and the like for the convenience of mounting. Such a semiconductor integrated circuit device, however, causes a connection failure due to the interaction between aluminum and gold in use for a long time at a relatively high temperature (about 150 degrees C.). The invention of the present application provides a semiconductor integrated circuit device (semiconductor device or electron circuit device) which includes a semiconductor chip as a part of the device, an electrolytic gold plated surface film (gold-based metal plated film) provided over an aluminum-based bonding pad on a semiconductor chip via a barrier metal film, and a gold bonding wire (gold-based bonding wire) for interconnection between the plated surface film and an external lead provided over a wiring board or the like (wiring substrate).06-03-2010
20100102446SEMICONDUCTOR ELECTRONIC COMPONENT AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE USING THE SAME - The problem of the present invention is to provide a chip-on-chip type semiconductor electronic component and a semiconductor device which can meet the requirements for further density increase of semiconductor integrated circuits.04-29-2010
20090302469SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THEREOF - A semiconductor device which includes a first semiconductor chip 12-10-2009
20120217637SUBSTRATE FOR HIGH SPEED SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE AND SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE HAVING THE SAME - The substrate for a semiconductor package includes a substrate body having a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface. Connection pads are formed near an edge of the first surface. Signal lines having conductive vias and first, second, and third line parts are formed. The first line parts are formed on the first surface and are connected to the connection pads and the conductive vias, which pass through the substrate body. The second line parts are formed on the first surface and connect to the conductive vias. The third line parts are formed on the second surface and connect to the conductive vias. The second and third line parts are formed to have substantially the same length. The semiconductor package utilizes the above substrate for processing data at a high speed.08-30-2012
20120217636Ni PLATING OF A BLM EDGE FOR Pb-FREE C4 UNDERCUT CONTROL - A structure and a method of manufacturing a Pb-free Controlled Collapse Chip Connection (C4) with a Ball Limiting Metallurgy (BLM) structure for semiconductor chip packaging that reduce chip-level cracking during the Back End of Line (BEOL) processes of chip-join cool-down. An edge of the BLM structure that is subject to tensile stress during chip-join cool down is protected from undercut of a metal seed layer, caused by wet etch of the chip to remove metal layers from the chip's surface and solder reflow, by an electroplated barrier layer, which covers a corresponding edge of the metal seed layer.08-30-2012
20130069231SOLDER CAP BUMP IN SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A semiconductor package with improved height uniformity of solder cap bumps therein is disclosed. In one embodiment, the semiconductor package includes a semiconductor substrate comprising a plurality of pads spacedly disposed on a top surface of the substrate, and a passivation layer formed on top of the pads, wherein a plurality of pad openings are created to expose at least a portion of the pads; a plurality of solder cap bumps formed at the pad openings of the passivation layer; and a carrier substrate having a plurality of bond pads electrically connected to the solder caps of the solder cap bumps on the semiconductor substrate. The solder cap bump includes a solder cap on top of a conductive pillar, and a patternable layer can be coated and patterned on a top surface of the conductive pillar to define an area for the solder ball to be deposited. The deposited solder ball can be reflowed to form the solder cap.03-21-2013
20120112345HIGH BANDWIDTH SEMICONDUCTOR BALL GRID ARRAY PACKAGE - A high bandwidth semiconductor printed circuit board assembly (PCBA) providing a layer of dielectric substrate containing plated vias with an upper and lower surface plated with etched copper, mated with a second layer of etched copper plated dielectric containing plated vias that is placed on the top surface of the first layer. A third layer of etched copper plated dielectric containing plated vias may be placed on the bottom layer of etched copper foil. A base layer of etched copper plated thick dielectric containing plated vias is laminated simultaneously with the preceding layers to provide the high bandwidth digital and RF section of the assembly.05-10-2012
20120306075SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE APPARATUS - A semiconductor package apparatus includes a first semiconductor package including a first semiconductor chip, a first substrate, a first terminal, and a first signal transfer medium, and a second semiconductor package including a second semiconductor chip, a second substrate, a second terminal, and a second signal transfer medium. At least one package connecting solder ball is located between the first terminal and the second terminal. A first solder ball guide member is positioned around the first terminal of the first substrate and includes a first guide surface for guiding a shape of the package connecting solder ball.12-06-2012
20130056872Packaging and Function Tests for Package-on-Package and System-in-Package Structures - A method includes placing a plurality of bottom units onto a jig, wherein the plurality of bottom units is not sawed apart and forms an integrated component. Each of the plurality of bottom units includes a package substrate and a die bonded to the package substrate. A plurality of upper component stacks is placed onto the plurality of bottom units, wherein solder balls are located between the plurality of upper component and the plurality of bottom units. A reflow is performed to join the plurality of upper component stacks with respective ones of the plurality of bottom units through the solder balls.03-07-2013
20130056871Thermally Enhanced Structure for Multi-Chip Device - A multi-chip semiconductor device comprises a thermally enhanced structure, a first semiconductor chip, a second semiconductor chip, an encapsulation layer formed on top of the first semiconductor chip and the second semiconductor chip. The multi-chip semiconductor device further comprises a plurality of thermal vias formed in the encapsulation layer. The thermally enhanced structure comprises a heat sink block attached to a first semiconductor die. The heat sink block may further comprise a variety of thermal vias and thermal openings. By employing the thermal enhanced structure, the thermal performance of the multi-chip semiconductor device can be improved.03-07-2013
20100084765Semiconductor package having bump ball - Disclosed is a semiconductor package having a bump ball as an external connection terminal, the bump ball including a core layer containing copper, a copper alloy, aluminum, an aluminum alloy or a combination thereof and a shell layer surrounding the core layer and containing tin, a tin alloy or a combination thereof.04-08-2010
20130062765LOW LOOP WIRE BONDING - A multi-die package includes a first semiconductor die and a second semiconductor die each having an upper surface with a plurality of bond pads positioned thereon. The multi-die package also includes a plurality of bonding wires each coupling one of the bond pads on the upper surface of the first semiconductor die to a corresponding one of the bond pads on the upper surface of the second semiconductor die. A bonding wire of the plurality of bonding wires includes a first portion extending upward from one of the second plurality of bond pads substantially along a z-axis and curving outward substantially along x and y axes in a direction towards the first semiconductor die. The bonding wire also includes a second portion coupled to the first portion and extending from the first portion downward to one of the first plurality of bond pads on the upper surface of the first semiconductor die.03-14-2013
20130062764SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE WITH IMPROVED PILLAR BUMP PROCESS AND STRUCTURE - A flip chip structure formed on a semiconductor substrate includes a first plurality of copper pillars positioned directly over, and in electrical contact with respective ones of a plurality of contact pads on the front face of the semiconductor substrate. A layer of molding compound is positioned on the front face of the substrate, surrounding and enclosing each of the first plurality of pillars and having a front face that is coplanar with front faces of each of the copper pillars. Each of a second plurality of copper pillars is positioned on the front face of one of the first plurality of copper pillars, and a solder bump is positioned on a front face of each of the second plurality of pillars.03-14-2013
20130062766System and Method for 3D Integrated Circuit Stacking - A method and system of stacking and aligning a plurality of integrated circuits. The method includes the steps of providing a first integrated circuit having at least one funnel-shaped socket, providing a second integrated circuit, aligning at least one protrusion on the second integrated circuit with the at least one funnel-shaped socket, and bonding the first integrated circuit to the second integrated circuit. The system includes a first integrated circuit having at least one funnel-shaped socket, a metallization-diffusion barrier disposed on the interior of the funnel-shaped socket, and a second integrated circuit. The at least one funnel-shaped socket is adapted to receive a portion of the second integrated circuit.03-14-2013
20130062762IN-GRID ON-DEVICE DECOUPLING FOR BGA - Embodiments of the invention place surface-mount such as decoupling capacitors, resistors or other devices directly on the underside of a ball grid array (BGA) electronic integrated circuit (EIC) package, between BGA pads.03-14-2013
20130062761Packaging Methods and Structures for Semiconductor Devices - Packaging methods and structures for semiconductor devices are disclosed. In one embodiment, a packaged semiconductor device includes a redistribution layer (RDL) having a first surface and a second surface opposite the first surface. At least one integrated circuit is coupled to the first surface of the RDL, and a plurality of metal bumps is coupled to the second surface of the RDL. A molding compound is disposed over the at least one integrated circuit and the first surface of the RDL.03-14-2013
20130062760Packaging Methods and Structures Using a Die Attach Film - Packaging methods and structures for semiconductor devices that utilize a novel die attach film are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method of packaging a semiconductor device includes providing a carrier wafer and forming a die attach film (DAF) that includes a polymer over the carrier wafer. A plurality of dies is attached to the DAF, and the plurality of dies is packaged. At least the carrier wafer is removed from the packaged dies, and the packaged dies are singulated.03-14-2013
20130062763DE-POP ON-DEVICE DECOUPLING FOR BGA - Embodiments of the invention place surface-mount devices such as decoupling capacitors, resistors or other devices directly on the underside of a ball grid array (BGA) electronic integrated circuit (EIC) package, in place of de-populated BGA pads.03-14-2013
20120223430SOLDER BALL FOR SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGING AND ELECTRONIC MEMBER USING THE SAME - The present invention relates to a solder ball for semiconductor packaging and an electronic member having such solder ball. Specifically there are provided: a solder ball capable of ensuring a sufficient thermal fatigue property even when a diameter thereof is not larger than 250 μm as observed in recent years; and an electronic member having such solder ball. More specifically, there are provided: a solder ball for semiconductor packaging that is made of a solder alloy containing Sn as a main element, 0.1-2.5% Ag by mass, 0.1-1.5% Cu by mass and at least one of Mg, Al and Zn in a total amount of 0.0001-0.005% by mass, such solder ball having a surface including a noncrystalline phase that has a thickness of 1-50 nm and contains at least one of Mg, Al and Zn, O and Sn, and an electronic member having such solder ball.09-06-2012
20120223429Package 3D Interconnection and Method of Making Same - An integrated circuit (IC) package has a package member having a first surface and a second surface opposite the first surface. A first plurality of contact members is physically and electrically fixed to the second surface. An interposer substrate having a second plurality of contact members on one surface thereof which make physical and electrical contact with respective ones of the first plurality of contact members. The interposer substrate is configured to have at least one circuit member mounted to a second surface thereof opposite the one surface thereof.09-06-2012
20110012261Post bump and method of forming the same - A post bump formed over an electrode pad of a substrate for electrically connecting to an external device, the post bump including a metal post formed over the electrode pad; and a solder formed over the metal post and shaped as a dome, the dome occupying a space defined by imaginary lines extending from a perimeter of the metal post along an axial direction of the metal post.01-20-2011
20110012260METHOD OF DESIGNING SEMICONDUCTOR INTEGRATED CIRCUIT, DESIGNING APPARATUS, SEMICONDUCTOR INTEGRATED CIRCUIT SYSTEM, SEMICONDUCTOR INTEGRATED CIRCUIT MOUNTING SUBSTRATE, PACKAGE AND SEMICONDUCTOR INTEGRATED CIRCUIT - To provide a method of designing a semiconductor integrated circuit with a high workability also in an increase in a scale of an LSI and an enhancement in an integration and designing a semiconductor integrated circuit system in which an unnecessary radiation is reduced and which is excellent in a heat characteristic, a reverse design flow to that in the conventional art is implemented, and a mounting substrate such as a printed-circuit board is first designed and a package substrate for mounting an LSI is designed based on a result of the design of the mounting substrate, and a layout design of the LSI to be mounted on the package substrate is then carried out.01-20-2011
20110012259PACKAGED SEMICONDUCTOR CHIPS - A chip-sized wafer level packaged device including a portion of a semiconductor wafer including a device, a packaging layer formed over the portion of the semiconductor wafer, the packaging layer including a material having thermal expansion characteristics similar to those of the semiconductor wafer and a ball grid array formed over a surface of the packaging layer and being electrically connected to the device.01-20-2011
20080230901STRUCTURE FOR CONTROLLED COLLAPSE CHIP CONNECTION WITH DISPLACED CAPTURED PADS - A structure, for controlled collapse chip connection (C4) between an integrated circuit (IC) and a substrate, that alleviates the adverse effects resulting from induced stresses in C4 solder joints, the structure includes: a first and second array defined on the ball limiting metallurgy (BLM) side of the IC; a first and second array of surface mount (SM) pads arranged on the substrate placement side; and wherein the reduction of the adverse effects resulting from the induced stress in the solder joints is facilitated by varying the relative alignment of the first and second arrays of SM pads to the first and second arrays of solder balls.09-25-2008
20090026614SYSTEM IN PACKAGE AND METHOD FOR FABRICATING THE SAME - A system device package that includes a semiconductor substrate, a metal line formed on the semiconductor substrate, a passivation film formed over the semiconductor substrate including the metal line, wherein the passivation film includes first and second openings, a pad formed over the passivation film and covering the first and second openings for connection to the metal line through the first opening, a via conductor extending through the pad, the passivation film and the semiconductor substrate such that the via conductor is in direct contact with the pad. The via conductor includes a first exposed end protruding from the pad and which serves as a first bump and a second exposed end protruding from the substrate that serves as a second bump. As a result, it is possible to reduce the total number of processes and fabrication costs and thus to improve fabrication efficiency.01-29-2009
20120235298ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING A DEVICE - An electronic device or devices and method for producing a device is disclosed. One embodiment provides an integrated component, a first package body and a contact device. The contact device penetrates the package body.09-20-2012
20120235297WAFER LEVEL PACKAGING OF MEMS DEVICES - A MEMS device is disclosed. The MEMS device comprises a MEMS substrate and a CMOS substrate having a front surface, a back surface and one or more metallization layers. The front surface being bonded to the MEMS substrate. The MEMS device includes one or more conductive features on the back surface of the CMOS substrate and electrical connections between the one or more metallization layers and the one or more conductive features.09-20-2012
20130161816SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE - The present invention relates to a semiconductor package. The semiconductor package includes a substrate, at least one chip, a plurality of conductive elements, a plurality of first conductors and a molding compound. The substrate has a plurality of first pads and a solder mask. The first pads are exposed to a first surface of the substrate, and the material of the first pads is copper. The solder mask is disposed on the first surface, contacts the first pads directly, and has at least on opening so as to expose part of the first pads. The chip is mounted on the first surface of the substrate. The conductive elements electrically connect the chip and the substrate. The first conductors are disposed on the first pads. The molding compound is disposed on the first surface of the substrate, and encapsulates the chip, the conductive elements and part of the first conductors. Whereby, the solder mask contacts the first pads directly, and thus results in higher bonding strength, so as to avoid the bridge between the first conductors caused by the first conductors permeating into the interface between the solder mask and the first pads.06-27-2013
20110024904SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE, PACKAGE-ON-PACKAGE SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - A semiconductor package includes a wiring board; a first electrode for external connection; a ball pad; a semiconductor chip; a mold resin; an electrode unit connected with the ball pad and penetrating the mold resin; and a second electrode for external connection connected with a portion of the electrode unit on a side of an outer surface of the mold resin. The electrode unit includes a first ball disposed on the ball pad; a second ball disposed between the first ball and the second electrode; and a solder material connecting between the ball pad and the first ball, between the first ball and the second ball, and between the second ball and the second electrode for external connection; each of the first ball and the second ball including a core part having a glass transition temperature which is higher than a melting point of the solder material.02-03-2011
20110031621WAFER LEVEL PACKAGE HAVING A STRESS RELIEF SPACER AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - In a semiconductor device package having a stress relief spacer, and a manufacturing method thereof, metal interconnect fingers extend from the body of a chip provide for chip interconnection. The metal fingers are isolated from the body of the chip by a stress-relief spacer. In one example, such isolation takes the form of an air gap. In another example, such isolation takes the form of an elastomer material. In either case, mismatch in coefficient of thermal expansion between the metal interconnect fingers and the body of the chip is avoided, alleviating the problems associated with cracking and delamination, and leading to improved device yield and device reliability.02-10-2011
20090085206METHOD OF FORMING SOLDER BUMPS ON SUBSTRATES - A method of forming solder bumps on a substrate is disclosed. The method includes forming a plurality of contact points on the substrate. The method further includes depositing a layer of surface finish material on the plurality of contact points. Furthermore, the method includes disposing a plurality of solder balls on the layer of surface finish material. Each solder ball of the plurality of solder balls has conductive material including a solder alloy and Phosphorus. Thereafter, the method includes applying a solder reflow process to the plurality of solder balls to configure a plurality of solder bumps on the substrate layer. The concentration of the Phosphorus in the solder material is based on target performance characteristic of the substrate having the plurality of solder bumps.04-02-2009
20100193948SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, PRINTED WIRING BOARD FOR MOUNTING THE SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND CONNECTING STRUCTURE FOR THESE - The present invention relates to a connecting structure between semiconductor device 08-05-2010
20090218688OPTIMIZED PASSIVATION SLOPE FOR SOLDER CONNECTIONS - A semiconductor structure includes at least one bond pad. An insulator layer is on the surface of the semiconductor chip and on a portion of the bond pad. The polyimide layer comprises a bottom surface contacting and coplanar with the surface of the semiconductor chip, a top surface opposite and parallel to the bottom surface of the polyimide layer, and a sloped side between corresponding ends of the top surface of the polyimide layer and the bottom surface of the polyimide layer. The sloped side joins the bottom surface of the polyimide layer at the top surface of the bond pad. The sloped side of the polyimide layer forms an angle less than 50° with the bottom surface of the polyimide layer.09-03-2009
20110068469SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE WITH PRE-FORMED BALL BONDS - A semiconductor package includes an integrated circuit die having first and second sets of connection pads, bond wires, and a substrate with connection pads. The bond wires electrically connect the second set of connection pads of the die with the substrate connection pads. Prior to connecting the wires to the second connection pads, a free air ball (FAB) is formed and pressed against a respective one of the connection pads of the first set to form a pre-formed ball bond.03-24-2011
20110278725STACKING OF TRANSFER CARRIERS WITH APERTURE ARRAYS AS INTERCONNECTION JOINTS - An interconnection mechanism between plated through holes is disclosed, a first embodiment includes a first substrate having a first plated through hole; a second substrate having a second plated through hole; a metal core is configured in between the two plated through holes; the metal ball has a diameter larger than a diameter of the plated through holes; and melted solder binds the first plated through hole, metal core, and the second plated through hole. A second embodiment includes stacked substrate having a gold plated only on ring pads of the plated through holes; melted solder binds the two gold ring pads.11-17-2011
20080251916UBM structure for strengthening solder bumps - A novel UBM structure for improving the strength and performance of individual UBM layers in a UBM structure is disclosed. In one aspect, a UBM structure for disposal onto an electrically conductive element comprised of aluminum is disclosed. In one embodiment, the UBM structure comprises a tantalum layer disposed over the aluminum electrically conductive element, and a copper layer disposed over the tantalum layer, where the UBM structure is configured to receive a solder ball thereon.10-16-2008
20090146301SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A semiconductor device capable of realizing highly reliable three-dimensional mounting, and a method of manufacturing the same, are provided. A projected electrode 06-11-2009
20110127672SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE HAVING A STACKED WAFER LEVEL PACKAGE AND METHOD FOR FABRICATING THE SAME - A semiconductor package having a stacked wafer level structure includes a base substrate; a semiconductor chip; a redistribution pattern; and a second insulation layer pattern. The base substrate having a chip region and a peripheral region disposed at the periphery of the chip region. The semiconductor chip is disposed over the chip region and has a bonding pad. The first insulation layer pattern covers the chip region and the peripheral region and exposes the bonding pad. The redistribution pattern is disposed over the first insulation layer pattern and extends from the bonding pad to the peripheral region. The second insulation layer pattern is disposed over the first insulation layer pattern and opening some portion of the redistribution pattern disposed in the peripheral region.06-02-2011
20100032835COMBINATION VIA AND PAD STRUCTURE FOR IMPROVED SOLDER BUMP ELECTROMIGRATION CHARACTERISTICS - The invention generally relates to semiconductor devices, and more particularly to structures and methods for enhancing electromigration (EM) performance in solder bumps and related structures. A semiconductor structure includes a wire comprising first and second wire segments, a pad formed over the wire, and a ball limiting metallization (BLM) layer formed over the pad. The semiconductor structure also includes a solder bump formed over the BLM layer, a terminal via formed over the BLM layer, and at least one peripheral via formed between the second wire segment and the pad. The first and second wire segments are discrete wire segments.02-11-2010
20110140272Ball Grid Array Package Enhanced With a Thermal and Electrical Connector - A package is provided. The package includes a substrate having first and second surfaces, a stiffener coupled to the first surface of the substrate, and a thermal connector coupled to the second surface of the substrate that is configured to be coupled to a printed circuit board.06-16-2011
20110298128MULTI-CHIP PACKAGE WITH PILLAR CONNECTION - A semiconductor device has a substrate having a first plurality of substrate bonding pads disposed on a bonding surface thereof. A plurality of semiconductor dice is disposed on the substrate. Each die of the plurality of dice has a first plurality of die bonding pads arranged along at least one first edge thereof. A plurality of bonding pillars extends substantially vertically from the substrate bonding pads. Each bonding pillar electrically connects one of the first plurality of substrate bonding pads to a corresponding one of the first plurality of die bonding pads. A method of assembling a semiconductor device is also described.12-08-2011
20110272807INTEGRATED CIRCUIT PACKAGING SYSTEM HAVING A CAVITY - An integrated circuit packaging system includes: a carrier, having a carrier top side and a carrier bottom side, without an active device attached to the carrier bottom side; an interconnect over the carrier; and a first encapsulation, having a cavity, around the interconnect over the carrier top side with the interconnect partially exposed from the first encapsulation, and with the carrier top side partially exposed with the cavity.11-10-2011
20120187562Semiconductor Package and Method for Fabricating the Same - A semiconductor package includes a wiring substrate, a semiconductor chip, and a conductor plate in order to reduce a voltage drop at the central portion of a chip caused by wiring resistance from a peripheral connection pad disposed on the periphery of the chip. Central electrode pads for use in ground/power-supply are disposed on the central portion of the chip. The conductor plate for use in ground/power-supply is disposed on the chip such that an insulating layer is disposed therebetween. The central electrode pads on the chip and the conductor plate are connected together by wire bonding through an opening formed in the insulating layer and the conductor plate. An extraction portion of the conductor plate is connected to a power-supply wiring pad on the wiring substrate. Preferably, the conductor plate is composed of a multilayer structure, and each conductor plate is used in power-supply wiring or ground wiring.07-26-2012
20120187560SEMICONDUCTOR CHIP MODULE, SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE HAVING THE SAME AND PACKAGE MODULE - A semiconductor module comprising a plurality of semiconductor chips where at least one semiconductor chip is laterally offset with respect to a second semiconductor chip, and substantially aligned with a third semiconductor chip such that an electrical connection can be made between an electrical contact in the first semiconductor chip and an electrical contact in the third semiconductor chip.07-26-2012
20090045511INTEGRATED CIRCUIT INCLUDING PARYLENE MATERIAL LAYER - An integrated circuit includes a substrate including a contact pad, a redistribution line coupled to the contact pad, and a dielectric material layer between the substrate and the redistribution line. The integrated circuit includes a solder ball coupled to the redistribution line and a parylene material layer sealing the dielectric material layer and the redistribution line.02-19-2009
20110298125INTEGRATED CIRCUIT PACKAGING SYSTEM WITH MULTIPART CONDUCTIVE PILLARS AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURE THEREOF - A method of manufacture of an integrated circuit packaging system includes: providing a pillar ball; mounting an interposer having a first functional side and a second functional side over the pillar ball and a semiconductor chip; encapsulating the interposer, the pillar ball, and the semiconductor chip with an encapsulation; forming a via through the first functional side and the second functional side of the interposer, and through the encapsulation to expose a portion of the pillar ball; and filling the via with a pillar post.12-08-2011
20120013006CHIP SCALE PACKAGE AND FABRICATION METHOD THEREOF - A fabrication method of a chip scale package is provided, which includes forming a protection layer on the active surface of a chip and fixing the inactive surface of the chip to a transparent carrier; performing a molding process; removing the protection layer from the chip and performing a redistribution layer (RDL) process, thereby solving the conventional problems caused by directly attaching the chip on an adhesive film, such as film-softening caused by heat, encapsulant overflow, warpage, chip deviation and contamination that lead to poor electrical connection between the wiring layer formed in the RDL process and the chip electrode pads and even waste product as a result. Further, the transparent carrier employed in the invention can be separated by laser and repetitively used in the process to help reduce the fabrication cost.01-19-2012
20100090339Structures and Methods for Wafer Packages, and Probes - This document describes the fabrication and use of multilayer ceramic substrates, having one or more levels of internal thick film metal conductor patterns, wherein any or all of the metal vias intersecting one or both of the major surface planes of the substrates, extend out of the surface to be used for making flexible, temporary or permanent interconnections, to terminals of an electronic component. Such structures are useful for wafer probing, and for packaging, of semiconductor devices. In some embodiments, such structures are shown to be useful for simultaneously testing multiple devices on a semiconductor wafer, or for assembling multiple substrates on to a wafer, to accomplish both testing and packaging of the dies on the wafer. In yet another embodiment of the invention, single or multilevel ceramic interconnect structures with thick film metal conductors, are fabricated right on the product wafer to facilitate economical testing and packaging of the dies on the wafer.04-15-2010
20110291275METHOD OF ASSEMBLING CHIPS - A method of assembling chips. A first chip and a second chip are provided. At least one conductive pillar is formed on the first chip, and a conductive connecting material is formed on the conductive pillar. The second chip also comprises at least one conductive pillar. The first chip is connected to the second chip via the conductive pillars and the conductive connecting material.12-01-2011
20110291274METHOD OF MANUFACTURING A SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A method of manufacturing a semiconductor device is disclosed. One embodiment provides a carrier. Semiconductor chips are placed over the carrier. The semiconductor chips include contact elements. A polymer material is applied over the semiconductor chips and the carrier. The polymer material is removed until the contact elements are exposed. The carrier is removed from the semiconductor chips.12-01-2011
20110291273CHIP BUMP STRUCTURE AND METHOD FOR FORMING THE SAME - A chip bump structure is formed on a substrate. The substrate includes at least one contact pad and a dielectric layer. The dielectric layer has at least one opening. The at least one opening exposes the at least one contact pad. The chip bump structure includes at least one elastic bump, at least one first metal layer, at least one second metal layer, and at least one solder ball. The at least one elastic bump covers a central portion of the at least one contact pad. The at least one first metal layer covers the at least one elastic bump. The at least one first metal layer has a portion of the at least one contact pad. The portion of the at least one contact pad is not overlaid by the at least one elastic bump. The at least one second metal layer is formed on a portion of the at least one first metal layer. The portion of the at least one first metal layer is located on the top of the at least one elastic bump. The at least one solder ball is formed on the at least one second metal layer. The at least one solder ball is also on the top of the at least one elastic bump.12-01-2011
20110031619SYSTEM-IN-PACKAGE WITH FAN-OUT WLCSP - A system-in-package includes a package carrier; a first semiconductor die having a die face and a die edge, the first semiconductor die being assembled face-down to a chip side of the package carrier; a second semiconductor die mounted alongside of the first semiconductor die; a rewiring laminate structure comprising a re-routed metal layer between the first semiconductor die and the package carrier. At least a portion of the re-routed metal layer projects beyond the die edge. A plurality of bumps are arranged on the rewiring laminate structure for electrically connecting the first semiconductor die with the package carrier.02-10-2011
20110115084LEAD-FREE SOLDER CONNECTION STRUCTURE AND SOLDER BALL - Solder used for flip chip bonding inside a semiconductor package was a Sn—Pb solder such as a Pb-5Sn composition. Lead-free solders which have been studied are hard and easily form intermetallic compounds with Sn, so they were not suitable for a flip chip connection structure inside a semiconductor package, which requires stress relaxation properties. This problem is eliminated by a flip chip connection structure inside a semiconductor package using a lead-free solder which is characterized by consisting essentially of 0.01-0.5 mass percent of Ni and a remainder of Sn. 0.3-0.9 mass percent of Cu and 0.001-0.01 mass percent of P may be added to this solder composition.05-19-2011
20090146300Semiconductor packages and electronic products employing the same - Example embodiments of a semiconductor package are provided. In accordance with an example embodiment, a semiconductor package may include an external terminal connected to a concave surface of a bottom pad, wherein the bottom pad is recessed into a substrate. In accordance with another example embodiment, a semiconductor package may include at least one external terminal, a flexible substrate having a first surface with a plurality of convex portions and a second surface opposite the first surface having a plurality of concave portions, wherein the at least one terminal is recessed into the substrate and at least one of the concave portions surrounds a portion of the at least one external terminal.06-11-2009
20120032330MITIGATION OF PLATING STUB RESONANCE BY CONTROLLING SURFACE ROUGHNESS - Plating stub resonance in a circuit board may be mitigated by increasing surface roughness of the plating stub conductor. Roughening the plating stub increases its resistance due to the skin effect at higher frequencies, which decreases the quality factor of the transmission line and consequently increases the damping factor, to reduce any resonance that would occur in the plating stub as formed prior to roughening. The surface roughness can be increased in a variety of ways, including chemical processes, by selectively applying a laser beam, or by applying an etch-resistance material in selected locations.02-09-2012
20120032328Package structure with underfilling material and packaging method thereof - A method for packaging semiconductor device is provided, which comprises: providing a carrier substrate having a top surface and a back surface, a circuit arrangement on the top surface of the carrier substrate, and a through hole is disposed near the center of the carrier substrate and is formed passed through the carrier substrate; providing a chip having an active surface and a back surface, a plurality of pads is disposed on the periphery of the active surface and a plurality of connecting elements is disposed thereon; the active surface of chip is flipped and bonded on the circuit arrangement on the top surface of the carrier substrate, and the plurality of connecting elements is not covering the through hole; filling the underfilling material to encapsulate between the plurality of connecting elements and the top surface of the carrier substrate and to fill with the through hole; and performing a suction process to remove the air within the underfilling material between the plurality of connecting elements on the chip and the top surface of the carrier substrate, such that the underfilling material can completely encapsulate between the plurality of connecting elements on the chip and the top surface of the carrier surface.02-09-2012
20120032326AIR THROUGH-SILICON VIA STRUCTURE - A silicon substrate has a conductive via extending from a first surface of the silicon substrate through the silicon substrate to a second surface of the silicon substrate. A dielectric via extends from the second surface of the silicon substrate toward the first surface of the silicon substrate.02-09-2012
20100032836ENHANCED RELIABILITY FOR SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES USING DIELECTRIC ENCASEMENT - A method and device for enhanced reliability for semiconductor devices using dielectric encasement is disclosed. The method and device are directed to improving the reliability of the solder joint that connects the integrated circuit (IC) chip to the substrate. The method comprises applying a layer of a photoimageable permanent dielectric material to a top surface of the semiconductor device, and patterning the layer of the photoimageable permanent dielectric material to have an opening over each feature. The method further comprises dispensing or stencil printing fluxing material into the permanent dielectric material openings, and applying solder, which contains no flux, to a top surface of the fluxing material. In one or more embodiments, the method further comprises heating the semiconductor device to a reflow temperature appropriate for the reflow of the solder, thereby causing the solder to conform to sidewalls of the permanent dielectric material openings to form a protective seal.02-11-2010
20120187561FORMING SEMICONDUCTOR CHIP CONNECTIONS - Systems and methods are disclosed that enable forming semiconductor chip connections. In one embodiment, the semiconductor chip includes a body having a polyhedron shape with a pair of opposing sides; and a solder member extending along a side that extends between the pair of opposing sides of the polyhedron shape.07-26-2012
20090194874SEMICONDUCTOR CHIP PACKAGE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THEREOF - A semiconductor chip package and a method for manufacturing thereof includes sequentially forming upper dielectric layer patterns and lower dielectric patterns over a substrate to expose an underlying metal line such that the lower dielectric layer patterns overlap the metal line, positioning a solder ball over and contacting the lower dielectric layer patterns such that the solder ball does not contact the metal line, and then placing the solder ball in a contacting position over the metal line by performing an etching process on the lower dielectric layer patterns. Therefore, no cracks occur on the chip pads so that there is no concern of short phenomenon generated in the terminal.08-06-2009
20090152719METHODS OF FLUXLESS MICRO-PIERCING OF SOLDER BALLS, AND RESULTING DEVICES - A method is disclosed which includes forming a layer of conductive material above a substrate, forming a masking layer above the layer of conductive material, performing a first etching process on the layer of conductive material with the masking layer in place, removing the masking layer and, after removing the masking layer, performing an isotropic etching process on the layer of conductive material to thereby define a plurality of piercing bond structures positioned on the substrate.06-18-2009
20090152718STRUCTURE WITH DIE PAD PATTERN - A structure includes a semiconductor die that has an arrangement of die pads on a surface of the semiconductor die. A first row of die pads consists of a first group of four die pads and run in a first direction. A second row of die pads are adjacent to the first row and consist of a second group of four die pads running in the first direction. The second row begins at a first offset in the first direction from where the first row begins. A third row of die pads are adjacent to the second row and comprise a third group of four die pads that run in the first direction. The third row begins at a second offset in the first direction from where the second row begins. This allows for relatively easy access to all of the die pads.06-18-2009
20090152717METHOD OF FORMING STACKED DIE PACKAGE - A method of packaging semiconductor integrated circuits, including the steps of providing a transfer film and forming a patterned, conductive layer on a surface of the transfer film. A first semiconductor integrated circuit (IC) then is attached to the transfer film, where an active side of the first IC is attached to the transfer film. A second semiconductor IC then is attached to the first IC, where a bottom side of the second IC is attached to a bottom side of the first IC. Die pads on an active surface of the second IC are electrically connected to the conductive layer with wires and then a resin material is provided on one side of the transfer film to encapsulate the first and second ICs, the wires and a portion of the conductive layer. Next the transfer film is removed, which exposes the active side of the first IC and the conductive layer. An electrical distribution layer is formed over the active side of the first IC and the conductive layer and conductive balls are attached to the electrical distribution layer. The conductive balls allow electrical interconnection to the first and second integrated circuits.06-18-2009
20090152721SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE AND METHOD FOR MAKING THE SAME - The present invention relates to a semiconductor package and a method for making the same. The semiconductor package includes a substrate, a first passivation layer, a first metal layer, a second passivation layer, a second metal layer and a third metal layer. The substrate has a surface having at least one first pad and at least one second pad. The first passivation layer covers the surface of the substrate and exposes the first pad and the second pad. The first metal layer is formed on the first passivation layer and is electrically connected to the second pad. The second passivation layer is formed on the first metal layer and exposes the first pad and part of the first metal layer. The second metal layer is formed on the second passivation layer and is electrically connected to the first pad. The third metal layer is formed on the second passivation layer and is electrically connected to the first metal layer.06-18-2009
20080237855Ball grid array package and its substrate - A BGA package and a substrate for the package are disclosed. A chip is disposed on a top surface of the substrate. A plurality of solder balls are disposed on a plurality of ball pads formed on a bottom surface of the substrate. The substrate has at least a core layer with a plurality of corner cavities filled with low-modulus materials as stress buffer. Additionally, some of the ball pads at the corners of the substrate are disposed under the corner cavities.10-02-2008
20110079904Semiconductor device - Wire bonding method for reducing height of a wire loop in a semiconductor device, including a first bonding step of bonding an initial ball formed at a tip end of a wire onto a first bonding point using a capillary, thereby forming a pressure-bonded ball; a wire pushing step of pushing the wire obliquely downward toward the second bonding point at a plurality of positions by repeating a sequential movement for a plurality of times, the sequential movement including moving of the capillary substantially vertically upward and then obliquely downward toward the second bonding point by a distance shorter than a rising distance that the capillary has moved upward; and a second bonding step of moving the capillary upward and then toward the second bonding point, and bonding the wire onto the second bonding point by pressure-bonding.04-07-2011
20110193227Methods and Apparatus for Robust Flip Chip Interconnections - Apparatus and methods for providing a robust solder connection in a flip chip arrangement using lead free solder are disclosed. A copper column extends from an input/output terminal of an integrated circuit. A cap layer of a material comprising one of nickel, nickel alloys, palladium, platinum, cobalt, silver, gold, and alloys of these is formed on the exterior surface of the copper column. A lead free solder connector is disposed on the cap layer. A substrate having a metal finish solder pad is aligned with the solder connector. A thermal reflow is performed. The metal finish may be of nickel, nickel alloy and nickel based materials. Following a thermal reflow, the solder connection formed between the copper terminal column and the metal finish solder pad is less than 0.5 wt. %.08-11-2011
20100123246Double Solid Metal Pad with Reduced Area - An integrated circuit structure includes a bond pad; an Mtop pad located directly underlying the bond pad; an Mtop-1 pad having at least a portion directly underlying the Mtop pad, wherein at least one of the Mtop pad and the Mtop-1 pad has a horizontal dimension smaller than a horizontal dimension of the bond pad; a plurality of vias interconnecting the Mtop pad and the Mtop-1 pad; and a bond ball on the bond pad. Each of the Mtop pad and the Mtop-1 pad has positive enclosures to the bond ball in all horizontal directions.05-20-2010
20120292762PACKAGE STRUCTURE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - A manufacturing method of a package structure is provided. A metal substrate is provided. The metal substrate has a first surface where a first seed layer is formed. A patterned insulating layer is formed on the first seed layer and exposes a portion of the first seed layer. A patterned circuit layer is formed on the exposed portion of the first seed layer and covers a portion of the patterned insulating layer. A chip-bonding process is performed to electrically connect a chip to the patterned circuit layer. An encapsulant encapsulating the chip and the patterned circuit layer and covering a portion of the pattered insulating layer is formed. The metal substrate and the first seed layer are removed to expose a bottom surface of the patterned insulating layer and a lower surface of the patterned circuit layer. Solder balls are formed on the lower surface of the patterned circuit layer.11-22-2012
20110062586Chip for Reliable Stacking on another Chip - A chip includes a device, a passivation layer, two dielectric layers, at least one upper redistribution layer, at least one lower redistribution layer, at least one tunnel, at least one conductor, a redistribution passivation layer and at least one solder ball. The device includes at least one pad. The tunnel is defined in the upper redistribution layer, the first dielectric layer, the passivation layer, the pad, the device, the chip, the second dielectric layer and the lower redistribution layer. The conductor is located in the tunnel and connected to the upper and lower redistribution layers. The redistribution passivation layer is located on the second dielectric layer, the lower redistribution layer and the conductor. The solder ball is located on a portion of the lower redistribution layer through an aperture defined in the redistribution passivation layer. The chip can be connected to a printed circuit board by the solder ball.03-17-2011
20110062585SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A semiconductor device includes a semiconductor chip, an electrode pad provided in the semiconductor chip, in which the electrode pad includes Al as a major constituent and further includes Cu, a coupling member coupled to the electrode pad, in which the coupling member primarily includes Cu, a plurality of layers of Cu and Al alloys formed between the electrode pad and the coupling member, and an encapsulating resin that includes a halogen of less than or equal to 1000 ppm, in which the encapsulating resin encapsulates the semiconductor chip, the electrode pad, and the coupling member. The plurality of layers of Cu and Al alloys includes a CuAl03-17-2011
20100078811METHOD OF PRODUCING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES - A method of producing semiconductor devices. One embodiment provides producing at least two semiconductor chips. An encapsulation material is applied to the at least two semiconductor chips to form an encapsulation layer. The at least two semiconductor chips are separated from each other to obtain at least two separated semiconductor devices. The outline of each one of the semiconductor devices includes three corners in total or more than four corners.04-01-2010
20090206481STACKING OF TRANSFER CARRIERS WITH APERTURE ARRAYS AS INTERCONNECTION JOINTS - An interconnection mechanism between plated through holes is disclosed, a first embodiment includes a first substrate having a first plated through hole; a second substrate having a second plated through hole; a metal core is configured in between the two plated through holes; the metal ball has a diameter larger than a diameter of the plated through holes; and melted solder binds the first plated through hole, metal core, and the second plated through hole. A second embodiment includes stacked substrate having a gold plated only on ring pads of the plated through holes; melted solder binds the two gold ring pads.08-20-2009
20090206479SOLDER INTERCONNECT PADS WITH CURRENT SPREADING LAYERS - Structure and methods of making the structures. The structures include a structure, comprising: an organic dielectric passivation layer extending over a substrate; an electrically conductive current spreading pad on a top surface of the organic dielectric passivation layer; an electrically conductive solder bump pad comprising one or more layers on a top surface of the current spreading pad; and an electrically conductive solder bump containing tin, the solder bump on a top surface of the solder bump pad, the current spreading pad comprising one or more layers, at least one of the one or more layers consisting of a material that will not form an intermetallic with tin or at least one of the one or more layers is a material that is a diffusion barrier to tin and adjacent to the solder bump pad.08-20-2009
20090014876Wafer level stacked package having via contact in encapsulation portion and manufacturing method thereof - Provided are a wafer level stacked package with a via contact in an encapsulation portion, and a manufacturing method thereof. A plurality of semiconductor chips and encapsulation portions may be vertically deposited and electrically connected through a via contact that may be vertically formed in the encapsulation portion. Thus, an effective fan-out structure may be produced, vertical deposition may be available regardless of the type of a semiconductor device, and productivity may be improved.01-15-2009
20110266670WAFER LEVEL CHIP SCALE PACKAGE WITH ANNULAR REINFORCEMENT STRUCTURE - Annular reinforcement structures that can be used in wafer level chip scale packages (WLCSP) are described. The WLCSP comprises a substrate with an IC device and a bond pad connected to the IC device, a passivation layer protecting an outer portion of the bond pad, an annular ring structure formed on an inner portion of the bond pad, an under bump metal (UBM) layer covering the annular ring structure, and a solder ball attached to the UBM layer. The annular ring structure contains a substantially planar top with vertical or non-vertical sidewalls that slope down to the inner portion of the bond pad. The annular ring structure can slow the solder crack propagation in the solder ball and therefore increase the solder joint reliability in the WLCSP. As well, the annular ring structure can increase the surface area for solder attachment to the UBM layer, improving overall ball shear strength are described. Other embodiments are described.11-03-2011
20110193228MOLDED UNDERFILL FLIP CHIP PACKAGE PREVENTING WARPAGE AND VOID - A molded underfill flip chip package may include a printed circuit board, a semiconductor chip mounted on the printed circuit board, and a sealant. The printed circuit board has at least one resin passage hole passing through the printed circuit board and at least one resin channel on a bottom surface of the printed circuit board, the at least one resin channel extending from the at least one resin passage hole passing through the printed circuit board. The sealant seals a top surface of the printed circuit board, the semiconductor chip, the at least one resin passage hole, and the at least one resin channel.08-11-2011
20100123247BASE PACKAGE SYSTEM FOR INTEGRATED CIRCUIT PACKAGE STACKING AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURE THEREOF - A method of manufacture of a base package system includes: forming a substrate strip assembly including: providing a substrate strip having ball lands, mounting an integrated circuit on the substrate strip, and molding a finger structure, having a knuckle region, on the integrated circuit; and singulating a substrate from the substrate strip assembly.05-20-2010
20090140425Chip Package - The present provides the improved structure of a chip package, comprising an electrical contact surface of at least a chip configured with a under fill layer, the first solder mask layer, the first metal layer, dielectric material layer, the second metal layer, the second solder mask layer, and metal ball layer, characterized in the electrical contact surfaces among the first metal layer, the second metal layer, and the chip accomplish the electrical connection by employing the contacts of the surfaces of the conducting layers06-04-2009
20090273081PAD CUSHION STRUCTURE AND METHOD OF FABRICATION FOR Pb-FREE C4 INTEGRATED CIRCUIT CHIP JOINING - A controlled collapse chip connection (C4) method and integrated circuit structure for lead (Pb)-free solder balls with stress relief to the underlying insulating layers of the integrated circuit chip by deposing soft thick insulating cushions beneath the solder balls and connecting the metallization of the integrated circuit out-of-contact of the cushions but within the pitch of the solder balls.11-05-2009
20110198751BOND PAD WITH MULTIPLE LAYER OVER PAD METALLIZATION AND METHOD OF FORMATION - A semiconductor device structure has a semiconductor die that has a bond pad with a passivation layer surrounding a portion of the bond pad. A nickel layer, which is deposited, is on the inner portion. A space is between a sidewall of the nickel layer and the passivation layer and extends to the bond pad. A palladium layer is over the nickel layer and fills the space. The space is initially quite small but is widened by an isotropic etch so that when the palladium layer is deposited, the space is sufficiently large so that the deposition of palladium is able to fill the space. Filling the space results in a structure in which the palladium contacts the nickel layer, the passivation layer and the bond pad.08-18-2011
20110198753IMPROVED WAFER LEVEL CHIP SCALE PACKAGING - An improved wafer level chip scale packaging technique is described which does not use an encapsulated via to connect between a redirection layer and a pad within the pad ring on the semiconductor die. In an embodiment, a first dielectric layer is formed such that it terminates on each die within the die's pad ring. Tracks are then formed in a conductive layer which contact one of the pads and run over the edge of an opening onto the surface of the first dielectric layer. These tracks may be used to form an electrical connection between the pad and a solder ball.08-18-2011
20110198752LEAD FRAME BALL GRID ARRAY WITH TRACES UNDER DIE - A package includes a first plated area, a second plated area, a die attached to the first plated area, and a bond coupling the die to the second plated area. The package further includes a molding encapsulating the die, the bond, and the top surfaces of the first and second plated areas, such that the bottom surfaces of the first and second plated areas are exposed exterior to the package. Additional embodiments include a method of making the package.08-18-2011
20090091032Bond Pad Design for Fine Pitch Wire Bonding - A bonding pad design is disclosed that includes one or more pad groups on a semiconductor device. Each pad group is made up of two or more bonding pads that have an alternating orientation, such that adjacent bonding pads have their bond ball on opposite sides in relation to the adjacent bonding pad.04-09-2009
20080284017METHODS OF FABRICATING CIRCUIT BOARD AND SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE, AND CIRCUIT BOARD AND SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE FABRICATED USING THE METHODS - Provided are methods of fabricating a circuit board and a semiconductor package, and a circuit board and a semiconductor package fabricated using the methods. The circuit board comprises: a lower wiring pattern disposed on an upper surface of a resin substrate comprising a filler; a resin layer disposed on the lower wiring pattern; an upper wiring pattern comprising a bonding pad disposed on the resin layer; and a passivation layer comprising an upper opening exposing the bonding pad. The resin substrate comprises a substrate opening exposing a lower surface of the lower wiring pattern.11-20-2008
20080272489Package substrate and its solder pad - A semiconductor chip substrate with solder pad includes: a core layer and at least one conductive structure formed on the surface of the core layer; an insulation layer with at least one patterned opening covering the conductive structure, wherein the patterned opening has a center portion and a plurality of wing portions on the peripheral edge of the center portion to define the exposed area of the conductive structure as the solder pad. The solder pad with wing will improve the adhesion effect between the solder pad and the solder ball.11-06-2008
20080211093Semiconductor device having conductive bumps and fabrication method thereof - A semiconductor device having conductive bumps and a fabrication method thereof is proposed. The fabrication method includes the steps of forming a first metallic layer on a substrate having solder pads and a passivation layer formed thereon, and electrically connecting it to the solder pads; applying a second covering layer over exposed parts of the first metallic layer; subsequently, forming a second metallic layer on the second covering layer, and electrically connecting it to the exposed parts of the first metallic layer; applying a third covering layer, and forming openings for exposing parts of the second metallic layer to form thereon a conductive bump having a metallic standoff and a solder material. The covering layers and the metallic layers can provide a buffering effect for effectively absorbing the thermal stress imposed on the conductive bumps to prevent delamination caused by the UBM layers.09-04-2008
20110169163ATTACHING PASSIVE COMPONENTS TO A SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE - Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a method comprising forming an electrically conductive structure on a surface of a semiconductor die, attaching the semiconductor die to a substrate, forming a molding compound to encapsulate the semiconductor die, forming an opening in the molding compound, the opening to at least partially expose the electrically conductive structure, and electrically coupling a passive component to the electrically conductive structure through the opening in the molding compound. Other embodiments may be described and/or claimed.07-14-2011
20090278256SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE ENHANCING VARIATION OF MOVABILITY AT BALL TERMINALS - A semiconductor package with enhanced mobility of ball terminals is revealed. A chip is attached to the substrate by a die-attaching material where the substrate has at least a stepwise depression on the covered surface to make the substrate thickness be stepwise decreased from a central line of the die-attaching area toward two opposing sides of the substrate. The die-attaching material is filled in the stepwise depression. Therefore, the thickness of the die-attaching material under cross-sectional corner(s) of the chip becomes thicker so that a row of the ball terminals away from the central line of the die-attaching area can have greater mobility without changing the appearance, dimensions, thicknesses of the semiconductor package, nor the placing plane of the ball terminals. Accordingly, the row of ball terminals located adjacent the edges or corners of the semiconductor package can withstand larger stresses without ball cracks nor ball drop. The stepwise depression can accommodate the die-attaching material to control bleeding contaminations.11-12-2009
20120193788STACKED SEMICONDUCTOR CHIPS PACKAGING - Various methods and apparatus for joining stacked substrates to a circuit board are disclosed. In one aspect, a method of manufacturing is provided that includes coupling plural substrates to form a stack. At least one of the plural substrates is a semiconductor chip. Plural conductive vias are formed in a first of the plural substrates. Each of the plural conductive vias includes a first end positioned in the first substrate and a second end projecting out of the first substrate.08-02-2012
20130099381SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND CONNECTION CHECKING METHOD FOR SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A semiconductor device includes a substrate, a first land formed in a first surface of the substrate, a second land formed in a second surface of the substrate, a first terminal coupled to the second land, a line coupled to the first land and the second land, a second terminal formed in the second surface of the substrate and a branch line coupled to the line and the second terminal. The second terminal is coupled to the first land and the second land and is not coupled to other lands in the first surface. The second surface is different surface from the first surface.04-25-2013
20090289363Fine-Pitch Ball Grid Array Package Design - In one aspect, a method for configuring a ball grid array is disclosed. The method may include identifying a number of balls for use in a ball grid array, determining a number of rows and a number of columns for the ball grid array, and populating the ball grid array at least in part with a plurality of ball-space groupings. The method may also include allocating an unpopulated portion of an area bounded by the at least one first outside row, the at least one second outside row, the at least one first outside column, and the at least one second outside column, to be free of balls. The method may also include routing a signal line from a ball of at least one ball-space grouping to a space of the at least one ball-space grouping and routing the signal line to a substrate layer through a via.11-26-2009
20090289364SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND A METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A semiconductor device according to the present invention includes: a semiconductor chip; a sealing resin layer formed on the semiconductor chip; and a post electrode formed in a through-hole penetrating through the sealing resin layer in a thickness direction, and having a hemispheric top surface.11-26-2009
20090294961SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A semiconductor device includes a semiconductor chip and a metal layer electrically coupled to the semiconductor chip. The semiconductor device includes an array of solder balls coupled to the metal layer and a front side protect material directly contacting the metal layer and laterally surrounding a portion of at least a plurality of solder balls. The front side protect material is configured to become fluid during solder reflow.12-03-2009
20110169162Integrated Circuit Module and Multichip Circuit Module Comprising an Integrated Circuit Module of This Type - The invention relates to an integrated circuit module (07-14-2011
20090146299SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE AND METHOD THEREOF - A ball grid array (BGA) structure package includes: a circuit board including a top surface and a bottom surface, and the top surface includes a patterned metal point disposed thereon and the bottom surface includes a metal point corresponding to the patterned conductive point; a semiconductor die includes an active surface, and the active surface includes a plurality of pads disposed thereon and the pads is electrically connected to the patterned metal point; a package body used to encapsulate the semiconductor die and the top surface of the circuit board; and a plurality of conductive elements electrically connected to the bottom surface of the circuit board.06-11-2009
20090261474WAFER LEVEL PACKAGE HAVING A STRESS RELIEF SPACER AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - In a semiconductor device package having a stress relief spacer, and a manufacturing method thereof, metal interconnect fingers extend from the body of a chip provide for chip interconnection. The metal fingers are isolated from the body of the chip by a stress-relief spacer. In one example, such isolation takes the form of an air gap. In another example, such isolation takes the form of an elastomer material. In either case, mismatch in coefficient of thermal expansion between the metal interconnect fingers and the body of the chip is avoided, alleviating the problems associated with cracking and delamination, and leading to improved device yield and device reliability.10-22-2009
20090008778Structure and manufactruing method of chip scale package - A Chip Scale Package (CSP) and a method of forming the same are disclosed. Single chips without the conventional ball mountings, are first attached to an adhesive-substrate (adsubstrate) composite having openings that correspond to the input/output (I/O) pads on the single chips to form a composite chip package. Ball mounting is then performed over the openings, thus connecting the I/O pads at the chip sites to the next level of packaging directly. In another embodiment, the adhesive layer is formed on the wafer side first to form an adwafer, which is then die sawed in CSPs. Then the CSPs with the adhesive already on them are bonded to a substrate. The composite chip package may optionally be encapsulated with a molding material. The CSPs provide integrated and shorter chip connections especially suited for high frequency circuit applications, and can leverage the currently existing test infrastructure.01-08-2009
20090051030SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE WITH PAD PARTS ELECTRICALLY CONNECTED TO BONDING PADS THROUGH RE-DISTRIBUTION LAYERS - The semiconductor package includes: a semiconductor chip module having multiple adjacently arranged or integrally formed semiconductor chips each with a bonding pad group and a connection member electrically connecting each of the bonding pads included in the first bonding pad group to the corresponding bonding pad in the second bonding pad group. In the present invention pad parts can be formed on the outside of the semiconductor chip module to conform with the standards of JEDEC. These pad parts are then connected to the semiconductor chips bonding pads through re-distribution layers. The pad parts of the semiconductor package can then conform to the JEDEC standards even while having a semiconductor chip with bonding pads smaller than the standards.02-26-2009
20090008777INTER-CONNECTING STRUCTURE FOR SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE PACKAGE AND METHOD OF THE SAME - An interconnecting structure for a semiconductor die assembly, comprising: a substrate with pre-formed wiring circuit formed therein; a die having contact pads on an active surface; an adhesive material formed over the substrate to adhere the die over the substrate, wherein the substrate includes a via through the substrate and the adhesive material; and conductive material refilled into the via to couple the contact pads of the die to the wiring circuit of the substrate.01-08-2009
20110204514PACKAGE DEVICE AND FABRICATION METHOD THEREOF - A package device and a fabrication method thereof comprises providing a plurality of package units each having a plurality of penetrated holes; stacking the plurality of package units in a manner such that the penetrated holes of the plurality of package units are aligned; filling a conductive material into the plurality of penetrated holes substantially, so as to electrically connect the plurality of package units through the conductive material; and disposing a plurality of solder balls on the bottom of the conductive material filling the plurality of penetrated holes, and connecting the plurality of solder balls with the conductive material electrically.08-25-2011
20120292763ELECTROMIGRATION IMMUNE THROUGH-SUBSTRATE VIAS - A through-substrate via (TSV) structure includes at least two electrically conductive via segments embedded in a substrate and separated from each other by an electrically conductive barrier layer therebetween. The length of each individual conductive via segment is typically equal to, or less than, the Blech length of the conductive material so that the stress-induced back flow force, generated by each conductive barrier layer, cancels the electromigration force in each conductive via segment. Consequently, the TSV structures are immune to electromigration, and provide reliable electrical connections among a chips stacked in 3 dimensions.11-22-2012
20100283151TECHNIQUES FOR PACKAGING MULTIPLE DEVICE COMPONENTS - Techniques for fabricating multiple device components. Specifically, techniques for fabricating a stacked package comprising at least one I/C module and a multi-chip package. The multi-chip package includes a plurality of integrated circuit dices coupled to a carrier. The dice are encapsulated such that conductive elements are exposed through the encapsulant. The conductive elements are electrically coupled to the chips. The I/C module comprises an interposer having a plurality of integrated circuit dice disposed thereon. The dice of the I/C module are electrically coupled to the interposer via bondwires. The interposer is configured such that vias are aligned with the conductive elements on the multi-chip package. The multi-chip package and I/C module may be fabricated separately and subsequently coupled together to form a stacked package.11-11-2010
20100102447Substrate of window ball grid array package and method for making the same - The present invention relates to a substrate of a window ball grid array package and a method for making the same. The substrate includes a core layer, a first conductive layer, a second conductive layer, at least one window and at least one via. The window includes a first through hole and a third conductive layer. The first through hole penetrates the substrate and has a first sidewall. The third conductive layer is disposed on the first sidewall and connects the first conductive layer and the second conductive layer. The via includes a second through hole and a fourth conductive layer. The second through hole penetrates the substrate and has a second sidewall. The fourth conductive layer is disposed on the second sidewall and connects the first conductive layer and the second conductive layer. As a result, the substrate has the effect of controlling the characteristic impedance and increasing the signal integrity.04-29-2010
20110204513Device Including an Encapsulated Semiconductor Chip and Manufacturing Method Thereof - A device includes a semiconductor chip having contact pads arranged on a first main face of the semiconductor chip. A first material has an elongation to break of greater than 35% covering the first main face of the semiconductor chip. An encapsulation body covers the semiconductor chip. A metal layer is electrically coupled to the contact pads of the semiconductor chip and extends over the encapsulation body.08-25-2011
20080246147Novel substrate design for semiconductor device - A novel design and method of fabricating a semiconductor device. In a preferred embodiment, the present invention is a flip chip package including a BT substrate. On the side of the substrate facing the die, thin traces are formed of an enhanced conductive material. Conductive bumps such as eutectic solder balls are then mounted on the traces, and the die mounted to the bumps. The die then packaged and mounted to a printed circuit board using, for example, a ball grid array.10-09-2008
20090096098INTER-CONNECTING STRUCTURE FOR SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE AND METHOD OF THE SAME - The interconnecting structure for a semiconductor die assembly comprises a build-up layers having RDL formed therein formed over a die having die pads formed thereon, wherein the RDL is coupled to the die pads; an isolation base having ball openings attached over the build-up layer to expose ball pads within the build-up layers; and conductive balls placed into the ball openings of the isolation base and attached on the ball pads within the build-up layers.04-16-2009
20090166862Semiconductor device and method of manufacturing the same - Provided is a semiconductor device including a wafer having an electrode pad; an insulation layer that is formed on the wafer and has an exposure hole exposing the electrode pad; a redistribution layer that is formed on the insulation layer and the exposure hole of the insulation layer and has one end connected to the electrode pad; a conductive post that is formed at the other end of the redistribution layer; an encapsulation layer that is formed on the redistribution layer and the insulation layer such that the upper end portion of the conductive post is exposed; and a solder bump that is formed on the exposed upper portion of the conducive post.07-02-2009
20080296764Enhanced copper posts for wafer level chip scale packaging - An enhanced wafer level chip scale packaging (WLCSP) copper electrode post is described having one or more pins that protrude from the top of the electrode post. When the solder ball is soldered onto the post, the pins are encapsulated within the solder material. The pins not only add shear strength to the soldered joint between the solder ball and the electrode post but also create a more reliable electrical connection due to the increased surface area between the electrode post/pin combination and the solder ball. Moreover, creating an irregularly shaped solder joint retards the propagation of cracks that may form in the intermetal compounds (IMC) layer formed at the solder joint.12-04-2008
20080284018INTEGRATED CHIP CARRIER WITH COMPLIANT INTERCONNECTS - An electronic device includes: at least one electronic chip comprising a first coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE); and a carrier including a top surface connected to the bottom surface of the chip by solder bumps. The carrier further includes a second CTE that approximately matches the first CTE, and a plurality of through vias from the bottom surface of the carrier to the top surface of the carrier layer. Each through via includes a collar exposed at the top surface of the carrier, a pad exposed at the bottom surface of the carrier, and a post disposed between the collar and the pad. The post extends thorough a volume of space.11-20-2008
20080290513SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE HAVING MOLDED BALLS AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - Provided are a semiconductor package having molded balls on a bottom surface of a PCB and a method of manufacturing the semiconductor package. The semiconductor package includes: a semiconductor chip mounting member comprising circuit patterns on a first surface, an insulating layer defining openings exposing at least portions of the circuit patterns, and external contact terminals arranged on the portions of circuit patterns exposed by the openings; a semiconductor chip formed on a second surface of the semiconductor chip mounting member and electrically connected to the semiconductor chip mounting member; a first sealing portion coating the second surface of the semiconductor chip mounting member and the semiconductor chip; and a second sealing portion arranged on the insulating layer and the external contact terminals such that at least portions of the external contact terminals are exposed.11-27-2008
20080290514Semiconductor device package and method of fabricating the same - In a semiconductor device, a package including the semiconductor device and a method of forming the same, the semiconductor device package includes a semiconductor device, a wiring board, and an underfill material layer. The semiconductor device includes a semiconductor chip, a metal layer, and solder balls for bump contacts. The semiconductor chip includes an active surface having bonding pads and a rear surface opposite the active surface and having concave portions corresponding to the bonding pads. The metal layer fills the concave portions and covers the rear surface. The solder balls for bump contacts are provided on the bonding pads. The wiring board includes an upper surface to which the semiconductor device is mounted and a lower surface opposite the upper surface. The underfill material layer fills a space between the active surface of the semiconductor device and the upper surface of the wiring board. The semiconductor device and the wiring board are electrically connected to each other by the solder balls for bump contacts of the semiconductor device and bonding electrodes included in the upper surface of the wiring board.11-27-2008
20080303153SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF, AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE PRODUCT - In a semiconductor device, a semiconductor element is built into a resin molded part molded in a flat plate shape. A wiring is electrically connected to the semiconductor element and is disposed on one surface of the resin molded part so that an inner surface side of the wiring is sealed with the resin molded part and an outer surface of the wiring is exposed flush with the one surface of the resin molded part. An electrode is disposed on the wiring in an outside of a plane area of the semiconductor element and extends through the resin molded part in a thickness direction. A tip part of the electrode protrudes from the other surface of the resin molded part.12-11-2008
20080308935SEMICONDUCTOR CHIP PACKAGE, SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE INCLUDING SEMICONDUCTOR CHIP PACKAGE, AND METHOD OF FABRICATING SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE - Provided are a semiconductor chip package, a semiconductor package, and a method of fabricating the same. In some embodiments, the semiconductor chip packages includes a semiconductor chip including an active surface, a rear surface, and side surfaces, bump solder balls provided on bonding pads formed on the active surface, and a molding layer provided to cover the active surface and expose portions of the bump solder balls. The molding layer between adjacent bump solder balls may have a meniscus concave surface, where a height from the active surface to an edge of the meniscus concave surface contacting the bump solder ball is about a 1/7 length of the maximum diameter of a respective bump solder ball at below or above a section of the bump solder ball having the maximum diameter.12-18-2008
20080308933INTEGRATED CIRCUIT PACKAGE SYSTEM WITH DIFFERENT CONNECTION STRUCTURES - An integrated circuit package system is provided including forming an external interconnect having a tip without a die-attach paddle; mounting a first integrated circuit device structure having a conductive ball over the tip; connecting a first wire between the first integrated circuit device structure and under the tip; and encapsulating the first integrated circuit device structure, the first wire, and the external interconnect with the external interconnect partially exposed.12-18-2008
20080303149Electronic Component - An electronic component including, on one surface of a substrate (12-11-2008
20080272488Semiconductor Device - A semiconductor device according to the present invention includes a semiconductor chip having a functional surface formed with a functional element, an electrode pad provided directly on the functional element on the functional surface of the semiconductor chip, a protective resin layer laminated on the functional surface of the semiconductor chip, an external connection terminal provided on the protective resin layer in opposed relation to the electrode pad, and a post extending through the protective resin layer in a direction in which the electrode pad and the external connection terminal are opposed to each other for connection between the electrode pad and the external connection terminal.11-06-2008
20080303151Method of Packaging a Microchip - A method of packaging an integrated circuit singulates a wafer to form an integrated circuit, positions the integrated circuit on a carrier, and passivates the integrated circuit after the positioning the integrated circuit on the carrier. At this point, the integrated circuit is secured to the carrier. The method also electrically connects the integrated circuit to a plurality of exposed conductors.12-11-2008
20080237854METHOD FOR FORMING CONTACT PADS - First, a substrate having a conductor therein is provided. Next, a first dielectric layer is disposed on the conductor and the substrate and a first opening is formed in the first dielectric layer for exposing the conductor. A first metal layer is deposited over the surface of the first dielectric layer and into the first opening. Next, an etching stop layer and a second metal layer are deposited over the surface of the first metal layer, and a pattern transfer process is performed by using a second dielectric layer as a mask to remove a portion of the first metal layer, the etching stop layer, and the second metal layer for exposing the first dielectric layer. A passivation layer is disposed on the second metal layer and the first dielectric layer and a second opening is formed in the passivation layer to expose a portion of the second metal layer.10-02-2008
20080277786Semiconductor package substrate - A semiconductor package substrate includes a body having an upper surface and a lower surface opposite to one another, a plurality of circuit layers formed in the body, a plurality of solder pads formed on the upper surface of the body, and a plurality of solder ball pads formed on the lower surface of the body. Each of the solder pads is electrically connected to one of the solder ball pads via the circuit layers and conductive structures disposed between the circuit layers, wherein the circuit layers and conductive structures are configured to expand outwardly in a fan-out manner so as to provide more space between the circuit layers closer to the lower surface of the body such that part of the solder pad-solder ball pad electrical connections can comprise a plurality of parallel connected conductive structures formed in the space, thereby enhancing the heat conducting passageway and the effect of heat-dissipation without having to dispose more solder pads on surface of the substrate.11-13-2008
20130119539Package Structures and Methods for Forming the Same - A device includes a redistribution line, and a polymer region molded over the redistribution line. The polymer region includes a first flat top surface. A solder region is disposed in the polymer region and electrically coupled to the redistribution line. The solder region includes a second flat top surface not higher than the first flat top surface.05-16-2013
20130119540SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - Disclosed herein are a semiconductor package and a method for manufacturing the same. The method includes preparing a substrate having one surface and the other surface; mounting a semiconductor device mounted on one surface of the substrate; forming external connection terminals on the other surface of the substrate; forming a warpage preventing layer formed on one surface of the substrate or the other surface of the substrate; and performing a reflow process on the substrate.05-16-2013
20130119541PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD - In a printed wiring board of a printed circuit board, a region for mounting a first semiconductor package is divided into a first region on which first solder ball electrodes are disposed and a second region on which first solder ball electrodes are not disposed, and a region for mounting a second semiconductor package on the back side of the first semiconductor package is located within a region on the back side of the second region.05-16-2013
20090096099PACKAGE SUBSTRATE AND METHOD FOR FABRICATING THE SAME - A package substrate and a method for fabricating the same are provided according to the present invention. The package substrate includes: a substrate body with a die attaching side and a ball implanting side lying opposite each other, having a plurality of wire bonding pads and a plurality of solder ball pads respectively, and having a first insulating passivation layer and a second insulating passivation layer respectively, wherein a plurality of first apertures and a plurality of second apertures are formed in the first insulating passivation layer and the second insulation passivation layer respectively to corresponding expose the wire bonding pads and the solder ball pads; a chemical plating metal layer formed on the wire bonding pads and solder ball pads respectively; and a wire bonding metal layer formed on a surface of the chemical plating metal layer of the wire bonding metal layer.04-16-2009
20100200988GRAIN REFINEMENT BY PRECIPITATE FORMATION IN Pb-FREE ALLOYS OF TIN - Micro-addition of a metal to a Sn-based lead-free C4 ball is employed to enhance reliability. Specifically, a metal having a low solubility in Sn is added in a small quantity corresponding to less than 1% in atomic concentration. Due to the low solubility of the added metal, fine precipitates are formed during solidification of the C4 ball, which act as nucleation sites for formation multiple grains in the solidified C4 ball. The fine precipitates also inhibit rapid grain growth by plugging grain boundaries and act as agents for pinning dislocations in the C4 ball. The grain boundaries enable grain boundary sliding for mitigation of stress during thermal cycling of the semiconductor chip and the package on the C4 ball. Further, the fine precipitates prevent electromigration along the grain boundaries due to their pinned nature.08-12-2010
20090085208Semiconductor device - A semiconductor device (04-02-2009
20090085207Ball grid array substrate package and solder pad - The invention provides ball grid array assemblies and methods for their manufacture, with improved characteristics favoring the formation of secure metallurgical solder pad to solder ball joints. In disclosed preferred embodiments of ball grid array assemblies, substrates, and methods according to the invention, solder pads are provided with metal blocks comprising a layer primarily of nickel plated with an outer metal layer comprising primarily gold.04-02-2009
20110266672INTEGRATED-CIRCUIT ATTACHMENT STRUCTURE WITH SOLDER BALLS AND PINS - An integrated-circuit attachment structure comprises an integrated circuit and a package assembly. The package assembly includes a package containing the integrated circuit. The package has pins at its corners and a grid at least primarily of solder halls on its bottom face.11-03-2011
20110204515IC DIE INCLUDING RDL CAPTURE PADS WITH NOTCH HAVING BONDING CONNECTORS OR ITS UBM PAD OVER THE NOTCH - An IC die includes active circuitry and I/O nodes tied together in first net and at least a second net. A first die pad and a second die pad adjacent thereto are coupled to the first and second net, respectively. A redirect layer (RDL) coupled to the die pads over a first dielectric vias includes a first RDL trace lateral coupling the first die pad and first RDL pad and a second RDL trace coupling the second die pad and second RDL pad. The first RDL pad includes an RDL notch facing the second RDL trace. Under bump metallization (UBM) pads on a second dielectric include a first UBM pad coupled to the first RDL pad over a second dielectric via. A first metal bonding connector is on the first UBM pad. The first UBM pad or first metal bonding connector overhangs the first RDL pad over the notch.08-25-2011
20090026613SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A semiconductor package and a method for manufacturing the same. The semiconductor package includes a semiconductor chip having bonding pads; a first insulation layer pattern; redistribution line patterns; a second insulation layer pattern; and conductive balls. The first insulation layer pattern having first openings exposing the bonding pads. The redistribution line patterns are located on the first insulation layer pattern and are electrically connected with the bonding pads. The second insulation layer pattern covering the redistribution line patterns and having second openings having first open areas which expose portions of the redistribution line patterns and having second open areas which extend from the first open areas along the semiconductor chip. The conductive balls are electrically connected with the portions of the redistribution line patterns which are exposed through the first open areas of the second insulation layer pattern.01-29-2009
20090140423UNDERBUMP METALLURGY EMPLOYING SPUTTER-DEPOSITED NICKEL TITANIUM ALLOY - A a metallic adhesion layer is formed on a last level metal plate exposed in an opening of a passivation layer. A Ni—Ti alloy in which the weight percentage of Ti is from about 6.5% to about 30% is deposited by sputtering onto the metallic adhesion layer to form an underbump metallic layer. A wetting layer comprising Cu or Ag or Au is deposited on top of Ni—Ti layer by sputtering. A C4 ball is applied to a surface of the wetting layer for C4 processing. The sputter deposition of the Ni—Ti alloy offers economic and performance advantages relative to known methods in the art since the Ni—Ti alloy in the composition of the present invention is non-magnetic and easy to sputter, and the consumption of the inventive Ni—Ti alloy is limited during C4 processing. Also, Sn in the solder reacts uniformly with both Ni and Ti and the consumption of Ni—Ti by Sn solder is less than that for pure Ni.06-04-2009
20090140424WAFER LEVEL SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A wafer level semiconductor package includes a semiconductor chip having a circuit part. A bonding pad group is disposed in the semiconductor chip and included in the bonding pad group is a power pad that is electrically connected to the circuit part. An internal circuit pattern is disposed at a side of the bonding pad group. An additional power pad is disposed at a side of the bonding pad group, and the additional power pad is electrically connected to the circuit part. An insulation layer pattern is disposed over the semiconductor chip, and the insulation layer includes openings that expose the power pad, the internal circuit pattern, and the additional power pad. A redistribution is disposed over the insulation layer pattern, and the redistribution is electrically connected to at least two of the power pad, the internal circuit pattern, and the additional power pad.06-04-2009
20110140271 INTEGRATED CIRCUIT CHIP WITH PYRAMID OR CONE-SHAPED CONDUCTIVE PADS FOR FLEXIBLE C4 CONNECTIONS AND A METHOD OF FORMING THE INTEGRATED CIRCUIT CHIP - Disclosed is a chip and method of forming the chip with improved conductive pads that allow for flexible C4 connections with a chip carrier or with another integrated circuit chip. The pads have a three-dimensional geometric shape (e.g., a pyramid or cone shape) with a base adjacent to the surface of the chip, a vertex opposite the base and, optionally, mushroom-shaped cap atop the vertex. Each pad can include a single layer of conductive material or multiple layers of conductive material (e.g., a wetting layer stacked above a non-wetting layer). The pads can be left exposed to allow for subsequent connection to corresponding solder bumps on a chip carrier or a second chip. Alternatively, solder balls can be positioned on the conductive pads to allow for subsequent connection to corresponding solder-paste filled openings on a chip carrier or a second chip.06-16-2011
20120068341Method for Depackaging Prepackaged Integrated Circuit Die and a Product from the Method - A method for providing a known good integrated circuit die having enhanced planarity from a prepackaged integrated circuit die having a surface warpage such as in a ball grid array (BGA) package is provided. A partially-depackaged integrated circuit package is affixed to a substrate with a spacer element there between such that the active surface of the die within the partially depackaged integrated circuit die is “bowed” slightly upwardly to define a convex surface. The exposed encapsulant on the now-convex surface of the mounted, partially-depackaged integrated circuit package is then lapped or ground away to a predetermined depth so that an integrated circuit die is provided having an enhanced planarity and surface uniformity.03-22-2012
20120068339VLSI Package for High Performance Integrated Circuit - A packaged integrated circuit is presented for placement on a printed circuit board (PCB) layer providing power lines and data access channels. The packaged integrated circuit includes; a package substrate having data channels and power lines; a circuit substrate having functional components, wherein (a) the power lines and the data channels in the package substrate are coupled to the functional components of the substrate by conducting bumps, (b) the conducting balls coupling the data access channels in the PCB to the data channels in the package substrate are located along the edges of the package substrate; and (c) the conducting balls coupling the power lines in the PCB and the power lines in the package substrate are located in an interior portion of the package substrate. Also, an integrated circuit may further include a circuit substrate having active components, including a SerDes circuit at a center portion of the substrate.03-22-2012
20120068338IMPEDANCE CONTROLLED PACKAGES WITH METAL SHEET OR 2-LAYER RDL - A microelectronic assembly is disclosed that is capable of achieving a desired impedance for raised conductive elements. The microelectronic assembly may include an interconnection element, a surface conductive element, a microelectronic device, a plurality of raised conductive elements, and a bond element. The microelectronic device may overlie the dielectric element and at least one surface conductive element attached to the front surface. The plurality of raised conductive elements may connect the device contacts with the element contacts. The raised conductive elements may have substantial portions spaced a first height above and extending at least generally parallel to at least one surface conductive element, such that a desired impedance may be achieved for the raised conductive elements. A bond element may electrically connect at least one surface conductive element with at least one reference contact that may be connectable to a source of reference potential.03-22-2012
20090212429Semiconductor Device and Method of Supporting a Wafer During Backgrinding and Reflow of Solder Bumps - A semiconductor device is made by providing a semiconductor wafer having an active surface, forming an under bump metallization layer on the active surface of the semiconductor wafer, forming a first photosensitive layer on the active surface of the semiconductor wafer, exposing a selected portion of the first photosensitive layer over the under bump metallization layer to light, removing a portion of a backside of the semiconductor wafer, opposite to the active surface, prior to developing the exposed portion of the first photosensitive layer, developing the exposed portion of the first photosensitive layer after removing the portion of the backside of the semiconductor wafer, and depositing solder material over the under bump metallization layer to form solder bumps. The remaining portion of the first photosensitive layer is then removed. A second photosensitive layer or metal stencil can be formed over the first photosensitive layer.08-27-2009
20110221059QUAD FLAT NON-LEADED SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE AND METHOD OF FABRICATING THE SAME - A QFN package includes a chip-mounting base; electrically connecting pads disposed around the periphery of the chip-mounting base, the bottom surfaces of the chip-mounting base and the electrically connecting pads being covered by a copper layer; a chip mounted on the top surface of the chip-mounting base; bonding wires electrically connecting to the chip and the electrically connecting pads; an encapsulant encapsulating the chip-mounting base, the electrically connecting pads, the chip and the bonding wires while exposing the copper layer; and a dielectric layer formed on the bottom surfaces of the encapsulant and the copper layer and having a plurality of openings exposing a portion of the copper layer. The copper layer has good bonding with the dielectric layer that helps to prevent solder material in a reflow process from permeating into the interface between the chip-mounting base, the electrically connecting pads and the dielectric layer, thereby avoiding solder extrusion and enhancing product yield.09-15-2011
20090051031Package structure and manufacturing method thereof - A package structure and a manufacturing method thereof are provided. The package structure comprises a carrier, a chip, at least one wire, a molding compound, at least one first solder ball and at least one second solder ball. The carrier has a chip chamber passing through the first surface and the second surface. The chip is disposed in the chip chamber, and an active surface of the chip is coplanar with the first surface. During packaging, the first surface and the active surface are both tightly pasted on a carrier tape to facilitate the subsequent wire bonding and sealing process. Afterwards, the carrier tape is removed for exposing the active surface and the first surface, and the active surface of the chip is coplanar with the first surface of the carrier, hence simplifying the packaging process and reducing the thickness of the package structure.02-26-2009
20120104608WAFER LEVEL PACKAGE HAVING A STRESS RELIEF SPACER AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - In a semiconductor device package having a stress relief spacer, and a manufacturing method thereof, metal interconnect fingers extend from the body of a chip provide for chip interconnection. The metal fingers are isolated from the body of the chip by a stress-relief spacer. In one example, such isolation takes the form of an air gap. In another example, such isolation takes the form of an elastomer material. In either case, mismatch in coefficient of thermal expansion between the metal interconnect fingers and the body of the chip is avoided, alleviating the problems associated with cracking and delamination, and leading to improved device yield and device reliability.05-03-2012
20120104607STACKED SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGES AND RELATED METHODS - The present stacked semiconductor packages include a bottom package and a top package. The bottom package includes a substrate, a solder mask layer, a plurality of conductive pillars and a die electrically connected to the substrate. The solder mask layer has a plurality of openings exposing a plurality of pads on the substrate. The conductive pillars are disposed on at least a portion of the pads, and protrude from the solder mask layer.05-03-2012
20120104606BALL GRID ARRAY SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND ITS MANUFACTURE - A semiconductor device includes: stacked semiconductor chips having respective input/output pads on surfaces thereof; a lower resin body molding the lower semiconductor chip and having a surface coplanar with the lower chip; an upper resin body molding the upper chip and coupled with the first resin body; wirings connected to input/output pads of the lower or upper chip and extending horizontally; external connection metal posts formed on the wirings and having tops exposed from the second resin body; and ball-shaped external connection terminals connected to the tops of the external connection metal posts.05-03-2012
20120104605Chip Design having Integrated Fuse and Method for the Production Thereof - A chip design (05-03-2012
20090079071STRESS RELIEF STRUCTURES FOR SILICON INTERPOSERS - An electronic device and method of making the device. The device includes: a carrier; a silicon interposer connected to a top surface of the carrier, the interposer having wires extending from a top surface of the interposer, through the interposer, to a bottom surface of the interposer, the wires at the bottom surface of the interposer electrically connected to wires in a top surface of the carrier; an integrated circuit chip connected to the top surface of the interposer, wires at a surface of the integrated circuit chip electrically connected to the wires in the top surface of the interposer; and a stress relief structure attached to the interposer, the stress relief structure either (i) not electrically connected to the wires of the interposer or integrated circuit chip or (ii) electrically connected to ground by wires of the interposer or wires of the integrated circuit chip.03-26-2009
20090212428RE-DISTRIBUTION CONDUCTIVE LINE STRUCTURE AND THE METHOD OF FORMING THE SAME - A conductive line structure of a semiconductor device, the structure comprising a substrate having bonding pad; a first dielectric layer formed over the substrate; a solder pad formed over the first dielectric layer; a buffer scheme formed over the first dielectric layer and between the bonding pad and the solder pad; a conductive line formed over the buffer scheme for coupling between the bonding pad and the solder pad; a second dielectric layer formed over the conductive line to expose the solder pad; and a solder ball formed over the solder pad.08-27-2009
20090224402Semiconductor Package Having Semiconductor Die with Internal Vertical Interconnect Structure and Method Therefor - A semiconductor wafer is made by forming a first conductive layer over a sacrificial substrate, mounting a semiconductor die to the sacrificial substrate, depositing an insulating layer over the semiconductor die and first conductive layer, exposing the first conductive layer and contact pad on the semiconductor die, forming a second conductive layer over the insulating layer between the first conductive layer and contact pad, forming solder bumps on the second conductive layer, depositing an encapsulant over the semiconductor die, first conductive layer, and interconnect structure, and removing the sacrificial substrate after forming the encapsulant to expose the conductive layer and semiconductor die. A portion of the encapsulant is removed to expose a portion of the solder bumps. The solder bumps are sized so that each extends the same outside the encapsulant. The semiconductor die are stacked by electrically connecting the solder bumps.09-10-2009
20090230554WAFER-LEVEL REDISTRIBUTION PACKAGING WITH DIE-CONTAINING OPENINGS - Methods, systems, and apparatuses for integrated circuit packages, and processes for forming the same, are provided. In one example, an integrated circuit (IC) package includes a thick film material that forms a opening, a die, an insulating material, a redistribution interconnect on the insulating material, and a ball interconnect. The die is positioned in the opening. The insulating material covers the die and a surface of the thick film material, and fills a space adjacent to the die in the opening. The redistribution interconnect is formed on the insulating material. The redistribution interconnect has a first portion coupled to a terminal of the die through the layer of the insulating material, and a second portion that extends away from the first portion over the insulating material filling the space adjacent to the die in the opening. The ball interconnect is coupled to the second portion of the redistribution interconnect.09-17-2009
20090230553SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE INCLUDING ADHESIVE COVERED ELEMENT - A semiconductor device includes a chip, at least one element electrically coupled to the chip, an adhesive at least partially covering the at least one element, and a mold material at least partially covering the chip and the adhesive.09-17-2009
20090108448METAL PAD OF SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A metal pad of a semiconductor device that prevents cracking during a ball bonding process in a metal pad applied to a wafer level package (WLP). The metal pad includes a main metal pad formed on and/or over a semiconductor substrate and electrically connected to a contact plug, and a dummy metal pad electrically isolated from the main metal pad and formed at a peripheral portion of the main metal pad to surround the main metal pad.04-30-2009
20090206480FABRICATING LOW COST SOLDER BUMPS ON INTEGRATED CIRCUIT WAFERS - A low cost method of forming solder bumps on an integrated circuit (IC) wafer includes depositing solder directly onto stud bumps formed on bond pads of the IC wafer. In some implementations, stud bumps are formed on the IC wafer by performing wire ball-bonding onto metal bond pads of the wafer. Photodefinable solder mask material is applied to the wafer and cured. The photodefinable solder mask material is exposed to form open solder mask areas at the metal bond pad areas. Solder paste is applied into the open solder mask areas. Reflowing the solder paste on the wafer forms solder bumps that wet to the stud bumps. The solder mask is then stripped from the wafer. Other processes (e.g., a wave-soldering machine, stencil or screen printing process) can also be used to wet solder onto stud bumps to form solder bumps.08-20-2009
20090001574Multi-chips Stacked package structure - A multi-chips Stacked package structure, wherein a plurality of chips are stacked on the substrate with a rotation so that a plurality of metallic ends and the metal pad on each chip on the substrate can all be exposed; a plurality of metal wires are provided for electrically connecting the plurality of metal pads on the plurality of chips with the plurality metallic ends on the substrate in one wire bonding process; then an encapsulate is provided for covering the plurality of stacked chips, a plurality of metal wires and the plurality of metallic ends on the substrate.01-01-2009
20090243100Methods to Form a Three-Dimensionally Curved Pad in a Substrate and Integrated Circuits Incorporating such a Substrate - Methods to form a three-dimensionally curved pad in a substrate and integrated circuits incorporating such a substrate are disclosed. An example method to form a three-dimensionally curved pad comprises isotropically etching a portion of a surface of a substrate to form a recess having a radial shape, forming a conductive layer in the recess to form the bonding pad, and placing a conductive element in the pad.10-01-2009
20090102050SOLDER BALL DISPOSING SURFACE STRUCTURE OF PACKAGE SUBSTRATE - A solder ball disposing surface structure of a package substrate is disclosed, wherein a package substrate has a chip disposing surface with a first circuit layer, an opposed solder ball disposing surface with a second circuit layer, and a first insulative protection layer formed on the chip disposing surface and the first circuit layer. The solder ball disposing surface structure includes: metal pads integral to the second circuit layer; metal flanges formed around the metal pads; and a second insulative protection layer formed on the solder ball disposing surface, the second insulative protection layer having second openings each with a size smaller than an outer diameter of each of the metal flanges so as to expose a part of surfaces of the metal flanges, thereby increasing contact area of the surface for mounting conductive elements and preventing detachment of the conductive elements from the surface due to poor bonding force.04-23-2009
20080315417CHIP PACKAGE - A chip package includes a patterned conductive layer, a first solder resist layer, a second solder resist layer, a chip, bonding wires and a molding compound. The patterned conductive layer has a first surface and a second surface opposite to each other. The first solder resist layer is disposed on the first surface. The second solder resist layer is disposed on the second surface, wherein a part of the second surface is exposed by the second solder resist layer. The chip is disposed on the first solder resist layer, wherein the first solder resist layer is disposed between the patterned conductive layer and the chip. The bonding wires are electrically connected to the chip and the patterned conductive layer exposed by the second solder resist layer. The molding compound encapsulates the pattern conductive layer, the first solder resist layer, the second solder resist layer, the chip and the bonding wires.12-25-2008
20110227221ELECTRONIC DEVICE HAVING INTERCONNECTIONS AND PADS - An electronic device includes first and second interconnections formed on a first surface of a substrate and spaced apart from each other. The electronic device includes a first insulating material layer disposed on the substrate including the first and second interconnections and including a first opening exposing a predetermined region of the first interconnection. The electronic device further includes a first pad filling the first opening and having a greater width than the first opening. The first pad covers at least a part of the second interconnection adjacent to one end of the first interconnection, and the first pad is electrically insulated from the second interconnection by the first insulating material layer.09-22-2011
20090243099WINDOW TYPE BGA SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE AND ITS SUBSTRATE - A window-type BGA semiconductor package is revealed, primarily comprising a substrate with a wire-bonding slot, a chip disposed on a top surface of the substrate, and a plurality of bonding wires passing through the wire-bonding slot. A plurality of plating line stubs are formed on a bottom surface of the substrate, connect the bonding fingers on the substrate and extend to the wire-bonding slot. The bonding wires electrically connect the bonding pads of the chip to the corresponding bonding fingers of the substrate. The plating line stubs are compliant to the wire-bonding paths of the bonding wires correspondingly connected at the bonding fingers, such as parallel to the overlapped arrangement, to avoid electrical short between the plating line stubs and the bonding wires with no corresponding relationship of electrical connections.10-01-2009
20090243098UNDERBUMP METALLURGY FOR ENHANCED ELECTROMIGRATION RESISTANCE - A first metallic diffusion barrier layer is formed on a last level metal plate exposed in an opening of a passivation layer. Optionally, a metallic adhesion promotion layer is formed on the first metallic diffusion barrier layer. An elemental metal conductive layer is formed on the metallic adhesion promotion layer, which provides a highly conductive structure that distributes current uniformly due to the higher electrical conductivity of the material than the layers above or below. A stack of the second metallic diffusion barrier layer and a wetting promotion layer is formed, on which a C4 ball is bonded. The elemental metal conductive layer distributes the current uniformly within the underbump metallurgy structure, which induces a more uniform current distribution in the C4 ball and enhanced electromigration resistance of the C4 ball.10-01-2009
20090256255COMPOSITE INTERCONNECT - A composite interconnect system includes a plurality of carbon nanotubes, a plurality of solder balls and standoff balls disposed on a first device to provide a connection to a second device. A die-attached substrate includes a substrate and one or more die disposed on the substrate by a die-attach composite interconnect. The die-attach composite interconnect includes a plurality of carbon nanotubes, solder bumps, and standoff balls disposed on the die to provide one or more connections to the substrate. A PCB-attached substrate package includes a substrate package and one or more die disposed on the substrate package. The substrate package is disposed on a PCB by a PCB-attach composite interconnect. The PCB-attach composite interconnect includes a plurality of carbon nanotubes, solder balls, and standoff balls disposed on the substrate package to provide one or more connections to the PCB.10-15-2009
20090256257FINAL VIA STRUCTURES FOR BOND PAD-SOLDER BALL INTERCONNECTIONS - A structure and a method for forming the same. The structure includes a first dielectric layer, an electrically conductive bond pad on the first dielectric layer, and a second dielectric layer on top of the first dielectric layer and the electrically conductive bond pad. The electrically conductive bond pad is sandwiched between the first and second dielectric layers. The second dielectric layer includes N separate final via openings such that a top surface of the electrically conductive bond pad is exposed to a surrounding ambient through each final via opening of the N separate final via openings. N is a positive integer greater than 1.10-15-2009
20090256256Electronic Device and Method of Manufacturing Same - This application relates to a semiconductor device comprising an array of contact elements soldered to only one surface, wherein the array defines a predetermined pitch length, wherein the contact elements comprise a spherically shaped element and wherein the contact elements protrude from the only one surface by more than 60 percent of the predetermined pitch.10-15-2009
20090261473Low fabrication cost, fine pitch and high reliability solder bump - A barrier layer is deposited over a layer of passivation including in an opening to a contact pad created in the layer of passivation. A column of three layers of metal is formed overlying the barrier layer and aligned with the contact pad and having a diameter that is about equal to the surface of the contact pad. The three metal layers of the column comprise, in succession when proceeding from the layer that is in contact with the barrier layer, a layer of pillar metal, a layer of under bump metal and a layer of solder metal. The layer of pillar metal is reduced in diameter, the barrier layer is selectively removed from the surface of the layer of passivation after which reflowing of the solder metal completes the solder bump of the invention.10-22-2009
20100264541METHODS OF FLUXLESS MICRO-PIERCING OF SOLDER BALLS, AND RESULTING DEVICES - A method is disclosed which includes forming a layer of conductive material above a substrate, forming a masking layer above the layer of conductive material, performing a first etching process on the layer of conductive material with the masking layer in place, removing the masking layer and, after removing the masking layer, performing an isotropic etching process on the layer of conductive material to thereby define a plurality of piercing bond structures positioned on the substrate.10-21-2010
20100264540IC Package Reducing Wiring Layers on Substrate and Its Carrier - An IC package primarily comprises a substrate, a die-attaching layer, a chip, at least a bonding wire, and a plurality of electrical connecting components. The substrate has a top surface and a bottom surface where the top surface includes a die-attaching area for disposing the die-attaching layer. The chip is attached to the die-attaching area by the die-attaching layer and is electrically connected to the substrate by the electrical connecting components. Both ends of the bonding wire are bonded to two interconnecting fingers on the top surface of the substrate where at least a portion of the bonding wire is encapsulated in the die-attaching layer to replace some wirings or vias inside a conventional substrate. Therefore, the substrate has simple and reduced wiring layers, i.e., to reduce the substrate cost. A chip carrier of the corresponding IC package is also revealed.10-21-2010
20100264539SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - The semiconductor device includes a wiring substrate having connection pads and a semiconductor chip having electrode pads. The semiconductor chip is mounted on the wiring substrate, and the electrode pads are connected to the connection pads via solder bumps. An underfill resin formed of a cured thermosetting resin is filled in a gap between the wiring substrate and the semiconductor chip. The underfill resin has a glass transition temperature which increases accompanying growth of crystal grains of the solder bumps.10-21-2010
20110140273Semiconductor Devices Including Voltage Switchable Materials for Over-Voltage Protection - Semiconductor devices are provided that employ voltage switchable materials for over-voltage protection. In various implementations, the voltage switchable materials are substituted for conventional die attach adhesives, underfill layers, and encapsulants. While the voltage switchable material normally functions as a dielectric material, during an over-voltage event the voltage switchable material becomes electrically conductive and can conduct electricity to ground. Accordingly, the voltage switchable material is in contact with a path to ground such as a grounded trace on a substrate, or a grounded solder ball in a flip-chip package.06-16-2011
20090079072Semiconductor device having low dielectric insulating film and manufacturing method of the same - A semiconductor device includes a semiconductor substrate having an integrated circuit. A low dielectric film wiring line laminated structure portion is provided on the semiconductor substrate except a peripheral portion thereof, and is constituted by low dielectric films and wiring lines. The low dielectric film has a relative dielectric constant of 3.0 or lower and a glass transition temperature of 400° C. or higher. An insulating film is formed on the laminated structure portion. A connection pad portion is arranged on the insulating film and connected to a connection pad portion of an uppermost wiring line of the laminated structure portion. A bump electrode is provided on the connection pad portion. A sealing film is provided on the insulating film which surrounds the pump electrode and on the peripheral portion of the semiconductor substrate. The side surfaces of the laminated structure portion are covered with the insulating film or the sealing film.03-26-2009
20100187688REDUCED BOTTOM ROUGHNESS OF STRESS BUFFERING ELEMENT OF A SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENT - The present invention relates to a stress buffering package (07-29-2010
20100187690SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A semiconductor device includes a wiring substrate having connection pads. A first semiconductor chip is mounted on the wiring substrate. A second semiconductor chip is stacked on the first semiconductor chip in a step-like shape. Electrode pads of the first semiconductor chip are electrically connected to the connection pads of the wiring substrate via first metal wires. Electrode pads of the second semiconductor chip are electrically connected to the electrode pads of the first semiconductor chip via second metal wires. One end of the second metal wire is connected from above metal bump formed on the first electrode pad.07-29-2010
20100187687Underbump Metallization Structure - A system and method for forming an underbump metallization (UBM) is presented. A preferred embodiment includes a raised UBM which extends through a passivation layer so as to make contact with a contact pad while retaining enough of the passivation layer between the contact pad and the UBM to adequately handle the peeling and shear stress that results from CTE mismatch and subsequent thermal processing. The UBM contact is preferably formed in either an octagonal ring shape or an array of contacts.07-29-2010
20090079073Semiconductor device having low dielectric insulating film and manufacturing method of the same - A semiconductor device includes a semiconductor substrate on which a structure portion is provided except a peripheral portion thereof, and has a laminated structure including low dielectric films and wiring lines, the low dielectric films having a relative dielectric constant of 3.0 or lower and a glass transition temperature of 400° C. or higher. An insulating film is formed on the structure portion. A connection pad portion is arranged on the insulating film and connected to an uppermost wiring line of the laminated structure portion. A bump electrode is provided on the connection pad portion. A sealing film made of an organic resin is provided on a part of the insulating film which surrounds the pump electrode. Side surfaces of the laminated structure portion are covered with the insulating film and/or the sealing film.03-26-2009
20130214410ORGANIC INTERFACE SUBSTRATE HAVING INTERPOSER WITH THROUGH-SEMICONDUCTOR VIAS - An interface substrate is disclosed which includes an interposer having through-semiconductor vias. An upper and a lower organic substrate are further built around the interposer. The disclosed interface substrate enables the continued use of low cost and widely deployed organic substrates for semiconductor packages while providing several advantages. The separation of the organic substrate into upper and lower substrates enables the cost effective matching of fabrication equipment. By providing an opening in one of the organic substrates, one or more semiconductor dies may be attached to exposed interconnect pads coupled to through-semiconductor vias of the interposer, enabling the use of flip chips with high-density microbump arrays and the accommodation of dies with varied bump pitches. By providing the opening specifically in the upper organic substrate, a package-on-package structure with optimized height may also be provided.08-22-2013
20100187691CHIP PACKAGE WITHOUT CORE AND STACKED CHIP PACKAGE STRUCTURE - A chip package including a base, a chip, a molding compound and a plurality of outer terminals is provided. The base is essentially consisted of a patterned circuit layer having a first surface and a second surface opposite to each other and a solder mask disposed on the second surface, wherein the solder mask has a plurality of first openings by which part of the patterned circuit layer is exposed. The chip is disposed on the first surface and is electrically connected to the patterned circuit layer. The molding compound covers the pattern circuit layer and fixes the chip onto the patterned circuit layer. The outer terminals are disposed in the first openings and electrically connected to the patterned circuit layer.07-29-2010
20100187692CHIP PACKAGE WITHOUT CORE AND STACKED CHIP PACKAGE STRUCTURE - A chip package including a base, a chip, a molding compound and a plurality of outer terminals is provided. The base is essentially consisted of a patterned circuit layer having a first surface and a second surface opposite to each other and a solder mask disposed on the second surface, wherein the solder mask has a plurality of first openings by which part of the patterned circuit layer is exposed. The chip is disposed on the first surface and is electrically connected to the patterned circuit layer. The molding compound covers the pattern circuit layer and fixes the chip onto the patterned circuit layer. The outer terminals are disposed in the first openings and electrically connected to the patterned circuit layer.07-29-2010
20100187689SEMICONDUCTOR CHIPS INCLUDING PASSIVATION LAYER TRENCH STRUCTURE - An integrated circuit including an active region a passive region and a cut line in the passive region includes a passivation layer that includes an outer nitride layer over an oxide layer. The integrated circuit also includes a crack stop below the passivation layer and in the passive region, and a solder ball in the active region. The passivation layer has a trench formed therein in a location that is further from the active region than the crack stop and closer to the active region than the cut line, the trench passing completely through the outer nitride layer and a least a portion of the way through the oxide layer.07-29-2010
20120032327SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR REINFORCING CHIP PACKAGES - In accordance with some embodiments of the present disclosure, a chip package is provided. The chip package may include a chip, a substrate, and an interconnect layer disposed between the chip and the substrate. In some embodiments, the interconnect layer may include an array of bonding interconnects configured to provide electrical communication between the chip and a printed circuit board and reinforcement interconnects arranged around an outermost row of the array of bonding interconnects.02-09-2012
20100258940BALL-LIMITING-METALLURGY LAYERS IN SOLDER BALL STRUCTURES - A solder ball structure and a method for forming the same. The structure includes (i) a first dielectric layer which includes a top dielectric surface, (ii) an electrically conductive line, (iii) a second dielectric layer, (iv) a ball-limiting-metallurgy (BLM) region, and (v) a solder ball. The BLM region is electrically connected to the electrically conductive line and the solder ball. The BLM region has a characteristic that a length of the longest straight line segment which is parallel to the top dielectric surface of the first dielectric layer and is entirely in the BLM region does not exceed a pre-specified maximum value. The pre-specified maximum value is at most one-half of a maximum horizontal dimension of the BLM region measured in a horizontal direction parallel to the top dielectric surface of the first dielectric layer.10-14-2010
20100213611SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A semiconductor device of the invention includes a first wiring layer including a signal wiring line formed therein, and a second wiring layer stacked on the first wiring layer and including a power-supply plane and/or ground plane formed therein, the power-supply plane or the ground plane is not formed at least within a part of the region of the second wiring layer facing the signal wiring line of the first wiring layer.08-26-2010
20100276803SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A semiconductor element (11-04-2010
20100276802SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - Provided is a semiconductor device and a method of manufacturing the semiconductor device, in which the semiconductor device has a semiconductor element having a plurality of wires bonded to the semiconductor element with sufficient bonding reliability and has a good heat dissipation property. A semiconductor device in which a first wire is ball bonded on an electrode, and a second wire is further bonded on the ball-bonded first wire, and the first wire or an end of the second wire defines a space between itself and the ball portion of the first wire.11-04-2010
20080315416A SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE WITH PASSIVE ELEMENTS EMBEDDED WITHIN A SEMICONDUCTOR CHIP - A semiconductor package includes a semiconductor chip having bonding pads formed on a top surface and a first via hole and a second via hole formed on both-side edges; a passive element formed within the first via hole; a via wiring formed within the second via hole; a first wiring connected to the bonding pad at one end and connected to the passive element and the via wiring on a top surface of the semiconductor chip; a second wiring formed on a back surface of the semiconductor chip and formed to connect with the passive element and the via wiring; a first passivation film formed in such a way to expose one portion of the first wiring on a top surface of the semiconductor chip; and a second passivation film formed in such a way to expose one portion of the second wiring on a bottom surface of the semiconductor chip.12-25-2008
20120139109PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD FOR SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE CONFIGURED TO IMPROVE SOLDER JOINT RELIABILITY AND SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE HAVING THE SAME - A a printed circuit board (PCB) for a semiconductor package and a semiconductor package having the same, which may improve adhesion of a PCB with an encapsulant. The semiconductor package includes a PCB for a semiconductor package including a resin through hole disposed in a central portion thereof and at least one resin fixing hole disposed in an outermost edge thereof, a semiconductor chip connected to first connection pads disposed on a first surface of the PCB by bumps, an upper encapsulant configured to hermetically seal the first surface of the PCB and the semiconductor chip, and a lower encapsulant protrusion configured to extend to a second surface of the PCB through the resin through hole and the resin fixing hole disposed in the first surface of the PCB.06-07-2012
20100237498PACKAGE FOR SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND PACKAGING METHOD THEREOF - A semiconductor device package and a method thereof are able to reliably package a semiconductor device on a substrate without using flux. The semiconductor device package includes a semiconductor device and a substrate reciprocally disposed with respect to the semiconductor device, wherein the substrate includes a side reciprocal to the semiconductor device on which there are formed a plurality of prominences surrounding an accommodation region where the semiconductor device is to be disposed. The method of packaging a semiconductor device includes preparing the semiconductor device, preparing a substrate, forming a plurality of prominences to surround an accommodation region on the substrate where the semiconductor device is to be disposed, dropping the semiconductor device within the accommodation region, and packaging the semiconductor device on the substrate.09-23-2010
20110006422Structures and methods to improve lead-free C4 interconnect reliability - Controlled collapse chip connection (C4) structures and methods of manufacture, and more specifically to structures and methods to improve lead-free C4 interconnect reliability. A structure includes a ball limited metallization (BLM) layer and a controlled collapse chip connection (C4) solder ball formed on the BLM layer. Additionally, the structure includes a final metal pad layer beneath the BLM layer and a cap layer beneath the final metal pad layer. Furthermore, the structure includes an air gap formed beneath the C4 solder ball between the final metal pad layer and one of the BLM layer and the cap layer.01-13-2011
20120193791SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - Disclosed are: a semiconductor device that comprises a semiconductor element to which a plurality of wires are bonded, wherein bonding strength of the wires is high and sufficient bonding reliability is achieved; and a method for manufacturing the semiconductor device. Specifically disclosed is a semiconductor device which is characterized by comprising a first wire that has one end bonded onto an electrode and the other end bonded to a second bonding point that is out of the electrode, and a second wire that has one end bonded onto the first wire on the electrode and the other end bonded to a third bonding point that is out of the electrode. The semiconductor device is also characterized in that the bonded portion of the first-mentioned end of the second wire covers at least apart of the upper surface and the lateral surface of the first wire.08-02-2012
20120193790ELECTROSTATIC CHUCKING OF AN INSULATOR HANDLE SUBSTRATE - A back of a dielectric transparent handle substrate is coated with a blanket conductive film or a mesh of conductive wires. A semiconductor substrate is attached to the transparent handle substrate employing an adhesive layer. The semiconductor substrate is thinned in the bonded structure to form a stack of the transparent handle substrate and the semiconductor interposer. The thinned bonded structure may be loaded into a processing chamber and electrostatically chucked employing the blanket conductive film or the mesh of conductive wires. The semiconductor interposer may be bonded to a semiconductor chip or a packaging substrate employing C4 bonding or intermetallic alloy bonding. Illumination of ultraviolet radiation to the adhesive layer is enabled, for example, by removal of the blanket conductive film or through the mesh so that the transparent handle substrate may be detached. The semiconductor interposer may then be bonded to a packaging substrate or a semiconductor chip.08-02-2012
20120193789PACKAGE STACK DEVICE AND FABRICATION METHOD THEREOF - A package stack device includes a first package structure having a plurality of first metal posts and a first electronic element disposed on a surface thereof, a second package structure having a plurality of second metal posts and a second electronic element disposed on opposite surfaces thereof, and an encapsulant formed between the first and second package structures for encapsulating the first electronic element. By connecting the first and second metal posts, the second package structure is stacked on the first package structure with the support of the metal posts and the encapsulant filling the gap therebetween so as to prevent warpage of the substrate.08-02-2012
20080296763Multi-Die Wafer Level Packaging - A semiconductor die package is provided. The semiconductor die package includes a plurality of dies arranged in a stacked configuration. Through-silicon vias are formed in the lower or intermediate dies to allow electrical connections to dies stacked above. The lower die is positioned face up and has redistribution lines electrically coupling underlying semiconductor components to the through-silicon vias. The dies stacked above the lower die may be oriented face up such that the contact pads are facing away from the lower die or flipped such that the contact pads are facing the lower die. The stacked dies may be electrically coupled to the redistribution lines via wire bonding or solder balls. Additionally, the lower die may have another set of redistribution lines on an opposing side from the stacked dies to reroute the vias to a different pin-out configuration.12-04-2008
20100140801Device - In a device acting as a semiconductor device, a first chip has a first protective layer pattern while a second chip has a second protective layer pattern which is two-dimensionally symmetrical with the first protective layer pattern to provide a reflection symmetrical relationship between the first and the second protective layer patterns. When the first and the second chips form a back-to-back structure, both the first and the second protective layer patterns are completely superposed with each other.06-10-2010
20110057313Enhanced Copper Posts for Wafer Level Chip Scale Packaging - An enhanced wafer level chip scale packaging (WLCSP) copper electrode post is described having one or more pins that protrude from the top of the electrode post. When the solder ball is soldered onto the post, the pins are encapsulated within the solder material. The pins not only add shear strength to the soldered joint between the solder ball and the electrode post but also create a more reliable electrical connection due to the increased surface area between the electrode post/pin combination and the solder ball. Moreover, creating an irregularly shaped solder joint retards the propagation of cracks that may form in the intermetal compounds (IMC) layer formed at the solder joint.03-10-2011
20100096751SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A semiconductor device, includes: an organic multilayer wiring substrate having an inner conductive layer; a semiconductor element mounted and connected on one surface of the wiring substrate; and a plurality of solder balls disposed on the other surface in a grid array. A defect portion is formed at an area corresponding to a corner solder ball disposed at an outer peripheral corner, or at an area corresponding to the corner solder ball and peripheral solder balls at the inner conductive layer. Temperature rises of the solder balls disposed in a vicinity of the corner are suppressed, and therefore, the semiconductor device of which fatigue life is prolonged and superior in reliability can be obtained.04-22-2010
20090014875BONDING PAD FOR PREVENTING PAD PEELING AND METHOD FOR FABRICATING THE SAME - A bonding pad includes multiple metal layers, insulation layers filled between the multiple metal layers, and a fixing pin coupled between the uppermost metal layer, where a bonding is performed, and the underlying metal layers. Peeling of the bonding pad can be prevented during the ball bonding by forming the fixing pin coupled to the edges of the bonding pad. The upper portion of the fixing pin is formed in a disk shape and a ball portion of the fixing pin is fixed by slits such that the peeling of the bonding pad can be further prevented.01-15-2009
20090321929Standing chip scale package - A standing chip scale package is disclosed. The standing chip scale package provides electrical connection to bumped device contacts on both sides of the chip. The package is coupleable to a printed circuit board in a standing configuration such that front and back sides of the bumped chip are substantially perpendicular to a mounting surface. A process of fabricating the standing chip scale package is also disclosed.12-31-2009
20090152720MULTILAYER CHIP SCALE PACKAGE - A resin coated copper foil is used to fabricate a multilayer Chip Scale Package (CSP). A CSP package base has a first electrical routing layer. A resin coated copper foil is hot pressed onto the CSP package base and then patterned to form a second electrical routing layer. Conductive vias are then formed between the electrical routing layers. An Organic Solder Preservative (OSP) is used a surface finish for solder balls of the CSP.06-18-2009
20090039509SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A semiconductor device is provided which can prevent contacts between thin metal wires for electrically connecting the electrodes of a substrate with the electrodes of a semiconductor element. The semiconductor device of the present invention includes metal protrusions formed on the electrodes of the semiconductor element, the metal protrusions having lower hardness than the hardness of the thin metal wires. The metal protrusions are bonded to the thin metal wires.02-12-2009
20090039508LARGER THAN DIE SIZE WAFER-LEVEL REDISTRIBUTION PACKAGING PROCESS - Methods, systems, and apparatuses for integrated circuit packages, and processes for forming the same, are provided. In one example, an integrated circuit (IC) package includes an integrated circuit die, a layer of insulating material, a redistribution interconnect on the layer of insulating material, and a ball interconnect. The integrated circuit die has a plurality of terminals on a first surface. The insulating material covers the first surface of the die and fills a space adjacent to one or more sides of the die. The redistribution interconnect has a first portion coupled to a terminal of the die through the first layer, and a second portion that extends away from the first portion over the insulating material filling the space adjacent to the die. The ball interconnect is coupled to the second portion of the redistribution interconnect.02-12-2009
20080308932SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE STRUCTURES - A semiconductor structure includes a plurality of solder structures between a first substrate and a second substrate. A first encapsulation material is substantially around a first one of the solder structures and a second encapsulation material is substantially around a second one of the solder structures. The first one and the second one of the solder structures are near to each other and a gap is between the first encapsulation material and the second encapsulation material.12-18-2008
20090115058Back End Integrated WLCSP Structure without Aluminum Pads - An integrated circuit structure includes a passivation layer; a via opening in the passivation layer; a copper-containing via in the via opening; a polymer layer over the passivation layer, wherein the polymer layer comprises an aperture, and wherein the copper-containing via is exposed through the aperture; a post-passivation interconnect (PPI) line over the polymer layer, wherein the PPI line extends into the aperture and physically contacts the copper-via opening; and an under-bump metallurgy (UBM) over and electrically connected to the PPI line.05-07-2009
20090072397REDISTRIBUTION LAYER FOR WAFER-LEVEL CHIP SCALE PACKAGE AND METHOD THEREFOR - In an example embodiment, there is a method for packaging an integrated circuit device (IC) having a circuit pattern (03-19-2009
20080296765Semiconductor element and method of manufacturing the same - A semiconductor element (12-04-2008
20090108447SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE HAVING A FINE PITCH BONDPAD - A semiconductor device is provided, including a semiconductor chip having fine pitch bond pads, dummy bond pads, and ball bonds formed on the semiconductor chip, and electrically connected to circuits of the semiconductor chip, where the width of each fine pitch bond pad is less than the diameter of each ball bond. The dummy bond pads are formed between adjacent bond pads and have a plurality of lands not connected to each other. The ball bonds may be connected to the bond pads in a zigzag configuration and are partially connected to the dummy bond pads. Accordingly, the pitch between bond pads is reduced while preventing short circuits between adjacent ball bonds.04-30-2009
20110101526Copper Bump Joint Structures with Improved Crack Resistance - An integrated circuit structure includes a first work piece and a second work piece. The first work piece includes a semiconductor substrate, and a copper bump over the semiconductor substrate. The second work piece includes a bond pad. A solder is between and adjoining the first work piece and the second work piece, wherein the solder electrically connects the copper bump to the bond pad. The solder includes palladium.05-05-2011
20110101527MECHANISMS FOR FORMING COPPER PILLAR BUMPS - The mechanism of forming a metal bump structure described above resolves the delamination issues between a conductive layer on a substrate and a metal bump connected to the conductive layer. The conductive layer can be a metal pad, a post passivation interconnect (PPI) layer, or a top metal layer. By performing an in-situ deposition of a protective conductive layer over the conductive layer (or base conductive layer), the under bump metallurgy (UBM) layer of the metal bump adheres better to the conductive layer and reduces the occurrence of interfacial delamination. In some embodiments, a copper diffusion barrier sub-layer in the UBM layer can be removed. In some other embodiments, the UBM layer is not needed if the metal bump is deposited by a non-plating process and the metal bump is not made of copper.05-05-2011
20110101525SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE WITH TRENCH-LIKE FEED-THROUGHS - A semiconductor device (e.g., a flip chip) includes a substrate layer that is separated from a drain contact by an intervening layer. Trench-like feed-through elements that pass through the intervening layer are used to electrically connect the drain contact and the substrate layer when the device is operated.05-05-2011
20090032948SEMICONDUCTOR CHIP PACKAGE AND METHOD FOR DESIGNING THE SAME - A semiconductor chip package is disclosed. The semiconductor chip package comprises a package substrate having a bottom surface. At least four adjacent ball pads are on the bottom surface, arranged in a first two-row array along a first direction and a second direction. At least four vias are drilled through the package substrate, arranged in a second two-row array, wherein each of the vias in a row of the second two-row array is offset by a first distance along the first direction and a second distance along the second direction from the connecting ball pads in a row of the first two-row array, and each of the vias in the other adjacent row of the second two-row array is offset by the first distance along an opposite direction to the first direction and the second distance along the second direction from the connecting ball pads in the other adjacent row of the first two-row array.02-05-2009
20100295180WIRE BONDING STRUCTURE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - The present invention relates to a wire bonding structure, and more particularly to a manufacturing method for said wire bonding structure. The wire bonding structure comprises a die that connects with a lead via a bonding wire. At least one bond pad is positioned on an active surface of the die, and a gold bump is provided on the bond pad; furthermore, a ball bond can be positioned upon the gold bump. The bond pad and the gold bump can separate the ball bond and the die, which can avoid damaging the die during the bonding process.11-25-2010
20110127670CHIP PACKAGE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - A chip package includes a substrate having an upper and a lower surface and including: at least a first contact pad; a non-optical sensor chip disposed overlying the upper surface, wherein the non-optical sensor chip includes at least a second contact pad and has a first length; a protective cap disposed overlying the non-optical sensor chip, wherein the protective cap has a second length, an extending direction of the second length is substantially parallel to that of the first length, and the second length is shorter than the first length; an IC chip disposed overlying the protective cap, wherein the IC chip includes at least a third contact pad and has a third length, and an extending direction of the third length is substantially parallel to that of the first length; and bonding wires forming electrical connections between the substrate, the non-optical sensor chip, and the IC chip.06-02-2011
20100301477Silicon-Based Thin Substrate and Packaging Schemes - A silicon-based thin package substrate is used for packaging semiconductor chips. The silicon-based thin package substrate preferably has a thickness of less than about 200 μm. A plurality of traces are formed in the silicon-based thin package substrate, connecting BGA balls and solder bumps. A semiconductor chip may be mounted on the solder bumps. The silicon-based thin package substrate may be used as a carrier of semiconductor chips.12-02-2010
20090079070Semiconductor Package with Passivation Island for Reducing Stress on Solder Bumps - A flip chip style semiconductor package has a substrate with a plurality of active devices formed thereon. A contact pad is formed on the substrate. An under bump metallization (UBM) layer is in electrical contact with the contact pad. A passivation layer is formed over the substrate. In one case, the UBM layer is disposed above the passivation layer. Alternatively, the passivation layer is disposed above the UBM layer. A portion of the passivation layer is removed to create a passivation island. The passivation island is centered with respect to the contact pad with its top surface devoid of the UBM layer. A solder bump is formed over the passivation island in electrical contact with the UBM layer. The passivation island forms a void in the solder bump for stress relief. The UBM layer may include a redistribution layer such that the passivation island is offset from the contact pad.03-26-2009
20110121454STACK SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A stack semiconductor package includes a first insulation member having engagement projections and a second insulation member formed having engagement grooves into which the engagement projections are to be engaged. First conductive members are disposed in the first insulation member and have portions which are exposed on the engagement projections. Second conductive members are disposed in the second insulation member in such a way as to face the first conductive members and have portions which are exposed in the engagement grooves. A first semiconductor chip is disposed within the first insulation member and is electrically connected to the first conductive members. A second semiconductor chip is disposed in the second insulation member and is electrically connected to the second conductive members.05-26-2011
20110108984CIRCUIT BOARD AND CHIP PACKAGE STRUCTURE - A circuit board includes a substrate that has a top surface and a base surface opposite to each other, at least a top pad disposed on the top surface, a top solder resist layer disposed on the top surface and covering a portion of the top pad, and a pre-bump disposed on the top pad. The top solder resist layer has a first opening exposing a portion of the top pad. The pre-bump is located in the first opening and has a protrusion protruding from the top solder resist layer. A maximum width of the protrusion is less than or equal to a width of the top pad. A chip package structure having the circuit board is also provided.05-12-2011
20090184420Post bump and method of forming the same - A post bump and a method of forming the post bump are disclosed. The method of forming the post bump can include: forming a resist layer, in which an aperture is formed in correspondence to a position of an electrode pad, over a substrate, on which the electrode pad is formed; forming a metal post by filling a part of the aperture with a metallic material; filling a remaining part of the aperture with solder; reflowing the solder by applying heat; and removing the resist layer. This method can be utilized to prevent deviations in the plated solder and prevent the unnecessary flowing of the solder over the sides of the metal post during reflowing, so that the amount of solder used can be minimized.07-23-2009
20100181668Semiconductor Device and Electronic Apparatus Equipped with the Semiconductor Device - A semiconductor device comprises an IC chip body and a package substrate that has thereon many external electrodes arranged in a two-dimensional grid configuration. Groups of signal lines that are likely to emit noise (noisy signal lines) are separated and spaced apart from groups of signal lines that are susceptible to noise (noise susceptible signal lines). Each of the noisy signal lines and noise susceptible signal lines is connected to an associated member of an associated IC pad group separated and spaced apart from other IC pad groups. Further, each of the noisy signal lines and noise susceptible signal lines is connected to an associated member of an associated external electrode group selected from the multiplicity of external electrodes arranged in a two-dimensional grid configuration on the package substrate. Thus, groups of potentially interfering signal lines are mutually separated and spaced apart from one another, thereby suppressing the noise.07-22-2010
20090065937STRUCTURE OF HIGH PERFORMANCE COMBO CHIP AND PROCESSING METHOD - A method for fabricating a chip package is achieved. A seed layer is formed over a silicon wafer. A photoresist layer is formed on the seed layer, an opening in the photoresist layer exposing the seed layer. A first solder bump is formed on the seed layer exposed by the opening. The photoresist layer is removed. The seed layer not under the first solder bump is removed. A second solder bump on a chip is joined to the first solder bump.03-12-2009
20110024906SEMICONDUCTOR CHIP PACKAGE, SEMICONDUCTOR CHIP ASSEMBLY, AND METHOD FOR FABRICATING A DEVICE - A method for fabricating a device, a semiconductor chip package, and a semiconductor chip assembly is disclosed. One embodiment includes applying at least one semiconductor chip on a first form element. At least one element is applied on a second form element. A material is applied on the at least one semiconductor chip and on the at least one element.02-03-2011
20110031620METHOD OF THINNING A SEMICONDUCTOR SUBSTRATE - A C4 grind tape and a laser-ablative adhesive layer are formed on a front side of a semiconductor substrate. A carrier substrate is thereafter attached to the laser-ablative adhesive layer. The back side of the semiconductor substrate is thinned by polishing or grinding, during which the carrier substrate provides mechanical support to enable thinning of the semiconductor substrate to a thickness of about 25 μm. A film frame tape is attached to the back side of the thinned semiconductor substrate and the laser-ablative adhesive layer is ablated by laser, thereby dissociating the carrier substrate from the back side of the C4 grind tape. The assembly of the film frame tape, the thinned semiconductor substrate, and the C4 grind tape is diced. The C4 grind tape is irradiated by ultraviolet light to become less adhesive, and is subsequently removed.02-10-2011
20110031618Bond Pad Design for Reducing the Effect of Package Stress - An integrated circuit structure includes a semiconductor substrate, and an active device formed at a front surface of the semiconductor substrate. A bond pad is over the front surface of the semiconductor substrate. The bond pad has a first dimension in a first direction parallel to the front surface of the semiconductor substrate. A bump ball is over the bond pad, wherein the bump ball has a diameter in the first direction, and wherein an enclosure of the first dimension and the diameter is greater than about −1 μm.02-10-2011
20110042810STACKED PACKAGING IMPROVEMENTS - A plurality of microelectronic assemblies are made by severing an in-process unit including an upper substrate and lower substrate with microelectronic elements disposed between the substrates. In a further embodiment, a lead frame is joined to a substrate so that the leads project from this substrate. Lead frame is joined to a further substrate with one or more microelectronic elements disposed between the substrates.02-24-2011
20110042809SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE WITH PAD PARTS ELECTRICALLY CONNECTED TO BONDING PADS THROUGH RE-DISTRIBUTION LAYERS - The semiconductor package includes: a semiconductor chip module having multiple adjacently arranged or integrally formed semiconductor chips each with a bonding pad group and a connection member electrically connecting each of the bonding pads included in the first bonding pad group to the corresponding bonding pad in the second bonding pad group. In the present invention pad parts can be formed on the outside of the semiconductor chip module to conform with the standards of JEDEC. These pad parts are then connected to the semiconductor chips bonding pads through re-distribution layers. The pad parts of the semiconductor package can then conform to the JEDEC standards even while having a semiconductor chip with bonding pads smaller than the standards.02-24-2011
20110241204Semiconductor device - A semiconductor device includes an electrode pad provided on a semiconductor chip, in which the electrode pad includes aluminum (Al) as a major constituent and further including copper (Cu), a coupling ball primarily including Cu, the coupling ball is coupled to the electrode pad such that a plurality of layers of Cu and Al alloys are formed at a junction between the electrode pad and the coupling ball, and an encapsulating resin including a halogen of less than or equal to 1000 ppm, the encapsulating resin covering at least the electrode pad and the junction between the electrode pad and the coupling ball. A dimensional area of the plurality of layers of Cu and Al alloys is equal to or larger than 50% of a dimensional area of the junction between the electrode pad and the coupling ball. The plurality of layers of Cu and Al alloys includes a CuAl10-06-2011
20100171217THROUGH-WAFER INTERCONNECTS FOR PHOTOIMAGER AND MEMORY WAFERS - A through-wafer interconnect for imager, memory and other integrated circuit applications is disclosed, thereby eliminating the need for wire bonding, making devices incorporating such interconnects stackable and enabling wafer level packaging for imager devices. Further, a smaller and more reliable die package is achieved and circuit parasitics (e.g., L and R) are reduced due to the reduced signal path lengths.07-08-2010
20100148365GRID ARRAY CONNECTION DEVICE AND METHOD - A method and device for input/output connections is provided. Devices and methods for connection structure are shown with improved mechanical properties such as hardness and abrasion resistance. Land grid array structures are provided that are less expensive to manufacture due to reductions in material cost such as gold. Ball grid array structures are provided with improved resistance to corrosion during fabrication. Ball grid array structures are also provided with improved mechanical properties resulting in improved shock testing results.06-17-2010
20090032947SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING - A semiconductor device has a semiconductor die having at least one bond pad formed on a first surface thereof. A substrate has at least one bond finger formed on a first surface thereof. A second surface of the semiconductor die is attached to the first surface of the substrate. A conductive wire connects the bond pad of the semiconductor die and the bond finger of the substrate wherein at least one end of the conductive wire has a stack bump. An encapsulant is provided to encapsulate the semiconductor die and the conductive wire.02-05-2009
20090321928FLIP CHIP ASSEMBLY PROCESS FOR ULTRA THIN SUBSTRATE AND PACKAGE ON PACKAGE ASSEMBLY - In some embodiments, selective electroless plating for electronic substrates is presented. In this regard, a method is introduced including receiving a coreless substrate strip, attaching solder balls to a backside of the coreless substrate strip, and forming a backside stiffening mold amongst the solder balls. Other embodiments are also disclosed and claimed.12-31-2009
20110127671SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - There is provided a semiconductor device which makes equalization of wirings between address system chips easy and reduce the influence of crosstalk noise and capacitive coupling noise among data system wirings for connecting the chips. There are mounted, on a module board, a plurality of stacked memory chips which a data processor chip simultaneously accesses. Address system bonding pads to which a plurality of memory chips correspond are commonly coupled by a wire to a bonding lead at one end of the module board wiring whose other end is coupled by a wire to an address system bonding pads of the data processor. Data system bonding pads of the data processor chip are individually coupled to data system bonding pads of the memory chip. With respect to an arrangement of the plurality of data system bonding pads of the data processor chip, an arrangement of the data system bonding pads to which the memory chip, coupled by the data system wiring, corresponds is made such that memory chips are disposed in an alternating sequence.06-02-2011
20100252926Semiconductor Element, Method for Manufacturing the Same, and Mounting Structure Having the Semiconductor Element Mounted Thereon - A semiconductor element that is excellent in both mechanical reliability and electrical reliability and a mounting structure for the semiconductor element are provided.10-07-2010
20110241206SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A semiconductor device is provided by the present invention. The semiconductor device includes a first semiconductor die comprising at least a first bond pad; and a second semiconductor die comprising at least a second bond pad with voltage level equivalent to the first bond pad of the first semiconductor die; wherein the first bond pad of the first semiconductor die is electrically connected to the second bond pad of the second semiconductor die via at least a bond wire. The semiconductor device of the present invention is capable of solving the IR drop of the semiconductor die with low cost.10-06-2011
20110241205SEMICONDUCTOR WITH THROUGH-SUBSTRATE INTERCONNECT - Semiconductor devices are described that have a metal interconnect extending vertically through a portion of the device to the back side of a semiconductor substrate. A top region of the metal interconnect is located vertically below a horizontal plane containing a metal routing layer. Method of fabricating the semiconductor device can include etching a via into a semiconductor substrate, filling the via with a metal material, forming a metal routing layer subsequent to filling the via, and removing a portion of a bottom of the semiconductor substrate to expose a bottom region of the metal filled via.10-06-2011
20110210443SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE HAVING BUCKET-SHAPED UNDER-BUMP METALLIZATION AND METHOD OF FORMING SAME - An embodiment of a method of forming a semiconductor device that includes a substrate having an active layer and interconnect formed on the active layer is described. The method includes: forming a dielectric layer above the interconnect having a tapered via exposing at least a portion of a first metal layer; forming an under-bump metallization (UBM) layer over the tapered via and the first metal layer to form a UBM bucket; and forming a dielectric cap layer over the dielectric layer and a portion of the UBM layer. The UBM bucket is configured to support a solder ball and can advantageously block all alpha particles emitted by the solder ball having a relevant angle of incidence from reaching the active semiconductor regions of the IC. Thus, soft errors, such as single event upsets in memory cells, are reduced or eliminated.09-01-2011
20110084389Semiconductor Device - The present invention relates to a semiconductor device. The semiconductor device includes a substrate and a chip. The chip is electrically connected to the substrate. The chip includes a chip body, at least one chip pad, a first passivation, an under ball metal layer and at least one metal pillar structure. The chip pad is disposed adjacent to an active surface of the chip body. The first passivation is disposed adjacent to the active surface, and exposes part of the chip pad. The under ball metal layer is disposed adjacent to the chip pad. The metal pillar structure contacts the under ball metal layer to form a first contact surface having a first diameter. The metal pillar structure is electrically connected to a substrate pad of the substrate to form a second contact surface having a second diameter. The ratio of the first diameter to the second diameter is between 0.7 and 1.0. As a result, the first contact surface and the second contact surface have an equivalent bonding force, which prevents the metal pillar structure from cracking due to a shear stress. Thus, the structure strength of the semiconductor device is enhanced and the semiconductor device can pass the reliability test.04-14-2011
20090218689FLIP CHIP SEMICONDUCTOR ASSEMBLY WITH VARIABLE VOLUME SOLDER BUMPS - A method of manufacturing a semiconductor chip is disclosed. A die having a plurality of die-pads is attached to a substrate in a semiconductor package which includes a plurality of substrate-pads. The method involves forming conductive column bumps of differing volumes extending from the die-pads; attaching each of the column bumps to a corresponding substrate-pad to form a subassembly; and reflowing the subassembly so that the column bumps form robust electrical and mechanical connections between the die pads and the substrate pads.09-03-2009
20100044862METHOD OF FORMING COLLAPSE CHIP CONNECTION BUMPS ON A SEMICONDUCTOR SUBSTRATE - A method of forming collapse chip connection bumps on a semiconductor substrate is provided. The method includes providing a semiconductor substrate having a plurality of bump vias on a top surface of the semiconductor substrate and electroplating the plurality of bump vias to form a plurality of via pads on the top surface of the semiconductor substrate. The method also includes disposing a plurality of solder microballs on the top surface of the semiconductor substrate, wherein each solder microball is placed on a corresponding via pad on the semiconductor substrate and reflowing the plurality of solder microballs to form the collapse chip connection bumps on the semiconductor substrate.02-25-2010
20090309219INJECTION MOLDED SOLDER BALL METHOD - Methods for making solder balls, which can be used to bump semiconductor wafers are disclosed. Methods for bumping semiconductor wafers with the solder balls are also disclosed. The solder balls can be made using an injection molded soldering (IMS) process.12-17-2009
20100013094SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A semiconductor package and a method of manufacturing the semiconductor package. The semiconductor package include a substrate including a plurality of pads and a plurality of bumps evenly disposed on an entire region of the substrate regardless of an arrangement of the plurality of pads. According to the present invention, a simplification of a process can be accomplished, a cost of a process can be reduced, reliability can be improved and an under-filling can become easy.01-21-2010
20100038781INTEGRATED CIRCUIT PACKAGING SYSTEM HAVING A CAVITY - An integrated circuit packaging system includes: attaching a carrier, having a carrier top side and a carrier bottom side, and an interconnect without an active device attached to the carrier bottom side; and forming a first encapsulation, having a cavity, around the interconnect over the carrier top side with the interconnect partially exposed from the first encapsulation and with the carrier top side partially exposed with the cavity.02-18-2010
20090032946INTEGRATED CIRCUIT - Integrated circuits and methods for making integrated circuits having a base layer, a side substrate, a circuit substrate and a connection. A bottom face of the base layer is disposed on the side substrate. The side substrate includes a first contact field, at least a second contact field, and a signal line. The first contact field is arranged on the bottom face in an area of an opening of the base layer, the second contact field is arranged on another face of the side substrate, and the signal line connects the first contact field to the second contact field. The circuit substrate is disposed on the base layer and alongside the side substrate. The connection connects the circuit substrate to the second contact field of the side substrate.02-05-2009
20100072618Semiconductor Device and Method of Forming a Wafer Level Package with Bump Interconnection - A semiconductor device is made by providing a metal substrate for supporting the semiconductor device. Solder bumps are connected to the substrate. In one embodiment, a conductive material is deposited over the substrate and is reflowed to form the solder bumps. A semiconductor die is mounted to the substrate using a die attach adhesive. The semiconductor die has a plurality of contact pads formed over a surface of the semiconductor die. An encapsulant material is deposited over the solder bumps and the semiconductor die. The encapsulant is etched to expose the contact pads of the semiconductor die. A first redistribution layer (RDL) is formed over the encapsulant to connect each contact pad of the semiconductor die to one of the solder bumps. The substrate is removed to expose the die attach adhesive and a bottom surface of the solder bumps.03-25-2010
20120241957MICROELECTRONIC DIE PACKAGES WITH METAL LEADS, INCLUDING METAL LEADS FOR STACKED DIE PACKAGES, AND ASSOCIATED SYSTEMS AND METHODS - Microelectronic die packages, stacked systems of die packages, and methods of manufacturing them are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a system of stacked packages includes a first die package having a bottom side, a first dielectric casing, and first metal leads; a second die package having a top side attached to the bottom side of the first package, a dielectric casing with a lateral side, and second metal leads aligned with and projecting towards the first metal leads and including an exterior surface and an interior surface region that generally faces the lateral side; and metal solder connectors coupling individual first leads to individual second leads. In a further embodiment, the individual second leads have an “L” shape and physically contact corresponding individual first leads. In another embodiment, the individual second leads have a “C” shape and include a tiered portion that projects towards the lateral side of the second casing.09-27-2012
20100059886Carrier structure of SoC with custom interface - The present invention discloses a carrier structure of a System-on-Chip (SoC) with a custom interface. The carrier structure includes a substrate, at least one common die, at least one custom interface and a molding compound. The common die and the custom interface are disposed on the substrate. The molding compound is used to package the common die which electrically connects to the substrate and the custom interface respectively. The carrier structure which includes the common die can form a complete SoC by connecting to an expansive die through the custom interface. The carrier structure with the common die which can be tested and certified in advance allows reducing and simplifying the developing procedures of the SoC.03-11-2010
20100059884LEADLESS SEMICONDUCTOR CHIP CARRIER SYSTEM - A semiconductor package system includes: providing a semiconductor die with bonding pad on the semiconductor die; attaching the semiconductor die to an intermediate layer; attaching one end of a bonding wire to the bonding pad; forming a bonding ball at the other end of the bonding wire, the bonding ball being fully or partially embedded in the intermediate layer; encapsulating the semiconductor die, the bonding pad, the bonding wire, and a portion of the bonding ball with a mold compound; removing the intermediate layer, resulting in the bonding ball protruding from the exposed mold compound bottom surface; and conditioning the bonding ball03-11-2010
20100059885INTEGRATED CIRCUIT PACKAGE SYSTEM WITH REDISTRIBUTION LAYER - An integrated circuit package system includes: providing a base device; attaching a base interconnect to the base device; applying an encapsulant over the base device and the base interconnect; and forming a re-routing film over the encapsulant, the base device, and the base interconnect for connectivity without a substrate.03-11-2010
20110175223Stacked Semiconductor Components Having Conductive Interconnects - A stacked semiconductor component includes a semiconductor substrate having a substrate contact, a substrate opening extending to an inner surface of the substrate contact, and a conductive interconnect comprising a wire in the substrate opening having a wire bonded connection with the inner surface of the substrate contact. The stacked semiconductor component also includes a second substrate stacked on the semiconductor substrate having a contact bonded to the conductive interconnect on the semiconductor substrate. The second substrate can also include conductive interconnects in the form of wire bonded wires, and the stacked semiconductor substrate can include a third semiconductor substrate stacked on the second substrate.07-21-2011
20120199974Silicon-Based Thin Substrate and Packaging Schemes - A silicon-based thin package substrate is used for packaging semiconductor chips. The silicon-based thin package substrate preferably has a thickness of less than about 200 μm. A plurality of traces is formed in the silicon-based thin package substrate, connecting BGA balls and solder bumps. A semiconductor chip may be mounted on the solder bumps. The silicon-based thin package substrate may be used as a carrier of semiconductor chips.08-09-2012
20120199973INTERCHANGEABLE CONNECTION ARRAYS FOR DOUBLE-SIDED DIMM PLACEMENT - A memory module has an array of connections. The array of connections is arranged in rows and columns such that there are first and second outer columns. Connections in the first and second outer columns can be interchanged to optimize double-side module placement on a substrate. Other embodiments are also disclosed and claimed.08-09-2012
20110074029FLIP-CHIP PACKAGE COVERED WITH TAPE - A manufacturing method of a semiconductor device includes arranging a melted resin on a substrate, arranging a semiconductor chip on the melted resin, pressing the semiconductor chip and flip-chip mounting the semiconductor chip on the substrate, and hardening the melted resin with the melted resin being subjected to a fluid pressure and forming a resin portion.03-31-2011
20090250814Flip Chip Interconnection Structure Having Void-Free Fine Pitch and Method Thereof - A semiconductor device is made by providing a semiconductor die having a contact pad, forming a circular solder bump on the contact pad, providing a substrate having a trace line, disposing a non-circular solder resist opening over the trace line, placing the solder bump in proximity to the trace line, and reflowing the circular solder bump to metallurgically connect the circular solder bump to the trace line. The circular solder bump contacts less than an entire perimeter of the non-circular solder resist opening which creates one or more vents in areas where the circular solder bump is discontinuous with the non-circular solder resist opening. The non-circular solder resist opening can be a rectangle, triangle, ellipse, oval, star, and tear-drop. An underfill material is deposited under the first substrate. The underfill material penetrates through the vents to fill an area under the solder bump.10-08-2009
20090026615SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE HAVING EXTERNAL CONNECTION TERMINALS AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - In one embodiment, a semiconductor device has a semiconductor element made up of a semiconductor chip, first solder balls provided on the semiconductor chip and a BGA substrate on which the semiconductor chip is mounted via the first solder balls. Furthermore, the semiconductor device has external terminals on a surface of the BGA substrate opposing to a surface on which the semiconductor chip is mounted. The external terminals include oxide films provided with through holes.01-29-2009
20090026612SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE HAVING AN IMPROVED CONNECTION STRUCTURE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A semiconductor package having an improved connection structure and a method for manufacturing the same is described. The semiconductor package includes a substrate having a substrate body, connection pads that are located on one surface of the substrate body, and ball lands that are located on the other surface of the substrate body opposite the one surface. The ball lands are electrically connected to the connection pads. A semiconductor chip having bumps that are formed to correspond to the connection pads is connected to the substrate. An anisotropic conductive member having an insulation element is interposed between the substrate and the semiconductor chip to connect the substrate and the semiconductor chip. Electrically flowable conductive particles within the insulation element flow in the insulation element according to applied electric fields so as to arrange the electrically flowable conductive particles between the connection pads and the bumps.01-29-2009
20110147931LEAD FRAME LAND GRID ARRAY WITH ROUTING CONNECTOR TRACE UNDER UNIT - A package includes a first plated area, a second plated area, a die attached to the first plated area, and a bond coupling the die to the second plated area. The package further includes a molding encapsulating the die, the bond, and the top surfaces of the first and second plated areas, such that the bottom surfaces of the first and second plated areas are exposed exterior to the package. Additional embodiments include a method of making the package.06-23-2011
20100301476STACKED PACKAGE AND METHOD FOR FORMING STACKED PACKAGE - A semiconductor chip module including a plurality of semiconductor chips, each provided on the side face thereof with a part of connection terminals coupled with a circuit pattern formed on the front face, the chips being stacked and bonded. The stacked element in the lowermost layer is a semiconductor chip or an interposer dedicated for attachment to an external attachment board, and having a plurality of electrode elements (e.g., solder balls) arranged on a face on the attachment side, with each electrode element connected to any one of the connection terminals by a circuit pattern. Connection terminal portions on the side faces of the respective semiconductor chips and the stacked element in the lowermost layer are interconnected by a wiring pattern extending over the side faces.12-02-2010
20100295179BGA SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE HAVING A DUMMY BUMP - A BGA semiconductor device includes a semiconductor package and a mounting board mounting thereon the semiconductor package, wherein an array of signal electrodes of the semiconductor package and an array of signal electrodes of the mounting board are coupled together via signal bumps. The BGA semiconductor device also includes a dummy bump, which reinforces the bending strength of the BGA semiconductor device and is broken by a shearing force caused by thermal expansion to alleviate the stress for the signal bumps.11-25-2010
20100264542DYNAMIC PAD SIZE TO REDUCE SOLDER FATIGUE - A semiconductor device is provided which comprises a substrate (10-21-2010
20100038780UNDERFILL FLOW GUIDE STRUCTURES AND METHOD OF USING SAME - Underfill flow guide structures and methods of using the same are provided with a module. In particular the underfill flow guide structures are integrated with a substrate and are configured to prevent air entrapment from occurring during capillary underfill processes.02-18-2010
20090001573Structure and method for wire bond integrity check on BGA substrates using indirect electrical interconnectivity pathway between wire bonds and ground - An invention providing improvement in integrity testing of wire bonds between an IC die and a BGA substrate.01-01-2009
20110147930Semiconductor Component of Semiconductor Chip Size with Flip-Chip-Like External Contacts - A semiconductor component and a method for its production in semiconductor chip size, can have a semiconductor chip, which has external contacts of the semiconductor component that are arranged in the manner of a flip-chip on its active upper side. The semiconductor chip can be encapsulated by a plastic compound at least on its rear side and its side edges. The outer contacts, which can be arranged on external contact connecting areas, can project from the active upper side.06-23-2011
20110147928MICROELECTRONIC ASSEMBLY WITH BOND ELEMENTS HAVING LOWERED INDUCTANCE - Microelectronic assemblies can have multiple conductive bond elements, e.g., bond wires, or a lead bond and a bond wire, extending between a pair of a substrate contact and a chip contact. E.g., a first bond wire can have ends joined to the contacts of the chip and substrate. A second bond wire can be joined to the ends of the first bond wire so that the second bond wire does not touch either the chip contact or the substrate contact to which the first bond wire is joined. In one example, a bond wire has a looped connection with first and second ends joined at a first contact and a middle portion joined to a second contact. In one example, first and second bond elements, e.g., bond wires or lead bonds can connect first and second pairs of a substrate contact with a chip contact. A third bond element, e.g., a bond wire or bond ribbon, can be joined to ends of the first and second bond elements.06-23-2011
20090166863Semiconductor device and method of manufacturing the same - A semiconductor-device manufacturing method includes: forming terminals on a wafer and across each of dicing lines along which the wafer is cut into a plurality of semiconductor chips; preparing a plurality of pre-cut substrates each including a substrate body capable of being cut along corresponding one of cutting lines into a pair of same structured substrate pieces, connection pads provided on a top surface of the substrate body, and external terminals formed on a bottom surface of the substrate body and connected to the connection pads; mounting the pre-cut substrates onto the wafer while the cutting lines of the pre-cut substrates match the dicing lines; and simultaneously dicing the wafer and the pre-cut substrates along the dicing lines matching the cutting lines.07-02-2009
20080303150High-Density Fine Line Structure And Method Of Manufacturing The Same - A high-density fine line circuit structure mainly includes: a first semiconductor device, an insulated layer on the same surface, an outer circuit layer above the first semiconductor device, and a solder mask formed on the outer circuit layer. The surface which is not covered by the solder mask can be made to be a pad, and electrically connected with a second semiconductor device. The fine line circuit layer, which is exposed, is to be a tin ball pad where a tin ball is filled. Electroplating rather than the etching method is used for forming the fine line circuit layer, and a carrier and a metal barrier layer, which are needed during or at the end of the manufacturing process, are removed to increase the wiring density for realizing the object of high-density.12-11-2008
20100244246ELECTRONIC COMPONENT WITH MECHANICALLY DECOUPLED BALL CONNECTIONS - An electronic component including at least one chip and/or one support, the chip configured to be transferred onto the support and linked, at a level of at least one connection site of the chip, formed by at least one portion of a layer of the chip, to at least one connection site of the support formed by at least one portion of a layer of the support, by at least one ball, the chip and/or the support including a mechanism for mechanical decoupling of the connection site of the chip and/or of the support with respect to the chip and/or to the support, which mechanism includes at least one cavity made in the layer of the chip and/or of the support, under the connection site of the chip and/or of the support, and at least one trench, made in the layer of the chip and/or of the support, communicating with the cavity.09-30-2010
20080303152Contact pad and method of forming a contact pad for an integrated circuit - A contact pad in an integrated circuit is disclosed. The contact pad comprises a flat portion comprising a base of the contact pad; a plurality of projections extending from and substantially perpendicular to the flat portion; and a solder ball attached to the projections and the flat portion. A method of forming a contact pad is also disclosed.12-11-2008
20090039510SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - A semiconductor device includes a semiconductor construct constructed by a semiconductor substrate and a plurality of external connection electrodes provided under the semiconductor substrate. A lower insulating film is provided under and outside the semiconductor construct. A sealing film is provided on the lower insulating film to cover a periphery of the semiconductor construct. A plurality of lower wiring lines are provided under the lower insulating film and connected to the external connection electrodes of the semiconductor construct, respectively.02-12-2009
20080308934SOLDER BUMP INTERCONNECT FOR IMPROVED MECHANICAL AND THERMO-MECHANICAL PERFORMANCE - An apparatus and method for a semiconductor package including a bump on input-output (IO) structure are disclosed involving a device pad, an under bump metal pad (UBM), a polymer, and a passivation layer. The shortest distance from the center of the device pad to its outer edge, and the shortest distance from the center of the UBM to its outer edge are in a ratio from 0.5:1 to 0.95:1. Also, the shortest distance from the center of the polymer to its outer edge, and the shortest distance from the center of the UBM to its outer edge are in a ratio from 0.35:1 to 0.85:1. Additionally, the shortest distance from the center of the passivation layer to its outer edge, and the shortest distance from the center of the UBM to its outer edge are in a ratio from 0.35:1 to 0.80:1.12-18-2008
20120241955CHIP SCALE PACKAGE ASSEMBLY IN RECONSTITUTION PANEL PROCESS FORMAT - Methods, systems, and apparatuses are described for the assembly of integrated circuit (IC) packages. A substrate panel is formed that includes a plurality of substrates. The substrate panel is singulated to separate the plurality of substrates. At least a subset of the separated substrates is attached to a surface of a carrier. One or more dies are attached to each of the substrates on the carrier. The dies and the substrates are encapsulated on the carrier with a molding compound. The carrier is detached from the encapsulated dies and substrates to form a molded assembly that includes the molding compound encapsulating the dies and substrates. A plurality of interconnects is attached to each of the substrates at a surface of the molded assembly. The molded assembly is singulated to form a plurality of IC packages. Each IC package includes at least one of the dies and a substrate.09-27-2012
20130168859POSITIVE PHOTOSENSITIVE RESIN COMPOSITION, METHOD OF CREATING RESIST PATTERN, AND ELECTRONIC COMPONENT - The positive-type photosensitive resin composition according to the present invention comprises an alkali-soluble resin having a phenolic hydroxyl group, a compound that produces an acid by light, a thermal crosslinking agent, and a silane compound having at least one functional group selected from an epoxy group and a sulfide group.07-04-2013
20110254162High Speed, High Density, Low Power Die Interconnect System - A system for interconnecting at least two die each die having a plurality of conducting layers and dielectric layers disposed upon a substrate which may include active and passive elements. In one embodiment there is at least one interconnect coupling at least one conducting layer on a side of one die to at least one conducting layer on a side of the other die. Another interconnect embodiment is a slug having conducting and dielectric layers disposed between two or more die to interconnect between the die. Other interconnect techniques include direct coupling such as rod, ball, dual balls, bar, cylinder, bump, slug, and carbon nanotube, as well as indirect coupling such as inductive coupling, capacitive coupling, and wireless communications. The die may have features to facilitate placement of the interconnects such as dogleg cuts, grooves, notches, enlarged contact pads, tapered side edges and stepped vias.10-20-2011
20110254160TSVs with Different Sizes in Interposers for Bonding Dies - A device includes an interposer including a substrate having a top surface and a bottom surface. A plurality of through-substrate vias (TSVs) penetrates through the substrate. The plurality of TSVs includes a first TSV having a first length and a first horizontal dimension, and a second TSV having a second length different from the first length, and a second horizontal dimension different from the first horizontal dimension. An interconnect structure is formed overlying the top surface of the substrate and electrically coupled to the plurality of TSVs.10-20-2011
20110254159CONDUCTIVE FEATURE FOR SEMICONDUCTOR SUBSTRATE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURE - An embodiment of the disclosure includes a conductive feature on a semiconductor die. A substrate is provided. A bond pad is formed over the substrate. The bond pad has a first width. A polyimide layer is formed over the substrate and the bond pad. The polyimide layer has a first opening over the bond pad with a second width. A silicon-based protection layer overlies the polyimide layer. The silicon-based protection layer has a second opening over the bond pad with a third width. The first opening and the second opening form a combined opening having sidewalls to expose a portion of the bond pad. A UBM layer is formed over the sidewalls of combined opening to contact the exposed portion of the bond pad. A conductive feature overlies the UBM layer.10-20-2011
20080251917SOLDER PAD AND METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME - A solder pad structure includes a first metal layer disposed on an insulation layer, wherein the first metal layer is electrically connected with an underlying interconnection circuit layer through a conductive through hole disposed in the insulation layer. A solder resist layer having an opening exposing a central portion of the first metal layer is disposed on the insulating layer. A pillar-shaped second metal layer is disposed within the opening directly on the first metal layer. A solder ball filled into the opening is in contact with the pillar-shaped second metal layer.10-16-2008
20080251918Wire Bonds Having Pressure-Absorbing Balls - A semiconductor device with a chip having at least one metallic bond pad (10-16-2008
20080203569Semiconductor device and manufacturing method thereof - A semiconductor device comprising: a semiconductor substrate which has a plurality of connection pads on a top surface thereof; an insulating film which is provided on the semiconductor substrate and which has a plurality of openings formed at portions corresponding to the connection pads; a plurality of re-wirings each of which is provided to be connected to one of the connection pads via one of the openings of the insulating film; a re-wiring upper layer insulating film which is filled between the re-wirings on a top surface of the insulating film, and which is provided such that a top surface thereof is as high as or higher than a top surface of the re-wirings; and a plurality of columnar electrodes each of which is provided to be connected to a top surface-side connection pad section of each of the re-wirings.08-28-2008
20080203566Stress buffer layer for packaging process - A semiconductor package structure is provided. The semiconductor package structure includes a first module; a second module, wherein the first and the second modules each are selected from the group consisting essentially of a package substrate, a die and a package module; and an elastic die-attaching film having a hardness of less than about 150 MPa interposed between the first and the second modules.08-28-2008
20080203567SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE USING THE SAME - A semiconductor package includes a print substrate which has a plurality of wiring layers. The print substrate has a wiring for connect pins extending internally across the plurality of wiring layers from one surface of the print substrate; a wiring for a non connect pin insulated in the thickness direction of the plurality of wiring layers by a void formed to an intermediate wiring layer as one of the plurality of wiring layers; and a surge absorption wiring facing the wiring for the non connect pin across the void. The interval of the void between the wiring for the non connect pin and the surge absorption wiring is set smaller than the interval between a non connect pin to be disposed and a connect pin adjacent to the connect pin.08-28-2008
20110163444SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE HAVING ELASTIC SOLDER BUMP TO PREVENT DISCONNECTION - Regarding a semiconductor device, especially the present invention suppresses disconnection of the connection structure concerned in the semiconductor device which has the electric and mechanical connection structure using solder, and aims at improving connection reliability. And to achieve the above objects, the semiconductor device has the solder bump which electrically connects a semiconductor chip and a package substrate, the under-filling resin with which it filled up between the semiconductor chip and the package substrate, and a solder ball which electrically connects a package substrate with the outside, and the solder bump's elastic modulus is made lower than the elastic modulus of a solder ball.07-07-2011
20110163445Electronic Packages With Fine Particle Wetting and Non-Wetting Zones - Spreading or keep out zones may be formed in integrated circuit packages by altering the roughness of package surfaces. The surface roughness can be altered by applying or growing particles having a dimension less than 500 nanometers. Hydrophilic surfaces may be made hemi-wicking and hydrophobic surfaces may be made hemi-wicking by particles of the same general characteristics.07-07-2011
20110163443METHODS FOR WAFER-LEVEL PACKAGING OF MICROELECTRONIC DEVICES AND MICROELECTRONIC DEVICES FORMED BY SUCH METHODS - Methods for packaging microelectronic devices, microelectronic workpieces having packaged dies, and microelectronic devices re disclosed herein. One aspect of the invention is directed toward a microelectronic workpiece comprising a substrate having a device side and a backside. In one embodiment, the microelectronic workpiece further includes a plurality of dies formed on the device side of the substrate, a dielectric layer over the dies, and a plurality of bond-pads on the dielectric layer. The dies have integrated circuitry and a plurality of bond-pads electrically coupled to the integrated circuitry. The ball-pads are arranged in ball-pad arrays over corresponding dies on the substrate. The microelectronic workpiece of this embodiment further includes a protective layer over the backside of the substrate. The protective layer is formed on the backside of the substrate from a material that is in a flowable state and is then cured to a non-flowable state.07-07-2011
20100320601INTEGRATED CIRCUIT PACKAGING SYSTEM WITH THROUGH VIA DIE HAVING PEDESTAL AND RECESS AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURE THEREOF - A method of manufacture of an integrated circuit packaging system includes: providing a structure having a via filled with conductive material completely through the structure, a recess, and a pedestal portion bordering the recess; mounting a semiconductor device inside the recess in the structure; and encapsulating the structure and the semiconductor device in an encapsulation.12-23-2010
20100320603INTEGRATED CIRCUIT PACKAGE SYSTEM WITH REDISTRIBUTION LAYER AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THEREOF - A method for manufacturing an integrated circuit package system includes: providing a base device; attaching a base interconnect to the base device; applying an encapsulant over the base device and the base interconnect; and forming a re-routing film over the encapsulant, the base device, and the base interconnect for connectivity without a substrate.12-23-2010
20100320602High-Speed Memory Package - The semiconductor package includes a dielectric layer, a trace layer, a conductive layer, a die and an underfill layer. The dielectric layer has first side and an opposing dielectric layer second side. Multiple vias extend through the dielectric layer from the dielectric layer first side to the dielectric layer second side. Multiple solder balls are disposed at the dielectric layer second side. Each of the solder balls is electrically coupled to a different one of the vias. The die is electrically coupled to the solder balls. The conductive layer is disposed between the dielectric layer second side and the die. The conductive layer defines a window there through for allowing the solder balls to electrically couple to the vias without contacting the conductive layer, i.e., no physical or electrical contact. The underfill layer is formed between the die and the conductive layer, while the trace layer is formed at the dielectric layer first side. Traces of the trace layer electrically couple the vias to other solder balls.12-23-2010
20110133337AREA REDUCTION FOR SURFACE MOUNT PACKAGE CHIPS - Using side-wall conductor leads deposited on the side-walls of a base substrate to form package level conductor leads for active circuits manufactured on silicon substrate(s) stacked on the base substrate, the preferred embodiments of the present invention significantly reduces the areas of surface mount package chips. Besides area reduction, these methods also provide significant cost saving and reduction in parasitic impedance.06-09-2011
20110186998RECESSED SEMICONDUCTOR SUBSTRATES - Embodiments of the present disclosure provide an apparatus comprising a semiconductor substrate having a first surface, a second surface that is disposed opposite to the first surface, wherein at least a portion of the first surface is recessed to form a recessed region of the semiconductor substrate, and one or more vias formed in the recessed region of the semiconductor substrate to provide an electrical or thermal pathway between the first surface and the second surface of the semiconductor substrate, and a die coupled to the semiconductor substrate, the die being electrically coupled to the one or more vias formed in the recessed region of the semiconductor substrate. Other embodiments may be described and/or claimed.08-04-2011
20110186997BOARD ON CHIP PACKAGE SUBSTRATE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - A single-layer board on chip package substrate and a method of manufacturing the same are disclosed. The single-layer board on chip package substrate in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention includes an insulator, which has a window perforated therethrough, a wiring pattern, a wire bonding pad and a solder ball pad, which are embedded in one surface of the insulator, and a solder resist layer, which is formed on the one surface of the insulator such that the solder resist layer covers the wiring pattern but at least portions of the wire bonding pad and the solder ball pad are exposed.08-04-2011
20110079905Die Stacking System and Method - Die stacking systems and methods are disclosed. In an embodiment, a semiconductor device includes a passivation surface and a conductive die receiving surface located in an opening of the passivation surface. The conductive die receiving surface has a surface area that is larger than a footprint of a second die that is electrically coupled to the conductive die receiving surface.04-07-2011
20110084390Chip Design with Robust Corner Bumps - An integrated circuit structure includes a semiconductor chip, which includes a corner, a side, and a center. The semiconductor chip further includes a plurality of bump pad structures distributed on a major surface of a substrate; a first region of the substrate having formed thereon a first bump pad structure having a first number of supporting metal pads associated with it; and a second region of the substrate having formed thereon a second bump structure having a second number of supported metal pads associated with it, the second number being greater than the first number.04-14-2011
20110254161Integrated Circuit Package Having Under-Bump Metallization - An integrated circuit (IC) device uses a simple structure having X/Cu/Sn metal layers (X can be Ti or Ti/W etc.) without extra barrier layer. Thus, number of layers is reduced for a simple fabrication with good production and low cost.10-20-2011
20110024905STRUCTURE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF A CHIP SCALE PACKAGE WITH LOW FABRICATION COST, FINE PITCH AND HIGH RELIABILITY SOLDER BUMP - A new method and package is provided for the mounting of semiconductor devices that have been provided with small-pitch Input/Output interconnect bumps. Fine pitch solder bumps, consisting of pillar metal and a solder bump, are applied directly to the I/O pads of the semiconductor device, the device is then flip-chip bonded to a substrate. Dummy bumps may be provided for cases where the I/O pads of the device are arranged such that additional mechanical support for the device is required.02-03-2011
20100148363STEP CAVITY FOR ENHANCED DROP TEST PERFORMANCE IN BALL GRID ARRAY PACKAGE - A ball grid array (BGA) package includes a substrate layer having first and second sides. A semiconductor chip is attached to the first side of the substrate layer by a dielectric adhesive layer. A plurality of solder balls are attached to the second side of the substrate layer. The solder balls may be set out by rows and columns. A plurality of wires electrically connect the semiconductor chip to the solder balls. A layer of encapsulating compound is deposited over the semiconductor chip. A step cavity of a selected depth and shape is formed in the layer of encapsulating compound at or near the edge or periphery of the layer of encapsulating compound. The step cavity is separated from the solder balls by the substrate layer but spans over a plurality of selected solder balls.06-17-2010
20100148364SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A semiconductor device includes: a substrate having an external electrode formed thereon, the external electrode being capable of being electrically connected to an outside; and a semiconductor element having a surface electrode formed thereon, the surface electrode being made from an electrically conducting paste, the semiconductor element being mounted on the substrate, the external electrode being electrically connected by wire bonding to the surface electrode via a connecting member. This provides (i) a semiconductor device including: a substrate having an external electrode capable of being electrically connected to an outside; and a semiconductor element having a surface electrode made from an electrically conducting paste, the semiconductor device allowing for assured bonding reliability and a simplified means or step of connecting the surface electrode to the external electrode, and (ii) a method for producing the semiconductor device.06-17-2010
20100117229Copper-containing C4 ball-limiting metallurgy stack for enhanced reliability of packaged structures and method of making same - The invention relates to a ball-limiting metallurgy stack for an electrical device that contains at least one copper layer disposed upon a Ti adhesion metal layer. The ball-limiting metallurgy stack resists Sn migration toward the upper metallization of the device.05-13-2010
20100117228SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A semiconductor device has an element interconnection 05-13-2010
20110079903CHIP PACKAGE AND FABRICATION METHOD THEREOF - A chip package and a fabrication method thereof are provided. The chip package includes a semiconductor substrate containing a semiconductor component and a conductive pad thereon. A through hole penetrates the semiconductor substrate from a backside thereof to expose the conductive pad. A redistribution layer is below the backside of the semiconductor substrate and electrically connected to the conductive pad in the through hole. A conductive trace layer is below the redistribution layer and extended along a sidewall of the semiconductor substrate to electrically contact with an edge of the redistribution layer.04-07-2011
20110079902SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A semiconductor device has a wiring substrate provided with an external connecting terminal on a lower surface, a semiconductor chip mounted onto an upper surface of the wiring substrate, a cap-shaped heat dissipation member arranged on the upper surface of the wiring substrate so as to cover the semiconductor chip, a fixing pin for fixing the heat dissipation member onto the upper surface of the wiring substrate, and a heat transfer material sandwiched between a lower surface of the heat dissipation member just above the semiconductor chip and the upper surface of the semiconductor chip.04-07-2011
20110095426Hybrid Package - The embodiments described herein provide for a packaging configuration that provides leads or connections for a packaging substrate from opposing surfaces of a package. Through silicon vias (TSV) are provided in order to accommodate additional input/output (I/O) pins that smaller dies are supporting. Various combinations of packages are enabled through the embodiments provided.04-28-2011
20110095425Ball grid array substrate, semiconductor chip package and method of manufacturing the same - Provided is a ball grid array substrate, a semiconductor chip package, and a method of manufacturing the same. The ball grid array substrate includes an insulating layer having a first surface providing a mounting region for a semiconductor chip, a second surface opposing the first surface, and an opening connecting the second surface with the mounting region of the semiconductor chip, and a circuit pattern buried in the second surface. Since the ball grid array substrate is manufactured by a method of stacking two insulating layers, existing devices can be used, and the ball grid array substrate can be manufactured as an ultra thin plate. In addition, since the circuit pattern is buried in the insulating layer, a high-density circuit pattern can be formed.04-28-2011
20110095424SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE STRUCTURE - The semiconductor package structure includes first and second packages. The first package has at least one first semiconductor chip disposed on a first printed circuit board, and at least one first pad disposed on the at least one first semiconductor chip. The second package has at least one second pad disposed on the first package, and at least one second semiconductor chip disposed on the at least one second pad. The at least one first semiconductor chip is electrically connected to the first printed circuit board. The at least one second pad is electrically connected to the at least one second semiconductor chip. The at least one second pad faces the at least one first pad.04-28-2011
20100078813SEMICONDUCTOR MODULE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SEMICONDUCTOR MODULE - A semiconductor module includes a device mounting board and a semiconductor device mounted on the device mounting board. The device mounting board includes an insulating resin layer, a wiring layer provided on one main surface of the insulating layer, and a bump electrode which is electrically connected to the wiring layer and protruded from the wiring layer in an insulating layer side. The semiconductor device has device electrodes disposed counter to the semiconductor substrate and the bump electrodes, respectively. The surface of a metallic layer provided on the device electrode has a rugged shape, resulting in the improved adhesion between the metallic layer and the insulating resin layer.04-01-2010
20110260322"Semiconductor on semiconductor substrate multi-chip-scale package" - Some exemplary embodiments of a multi-chip semiconductor package utilizing a semiconductor substrate and related method for making such a semiconductor package have been disclosed. One exemplary embodiment comprises a first semiconductor device including, on a surface thereof, a first patterned dielectric layer, a conductive redistribution layer, a second patterned dielectric layer, and a second semiconductor device. The conductive redistribution layer connects to a first and a second patterned conductive attach material for connecting the first and second semiconductor devices to provide coplanar electrical connections for mounting on a printed circuit board. In one embodiment, the first semiconductor device is a diode having anode and cathode contacts on an upper surface thereof, and the second semiconductor device is an IGBT.10-27-2011
20080217773Removal of integrated circuits from packages - Packaging is substantially entirely removed from an integrated circuit die. The method allows the batch processing of several integrated circuit dies, such that packaging is removed from each die approximately simultaneously.09-11-2008
20090200666SEMICONDUCTOR INTEGRATED CIRCUIT DEVICE - A semiconductor integrated circuit device is provided which comprises a semiconductor chip having wire bonding pads and a package encapsulating the semiconductor chip and connected via bonding wires to the wire bonding pads, wherein wire bonding pads on the semiconductor chip are arranged in two rows in a staggered manner along a periphery of the semiconductor chip, and of the wire bonding pads, power supply pads are arranged in a rear row located close to a semiconductor integrated circuit unit as an active area on the semiconductor chip and in a front row, only signal pads are arranged. Because the power supply pads are provided in the rear row, the line width of a power supply line led out from each power supply pad can be made equal to the width of the pad, thus reducing the impedance of the connection circuit between the semiconductor chip and the package, and suppressing generation of radiation noise, ground bounce and so on.08-13-2009
20100193949NOVEL STRUCTURE OF UBM AND SOLDER BUMPS AND METHODS OF FABRICATION - Methods and UBM structures having bilayer or trilayer UBM layers that include a thin TiW adhesion layer and a thick Ni-based barrier layer thereover both deposited under sputtering operating conditions that provide the resultant bilayer or trilayer UBM layers with minimal composite stresses. The Ni-based barrier layer may be pure Ni or a Ni alloy. These UBM layers may be patterned to fabricate bilayer or trilayer UBM capture pads, followed by joining a lead-free solder thereto for providing lead-free solder joints that maintain reliability after multiple reflows. Optionally, the top layer of the trilayer UBM structures may include soluble or insoluble metals for doping the lead-free solder connections.08-05-2010
20110215472Through Silicon via Bridge Interconnect - An integrated circuit bridge interconnect device includes a first die and a second die provided in a side-by-side configuration and electrically interconnected to each other by a bridge die. The bridge die includes through silicon vias (TSVs) to connect conductive interconnect lines on the bridge die to the first die and the second die. Active circuitry, other than interconnect lines, may be provided on the bridge die. At least one or more additional die may be stacked on the bridge die and interconnected to the bridge die.09-08-2011
20110215471Package On Package - A package on package structure is provided. The package on package structure may include a first substrate having a first center region and a first C-shaped edge region at a first end of the first center region. In example embodiments, the first C-shaped edge region may faun a first space. The package structure may further include at least two first connection pads on an inner surface of the first C-shaped edge region and the at least two first connection pads may be arranged to face one another. In example embodiments, at least one first solder ball may be arranged in the first space and the at least one first solder ball may be connected to the at least two first connection pads.09-08-2011
20110215470Dummy Wafers in 3DIC Package Assemblies - A package structure includes a first die, and a second die over and bonded to the first die. The second die has a size smaller than a size of the first die. A dummy chip is over and bonded onto the first die. The dummy chip includes a portion encircling the second die. The dummy chip includes a material selected from the group consisting essentially of silicon and a metal.09-08-2011
20100025849COPPER ON ORGANIC SOLDERABILITY PRESERVATIVE (OSP) INTERCONNECT AND ENHANCED WIRE BONDING PROCESS - A semiconductor package and a method for constructing the package are disclosed. The package includes a substrate and a die attached thereto. A first contact region is disposed on the substrate and a second contact region is disposed on the die. The first contact region, for example, comprises copper coated with an OSP material. A copper wire bond electrically couples the first and second contact regions. Wire bonding includes forming a ball bump on the first contact region having a flat top surface. Providing the flat top surface is achieved with a smoothing process. A ball bond is formed on the second contact region, followed by stitching the wire onto the flat top surface of the ball bump on the first contact region.02-04-2010
20100025848METHOD OF FABRICATING A SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A method of fabricating a semiconductor device and semiconductor device is provided. The method provides a first layer. The first layer includes through-holes. At least one semiconductor chip is provided. The semiconductor chip includes contact elements. The semiconductor chip is placed onto the first layer with the contact elements being aligned with the through-holes. An encapsulant material is applied over the semiconductor chip.02-04-2010
20100019384SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THEREOF, CIRCUIT BOARD AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS - A semiconductor device is provided comprising: a semiconductor element including a plurality of electrodes; first wirings coupled to the electrodes and directed toward a center of the semiconductor element from a portion coupled to the electrodes; second wirings coupled between the first wirings and external terminals, the second wirings being directed to an outer area of the semiconductor element relative to the center; and at least one resin layer formed between the first wirings and the second wirings.01-28-2010
20100059883METHOD OF FORMING BALL BOND - A method of forming a ball bond (03-11-2010
20090174072SEMICONDUCTOR SYSTEM HAVING BGA PACKAGE WITH RADIALLY BALL-DEPOPULATED SUBSTRATE ZONES AND BOARD WITH RADIAL VIA ZONES - A printed circuit board has contact lands (07-09-2009
20090174074SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - The present invention provides a semiconductor device exhibiting an improved reliability of a bump coupling section. A semiconductor device is provided, which comprises: an interconnect layer; a stress-relaxing layer, covering the interconnect layer and provided with an opening exposing at least a portion of the interconnect layer; a post, covering the opening and provided so as to overlap with the stress-relaxing layer disposed around the opening; and a resin layer, provided around the post to cover the stress-relaxing layer, wherein a value of 2A/C is within a range of from 0.1 to 0.5, wherein C is a diameter of the post and 2A is a width of an overlapping region of the stress-relaxing layer with the post.07-09-2009
20090174073SUBSTRATE FOR SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE HAVING COATING FILM AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A substrate for a semiconductor package includes a ball land disposed on one surface of an insulating layer. A solder resist is applied to the surface of insulating layer while leaving the ball land exposed. A coating film is applied on the exposed surface of the 1o ball land. The coating film includes a high molecular compound having metal particles. In the substrate having the ball land with the coating film formed thereon, it is not necessary to subject the substrate to a UBM formation process.07-09-2009
20110115085SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF FABRICATING THE SAME - In a semiconductor device of the present invention, semiconductor chips are stacked in multi-layers. Each of the semiconductor chip includes: through vias extending through a top main surface thereof to a bottom surface opposite to the top main surface; a circuit element surface formed on the top main surface; pads arranged on the circuit element surface; bumps formed on the pads; and via pads, formed on the bottom surface thereof, to which the bumps of its upper semiconductor chip are joined, and positions at which the bumps of each of the semiconductor chips are respectively arranged are different from those at which the bumps of its upper semiconductor chip are arranged.05-19-2011
20110115083Semiconductor Package Assembly Systems and Methods using DAM and Trench Structures - A packaging system for preventing underfill overflow includes a package substrate having a solder mask a die attach site, a solder mask dam on the solder mask proximal to the die attach site, and a trench in the solder mask proximal to the die attach site. The trench and the solder mask dam are adapted to constrain flow of an underfill material.05-19-2011
20110115082CONFIGURABLE INTERPOSER - A modularized interposer includes a plurality of interposer units that are assembled to provide a complete set of electrical connections between two semiconductor chips. At least some of the plurality of interposer units can be replaced with other interposer units having an alternate configuration to enable selection of different functional parts of semiconductor chips to be connected through the modularized interposer. Bonding structures, connected to conductive metal pads located at peripheries of neighboring interposer units and an overlying or underlying portion of a semiconductor chip, can provide electrical connections between the neighboring interposer units. The interposer units can be provided by forming through-substrate vias (TSV's) in a substrate, forming patterned conductive structures on the substrate, and cutting the substrate into interposers.05-19-2011
20120038045Stacked Semiconductor Device And Method Of Fabricating The Same - A stacked semiconductor device may have a plurality of chips stacked in three-dimension. The stacked semiconductor device may include a first semiconductor chip and at least one second semiconductor chip. The first semiconductor chip may include a plurality of first through silicon vias (TSVs). The at least one second semiconductor chip may include a plurality of second TSVs. The at least one second semiconductor chip may be stacked above the first semiconductor chip and may be thinner than the first semiconductor chip. Therefore, the stacked semiconductor device may have an improved reliability.02-16-2012
20110147929THROUGH MOLD VIA POLYMER BLOCK PACKAGE - Methods for forming an integrated circuit chip package having through mold vias in a polymer block, and such packages are described. For example, a first interconnect layer may be formed on a molded polymer block, wherein the first interconnect layer comprises first interconnects through a first polymer layer and to the block. Then, at least one second interconnect layer may be formed on the first interconnect layer, wherein the second interconnect layer comprises second interconnects through a second polymer layer and to the first interconnects of the first interconnect layer. Through mold vias may then be formed through the block, into the first interconnect layer, and to the first interconnects. The through mold vias may be filled with solder to form bumps contacting the first interconnects and extending above the block. Other embodiments are also described and claimed.06-23-2011
20120146218Semiconductor package device with cavity structure and the packaging method thereof - A semiconductor device with a cavity structure comprises: a carrier substrate; a first die having an active surface and the pads thereon; a back surface of the first die is disposed on the carrier substrate; a second die having a top surface and a back surface and a cavity structure therein; the top surface of a second die is flipped to dispose on the first die, and the cavity structure is an inverse U-type to dispose between the active surface of the first die and the top surface of the second die; the wires is electrically connected the pads with the first connecting points; a package body encapsulated the first die, the second die, the wires, and the portion of the top surface of the carrier substrate; and the connecting components is disposed on the back surface of the carrier substrate and is electrically connected the second connecting points.06-14-2012
20120146219WAFER-LEVEL INTERCONNECT FOR HIGH MECHANICAL RELIABILITY APPLICATIONS - An interconnect structure comprises a solder including nickel (Ni) in a range of 0.01 to 0.20 percent by weight. The interconnect structure further includes an intermetallic compound (IMC) layer in contact with the solder. The IMC layer comprises a compound of copper and nickel.06-14-2012
20110304046SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME - A semiconductor element (12-15-2011
20110304045THERMALLY ENHANCED ELECTRONIC PACKAGE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A thermally enhanced electronic package comprises a chip, a substrate, an adhesive, and an encapsulation. The adhesive or the encapsulation is mixed with carbon nanocapsules. The substrate includes an insulation layer and a wiring layer formed on the substrate. The adhesive covers the chip and the substrate. The chip is electrically connected to the wiring layer. The encapsulation covers the chip and the substrate.12-15-2011
20110304044STACKED CHIP PACKAGE STRUCTURE AND ITS FABRICATION METHOD - A stacked chip package structure includes: a first chip and a second chip stacked on a substrate; a first electrical connection structure electrically connecting the substrate and the first chip; and a second electrical connection structure electrically connecting the second chip and the first chip, wherein the second electrical connection structure, disposed on a third chip, includes an adhesive layer encapsulating a second solder ball structure on the second chip and a first solder ball structure on the first chip; and a plurality of conductive wires disposed in the adhesive layer for conducting the second solder ball structure and the first solder ball structure. A fabrication method for the stacked chip package structure is also disclosed. Forming conductive wires in the adhesive layer electrically connecting the upper and lower chips may improve potential problems caused when using wire bonding technology for the upper chip during stacking of the multilayer chips.12-15-2011
20090160053METHOD OF MANUFACTURING A SEMICONDUCOTOR DEVICE - A method of manufacturing a semiconductor device is disclosed. One embodiment provides a carrier. Semiconductor chips are placed over the carrier. The semiconductor chips include contact elements. A polymer material is applied over the semiconductor chips and the carrier. The polymer material is removed until the contact elements are exposed. The carrier is removed from the semiconductor chips.06-25-2009
20120306078EXPOSED INTERCONNECT FOR A PACKAGE ON PACKAGE SYSTEM - An integrated circuit packaging system includes: providing a substrate; mounting an integrated circuit above the substrate; connecting an interposer to the integrated circuit with a wire-in-film adhesive; connecting an exposed interconnect having an upper surface to the substrate; and encapsulating the integrated circuit with an encapsulation.12-06-2012
20120306076Semiconductor Micro-Connector With Through-Hole Via and a Method for Making the Same - A micro-connector fabricated from a semiconductor material is disclosed. The micro-connector has one or more low resistance regions having a predetermined low resistance through its thickness. Opposing surfaces of the semiconductor layer have one or more complementary and opposing receiving volumes and one or more complementary mating elements defined on each of the respective surfaces within the low resistance regions for the receiving of a solder ball bond from, for instance a stackable microelectronic layer or component. The solder ball bonds of a separately provided electronic element can be inserted through the mating elements and into the volume and mechanically affixed and electrically coupled to the micro-connector on each of the surfaces for the electronic coupling of a first electronic element to a second electronic element.12-06-2012
20120038044CHIP SCALE PACKAGE AND FABRICATION METHOD THEREOF - A CSP includes: a hard board having a first wiring layer with conductive pads; a plurality of conductive elements disposed on at least a portion of the conductive pads; an electronic component having opposite active and inactive surfaces and being mounted on the hard board via the inactive surface; an encapsulating layer disposed on the hard board for encapsulating the conductive elements and electronic component, the active surface of the electronic component and the surfaces of the conductive elements being exposed through the encapsulating layer; a first dielectric layer and a third wiring layer disposed on the encapsulating layer, the third wiring layer being electrically connected to the conductive elements and the electronic component and further electrically connected to the first wiring layer through the conductive elements, thereby obtaining a stacked connection structure without the need of PTHs and using the hard board as a main structure to avoid warpage.02-16-2012
20120098130LEAD-FREE STRUCTURES IN A SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A semiconductor device includes a semiconductor die and lead-free solder bumps disposed on a surface of the semiconductor die. A substrate includes metal layers and dielectric layers. One of the metal layers includes contact pads corresponding to lead-free solder bumps, and one of the dielectric layers is an exterior dielectric layer having respective openings for the contact pad. Respective copper posts are disposed on the contact pads. The respective copper post for each contact pad extends from the contact pad through the respective opening for the contact pad. The semiconductor die is mounted on the substrate with connections between the lead-free solder bumps and the copper posts.04-26-2012
20120098129METHOD OF MAKING A MULTI-CHIP MODULE HAVING A REDUCED THICKNESS AND RELATED DEVICES - A method of making a multi-chip module may include forming an interconnect layer stack on a sacrificial substrate. The interconnect layer stack may include patterned electrical conductor layers and a dielectric layer between adjacent patterned electrical conductor layers. The method may further include electrically coupling a first integrated circuit (IC) die in a flip chip arrangement to an uppermost patterned electrical conductor layer, and forming a first underfill dielectric layer between the first IC die and adjacent portions of the interconnect layer stack. The method further may include removing the sacrificial substrate to expose a lowermost patterned electrical conductor layer, and electrically coupling at a second integrated circuit die in a flip chip arrangement to the lowermost patterned electrical conductor layer. Still further, the method may include forming a second underfill dielectric layer between the second IC die and adjacent portions of the interconnect layer stack.04-26-2012
20110316157SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND A METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A semiconductor device according to the present invention includes: a semiconductor chip; a sealing resin layer formed on the semiconductor chip; and a post electrode formed in a through-hole penetrating through the sealing resin layer in a thickness direction, and having a hemispheric top surface.12-29-2011
20110316156Semiconductor Device and Method of Forming RDL Along Sloped Side Surface of Semiconductor Die for Z-Direction Interconnect - A semiconductor device has a first semiconductor die with a sloped side surface. The first semiconductor die is mounted to a temporary carrier. An RDL extends from a back surface of the first semiconductor die along the sloped side surface of the first semiconductor die to the carrier. An encapsulant is deposited over the carrier and a portion of the RDL along the sloped side surface. The back surface of the first semiconductor die and a portion of the RDL is devoid of the encapsulant. The temporary carrier is removed. An interconnect structure is formed over the encapsulant and exposed active surface of the first semiconductor die. The RDL is electrically connected to the interconnect structure. A second semiconductor die is mounted over the back surface of the first semiconductor die. The second semiconductor die has bumps electrically connected to the RDL.12-29-2011
20110316155SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGING SYSTEM WITH MULTIPART CONDUCTIVE PILLARS AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURE THEREOF - A method of manufacture of a semiconductor packaging system includes: providing a substrate; mounting a semiconductor chip to the substrate; mounting a pillar ball having a ball height electrically connected to the substrate; mounting an interposer above the semiconductor chip and electrically connected to the pillar ball; and wherein: mounting the interposer or mounting the substrate includes connecting the pillar ball to a pillar base having a base height substantially less than the ball height of the pillar ball and the pillar base having vertical sides not covered by the pillar ball.12-29-2011
20110018131BONDING PAD FOR PREVENTING PAD PEELING - A bonding pad includes multiple metal layers, insulation layers disposed between the multiple metal layers, and a fixing pin coupled between the uppermost metal layer and an underlying metal layer of the multiple metal layers, where a bonding is performed on the uppermost metal layers.01-27-2011
20120043656SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF, AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF SEMICONDUCTOR MODULE - An improvement is achieved in the mounting reliability of a semiconductor device. A semiconductor chip is mounted over an upper surface of a wiring substrate. A plurality of solder balls are disposed individually over a plurality of lands formed on a lower surface of the wiring substrate. The plural lands include a first land group arranged in a plurality of rows and arranged along a peripheral edge portion of the lower surface of the wiring substrate, and a second land group arranged inside the first land group in the lower surface of the wiring substrate. The lands in the first land group are arranged with a first pitch, and the lands in the second land group are arranged with a second pitch higher than the first pitch.02-23-2012
20120043655WAFER-LEVEL PACKAGE USING STUD BUMP COATED WITH SOLDER - A method of fabricated a wafer level package is described. In one embodiment, the method includes fabricating at least one active device on a semiconductor wafer that has not been singulated, with the active device having a plurality of bonding pads exposed at an upper surface of the wafer. Prior to singulating the semiconductor wafer, a plurality of corresponding stud bumps on the plurality of bonding pads with a wire bonding tool are formed. Thereafter, a molding encapsulation layer is applied over the semiconductor wafer leaving an upper portion of each of the plurality of stud bumps exposed.02-23-2012
20120001328CHIP-SIZED PACKAGE AND FABRICATION METHOD THEREOF - A chip-sized package and a fabrication method thereof are provided. The method includes forming a protection layer on an active surface of a chip and attaching a non-active surface of the chip to a carrier made of a hard material; performing a molding process and removing a protection layer from the chip; performing an RDL process to prevent problems as encountered in the prior art, such as softening of adhesive films, an encapsulant overflow, a pliable chip and chip deviation or contamination caused by directly adhering the active surface of the chip to the adhesive film that may even lead to inferior electrical contacts between a circuit layer and a plurality of chip bond pads during subsequent RDL process, and cause the package to be scraped. Further, the carrier employed in this invention can be repetitively used in the process to help reduce manufacturing costs.01-05-2012
20120001329SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE AND METHOD OF FABRICATING THE SAME - A semiconductor package and a method for fabricating the same. The semiconductor package includes a first substrate including a first pad, a second substrate spaced apart from the first substrate and where a second pad is formed to face the first pad, a first bump electrically connecting the first pad to the second pad, and a second bump mechanically connecting the first substrate to the second substrate is disposed between the first substrate where the first pad is not formed and the second substrate where the second pad is not formed. A coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) of the second bump is smaller than that of the first bump.01-05-2012
20120001327Ball Grid Array with Improved Single-Ended and Differential Signal Performance - An improved system and method for assigning power and ground pins and single ended or differential signal pairs for a ball grid array semiconductor package. In certain embodiments, the system uses a hexagonal pattern where the grid may be represented by a multiplicity of nested hexagonal patterns.01-05-2012
20110156253MICRO-BUMP STRUCTURE - A dished micro-bump structure with self-aligning functions is provided. The micro-bump structure takes advantage of the central concavity for achieving the accurate alignment with the corresponding micro-bumps.06-30-2011
20110156252SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE HAVING ELECTRICAL CONNECTING STRUCTURES AND FABRICATION METHOD THEREOF - A semiconductor package having electrical connecting structures includes: a conductive layer having a die pad and traces surrounding the die pad; a chip; bonding wires; an encapsulant with a plurality of cavities having a depth greater than the thickness of the die pad and traces for embedding the die pad and the traces therein, and the cavities exposing the die pad and the traces; a solder mask layer formed in the cavities and having a plurality of openings for exposing the trace ends and a portion of the die pad; and solder balls formed in the openings and electrically connected to the trace ends. Engaging the solder mask layer with the encapsulant enhances adhesion strength of the solder mask layer so as to prolong the moisture permeation path and enhance package reliability.06-30-2011
20110156251Semiconductor Package - The present invention relates to a semiconductor package. The semiconductor package includes a substrate, at least one chip, a plurality of conductive elements, a plurality of first conductors and a molding compound. The substrate has a plurality of first pads and a solder mask. The first pads are exposed to a first surface of the substrate, and the material of the first pads is copper. The solder mask is disposed on the first surface, contacts the first pads directly, and has at least one opening so as to expose part of the first pads. The chip is mounted on the first surface of the substrate. The conductive elements electrically connect the chip and the substrate. The first conductors are disposed on the first pads. The molding compound is disposed on the first surface of the substrate, and encapsulates the chip, the conductive elements and part of the first conductors. Whereby, the solder mask contacts the first pads directly, and thus results in higher bonding strength, so as to avoid the bridge between the first conductors caused by the first conductors permeating into the interface between the solder mask and the first pads.06-30-2011
20110156250FLIP-CHIP FAN-OUT WAFER LEVEL PACKAGE FOR PACKAGE-ON-PACKAGE APPLICATIONS, AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURE - A flip-chip fan-out wafer level package for package-on-package applications includes a semiconductor die with solder bumps on an upper surface in a flip chip configuration. The die is inverted, with an upper surface facing an upper side of a redistribution layer, with the solder bumps in electrical contact with respective chip contact pads of the redistribution layer. The redistribution layer includes conductive traces that place each of the solder bumps in electrical contact with one or both of one of a plurality of upper redistribution contact pads and one of a plurality of lower redistribution contact pads. Each of the plurality of upper redistribution contact pads has an upper solder ball in electrical contact therewith. The die and the upper solder balls are at least partially encapsulated in a layer of mold compound positioned on the upper surface of the redistribution layer, and whose lateral dimensions are defined by the lateral dimensions of the redistribution layer. The layer of mold compound has a back-ground surface at which a portion of each of the upper solder balls is exposed, for electrical contact with an upper package. Each of the lower redistribution contact pads has a lower solder ball a coupled thereto.06-30-2011
20110156254MODIFIED CHIP ATTACH PROCESS - A process for assembling a package for a semiconductor device comprising reducing the stress in an inner dielectric layer during packaging by heating the die and the substrate to a temperature where a solder reflows, dropping to a temperature where a selected epoxy will cure, liquefying the epoxy, adding the liquefied epoxy to the die and substrate, and maintaining the die and substrate at a temperature where the epoxy cures for a selected amount of time.06-30-2011
20110049712Wafer Level Stacked Die Packaging - A stacked die package in which an adhesive pad separates a bottom die from a top die. The pad may be in the form of a wall of adhesive about a central hollow area. The bottom die is attached to a base with a low temperature curing adhesive or a snap cure adhesive.03-03-2011
20110049711ELLIPTIC C4 WITH OPTIMAL ORIENTATION FOR ENHANCED RELIABILITY IN ELECTRONIC PACKAGES - An arrangement for the equipping of electronic packages with elliptical C4 connects possessing optimal orientation for enhanced reliability. Furthermore, disclosed is a method providing elliptical C4 connects which possesses optimal orientation for enhanced reliability, as implemented in connection with their installation in electronic packages. Employed are essentially elliptical solder pads or elliptical C4 pad configurations at various preferably corner locations on a semiconductor chip.03-03-2011
20110049710INTERCONNECT LAYOUTS FOR ELECTRONIC ASSEMBLIES - Embodiments of the present disclosure provide an apparatus including an electronic device and a substrate to receive the electronic device, the electronic device being electrically coupled to the substrate using a plurality of interconnect structures, the interconnect structures being arranged on the electronic device based at least in part on a layout of the substrate. Other embodiments may be described and/or claimed.03-03-2011
20120104604CRACK ARREST VIAS FOR IC DEVICES - An integrated circuit (IC) device includes a substrate having a top surface including active circuitry including a plurality of I/O nodes, and a plurality of die pads coupled to the plurality of I/O nodes. A first dielectric layer including first dielectric vias is over the plurality of die pads. A redirect layer (RDL) including a plurality of RDL capture pads is coupled to the plurality of die pads over the first dielectric vias. A second dielectric layer including second dielectric vias is over the plurality of RDL capture pads. At least one of the second dielectric vias is a crack arrest via that has a via shape that includes an apex that faces away from a neutral stress point of the IC die and is oriented along a line from the neutral stress point to the crack arrest via to face in a range of ±30 degrees from the line. Under bump metallization (UBM) pads are coupled to the plurality of RDL capture pads over the second dielectric vias, and metal bonding connectors are on the UBM pads.05-03-2012
20130009308SEMICONDUCTOR STACK PACKAGE APPARATUS - A semiconductor stack package apparatus includes an upper semiconductor package and a lower semiconductor package. The upper semiconductor chip includes a chip pad, an upper substrate including a substrate pad formed on a top surface of the upper substrate and an upper ball land formed on a bottom surface of the upper substrate and attached to an intermediate solder ball, and a wire connecting the chip pad and the substrate pad. The lower semiconductor package includes a lower semiconductor chip including a bump, and a lower substrate including a bump land formed on a top surface of the lower substrate in an area corresponding to the bump, an intermediate ball land formed on the top surface of the lower substrate in an area corresponding to the intermediate solder ball, and a lower ball land formed on a bottom surface of the lower substrate and attached to a lower solder ball.01-10-2013
20090289362Low Inductance Ball Grid Array Device Having Chip Bumps on Substrate Vias - A high-frequency BGA device (11-26-2009
20120205802PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD AND FLIP CHIP PACKAGE USING THE SAME WITH IMPROVED BUMP JOINT RELIABILITY - A printed circuit board and a flip chip package using the same are designed to minimize thermal stress due to different thermal coefficients present in areas having metal lines and solder resist versus other areas on the printed circuit board. The printed circuit board includes an insulation layer; a first metal line formed on one surface of the insulation layer and having at one end thereof a bump land and a projection which integrally extends from the bump land; a second metal line formed on the other surface of the insulation layer and having at one end thereof a ball land; a via metal line formed through the insulation layer to connect the first and second metal lines to each other; and solder resists formed on the upper and lower surfaces of the insulation layer to expose the bump land and the ball land.08-16-2012
20120025377SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF DESIGNING A WIRING OF A SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A semiconductor device has an LSI chip including a semiconductor substrate, an LSI core section provided at a center portion of the semiconductor substrate and serving as a multilayered wiring layer of the semiconductor substrate, a first rewiring layer provided adjacent to an outer periphery of the LSI core section on the semiconductor substrate and including a plurality of wiring layers, a first pad electrode disposed at an outer periphery of the first rewiring layer, and an insulation layer covering the first pad electrode. The semiconductor device includes a second rewiring layer provided on the LSI chip and including a rewiring connected to the first pad electrode. The semiconductor device includes a plurality of ball electrodes provided on the second rewiring layer. The first rewiring layer is electrically connected to the LSI core section and the first pad electrode.02-02-2012
20120025376BALL GRID ARRAY PACKAGE - A BGA package includes an IC die, a substrate, a plurality of solder balls, and a square contact pad. The portions of the contact pad capable of interfering with the IC die are removed to ensure the space between two of the contact pads is sufficient to avoid noise interference.02-02-2012
20120025375ROUTABLE ARRAY METAL INTEGRATED CIRCUIT PACKAGE FABRICATED USING PARTIAL ETCHING PROCESS - An integrated circuit assembly is fabricated on a metal substrate strip in an array format that has raised circuitry pattern formed by photolithographic and metal etching processes. The circuitry pattern is formed on one side of the metal substrate only. The raised circuitry's etch depth extends partially through the metal substrate. Die attachment can be performed using a non-conductive material applied directly onto and around the raised circuitry features directly under the die. After wirebond and molding processes, the molded metal substrate strip assembly is processed through a metal etching process to remove the metal substrate portion that is exposed beyond the mold cap. A solder mask coating can be applied to protect the metal circuitry and to define the package pad opening to form Land-Grid-Array (LGA) packages. Solder balls can also be attached to form Ball-Grid-Array (BGA) packages.02-02-2012
20120306077SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A semiconductor device includes an electrode pad provided on a semiconductor chip, the electrode pad includes aluminum (Al) of between 50% wt. and 99.9% wt. and further includes copper (Cu), a coupling ball that primarily includes Cu, the coupling ball being coupled to the electrode pad so that a CuAl12-06-2012
20120061834SEMICONDUCTOR CHIP, STACKED CHIP SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE INCLUDING THE SAME, AND FABRICATING METHOD THEREOF - A semiconductor chip includes a silicon wafer formed with a via hole, a metal wire disposed in the via hole, and a filler that exposes a part of an upper portion of the metal wire while filing the via hole.03-15-2012
20120061833EMBEDDED BALL GRID ARRAY SUBSTRATE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - Disclosed herein are an embedded ball grid array substrate and a manufacturing method thereof. The embedded ball grid array includes: a core layer having a cavity therein; a semiconductor device embedded in the cavity of the core layer; a first circuit layer having a circuit pattern including a wire bonding pad formed thereon; a second circuit layer having a circuit pattern including a solder ball pattern formed thereon; and a wire electrically connecting the semiconductor device to the wire bonding pad.03-15-2012
20120061832COLLAR STRUCTURE AROUND SOLDER BALLS THAT CONNECT SEMICONDUCTOR DIE TO SEMICONDUCTOR CHIP PACKAGE SUBSTRATE - In one embodiment, a collar structure includes a non-conductive layer that relieves stress around the perimeter of each of the solder balls that connect the semiconductor die to the semiconductor chip package substrate, and another non-conductive layer placed underneath to passivate the entire surface of the die.03-15-2012
20120205803PACKAGING CONFIGURATIONS FOR VERTICAL ELECTRONIC DEVICES USING CONDUCTIVE TRACES DISPOSED ON LAMINATED BOARD LAYERS - This invention discloses an electronic package for containing a vertical semiconductor chip that includes a laminated board having a via connector and conductive traces distributed on multiple layers of the laminated board connected to the via connector. The semiconductor chip having at least one electrode connected to the conductive traces for electrically connected to the conductive traces at a different layer on the laminated board and the via connector dissipating heat generated from the vertical semiconductor. A ball grid array (BGA) connected to the via connector functioning as contact at a bottom surface of the package for mounting on electrical terminals disposed on a printed circuit board (PCB) wherein the laminated board having a thermal expansion coefficient in substantially a same range the PCB whereby the BGA having a reliable electrical contact with the electrical terminals.08-16-2012
20120205801Anti-Tamper Wrapper Interconnect Method and a Device - A method for electrically coupling an anti-tamper mesh to an electronic module or device using wire bonding equipment and a device made from the method. Stud bumps or free air ball bonds are electrically coupled to conductive mesh pads of an anti-tamper mesh. Respective module pads have a conductive epoxy disposed thereon for the receiving of the stud bumps or free air ball bonds, each of which are aligned and bonded together to electrically couple the anti-tamper mesh to predetermined module pads.08-16-2012
20120153472Semiconductor Device and Method of Providing Z-Interconnect Conductive Pillars with Inner Polymer Core - A semiconductor device is made by providing a sacrificial substrate and depositing an adhesive layer over the sacrificial substrate. A first conductive layer is formed over the adhesive layer. A polymer pillar is formed over the first conductive layer. A second conductive layer is formed over the polymer pillar to create a conductive pillar with inner polymer core. A semiconductor die or component is mounted over the substrate. An encapsulant is deposited over the semiconductor die or component and around the conductive pillar. A first interconnect structure is formed over a first side of the encapsulant. The first interconnect structure is electrically connected to the conductive pillar. The sacrificial substrate and adhesive layers are removed. A second interconnect structure is formed over a second side of the encapsulant opposite the first interconnect structure. The second interconnect structure is electrically connected to the conductive pillar.06-21-2012
20120153471SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE - A semiconductor device according to the present embodiment includes a substrate including wirings. At least one first semiconductor chip is mounted on a first surface of the substrate and is electrically connected to any of the wirings. A first metal ball is provided on the first surface of the substrate and is electrically connected to the first semiconductor chip through any of the wirings. A first resin seals the wirings, the first semiconductor chip, and the first metal ball on the first surface of the substrate. A top of the first metal ball protrudes from a surface of the first resin and is exposed.06-21-2012
20120153470BGA PACKAGE STRUCTURE AND METHOD FOR FABRICATING THE SAME - A BGA package structure and a method for fabricating the same, wherein the BGA package structure comprises: a substrate having a first surface used to carry a chip and a second surface opposite to the first surface, wherein the substrate is divided into several regions according to different distances from a central point of the substrate; a plurality of contact bonding pads on the second surface electrically connected with the chip; and a plurality of bumps respectively attached to each of the contact bonding pads, wherein the contact bonding pads and bumps in a region which is closest to the central point are the smallest, while the contact bonding pads and bumps in a region which is farthest to the central point are the biggest. Therefore the situation that the bumps at the edge are liable to peel off may improved.06-21-2012
20100096753THROUGH-SILICON VIA STRUCTURES PROVIDING REDUCED SOLDER SPREADING AND METHODS OF FABRICATING THE SAME - A microelectronic device structure as provided herein includes a conductive via having a body portion extending into a substrate from an upper surface thereof and a connecting portion laterally extending along the upper surface of the substrate. The connecting portion includes a recess therein opposite the upper surface of the substrate. The recess is confined within the connecting portion of the conductive via and does not extend beneath the upper surface of the substrate. A microelectronic device structure is also provided that includes a conductive via having a body portion extending into a substrate from an upper surface thereof and an end portion below the upper surface of the substrate. The end portion has a greater width than that of the body portion. A solder wettable layer is provided on the end portion. The solder wettable layer is formed of a material having a greater wettability with a conductive metal than that of the end portion of conductive via. Related methods of fabrication are also discussed.04-22-2010
20100096750Packaging substrate - A packaging substrate is disclosed, which comprises: a substrate body, wherein a surface thereof has a plurality of conductive pads and a solder mask disposed on the surface and having a plurality of openings to expose the conductive pads; dielectric rings disposed on the inner walls of the openings and extending to parts of the surface of the solder mask surrounding the openings; and metal bumps disposed in the openings and on the conductive pads exposed thereby, and combined with the dielectric rings.04-22-2010
20100096754Semiconductor package, semiconductor module, and method for fabricating the semiconductor package - Provided is a semiconductor package, a semiconductor module and a method for fabricating the semiconductor package. The method provides a substrate including a bonding pad. The method forms a dielectric layer for exposing the bonding pad on the substrate. The method forms a redistribution line which is electrically connected to the bonding pad, on the dielectric layer. The method forms an external terminal which is electrically connected to the bonding pad without using a solder mask which limits a position of the external terminal, on the redistribution line.04-22-2010
20110006423SURFACE-MOUNTED SILICON CHIP - A silicon chip surface mounted via balls attached to its front surface, wherein the front and rear surfaces of the chip are covered with a thermosetting epoxy resin having the following characteristics: the resin contains a proportion ranging from 45 to 60% by weight of a load formed of carbon fiber particles with a maximum size of 20 μm and with its largest portion having a diameter ranging between 2 and 8 μm, on the front surface side, the loaded resin covers from 45 to 60% of the ball height, on the rear surface side, the loaded resin has a thickness ranging between 80 and 150 μm.01-13-2011
20110089565Semiconductor Device and Electronic Apparatus Equipped with the Semiconductor Device - A semiconductor device comprises an IC chip body and a package substrate that has thereon many external electrodes arranged in a two-dimensional grid configuration. Groups of signal lines that are likely to emit noise (noisy signal lines) are separated and spaced apart from groups of signal lines that are susceptible to noise (noise susceptible signal lines). Each of the noisy signal lines and noise susceptible signal lines is connected to an associated member of an associated IC pad group separated and spaced apart from other IC pad groups. Further, each of the noisy signal lines and noise susceptible signal lines is connected to an associated member of an associated external electrode group selected from the multiplicity of external electrodes arranged in a two-dimensional grid configuration on the package substrate. Thus, groups of potentially interfering signal lines are mutually separated and spaced apart from one another, thereby suppressing the noise.04-21-2011
20110089564ADHESIVE ON WIRE STACKED SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE - A semiconductor package and a method of producing the same has a substrate. A first semiconductor chip is coupled to a surface of the substrate. The first semiconductor chip has a first and second surfaces which are substantially flat in nature. An adhesive layer is coupled to the second surface of the first semiconductor chip. A second semiconductor chip having first and second surfaces which are substantially flat in nature is further provided. An insulator is coupled to the first surface of the second semiconductor chip for preventing shorting of wirebonds. The second semiconductor chip is coupled to the adhesive layer by the insulator coupled to the first surface thereof.04-21-2011
20110089563METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - Bump electrodes (conductive members) bonded onto lands disposed at a peripheral portion side than terminals (bonding leads) electrically coupled to pads (electrode pads) of a microcomputer chip (semiconductor chip) are sealed with sealing resin (a sealing body). Thereafter, the sealing resin is ground (removed) partially such that a part of each of the bump electrodes is exposed. The step of protruding the part of each of the bump electrodes from a front surface of the sealing resin is performed, after the grinding step.04-21-2011
20120313243CHIP-SCALE PACKAGE - A chip-scale package includes an encapsulating layer, a chip embedded in the encapsulating layer and having an active surface exposed from the encapsulating layer, a buffering dielectric layer formed on the encapsulating layer and the chip, a build-up dielectric layer formed on the buffering dielectric layer, and a circuit layer formed on the build-up dielectric layer and having conductive blind vias penetrating the build-up dielectric layer and being in communication with the openings of the buffering dielectric layer and electrically connected to the chip, wherein the build-up dielectric layer and the buffering dielectric layer are made of different materials. Therefore, delamination does not occur between the buffering dielectric layer and the encapsulating layer, because the buffering dielectric layer is securely bonded to the encapsulating layer and the buffering dielectric layer is evenly distributed on the encapsulating layer.12-13-2012
20120313244SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE, ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS INCLUDING THE SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE, AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE - In one embodiment, a semiconductor package may include a semiconductor chip having a chip pad formed on a first surface thereof, a sealing member for sealing the semiconductor chip and exposing the first surface of the semiconductor chip, a conductive wiring overlying a part of the first surface of the semiconductor chip and directly contacting a part of an upper surface of the sealing member. The conductive wiring further contacts the pad. The semiconductor package may also include an encapsulant covering the conductive wiring and having openings for exposing parts of the conductive wiring.12-13-2012
20120313242SUBSTRATE AND ASSEMBLY THEREOF WITH DIELECTRIC REMOVAL FOR INCREASED POST HEIGHT - An interconnection substrate includes a plurality of electrically conductive elements of at least one wiring layer defining first and second lateral directions. Electrically conductive projections for bonding to electrically conductive contacts of at least one component external to the substrate, extend from the conductive elements above the at least one wiring layer. The conductive projections have end portions remote from the conductive elements and neck portions between the conductive elements and the end portions. The end portions have lower surfaces extending outwardly from the neck portions in at least one of the lateral directions. The substrate further includes a dielectric layer overlying the conductive elements and extending upwardly along the neck portions at least to the lower surfaces. At least portions of the dielectric layer between the conductive projections are recessed below a height of the lower surfaces.12-13-2012
20120119363GRAIN REFINEMENT BY PRECIPITATE FORMATION IN Pb-FREE ALLOYS OF TIN - Micro-addition of a metal to a Sn-based lead-free C4 ball is employed to enhance reliability. Specifically, a metal having a low solubility in Sn is added in a small quantity corresponding to less than 1% in atomic concentration. Due to the low solubility of the added metal, fine precipitates are formed during solidification of the C4 ball, which act as nucleation sites for formation multiple grains in the solidified C4 ball. The fine precipitates also inhibit rapid grain growth by plugging grain boundaries and act as agents for pinning dislocations in the C4 ball. The grain boundaries enable grain boundary sliding for mitigation of stress during thermal cycling of the semiconductor chip and the package on the C4 ball. Further, the fine precipitates prevent electromigration along the grain boundaries due to their pinned nature.05-17-2012
20120119362NI PLATING OF A BLM EDGE FOR PB-FREE C4 UNDERCUT CONTROL - A structure and a method of manufacturing a Pb-free Controlled Collapse Chip Connection (C4) with a Ball Limiting Metallurgy (BLM) structure for semiconductor chip packaging that reduce chip-level cracking during the Back End of Line (BEOL) processes of chip-join cool-down. An edge of the BLM structure that is subject to tensile stress during chip-join cool down is protected from undercut of a metal seed layer, caused by wet etch of the chip to remove metal layers from the chip's surface and solder reflow, by an electroplated barrier layer, which covers a corresponding edge of the metal seed layer.05-17-2012
20110108983Integrated Circuit - An integrated circuit includes a die including contacts formed thereon. A first dielectric layer is formed on the die. The first dielectric layer includes apertures defined therein corresponding to the contacts. A second dielectric layer is formed on the second dielectric layer. The second dielectric layer includes apertures defined therein corresponding to the apertures of the first dielectric layer. Redistribution layers are located in the apertures of the first and second dielectric layers and connected to the contacts. A passivation layer is located on the second dielectric layer and the redistribution layers. The passivation layer includes apertures corresponding to the redistribution layers. A solder ball is located in each of the apertures of the passivation layer and connected to a related one of the redistribution layers.05-12-2011
20120126407WAFER LEVEL CHIP PACKAGE AND A METHOD OF FABRICATING THEREOF - Wafer level chip packages including risers having sloped sidewalls and methods of fabricating such chip packages are disclosed. The inventive wafer level chip packages may advantageously be used in various microelectronic assemblies.05-24-2012
20120126406USING BUMP BONDING TO DISTRIBUTE CURRENT FLOW ON A SEMICONDUCTOR POWER DEVICE - A semiconductor power chip may have a semiconductor die having a power device fabricated on a substrate thereof, wherein the power device has at least one first contact element, a plurality of second contact elements and a plurality of third contact elements arranged on top of the semiconductor die; a plurality of ball bumps or a loaf bump disposed on each of the plurality of second elements and the plurality of third elements; and at least one ball bump or loaf on the at least one first contact element.05-24-2012
20110001240Chip Scale Module Package in BGA Semiconductor Package - A semiconductor package includes a ball grid array (BGA) substrate having integrated metal layer circuitry, a flip chip chip scale module package (CSMP) having a first integrated passive device (IPD), the flip chip chip scale module package attached to the BGA substrate, and an application die attached to the IPD. A method of manufacturing a semiconductor package includes providing a BGA substrate having integrated metal layer circuitry, attaching a flip chip CSMP having a first IPD to the BGA substrate, and attaching an application die to the IPD.01-06-2011
20110001239Semiconductor Chip Package and Method for Designing the Same - A semiconductor chip package is disclosed. The semiconductor chip package comprises a package substrate having a bottom surface. At least four adjacent ball pads are on the bottom surface, arranged in a first two-row array along a first direction and a second direction. At least four vias are drilled through the package substrate, arranged in a second two-row array, wherein each of the vias in a row of the second two-row array is offset by a first distance along the first direction and a second distance along the second direction from the connecting ball pads in a row of the first two-row array, and each of the vias in the other adjacent row of the second two-row array is offset by the first distance along an opposite direction to the first direction and the second distance along the second direction from the connecting ball pads in the other adjacent row of the first two-row array.01-06-2011
20110001238SEMICONDUCTOR CONSTRUCT AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF AS WELL AS SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - A semiconductor construct includes a semiconductor substrate and connection pads provided on the semiconductor substrate. Some of the connection pads are connected to a common wiring and at least one of the remaining of the connection pads are connected to a wiring. The construct also includes a first columnar electrode provided to be connected to the common wiring and a second columnar electrode provided to be connected to a connection pad portion of the wiring.01-06-2011
20120161317AREA ARRAY SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE PACKAGE INTERCONNECT STRUCTURE WITH OPTIONAL PACKAGE-TO-PACKAGE OR FLEXIBLE CIRCUIT TO PACKAGE CONNECTION - An area array integrated circuit (IC) package for an IC device. The IC package includes a first substrate with conductive traces electrically coupled to the IC device. An interconnect assembly having a first surface is mechanically coupled to the first substrate. The interconnect assembly includes a plurality of contact members electrically coupled to the conductive traces on the first substrate. A second substrate is mechanically coupled to a second surface of the interconnect assembly so that the first substrate, the interconnect assembly, and the second substrate substantially surround the IC device. The second substrate includes conductive traces that are electrically coupled to the contact members in the interconnect assembly.06-28-2012
20120161315THREE-DIMENSIONAL SYSTEM-IN-PACKAGE PACKAGE-ON-PACKAGE STRUCTURE - The present invention provides a three-dimensional System-In-Package (SIP) Package-On-Package (POP) structure comprising a support element formed around a first electronic device. A filling material is filled between the first electronic device and the support element. Signal channels are coupled to first die pads of the first electronic device. Conductive elements form signal connection between the first end of the signal channels and the second die pads of a second electronic device.06-28-2012
20100207272SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE INCLUDING CONDUCTIVE ELEMENT - A semiconductor device includes a chip comprising a contact element, a structured dielectric layer over the chip, and a conductive element coupled to the contact element. The conductive element comprises a first portion embedded in the structured dielectric layer, a second portion at least partially spaced apart from the first portion and embedded in the structured dielectric layer, and a third portion contacting a top of the structured dielectric layer and extending at least vertically over the first portion and the second portion.08-19-2010
20100207273Micro Ball Feeding Method - Provided is a feeding method for feeding conductive balls to the insides of through holes of a mask reliably and efficiently so as to match a fine pitch. In the feeding method, a head (08-19-2010
20110180928ETCHED RECESS PACKAGE ON PACKAGE SYSTEM - An integrated circuit package system includes: interconnection pads; a first device mounted below the interconnection pads; a bond wire, or a solder ball connecting the first device to the interconnection pads; a lead connected to the interconnection pad or to the first device; an encapsulation having a top surface encapsulating the first device; and a recess in the top surface of the encapsulation with the interconnection pads exposed therefrom.07-28-2011
20090057900Stacked Chip Package With Redistribution Lines - A chip package comprises a first chip having a first side and a second side, wherein said first chip comprises a first pad, a first trace, a second pad and a first passivation layer at said first side thereof, an opening in said first passivation layer exposing said first pad, said first trace being over said first passivation layer, said first trace connecting said first pad to said second pad; a second chip having a first side and a second side, wherein said second chip comprises a first pad at said first side thereof, wherein said second side of said second chip is joined with said second side of side first chip; a substrate joined with said first side of said first chip or with said first side of said second chip; a first wirebonding wire connecting said second pad of said first chip and said substrate; and a second wirebonding wire connecting said first pad of said second chip and said substrate.03-05-2009
20090057901STRUCTURE OF HIGH PERFORMANCE COMBO CHIP AND PROCESSING METHOD - A method for fabricating a chip package is achieved. A seed layer is formed over a silicon wafer. A photoresist layer is formed on the seed layer, an opening in the photoresist layer exposing the seed layer. A first solder bump is formed on the seed layer exposed by the opening. The photoresist layer is removed. The seed layer not under the first solder bump is removed. A second solder bump on a chip is joined to the first solder bump.03-05-2009
20090057899Semiconductor integrated circuit device and method of fabricating the same - A semiconductor integrated circuit device includes a semiconductor substrate including a main chip region and a pad region, a multi-layer pad structure on the pad region of the semiconductor substrate, a redistribution pad through the semiconductor substrate and in contact with a bottom surface of the multi-layer pad structure, the redistribution pad being electrically connected to the multi-layer pad structure, a trench belt through the semiconductor substrate and surrounding the redistribution pad, the trench belt electrically isolating the redistribution pad and a portion of the semiconductor substrate adjacent to the redistribution pad, and a connection terminal on the redistribution pad, the connection terminal electrically connecting the redistribution pad to an external source.03-05-2009
20090057898SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - An insulating layer having an opening from which an electrode pad of a device is exposed is formed on the surface of a semiconductor substrate having the device fabricated therein, and an external terminal pad defined by a portion of a conductor layer formed on the insulating layer is connected to the electrode pad by means of a bonding wire. Further, a conductor post is formed on the external terminal pad, and an encapsulation resin layer is formed to coat a region on the semiconductor substrate in which the conductor post is formed, and to expose a top portion of the conductor post. An external connecting terminal is bonded to the top portion of the conductor post.03-05-2009
20090057896Nail-Shaped Pillar for Wafer-Level Chip-Scale Packaging - A wafer-level chip-scale packaging feature for a semiconductor device is disclosed which has a substrate, a plurality of nail-shaped conducting posts extending from a surface of the substrate, and a plurality of solder balls, where each of the solder balls is connected to one of the nail-shaped conducting posts. When a different-sized solder ball is desired for use, the device can be re-processed by only removing and replacing the cross-members of the nail-shaped conducting posts, which cuts down on the re-processing expense.03-05-2009
20120168947Methods and Designs for Localized Wafer Thinning - Methods for localized thinning of wafers used in semiconductor devices and the structures formed from such methods are described. The methods thin localized areas of the backside of the semiconductor wafer to form recesses with a bi-directional channel design that is repeated within the wafer (or die) so that no straight channel line crosses the wafer (or die). The bi-directional pattern design keeps the channels from being aligned with the crystal orientation of the wafer. The recesses are then filled by a solder ball drop process by dropping proper size solder balls into the recesses and then annealing the wafer to reflow the solder balls and flatten them out. The reflow process begins to fill in the recesses from the bottom up, thereby avoiding void formation and the resulting air traps in the reflowed solder material. Other embodiments are also described.07-05-2012
20120168948COPPER PILLAR FULL METAL VIA ELECTRICAL CIRCUIT STRUCTURE - An electrical interconnect including a first circuitry layer with a first surface and a second surface. At least a first dielectric layer is printed on the first surface of the first circuitry layer to include a plurality of first recesses. A conductive material is deposited in a plurality of the first recesses to form a plurality of first conductive pillars electrically coupled to, and extending generally perpendicular to, the first circuitry layer. At least a second dielectric layer is printed on the first dielectric layer to include a plurality of second recesses generally aligned with a plurality of the first conductive pillars. A conductive material is deposited in a plurality of the second recesses to form a plurality of second conductive pillars electrically coupled to, and extending parallel the first conductive pillars.07-05-2012
20120168945CHIP PACKAGE STRUCTURE AND CHIP PACKAGING PROCESS - A chip package structure includes a silicon substrate, a sensing component, a metal circuit layer, a first insulating layer and a conductive metal layer. The silicon substrate has opposite first and second surfaces. The sensing component is disposed on the first surface. The metal circuit layer is disposed on the first surface and electrically connected to the sensing component. The first insulating layer covers the second surface and has a first through hole to expose a portion of the second surface. The conductive metal layer is disposed on the first insulating layer and includes first leads and a second lead. The first leads are electrically connected to the metal circuit layer. The second lead is filled in the first through hole to electrically connect to the silicon substrate and one of the first leads. A chip packaging process for fabricating the chip package structure is also provided.07-05-2012
20120168944THROUGH HOLE VIA FILLING USING ELECTROLESS PLATING - An embedded wafer level ball grid array (eWLB) is formed by embedding a semiconductor die in a molding compound. A trench is formed in the molding compound with a laser drill. A first layer of copper is deposited on the sidewall of the trench by physical vapor deposition. A second layer of copper is then formed on the first layer of copper by an electroless process. A third layer of copper is then formed on the second layer by electroplating.07-05-2012
20120168946SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND PRODUCTION METHOD THEREFOR - A semiconductor device includes a semiconductor chip, a lead arranged on a side portion of the semiconductor chip, and a wire, whose one end and another end are bonded to the semiconductor chip and the lead respectively, having a ball portion and a stitch portion wedged in side elevational view on the semiconductor chip and the lead respectively. An angle of approach of the wire to the lead is not less than 50°, and the length of the stitch portion is not less than 33 μm.07-05-2012
20120168943PLASMA TREATMENT ON SEMICONDUCTOR WAFERS - A semiconductor package and method of forming the same is described. The semiconductor package is formed from a semiconductor die cut from a semiconductor wafer that has a passivation layer. The semiconductor wafer is exposed to ionized gas causing the passivation layer to roughen. The semiconductor wafer is cut to form a plurality of semiconductor dies each with a roughened passivation layer. The plurality of semiconductor dies are placed on an adhesive layer to form a reconstituted wafer, and an encapsulation layer is formed enclosing the adhesive layer and the plurality of semiconductor dies. The passivation layer is removed and the semiconductor package formed includes electrical contacts for establishing electrical connections external to the semiconductor package.07-05-2012
20120168942THROUGH HOLE VIA FILLING USING ELECTROLESS PLATING - An embedded wafer level ball grid array (eWLB) is formed by embedding a semiconductor die in a molding compound. A trench is formed in the molding compound with a laser drill. A first layer of copper is deposited on the sidewall of the trench by physical vapor deposition. A second layer of copper is then formed on the first layer of copper by an electroless process. A third layer of copper is then formed on the second layer by electroplating.07-05-2012
20100193950WAFER LEVEL, CHIP SCALE SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE PACKAGING COMPOSITIONS, AND METHODS RELATING THERETO - The invention relates generally to wafer level, chip scale semiconductor device packaging compositions capable of providing high density, small scale circuitry lines without the use of photolithography. The wafer level package comprises a stress buffer layer containing a polymer binder and a spinel crystal filler in both a non-activated and a laser activated form. The stress buffer layer is patterned with a laser to thereby activate the filler, and the laser ablation path can then be selectively metalized.08-05-2010
20100052164Wafer level package and method of manufacturing the same - The present invention relates to a wafer level package and a method of manufacturing the same and provides a wafer level package structure including a wafer having a die pad; a redistribution line formed to be connected on a top surface of the die pad; a metal post connected to a top surface of the redistribution line and formed in a flexure hinge structure; and a molding resin formed between the metal posts.03-04-2010
20100052165SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE INCLUDING COLUMNAR ELECTRODES HAVING PLANAR SIZE GREATER THAN THAT OF CONNECTION PAD PORTION OF WIRING LINE, AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - A plurality of wiring lines are provided on a first protective film, a second protective film having an opening in a part corresponding to a connection pad portion of a wring line is provided on the first protective film including the wiring line, a columnar electrode is provided on the upper surface of the connection pad portion of the wring line exposed via the opening in the second protective film and on the second protective film around the connection pad portion.03-04-2010
20120175773Thermal Enhanced Package Using Embedded Substrate - An integrated circuit (IC) device is provided. The IC device includes an IC die having opposing first and second surfaces, a carrier coupled to the first surface of the IC die, a laminate coupled to the carrier and the second surface of the IC die, and a trace located on a surface of the laminate and electrically coupled to a bond pad located on the second surface of the IC die. The trace is configured to couple the bond pad to a circuit board.07-12-2012
20120175772ALTERNATIVE SURFACE FINISHES FOR FLIP-CHIP BALL GRID ARRAYS - A ball grid array package device includes a substrate with a copper ball grid array pad formed on the substrate. A nickel layer may be formed on the copper pad and a tin layer formed on the nickel layer. The nickel layer may be formed using an electroless nickel plating process. The tin layer may be formed using an immersion tin process. In some cases, silver may be used instead of tin and formed using an immersion silver process.07-12-2012
20090065935SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR BALL GRID ARRAY (BGA) ESCAPE ROUTING - A ball grid array (BGA) package and its corresponding printed circuit board incorporate an improved escape routing scheme. The substrate includes a plurality of conductive pads having a periphery defined by a predetermined edge pattern forming routing channels therebetween. A plurality of signal lines connected to a subset of the conductive pads extends beyond the periphery through the routing channels. The predetermined pattern may, for example, be a right triangle repeating with a periodicity along the periphery of the array, wherein the right triangle has a first side defined by a number of rows in the array, and a second side, perpendicular to the first, defined by a number of layers in the array.03-12-2009
20120074567Semiconductor Device and Method of Forming Vertical Interconnect Structure Between Non-Linear Portions of Conductive Layers - A semiconductor device is made by forming a first conductive layer over a first temporary carrier having rounded indentations. The first conductive layer has a non-linear portion due to the rounded indentations. A bump is formed over the non-linear portion of the first conductive layer. A semiconductor die is mounted over the carrier. A second conductive layer is formed over a second temporary carrier having rounded indentations. The second conductive layer has a non-linear portion due to the rounded indentations. The second carrier is mounted over the bump. An encapsulant is deposited between the first and second temporary carriers around the first semiconductor die. The first and second carriers are removed to leave the first and second conductive layers. A conductive via is formed through the first conductive layer and encapsulant to electrically connect to a contact pad on the first semiconductor die.03-29-2012
20120074566Package For Semiconductor Device Including Guide Rings And Manufacturing Method Of The Same - An example embodiment relates to a semiconductor package. The semiconductor package includes a first substrate including a first pad, a second substrate upwardly spaced apart from the first substrate and including a second pad opposite to the first pad. At least one electrode is coupled between the first pad and the second pad. The semiconductor package includes a guide ring formed at a periphery of the electrode between the first substrate and the second substrate.03-29-2012
20090065936SUBSTRATE, ELECTRONIC COMPONENT, ELECTRONIC CONFIGURATION AND METHODS OF PRODUCING THE SAME - A substrate for an electronic component comprises a dielectric body having an upper surface including a plurality of inner contact pads and a lower surface including a plurality of outer contact pads. Each outer contact pad has an inner face and an outer face. An insulating layer covers the lower surface of the dielectric body and the peripheral regions of the plurality of outer contact pads. A depression is located in the approximate lateral centre of the outer face of each of the plurality of outer contact.03-12-2009
20120256314SHORT AND LOW LOOP WIRE BONDING - A multi-die package includes a first semiconductor die and a second semiconductor die each having an upper surface with a plurality of bond pads disposed thereon. The upper surface of the second semiconductor die may be substantially coextensive with the upper surface of the first semiconductor die and extend substantially along a plane. The multi-die package also includes a plurality of bonding wires each coupling one of the bond pads on the upper surface of the first semiconductor die to a corresponding one of the bond pads on the upper surface of the second semiconductor die. A bonding wire of the plurality of bonding wires has a kink disposed at a height above the plane, a first hump disposed between the first semiconductor die and the kink, and a second hump disposed between the second semiconductor die and the kink.10-11-2012
20120256315SEMICONDUCTOR CHIP PACKAGE, SEMICONDUCTOR CHIP ASSEMBLY, AND METHOD FOR FABRICATING A DEVICE - A method for fabricating a device, a semiconductor chip package, and a semiconductor chip assembly is disclosed. One embodiment includes applying at least one semiconductor chip on a first form element. At least one element is applied on a second form element. A material is applied on the at least one semiconductor chip and on the at least one element.10-11-2012
20120256313SOLDER BALL CONTACT SUSCEPTIBLE TO LOWER STRESS - A solder ball contact and a method of making a solder ball contact includes: a first insulating layer with a via formed on an integrated circuit (IC) chip and a metal pad; an under bump metallurgy (UBM) structure disposed within the via and on a portion of the first insulating layer, surrounding the via; a second insulating layer formed on an upper surface of an outer portion of the UBM structure that is centered on the via; and a solder ball that fills the via and is disposed above an upper surface of an inner portion of the UBM structure that contacts the via, in which the UBM structure that underlies the solder ball is of a greater diameter than the solder ball.10-11-2012
20120261819BRIDGING ARRANGEMENT AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A BRIDGING ARRANGEMENT - A bridging arrangement for coupling a first terminal to a second terminal includes a plurality of particles of a first type forming at least one path between the first terminal and the second terminal, wherein the particles of the first type are attached to each other; a plurality of particles of a second type arranged in a vicinity of a contact region between a first particle of the first type and a second particle of the first type, wherein at least a portion of the plurality of particles of the second type is attached to the first particle of the first type and the second particle of the first type.10-18-2012
20120261821WAFER LEVEL PACKAGE HAVING A STRESS RELIEF SPACER AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - In a semiconductor device package having a stress relief spacer, and a manufacturing method thereof, metal interconnect fingers extend from the body of a chip provide for chip interconnection. The metal fingers are isolated from the body of the chip by a stress-relief spacer. In one example, such isolation takes the form of an air gap. In another example, such isolation takes the form of an elastomer material. In either case, mismatch in coefficient of thermal expansion between the metal interconnect fingers and the body of the chip is avoided, alleviating the problems associated with cracking and delamination, and leading to improved device yield and device reliability.10-18-2012
20120261820ASSEMBLY OF STACKED DEVICES WITH SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS - A method for forming an assembly including, stacked on each other, first and second devices with semiconductor components including opposite conductive balls, this method including the steps of: a) forming, on the first device, at least one resin pattern, close to at least some of the conductive balls by a distance smaller than or equal to half the ball diameter, and of a height greater than the ball height; and b) bonding the second device to the first device, by using said at least one pattern to guide the balls of the second device towards the corresponding balls of the first device.10-18-2012
20120228769CARRIER-FREE SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE AND FABRICATION METHOD THEREOF - A carrier-free semiconductor package includes a circuit structure having an insulating layer and a circuit layer embedded in the insulating layer and having a plurality of conductive traces and RF (radio frequency) traces, a chip disposed on a first surface of the insulating layer and electrically connected to the conductive traces, an encapsulant covering the chip and the circuit layer, a ground layer formed on a second surface of the insulating layer opposite to the first surface, and a plurality of solder balls disposed on the conductive traces or terminals on the conductive traces, wherein portions of the solder balls electrically connect the ground layer so as to allow the RF traces and the ground layer to form a microstrip line having an RF function, thus obtaining a single-layer carrier-free semiconductor package having low cost and simplified RF design.09-13-2012
20120228768INTEGRATED CIRCUIT PACKAGING SYSTEM USING B-STAGE POLYMER AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURE THEREOF - An integrated circuit packaging system and method of manufacture thereof includes: a substrate having a bond pad; a B-stage polymer, having a dispersion of conductive particles therein, on the bond pad; and a bond ball inserted into the B-stage polymer for forming intermetallic structures between the bond ball and the bond pad.09-13-2012
20100327442Package and the Method for Making the Same, and a Stacked Package - The present invention relates to a package and the method for making the same, and a stacked package. The method for making the package includes the following steps: (a) providing a carrier having a plurality of platforms; (b) providing a plurality of dice, and disposing the dice on the platforms; (c) performing a reflow process so that the dice are self-aligned on the platforms; (d) forming a molding compound in the gaps between the dice, and (e) performing a cutting process so as to form a plurality of packages. Since the dice are self-aligned on the platforms during the reflow process, a die attach machine with low accuracy can achieve highly accurate placement.12-30-2010
20100327441SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE AND WIRING STRUCTURE - A semiconductor device includes a semiconductor package, a circuit board, an interconnection electrically connecting the semiconductor package and the circuit board, and a wiring structure. The wiring structure includes a through hole, a contact disposed at the through hole and a lead pattern extending from the contact. The wiring structure is disposed between the semiconductor package and the circuit board. The interconnection passes through the through hole and connects with the contact.12-30-2010
20120299183SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND STACKED-TYPE SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - In a semiconductor device according to the present invention, a solder resist has a plurality of openings that expose electrodes. Solder bumps are formed in the openings and each have a solder ball portion protruding from the corresponding opening. The height of the openings is set to increase with increasing gap distance between the electrodes of an interposer substrate and board electrodes of a printed wiring board on which the semiconductor device is mounted. Thus, the solder bumps that correspond to sections where the gap distance is large can be increased in height, whereas the solder bumps that correspond to sections where the gap distance is small can be decreased in height, thereby avoiding the occurrence of defective joints caused by a reduction in size and thickness of the interposer substrate, as well as extending the lifespan of solder joints.11-29-2012
20120299181Package-on-Package Process for Applying Molding Compound - A method of packaging includes placing a package component over a release film, wherein solder balls on a surface of the package component are in physical contact with the release film. Next, A molding compound filled between the release film and the package component is cured, wherein during the step of curing, the solder balls remain in physical contact with the release film.11-29-2012
20120267782PACKAGE-ON-PACKAGE SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - Disclosed is a package-on-package semiconductor device comprising a bottom package, a top package thereon and a ACA (Anisotropic Conductive Adhesive) layer. A plurality of ball pads are disposed on the peripheries of an upper surface of the substrate of the bottom package. A plurality of solder balls are disposed at the peripheries of the lower surface of the substrate of the top package. The ACA layer having a central opening is interposed between the bottom package and the top package where the ACA layer contains a plurality of conductive particles. Therein, the size of the central opening and the thickness of the ACA layer are selected such that the anisotropic conductive adhesive layer adheres the peripheries of the upper surface of the bottom package to the peripheries of the lower surface of the top package and the solder balls are encapsulated inside the anisotropic conductive adhesive layer. The solder balls encapsulate some of the conductive particles to mechanically joint and electrically connect to the ball pads. Thereby, the bonding strength of the solder balls can be improved and the warpage of the substrate of the bottom package is effectively reduced to avoid failure of electrical connections between both packages caused by the breaking of soldering joints.10-25-2012
20120267783STACKED-SUBSTRATE STRUCTURE - The stacked-substrate structure includes a first substrate having a first die embedded therein, a second substrate having a second die embedded therein, a plurality of soldering elements, and a third die. The soldering elements are disposed between the first and the second substrates and connected to the first and the second substrates. The first and the second substrates are electrically connected via the soldering elements. The first substrate, the second substrate, and the soldering elements define an accommodating space. The third die is arranged in the accommodating space and is connected to one surface of the first substrate. The third die is electrically connected to the first and the second dies via the first substrate. Thus, the thickness of the stacked-substrate structure can be reduced, and the first and the second dies of the stacked-substrate structure can be test separately in different platforms.10-25-2012
20090057897High strength solder joint formation method for wafer level packages and flip applications - A Micro SMDxt package is provided that configured for mounting to a circuit board. The SMDxt package includes a silicon-based IC having an array of contact pads on one side of thereof, and a die electrically attached to the silicon-based IC. A plurality of solder balls is included, each of which has a polymeric core surrounded by a metallic shell that in turn is surrounded by a layer of solder material. Further, each solder ball is positioned in contact with a corresponding contact pad of the package. An intertwined intermetallic fusion layer is formed through the fusion between material components of the contact pads and the solder material, via heat treatment. The intermetallic fusion extends between and from an outer surface of the metallic shell of each solder to an outer surface of a corresponding contact pad to form a high strength intermetallic solder joint therebetween.03-05-2009
20120319275SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE WITH HEAT SPREADER - A BGA type semiconductor device includes: a substrate having wirings and electrodes; a semiconductor element disposed on the substrate, having a rectangular plan shape, and a plurality of electrodes disposed along each side of the semiconductor element; a plurality of wires connecting the electrodes on the semiconductor element with the electrodes on the substrate; a heat dissipation member disposed on the substrate, covering the semiconductor element, and having openings formed in areas facing apex portions of the plurality of wires connected to the electrodes formed along each side of the semiconductor element; and a sealing resin member for covering and sealing the semiconductor element and heat dissipation member.12-20-2012
20120319274METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A circuit substrate having a mounting surface on which a semiconductor chip is mounted and at least one connection pad formed on the mounting surface is connected to a support plate having at least one mounting portion with a diameter larger than a diameter of the connection pad, through a truncated-cone-shaped solder layer which is formed from at least one solder ball on the basis of a difference between the diameter of the mounting portion and the diameter of the connection pad. The resin layer is formed between the mounting surface of the circuit substrate and the support plate and the support plate is subsequently removed, whereby a truncated-cone-shaped via is formed in the resin layer along the truncated-cone-shaped solder layer. A reflow process is thereafter performed, whereby the truncated-cone-shaped solder layer is formed into a spherical solder layer within the truncated-cone-shaped via.12-20-2012
20120319276FLIP CHIP ASSEMBLY PROCESS FOR ULTRA THIN SUBSTRATE AND PACKAGE ON PACKAGE ASSEMBLY - In some embodiments, selective electroless plating for electronic substrates is presented. In this regard, a method is introduced including receiving a coreless substrate strip, attaching solder balls to a backside of the coreless substrate strip, and forming a backside stiffening mold amongst the solder balls. Other embodiments are also disclosed and claimed.12-20-2012
201102104443D Semiconductor Package Using An Interposer - A 3D semiconductor package using an interposer is provided. In an embodiment, an interposer is provided having a first die electrically coupled to a first side of the interposer and a second die electrically coupled to a second side of the interposer. The interposer is electrically coupled to an underlying substrate, such as a packaging substrate, a high-density interconnect, a printed circuit board, or the like. The substrate has a cavity such that the second die is positioned within the cavity. The use of a cavity may allow smaller conductive bumps to be used, thereby allowing a higher number of conductive bumps to be used. A heat sink may be placed within the cavity to aid in the dissipation of the heat from the second die.09-01-2011
20110227223EMBEDDED DIE WITH PROTECTIVE INTERPOSER - Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a substrate having (i) a first laminate layer, (ii) a second laminate layer, and (iii) a core material that is disposed between the first laminate layer and the second laminate layer; and a die attached to the first laminate layer, the die having an interposer bonded to a surface of an active side of the die, the surface comprising (i) a dielectric material and (ii) a bond pad to route electrical signals of the die, the interposer having a via formed therein, the via being electrically coupled to the bond pad to further route the electrical signals of the die, wherein the die and the interposer are embedded in the core material of the substrate. Other embodiments may be described and/or claimed.09-22-2011
20110227222SURFACE-MOUNTED ELECTRONIC COMPONENT - A surface-mounted electronic component including balls bonded to its front surface and, on the front surface, a protective resin layer having a thickness smaller than the ball height, wherein grooves extend in the resin layer between balls of the chip.09-22-2011
20110227220STACKABLE SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - A semiconductor package includes a set of stud bumps, which can be formed by wire bonding technology and can be bonded or joined to a semiconductor element to form a stacked package assembly. Since the process of bonding the semiconductor element to the stud bumps can be carried out without reflow, an undesirable deformation resulting from high temperatures can be controlled or reduced.09-22-2011
20120273947CHIP PACKAGE WITH A CHIP EMBEDDED IN A WIRING BODY - An electronic device is disclosed. The electronic device comprises at least one electronic chip and a package for the electronic chip. The package comprises a laminate substrate, wherein the electronic chip is attached on the laminate substrate. The laminate substrate comprises one or more conduction layers, one or more insulation layers and a plurality of pads formed in a conduction layer on the side of the laminate substrate opposite to the side connected to the electronic chip. Furthermore, the package comprises an insulation body formed around the electronic chip. Moreover, the package comprises a plurality of electrodes that extend through the insulation body. For each pad of the laminate substrate, wiring is formed in the one or more of conduction layers and in one or more vias passing through the one or more insulation layers for electrically connecting the pad with at least one of the electrodes. The package further comprises an interconnection body formed on the insulation body and the electronic chip. The interconnection body comprises a plurality of pads on the side of the interconnection body opposite to the side connected to the insulation body and the electronic chip and it also comprises wiring inside the interconnection body for electrical connections between the pads of the electronic chip, the electrodes and the pads of the interconnection body. A method for manufacturing the electronic device is also disclosed.11-01-2012
20100155946Solder limiting layer for integrated circuit die copper bumps - An apparatus comprises a semiconductor substrate having a device layer, a plurality of metallization layers, a passivation layer, and a metal bump formed on the passivation layer that is electrically coupled to at least one of the metallization layers. The apparatus further includes a solder limiting layer formed on the passivation layer that masks an outer edge of the top surface of the metal bump, thereby making the outer edge of the top surface non-wettable to a solder material.06-24-2010
20120280390INTEGRATED CIRCUIT PACKAGING SYSTEM WITH ROUTED CIRCUIT LEAD ARRAY AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURE THEREOF - A method of manufacture of an integrated circuit packaging system includes: providing a terminal having a top with a depression; applying a dielectric material in the depression, the dielectric material having a gap formed therein and exposing a portion of the top therefrom; forming a trace within the gap and in direct contact with the top, the trace extending laterally over an upper surface of the dielectric material; and connecting an integrated circuit to the terminal through the trace.11-08-2012
20120326307STACKED SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A stacked semiconductor device including a plurality of semiconductor chips stacked vertically, a plurality of scribe lane elements each forming a step with a semiconductor chip of the plurality of semiconductor chips and respectively formed on a side surface of each of the plurality of semiconductor chips, a redistribution element respectively formed on each of the plurality of semiconductor chips and the scribe lane elements, and a signal connection member formed on the side surface of each of the plurality of semiconductor chips and electrically connecting the redistribution elements.12-27-2012
20110278724CHIP PACKAGE AND METHOD FOR FORMING THE SAME - An embodiment of the invention provides a chip package which includes: a carrier substrate; a semiconductor substrate having an upper surface and a lower surface, disposed overlying the carrier substrate; a device region or sensing region located on the upper surface of the semiconductor substrate; a conducting pad located on the upper surface of the semiconductor substrate; a conducting layer electrically connected to the conducting pad and extending from the upper surface of the semiconductor substrate to a sidewall of the semiconductor substrate; and an insulating layer located between the conducting layer and the semiconductor substrate.11-17-2011
20110298130SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES WITH THROUGH-SILICON VIAS - Through silicon vias (TSVs) include a first metal plug having a cylindrical shape, passing through a semiconductor substrate, and with an outer peripheral surface surrounded by a first insulating film; an isolated semiconductor substrate in the semiconductor substrate and surrounding a first metal plug surrounded by a first insulating film; and a second metal plug surrounding the isolated semiconductor substrate and being surrounded by a second insulating film. A first bias voltage is applied to the isolated semiconductor substrate so that a depletion layer is formed in the isolated semiconductor substrate from an interface between the isolated semiconductor substrate and the first insulating film. The first bias voltage is different from a second bias voltage applied to the semiconductor substrate, which is a main semiconductor substrate, with a device forming area where transistors constituting circuits are formed.12-08-2011
20110298129STACKED PACKAGE - A stacked package for an electronic device and a method of manufacturing the stacked package include a first semiconductor package being formed with a first conductive pad and a second conductive pad. A second semiconductor package is formed with a third conductive pad and a fourth conductive pad and is disposed over the first semiconductor package. A first conductive connecting member electrically connects the first conductive pad and the third conductive pad. A second conductive connection member electrically connects the second conductive pad and the fourth conductive pad.12-08-2011
20110298127Semiconductor Device - A semiconductor device has a semiconductor substrate which has a plurality of pad electrodes provided on a top surface thereof and has an approximately rectangular shape; a rewiring layer which is provided with a plurality of contact wiring lines connected to the plurality of pad electrodes, is disposed on the semiconductor substrate through an insulating film, and has an approximately rectangular shape; and a plurality of ball electrodes which are provided on the rewiring layer. A plurality of first pad electrodes among the plurality of pad electrodes are arranged on an outer circumference of the semiconductor substrate to be along a first side of the semiconductor substrate, a plurality of first ball electrodes among the plurality of ball electrodes are arranged on an outer circumference of the rewiring layer to be along the first side, and any one of the plurality of first ball electrodes is connected to the first pad electrode positioned below the corresponding ball electrode through the contact wiring lines, and the first pad electrodes are not disposed on the lower side of the first ball electrodes positioned at an end of the first side.12-08-2011
20120326308ENHANCED WLP FOR SUPERIOR TEMP CYCLING, DROP TEST AND HIGH CURRENT APPLICATIONS - A WLP device is provided with a flange shaped UBM or an embedded partial solder ball UBM on top of a copper post style circuit connection.12-27-2012
20120326305SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE AND FABRICATION METHOD THEREOF - A semiconductor package includes: a dielectric layer having opposing first and second surfaces and side surfaces; a copper wiring layer disposed on the first surface of the dielectric layer and having extension pads; a surface processing layer disposed on the wiring layer; a semiconductor chip disposed on the wiring layer and electrically connected to the surface processing layer; and an encapsulant disposed on the first surface of the dielectric layer for encapsulating the semiconductor chip, the wiring layer and the surface processing layer while exposing the second surface of the dielectric layer. Further, vias are disposed between the side surfaces of the dielectric layer and the encapsulant such that the extension pads are exposed from the vias so as for solder balls to be disposed thereon. Due to improved electrical connection between the copper and solder materials, the electrical connection quality of the package is improved.12-27-2012
20120326306POP PACKAGE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - The present invention relates to a package on package (POP) package and a manufacturing method thereof, and provides a POP package and a manufacturing method thereof in which the POP package can be implemented by using a transfer mold method without employing a top gate mold method. To this end, the present invention comprises: a lower semiconductor package which includes a first solder ball and a semiconductor chip formed on the upper surface of a substrate, and a mold for molding the semiconductor chip and the solder ball so that a part of the first solder ball may be exposed; and an upper semiconductor package which is stacked so that a connection is made to an exposed part of a second solder ball through the second solder ball formed on the lower surface.12-27-2012
20120326304Externally Wire Bondable Chip Scale Package in a System-in-Package Module - There is provided a system and method for an externally wire bondable chip scale package in a system-in-package module. There is provided a system-in-package module comprising a substrate including a first contact pad disposed thereon, a packaged device attached to the substrate, wherein an electrode of the packaged device is wirebonded to the first contact pad, and an unpackaged device, wherein an electrode of the unpackaged device is coupled to the substrate. By flipping the packaged device within the module and utilizing wire bondable finishes on the packaged device, an externally wire bondable chip scale package may be provided. The structure of the disclosed system-in-package module provides several advantages over conventional designs including increased yields, a single assembly line, facilitated die substitution, reduced heat stress, higher package density, and a simplified single package structure for reduced fabrication time and cost.12-27-2012
20120091585LASER RELEASE PROCESS FOR VERY THIN SI-CARRIER BUILD - A laser release and glass chip removal process for a integrated circuit module avoiding carrier edge cracking is provided.04-19-2012
20120091584BUMP FOR SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE, SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE HAVING BUMP, AND STACKED SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE - A bump for a semiconductor package includes: a first bump formed on a semiconductor chip and having at least two land parts and a connection part which connects the land parts and has a line width smaller than the land parts; and a second bump formed on the first bump and projecting on the land parts of the first bump in shapes of a hemisphere.04-19-2012
20110309503SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - A semiconductor device comprises a semiconductor chip having a plurality of electrode pads; an insulation layer having one or more apertures which expose at least a part of the plurality of electrode pads respectively on the semiconductor chip; and a plurality of wires which are electrically connected to the exposed plurality of electrode pads.12-22-2011
20120286426SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A semiconductor device includes a first structural body having first electrode pads; a second structural body disposed in a face-up type over the first structural body in such a way as to expose the first electrode pads, and having first connection members with at least two protrusions; and a third structural body disposed in a face-down type over the second structural body, and having second connection members with at least two protrusions, on a surface thereof facing the second structural body, wherein some of the protrusions of the second connection members are electrically connected with the exposed first electrode pads, and at least one of remaining protrusions of the second connection members is electrically connected with the first connection members.11-15-2012
20120286427SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND A MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - There is provided a technology capable of suppressing the damage applied to a pad. When the divergence angle of an inner chamfer part is smaller than 90 degrees, the ultrasonic conversion load in a direction perpendicular to the surface of the pad is very small in magnitude. In other words, the ultrasonic conversion load in a direction perpendicular to the surface of the pad is sufficiently smaller in magnitude than the ultrasonic conversion load in a direction in parallel with the surface of the pad. Consequently, when the divergence angle of the inner chamfer part is smaller than 90 degrees, the ultrasonic conversion load in a direction perpendicular to the surface of the pad can be sufficiently reduced in magnitude, which can prevent pad peeling.11-15-2012
20120286425PACKAGE HAVING MEMS ELEMENT AND FABRICATION METHOD THEREOF - A package structure having an MEMS element is provided, which includes: a protection layer having openings formed therein; conductors formed in the openings, respectively; conductive pads formed on the protection layer and the conductors; a MEMS chip disposed on the conductive pads; and an encapsulant formed on the protection layer for encapsulating the MEMS chip. By disposing the MEMS chip directly on the protection layer to dispense with the need for a carrier, such as a wafer or a circuit board that would undesirably add to the thickness, the present invention reduces the overall thickness of the package to thereby achieve miniaturization.11-15-2012
20120139110TAPE - A tape for carrying at least a semiconductor package structure comprising a body, a carrying plate and a side wall is provided. The body has at least an opening. The carrying plate is capable of carrying the semiconductor package structure and has a plurality of containing portions. The side wall surrounds the carrying plate and connects between the body and the carrying plate. A side surface of the semiconductor package structure leans against the side wall and a plurality of solder balls disposed on a bottom surface of the semiconductor package structure are contained in the containing portion. Accordingly, the solder balls may be protected from being damaged by the carrying plate.06-07-2012
20120139108SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE - A semiconductor package includes a package substrate including a first wiring embedded in the package substrate, a second wiring embedded in the package substrate, the second wiring electrically insulated from the first wiring, and a capacitor embedded in the package substrate, the capacitor including a first electrode electrically connected to the first wiring and a second electrode electrically connected to the second wiring. At least a first semiconductor chip is disposed on the package substrate. A plurality of connection terminals are disposed between the package substrate and the first semiconductor chip and contact the package substrate, and form at least a first group of at least two connection terminals formed continuously adjacent to each other and electrically connected to the first wiring, and at least a second group of at least two connection terminals formed continuously adjacent to each other and electrically connected to the second wiring.06-07-2012
20130009307Forming Wafer-Level Chip Scale Package Structures with Reduced number of Seed Layers - A method includes forming a passivation layer over a metal pad, which is overlying a semiconductor substrate. A first opening is formed in the passivation layer, with a portion of the metal pad exposed through the first opening. A seed layer is formed over the passivation layer and to electrically coupled to the metal pad. The seed layer further includes a portion over the passivation layer. A first mask is formed over the seed layer, wherein the first mask has a second opening directly over at least a portion of the metal pad. A PPI is formed over the seed layer and in the second opening. A second mask is formed over the first mask, with a third opening formed in the second mask. A portion of a metal bump is formed in the third opening. After the step of forming the portion of the metal bump, the first and the second masks are removed.01-10-2013
20130015578INTERCONNECTION AND ASSEMBLY OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL CHIP PACKAGESAANM Thacker; Hiren D.AACI San DiegoAAST CAAACO USAAGP Thacker; Hiren D. San Diego CA USAANM Cunningham; John E.AACI San DiegoAAST CAAACO USAAGP Cunningham; John E. San Diego CA USAANM Shubin; IvanAACI San DiegoAAST CAAACO USAAGP Shubin; Ivan San Diego CA USAANM Krishnamoorthy; Ashok V.AACI San DiegoAAST CAAACO USAAGP Krishnamoorthy; Ashok V. San Diego CA US - In a chip package, semiconductor dies in a vertical stack of semiconductor dies or chips (which is referred to as a ‘plank stack’) are aligned by positive features that are mechanically coupled to negative features recessed below the surfaces of adjacent semiconductor dies. Moreover, the chip package includes an interposer plate at approximately a right angle to the plank stack, which is electrically coupled to the semiconductor dies along an edge of the plank stack. In particular, electrical pads proximate to a surface of the interposer plate (which are along a stacking direction of the plank stack) are electrically coupled to pads that are proximate to edges of the semiconductor dies by an intervening conductive material, such as solder balls or spring connectors. Note that the chip package may facilitate high-bandwidth communication of signals between the semiconductor dies and the interposer plate.01-17-2013
20130015579SOLDER BALL CONTACT SUSCEPTIBLE TO LOWER STRESS - A solder ball contact and a method of making a solder ball contact includes: a first insulating layer with a via formed on an integrated circuit (IC) chip and a metal pad; an under bump metallurgy (UBM) structure disposed within the via and on a portion of the first insulating layer, surrounding the via; a second insulating layer formed on an upper surface of an outer portion of the UBM structure that is centered on the via; and a solder ball that fills the via and is disposed above an upper surface of an inner portion of the UBM structure that contacts the via, in which the UBM structure that underlies the solder ball is of a greater diameter than the solder ball.01-17-2013
20130020702DOUBLE-SIDED FLIP CHIP PACKAGE - Semiconductor device modules having two or more integrated circuit dies mounted on opposing sides of a substrate. The integrated circuit dies are mounted by use of surface mount connections, such as flip chip connections implemented using conductive bumps. Systems may include one or more of the present semiconductor device modules, and in some cases may also include other modules, such as a system module.01-24-2013
20130020703Method for Making a Stackable Package - The present invention relates to a method for making a stackable package. The method includes the following steps: (a) providing a first carrier; (b) disposing at least one chip on the first carrier; (c) forming a molding compound so as to encapsulate the chip; (d) removing the first carrier; (e) forming a first redistribution layer and at least one first bump; (f) providing a second carrier; (g) disposing on the second carrier; (h) removing part of the chip and part of the molding compound; (i) forming a second redistribution layer; and (j) removing the second carrier. Therefore, the second redistribution layer enables the stackable package to have more flexibility to be utilized.01-24-2013
20120241956TECHNIQUES FOR PACKAGING MULTIPLE DEVICE COMPONENTS - Techniques for fabricating multiple device components. Specifically, techniques for fabricating a stacked package comprising at least one I/C module and a multi-chip package. The multi-chip package includes a plurality of integrated circuit dice coupled to a carrier. The dice are encapsulated such that conductive elements are exposed through the encapsulant. The conductive elements are electrically coupled to the chips. The I/C module comprises an interposer having a plurality of integrated circuit dice disposed thereon. The dice of the I/C module are electrically coupled to the interposer via bondwires. The interposer is configured such that vias are aligned with the conductive elements on the multi-chip package. The multi-chip package and I/C module may be fabricated separately and subsequently coupled together to form a stacked package.09-27-2012
20120241954Unpackaged and packaged IC stacked in a system-in-package module - There is provided a system and method for unpackaged and packaged IC stacked in a system-in-package module. There is provided a system-in-package module comprising a substrate including a first contact pad and a second contact pad disposed thereon, a packaged device disposed on the substrate, and an unpackaged device stacked atop the packaged device, wherein a first electrode of the packaged device is electrically and mechanically coupled to the first contact pad, and wherein a second electrode of the unpackaged device is electrically coupled to the second contact pad. The structure of the disclosed system-in-package module provides several advantages over conventional designs including increased yields, facilitated die substitution, enhanced thermal and grounding performance through direct connect vias, stacking of wider devices without a spacer, and a simplified single package structure for reduced fabrication time and cost.09-27-2012
20080237856Semiconductor Package and Method for Fabricating the Same - A semiconductor package includes a wiring substrate, a semiconductor chip, and a conductor plate in order to reduce a voltage drop at the central portion of a chip caused by wiring resistance from a peripheral connection pad disposed on the periphery of the chip in the semiconductor package. Central electrode pads for use in ground/power-supply are disposed on the central portion of the chip. The conductor plate for use in ground/power-supply is disposed on the chip such that an insulating layer is disposed therebetween. The central electrode pads on the chip and the conductor plate are connected together by wire bonding through an opening formed in the insulating layer and the conductor plate. An extraction portion of the conductor plate is connected to a power-supply wiring pad on the wiring substrate. The central electrode pads and the conductor plate may also be connected together using gold stud bumps. Preferably, the conductor plate is composed of a multilayer structure of two or more layers, and each conductor plate is used in power-supply wiring or ground wiring.10-02-2008
20080230903SEMICONDUCTOR CHIP, SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME - A semiconductor chip constitutes a semiconductor device in which a plurality of semiconductor chips are laminated. The semiconductor chip includes a plurality of terminals which are to be connected to another semiconductor chip. At least one terminal of the terminals has a higher height than that of another terminal.09-25-2008
20080230902Method of Forming Solder Bump on High Topography Plated Cu - A solder bump is formed on a high-topography, electroplated copper pad integrating a first and second passivation layer. A sacrifice layer is deposited over the second passivation layer. The sacrifice layer is lithographically patterned. A via is etched in the sacrifice layer. A solder bump is formed in the via. A portion of the sacrifice layer is removed using the solder bump as a mask. A semiconductor device includes a substrate, an input/output (I/O) pad disposed over the substrate, a first passivation layer disposed over a portion of the I/O pad, a first conductive layer disposed over the first passivation layer, a second passivation layer disposed over the first conductive layer, a sacrifice layer disposed over the second passivation layer, the sacrifice layer having a via, and a solder bump formed in the via, the solder bump used as a mask to remove a portion of the sacrifice layer.09-25-2008
20090294962PACKAGING SUBSTRATE AND METHOD FOR FABRICATING THE SAME - A packaging substrate and a method for fabricating the same are proposed, including: providing a substrate body having a first surface and an opposing second surface, wherein the first surface has a plurality of flip-chip solder pads and wire bonding pads and the second surface has a plurality of solder ball pads; forming a first and a second solder mask layers on the first and second surfaces respectively and forming openings in the first and second solder mask layers to expose the flip-chip solder pads, the wire bonding pads and the solder ball pads; forming first bumps on the flip-chip solder pads; and forming an electroless Ni/Pd/Au layer on the first bumps and the wire bonding pads by electroless plating, wherein the electroless Ni/Pd/Au layer has a thickness tolerance capable of meeting evenness requirements for fine pitch applications.12-03-2009
20130168856Package on Package Devices and Methods of Packaging Semiconductor Dies - Package on package (PoP) devices and methods of packaging semiconductor dies are disclosed. A PoP device includes a bottom packaged die having solder balls disposed on the top surface thereof and a top packaged die having metal stud bumps disposed on a bottom surface thereof. The metal stud bumps include a bump region and a tail region coupled to the bump region. Each metal stud bump on the top packaged die is coupled to one of the solder balls on the bottom packaged die.07-04-2013
20130168857MOLDED INTERPOSER PACKAGE AND METHOD FOR FABRICATING THE SAME - The invention provides a molded interposer package and a method for fabricating the same. The molded interposer package includes a plurality of metal studs. A molding material encapsulates the metal studs leaving the bottom surfaces of the metal studs exposed. A first chip is disposed on the molding material, connecting to the top surfaces of the metal studs. A plurality of solder balls connects and contacts to the bottom surfaces of the metal studs.07-04-2013
20130168858EMBEDDED WAFER LEVEL BALL GRID ARRAY BAR SYSTEMS AND METHODS - A bar formed from a reconstituted wafer and containing one or more conductive material filled voids is used to electrically and physically connect the top and bottom packages in a package-on-package (PoP) package. The bar is disposed in the fan out area of the lower package forming the PoP package.07-04-2013
20130168854Semiconductor Package with a Bridge Interposer - There are disclosed herein various implementations of semiconductor packages including a bridge interposer. One exemplary implementation includes a first active die having a first portion situated over the bridge interposer, and a second portion not situated over the bridge interposer. The semiconductor package also includes a second active die having a first portion situated over the bridge interposer, and a second portion not situated over the bridge interposer. The second portion of the first active die and the second portion of the second active die include solder balls mounted on a package substrate, and are configured to communicate electrical signals to the package substrate utilizing the solder balls and without utilizing through-semiconductor vias (TSVs).07-04-2013
20130168855Methods and Apparatus for Package On Package Devices with Reduced Strain - Methods and apparatus for package on package structures. A structure includes a first integrated circuit package including at least one integrated circuit device mounted on a first substrate, a plurality of package on package connectors extending from a bottom surface and arranged in a pattern of one or more rows proximal to an outer periphery of the first substrate; and a second integrated circuit package including at least another integrated circuit device mounted on a second substrate and a plurality of lands on an upper surface coupled to the plurality of package on package connectors, and a plurality of external connectors extending from a bottom surface of the second substrate; wherein the pattern of the external connectors is staggered from the pattern of the package on package connectors so that the package on package connectors are not in vertical alignment with the external connectors. Methods for forming structures are disclosed.07-04-2013
20080224312DEVICE HAVING A BONDING STRUCTURE FOR TWO ELEMENTS - A device and a method for bonding elements are described. A first solder ball is produced on a main surface of a first element. A second solder ball is produced on a main surface of a second element. Contact is provided between the first solder ball and the second solder ball. The first and second elements are bonded by applying a reflow act whereby the solder balls melt and form a joined solder ball structure. Prior to the bonding, the first solder ball is laterally embedded in a first layer of non-conductive material and the second solder ball is laterally embedded in a second layer of non-conductive material, such that the upper part of the first solder ball and upper part of the second solder ball are not covered by the non-conductive material. A third solder volume is applied on one or both of the embedded first or second solder balls, prior to the bonding.09-18-2008
20080217774Semiconductor device - When a BGA package device is mounted to another substrate and tested for packaging strength, solder balls (09-11-2008
20120248605SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - A semiconductor device includes an electrode (electrode pad), an insulation film (for example, protective resin film) formed over the electrode and having an opening for exposing the electrode. The semiconductor device further includes an under bump metal (UBM layer) formed over the insulation film and connected by way of the opening 510-04-2012
20120248604SELECTIVE ELECTROMIGRATION IMPROVEMENT FOR HIGH CURRENT C4S - The invention includes embodiments of a method for designing a flip chip and the resulting structure. The starting point is a flip chip with a semiconductor substrate, one or more wiring levels, and a plurality of I/O contact pads (last metal pads/bond pads) for receiving and sending electrical current. There is also a plurality of C4 bumps for connecting the I/O contact pads to another substrate. Then it is determined which of the C4s of the plurality of C4 bumps have a level of susceptibility to electromigration damage that meets or exceeds a threshold level of susceptibility, and in response, plating a conductive structure with a high electrical current carrying capacity (such as a copper pillar, copper pedestal, or partial copper pedestal) onto the corresponding I/O contact pads and adding a solder ball to a top portion of the conductive structure. The resulting structure is a flip chip wherein only a select few C4 bumps use enhanced C4s (such as copper pedestals) reducing the chance of defects.10-04-2012
20130134588Package-On-Package (PoP) Structure and Method - Package-On-Package (PoP) structures and methods of forming PoP structures are disclosed. According to an embodiment, a structure comprises a first substrate, stud bulbs, a die, a second substrate, and electrical connectors. The stud bulbs are coupled to a first surface of the first substrate. The die is attached to the first surface of the first substrate. The electrical connectors are coupled to the second substrate, and respective ones of the electrical connectors are coupled to respective ones of the stud bulbs.05-30-2013
20130093088PACKAGE-ON-PACKAGE ASSEMBLY WITH WIRE BOND VIAS - A microelectronic package can include wire bonds having bases bonded to respective conductive elements on a substrate and ends opposite the bases. A dielectric encapsulation layer extending from the substrate covers portions of the wire bonds such that covered portions of the wire bonds are separated from one another by the encapsulation layer, wherein unencapsulated portions of the wire bonds are defined by portions of the wire bonds which are uncovered by the encapsulation layer. Unencapsulated portions can be disposed at positions in a pattern having a minimum pitch which is greater than a first minimum pitch between bases of adjacent wire bonds.04-18-2013
20130093087PACKAGE-ON-PACKAGE ASSEMBLY WITH WIRE BOND VIAS - A microelectronic package can include wire bonds having bases bonded to respective ones of conductive elements exposed at a surface of a substrate. The wire bonds may have exterior edge surfaces disposed at an angle between 25° and 90° relative to the bases, and ends remote, e.g., opposite, from the bases, and remote from the ends which are connected to the bases. A dielectric encapsulation layer extends from the substrate and covers portions of the wire bonds such that covered portions of the wire bonds are separated from one another by the encapsulation layer, wherein unencapsulated portions of the wire bonds are defined by portions of the wire bonds that are uncovered by the encapsulation layer, the unencapsulated portions including the ends of the wire bonds.04-18-2013
20130093084Wafer-Level Chip Scale Package with Re-Workable Underfill - A package includes a printed circuit board (PCB), and a die bonded to the PCB through solder balls. A re-workable underfill is dispensed in a region between the PCB and the die.04-18-2013
20130093086SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE AND METHOD OF FABRICATING THE SAME - This disclosure provides a semiconductor package and a method of fabricating the same. The semiconductor package includes an insulating layer; a plurality of traces and connection pads disposed in the insulating layer and protruded from the insulating layer; a plurality of bumps formed on the plurality of traces; a semiconductor chip disposed on the bumps; and an encapsulant formed on the insulating layer to encapsulate the semiconductor chip, the plurality of bumps, traces and connection pads. When the encapsulant is formed, voids can be prevented from being generated in the traces and the connection pads and thus the yield of process is significantly increased.04-18-2013
20130093085DUAL INTERLOCK HEATSINK ASSEMBLY FOR ENHANCED CAVITY PBGA PACKAGES, AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURE - A semiconductor package is provided, including a laminate substrate with an aperture sized to receive a semiconductor die. Through-holes in the substrate are filled with a thermally conductive adhesive. A first heat spreader is attached to the by the adhesive, and a semiconductor die is positioned in the aperture with a back face in thermal contact with the heat spreader. Wire bonds couple the die to electrical traces on the substrate. A second heat spreader is attached by the adhesive to the substrate over the die, directly opposite the first heat spreader. A portion of the second heat spreader is encapsulated in molding compound. Openings in the second heat spreader admits molding compound to fill the space around the die between the heat spreaders. Heat is transmitted from the die to the first spreader, and thence, via the through-holes and conductive paste, to the second heat spreader.04-18-2013
20110272806SEMICONDUCTOR DICE INCLUDING AT LEAST ONE BLIND HOLE, WAFERS INCLUDING SUCH SEMICONDUCTOR DICE, AND INTERMEDIATE PRODUCTS MADE WHILE FORMING AT LEAST ONE BLIND HOLE IN A SUBSTRATE - Semiconductor dice comprise at least one bond pad on an active surface of the semiconductor die. At least one blind hole extends from a back surface of the semiconductor die opposing the active surface, through a thickness of the semiconductor die, to an underside of the at least one bond pad. At least one quantity of passivation material covers at least a sidewall surface of the at least one blind hole. At least one conductive material is disposed in the at least one blind hole adjacent and in electrical communication with the at least one bond pad and adjacent the at least one quantity of passivation material.11-10-2011
20110272805SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE, SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, AND SEMICONDUCTOR MODULE - A semiconductor package, a semiconductor device, and a semiconductor module, the semiconductor package including a substrate, the substrate having a plurality of inner pads; a semiconductor chip attached to the substrate, the semiconductor chip being electrically connected to the inner pads; a plurality of lands on the substrate, the plurality of lands being electrically connected to the inner pads; and at least one bypass interconnection on the substrate, wherein the plurality of lands includes a first land and a second land, the bypass interconnection is connected to the first land and the second land, and the first land is spaced apart from the second land by a distance of about three times or greater an average distance between adjacent lands of the plurality of lands.11-10-2011
20110272804SELECTING CHIPS WITHIN A STACKED SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE USING THROUGH-ELECTRODES - A stacked semiconductor package includes first and second semiconductor chips including semiconductor chip bodies which have circuit units, first through-electrodes which pass through the semiconductor chip bodies at first positions, and second through-electrodes which pass through the semiconductor chip bodies at second positions and provide a chip enable signal to the circuit units. A spacer including a spacer body may be interposed between the first semiconductor chip and the second semiconductor chip, with an inverter chip embedded in the spacer body. Wiring patterns formed on the spacer body may connect the first through-electrodes of the first semiconductor chip with the second through-electrodes of the second semiconductor chip, the first through-electrodes of the first semiconductor chip with input terminals of the inverter chip, and output terminals of the inverter chip with the second through-electrodes of the first semiconductor chip.11-10-2011
20110272803SILICON CONTACTOR INCLUDING PLATE TYPE POWDERS FOR TESTING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A silicon contactor of which a side contacts test terminals of a semiconductor testing device and of which an other side contacts ball leads of a semiconductor device so as to be used in the semiconductor testing device, including: conductive silicon parts which are formed opposite to the ball leads and/or the test terminals and include silicon rubber and conductive powders; and an insulating silicon part which is formed by filling silicon rubber among areas of the conductive silicon parts, which do not contact the ball leads, and supports the conductive silicon parts, wherein the conductive powders of the conductive silicon parts include plate type powders. Therefore, the plate type powders are used as the conductive powders of the conductive silicon parts to improve contact characteristics between the conductive silicon parts and the semiconductor device.11-10-2011
20130099380WAFER LEVEL CHIP SCALE PACKAGE DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEROF - The present invention discloses a wafer level chip scale package device. The device includes: a chip including at least one bonding pad; a UBM layer disposed on the bonding pad; a pre-solder layer disposed on the UBM layer; and a bump melted and combined with the pre-solder layer.04-25-2013
20130113099PACKAGE CARRIER, PACKAGE CARRIER MANUFACTURING METHOD, PACKAGE STRUCTURE FOR SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - A package substrate including a dielectric layer, a first conductive layer, a second conductive layer and a bonding pad is provided. The dielectric layer has a top surface and a bottom surface. The first conductive layer is embedded into the dielectric layer, and a first surface of the first conductive layer is exposed from the top surface and has the same plane with the top surface. The second conductive layer is embedded into the dielectric layer and contacts the first conductive layer, and a second surface of the second conductive layer is exposed from the bottom surface and has the same plane with the bottom surface. The bonding pad is partially or completely embedded into the first conductive layer and the dielectric layer, so that the periphery of the bonding pad is confined within a cavity by the sidewalls of both the first conductive layer and the dielectric layer.05-09-2013
20130113098THROUGH VIA PACKAGE - An integrated circuit package includes an integrated circuit die in a reconstituted substrate. The active side is processed then covered in molding compound while the inactive side is processed. The molding compound on the active side is then partially removed and solder balls are placed on the active side.05-09-2013
20130113097METHODS OF AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES WITH BALL STRENGTH IMPROVEMENT - In a method of improving ball strength of a semiconductor device, a ball pattern of a plurality of connection balls to be formed as electrical connections for the semiconductor device is received. The pattern includes a number of columns and rows crossing each other. The balls are arranged at intersections of the columns and rows. An arrangement of balls in a region of the ball pattern is modified so that the region includes no isolated balls.05-09-2013
20110266671SUBSTRATE FOR A SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - Disclosed herein are a substrate for a semiconductor package and a manufacturing method thereof. The substrate for the semiconductor package, which has a single-sided substrate structure including circuit patterns having a connection pad formed on only an electronic component mounting surface, can directly connect a connection pad on the top of the substrate to external connection terminals on the bottom of the substrate through a connection via formed of a metal plating layer formed in an inner wall of the via hole and a conductive metal paste filled in the via hole.11-03-2011
20130127054STACKED-CHIP PACKAGES IN PACKAGE-ON-PACKAGE APPARATUS, METHODS OF ASSEMBLING SAME, AND SYSTEMS CONTAINING SAME - A stacked-chip apparatus includes a package substrate and an interposer with a chip stack disposed with a standoff that matches the interposer. A package-on-package stacked-chip apparatus includes a top package disposed on the interposer.05-23-2013
20130127053SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE AND SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE MODULE HAVING THE SAME - Disclosed herein is a semiconductor package including: a semiconductor chip having a bonding pad; and a first substrate including a rerouting layer having short type rerouting patterns electrically connected with the bonding pad and formed to be seamlessly connected with each other and a plurality of open type rerouting patterns separately formed on the same layer as the short type rerouting patterns and connection terminals for signal connection each formed on the open type rerouting patterns.05-23-2013
20130127052Methods and Apparatus of Packaging Semiconductor Devices - Methods and apparatuses for wafer level packaging (WLP) semiconductor devices are disclosed. A redistribution layer (RDL) is formed on a first passivation layer in contact with a conductive pad over a surface of a die. The RDL layer is on top of a first region of the first passivation layer. A second passivation layer is formed on the RDL layer with an opening to expose the RDL layer, and over the first passivation layer. An under bump metallization (UBM) layer is formed over the second passivation layer in contact with the exposed RDL layer. A second region of the first passivation layer disjoint from the first region is determined by projecting an outer periphery of a solder ball or other connector onto the surface.05-23-2013
20080203568Semiconductor device - An improved reliability in a region of a junction between a bonding wire and an electrode pad at higher temperature is achieved. A semiconductor device 08-28-2008
20130175688TIN-BASED SOLDER BALL AND SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE INCLUDING THE SAME - A tin(Sn)-based solder ball and a semiconductor package including the same are provided. The tin-based solder ball includes about 0.2 to 4 wt. % silver(Ag), about 0.1 to 1 wt. % copper(Cu), about 0.001 to 0.3 wt. % aluminum(Al), about 0.001% to 0.1 wt. % germanium(Ge), and balance of tin and unavoidable impurities. The tin-based solder ball has a high oxidation resistance.07-11-2013
20130175687PACKAGE STACK DEVICE AND FABRICATION METHOD THEREOF - A package stack device includes a first package structure having a plurality of first metal posts and a first electronic element, a second package structure having a plurality of second metal posts and a second electronic element, and an encapsulant formed between the first and second package structures to encapsulate the first electronic element. By connecting the second metal posts to the first metal posts, respectively, the second package structure is stacked on the first package structure with the support of the metal posts. Further, the gap between the two package structures is filled with the encapsulant to avoid warpage of the substrates.07-11-2013
20130175686Enhanced Flip Chip Package - A flip chip package structure is proposed in which a redistribution layer (RDL) is disposed on a surface of both a semiconductor chip and one or more lateral extensions of the semiconductor chip surface. The lateral extensions may be made using, e.g., a reconstituted wafer to implement a fanout region lateral to one or more sides of the semiconductor chip. One or more electrical connectors such as solder bumps or copper cylinders may be applied to the RDL, and an interposer such as a PCB interposer may be connected to the electrical connectors. In this way, a relatively tight semiconductor pad pitch may be accommodated and translated to an appropriate circuit board pitch without necessarily requiring a silicon or glass interposer.07-11-2013
20130175685UBM Formation for Integrated Circuits - A method includes forming a polymer layer over a metal pad, forming an opening in the polymer layer to expose a portion of the metal pad, and forming an under-bump-metallurgy (UBM). The UBM includes a portion extending into the opening to electrically couple to the metal pad.07-11-2013
20130175684Integrated Circuit Packaging With Ball Grid Array Having Differential Pitch To Enhance Thermal Performance - A ball grid array (BGA) includes a plurality of metal balls adapted for connection between an electrical circuit and a substrate. A first portion of the BGA contains a first group of the metal balls arranged according to a first pitch. A second portion of the BGA contains a second group of metal the balls arranged according to a second pitch that is less than the first pitch, to provide increased metal contact area and correspondingly enhanced thermal transfer capability.07-11-2013
20080197493Integrated circuit including conductive bumps - One embodiment provides an integrated circuit including an electrical contact and a conductive bump elongated via centrifugal forces. The conductive bump has a base and a top. The base is attached to the electrical contact and the top remains unattached.08-21-2008
20110221060Process for Fabricating Electronic Components Using Liquid Injection Molding - A process for fabricating an electronic component includes a liquid injection molding method for overmolding a semiconductor device. The liquid injection molding method includes: i) placing the semiconductor device in an open mold, ii) closing the mold to form a mold cavity, iii) heating the mold cavity, iv) injection molding a curable liquid into the mold cavity to overmold the semiconductor device, v) opening the mold and removing the product of step iv), and optionally vi) post-curing the product of step v). The semiconductor device may have an integrated circuit attached to a substrate through a die attach adhesive.09-15-2011
20110227219ENHANCED WLP FOR SUPERIOR TEMP CYCLING, DROP TEST AND HIGH CURRENT APPLICATIONS - A WLP device is provided with a flange shaped UBM or an embedded partial solder ball UBM on top of a copper post style circuit connection.09-22-2011
20130147040MEMS CHIP SCALE PACKAGE - A flip-chip manufactured MEMS device. The device includes a substrate and a MEMS die. The substrate has a plurality of bumps, a plurality of connection points configured to electrically connect the MEMS device to another device, and a plurality of vias electrically connecting the bumps to the connections points. The MEMS die is attached to the substrate using flip-chip manufacturing techniques, but the MEMS die is not subjected to processing normally associated with creating bumps for flip-chip manufacturing.06-13-2013
20130147042SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A semiconductor device includes an insulating substrate including a first surface and an opposing second surface, and a semiconductor chip. The semiconductor chip is mounted over the first surface, includes signal electrodes, power-supply electrodes and ground electrodes, which connect to pads on the first surface of the insulating substrate. Lands provided on the second surface of the insulating substrate include signal lands, power-supply lands and ground lands through vias penetrate from the first surface to the second surface of the insulating substrate, and include signal vias electrically connected the signal connection pads to the signal lands, power-supply vias electrically connected the power-supply connection pads to the power-supply lands and ground vias electrically connected the ground connection pads to the ground lands. At least one of the signal vias are closer to the connection pads than immediately adjacent one of the power-supply vias or the ground vias.06-13-2013
20130147041STACK PACKAGE STRUCTURE AND FABRICATION METHOD THEREOF - A stack package structure is provided, including: a substrate; an insulating layer formed on the substrate and having openings for exposing die attach pads and conductive pads of the substrate, respectively; a plurality of first and second conductive terminals formed on the insulating layer and electrically connected to the die attach pads and the conductive pads, respectively; a dielectric layer formed on the insulating layer and having a cavity for exposing the first conductive terminals and a plurality of openings exposing the second conductive terminals; copper pillars formed respectively in the openings of the dielectric layer; a semiconductor chip disposed in the cavity and electrically connected to the first conductive terminals; solder balls formed respectively on the copper pillars that are located proximate to the die attach area; and a package structure disposed on and electrically connected to the solder balls.06-13-2013
20130147043SUBSTRATE WITH EMBEDDED STACKED THROUGH-SILICON VIA DIE - A substrate with an embedded stacked through-silicon via die is described. For example, an apparatus includes a first die and a second die. The second die has one or more through-silicon vias disposed therein (TSV die). The first die is electrically coupled to the TSV die through the one or more through-silicon vias. The apparatus also includes a coreless substrate. Both the first die and the TSV die are embedded in the coreless substrate.06-13-2013
20130147044MULTI-CHIP PACKAGE HAVING A STACKED PLURALITY OF DIFFERENT SIZED SEMICONDUCTOR CHIPS, AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - Provided is a multi-chip package in which a plurality of semiconductor chips having different sizes are stacked. A multi-chip package may include a substrate, and a plurality of semiconductor chips stacked on the substrate, each of the plurality of semiconductor chips having a different size. Each of the plurality of semiconductor chips including a pad group and a reference region associated with the pad group, each pad group having a plurality of pads, and the plurality of pads in each pad group located at same coordinates with respect to the associated reference region, and each of the plurality of semiconductor chips having their reference regions vertically aligned.06-13-2013
20100289142INTEGRATED CIRCUIT PACKAGING SYSTEM WITH COIN BONDED INTERCONNECTS AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURE THEREOF - A method of manufacture of an integrated circuit packaging system includes: providing a substrate; attaching an interconnect to the substrate; encapsulating the interconnect with an encapsulation leaving a portion of the interconnect not encapsulated; attaching a joint to the interconnect and simultaneously creating a coined-surface of the interconnect contacting the joint; and attaching an integrated circuit to the substrate.11-18-2010
20100289141SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - Provided is a semiconductor device with a semiconductor chip mounted on a small-sized package substrate that has a large number of external connection terminals. The package substrate includes a slot, the external connection terminals, and bonding fingers. The bonding fingers are connected to the external connection terminals. The bonding fingers constitute a bonding finger arrangement in a central section and end sections of a bonding finger area along each longer side of the slot. The bonding finger arrangement includes a first bonding finger array, which is located at a close distance from the each longer side of the slot, and a second bonding finger array, which is located at a distance farther than the distance of the first bonding finger array from the each longer side of the slot. The central section of the bonding finger area includes at least the second bonding finger array, and the end sections of the bonding finger area includes the first bonding finger array.11-18-2010
20100301475Forming Semiconductor Chip Connections - Systems and methods are disclosed that enable forming semiconductor chip connections. In one embodiment, the semiconductor chip includes a body having a polyhedron shape with a pair of opposing sides; and a solder member extending along a side that extends between the pair of opposing sides of the polyhedron shape.12-02-2010
20100308461MULTI-CHIP SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE - Semiconductor packages that contain multiple stacked chips and methods for making such semiconductor packages are described. The semiconductor packages contain a full land pad array and multiple chips that are stacked vertically. Some of the chips are separated by routing leads which are connected to the land pad array. The chips can be directly connected to an inner part of the land pad array and a second and third chip are respectively connected to the middle and outer part of the land pad array through the routing leads that are connected to solder balls. The semiconductor packages therefore have a high input/output capability with a small package footprint, and a flexible routing capability. Other embodiments are also described.12-09-2010
20100308460Method of Ball Grid Array Package Construction with Raised Solder Ball Pads - The present invention provides for a BGA solder ball interconnection to an outer conductive layer of a laminated circuit assembly having an underlying circuit layer. The invention includes a raised BGA solder ball pad substantially co-planar with the outer conductive layer, the raised pad having a raised face and a plurality of vertical conductive walls and a BGA solder ball having an average diameter of greater than the width of the raised face, the BGA solder ball being adhered to the raised face and to a substantial portion of the vertical conductive walls.12-09-2010
20120273946SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A semiconductor device entirely having a small height, which performs a fan-out operation for input/output signals and forms a short electrical path is provided. The semiconductor device includes a first semiconductor die having a first surface, a second surface opposed to the first surface, a third surface connecting the first and second surfaces to each other, a first bond pad disposed on the first surface, and a first through electrode passing between the first surface and second surface and electrically connected to the first bond pad. A first redistribution part is disposed under the second surface and includes a first redistribution layer electrically connected to the first through electrode. A second redistribution part is disposed over the first surface and includes a second redistribution layer electrically connected to the first bond pad.11-01-2012
20110233777THROUGH-WAFER INTERCONNECTS FOR PHOTOIMAGER AND MEMORY WAFERS - A through-wafer interconnect for imager, memory and other integrated circuit applications is disclosed, thereby eliminating the need for wire bonding, making devices incorporating such interconnects stackable and enabling wafer level packaging for imager devices. Further, a smaller and more reliable die package is achieved and circuit parasitics (e.g., L and R) are reduced due to the reduced signal path lengths.09-29-2011
20100314761SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE WITH REDUCED CROSS TALK - Mutual inductance from an external output signal system to an external input signal system, in which parallel input/output operation is enabled, is reduced. A semiconductor integrated circuit has a plurality of external connection terminals facing a package substrate, and has an external input terminal and an external output terminal, in which parallel input/output operation is enabled, as part of the external connection terminals. The package substrate has a plurality of wiring layers for electrically connecting between the external connection terminals and module terminals corresponding to each other. A first wiring layer facing the semiconductor integrated circuit has a major wiring for connecting between the external input terminal and a module terminal corresponding to each other, and a second wiring layer in which the module terminals are formed has a major wiring for connecting between an external output terminal and a module terminal corresponding to each other. A major signal wiring of an external output system connected to the external output terminal, which may be a noise source, is made to be in a wiring layer distant from the semiconductor integrated circuit.12-16-2010
20100314760SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE AND METHOD OF FABRICATING THE SAME - A semiconductor package includes a base substrate, a semiconductor chip mounted on the base substrate and including bonding pads, first and second connection terminals disposed adjacent to the semiconductor chip on the base substrate and electrically connected to the bonding pads, a first ball land disposed on the base substrate and electrically connected to the first connection terminal, a second ball land spaced apart from the connection terminals, the first ball land disposed between the second ball land and at least one of the first and second connection terminals, a first insulating layer covering the first ball land but exposing at least a part of the second ball land, and a first conductive wire extending onto the first insulating layer and connecting the second connection terminal to the second ball land.12-16-2010
20130154091SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE PACKAGING USING ENCAPSULATED CONDUCTIVE BALLS FOR PACKAGE-ON-PACKAGE BACK SIDE COUPLING - A semiconductor device package having an embedded three-dimensional interconnect structure and a process for making such a package is provided. One or more ball conductors are attached to a major surface of a substrate that provides at least an electrical conduit from the ball conductor to an opposite major surface of the substrate. The substrate can also provide an interconnect between solder balls. The combination of solder balls and substrate is encapsulated in the semiconductor device package. The ends of the signal conduits are exposed on one major surface of the device package, while a portion of the ball conductors is exposed on the opposite major surface of the device package. The ball conductors and signal conduits provide signal-bearing pathways between the major surfaces of the package. Contacts created by the back grinded ball conductors are used to form a package-on-package structure by coupling with contacts from another package.06-20-2013
20130154092INTEGRATED CIRCUIT PACKAGING SYSTEM WITH CONDUCTIVE PILLARS AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURE THEREOF - A method of manufacture of an integrated circuit packaging system including: providing a package carrier; mounting an integrated circuit to the package carrier; mounting a circuit interposer above the integrated circuit; mounting a mounting integrated circuit above the circuit interposer; forming a conductive pillar to the circuit interposer adjacent to the mounting integrated circuit; connecting the circuit interposer to the package carrier; and forming an encapsulation on the package carrier.06-20-2013
20110298126CARRIER-FREE SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE AND FABRICATION METHOD - A method for fabricating a carrier-free semiconductor package includes: half-etching a metal carrier to form a plurality of recess grooves and a plurality of metal studs each serving in position as a solder pad or a die pad; filing each of the recess grooves with a first encapsulant; forming on the metal studs an antioxidant layer such as a silver plating layer or an organic solderable protection layer; and performing die-bonding, wire-bonding and molding processes respectively to form a second encapsulant encapsulating the chip. The recess grooves are filled with the first encapsulant to enhance the adhesion between the first encapsulant and the metal carrier, thereby solving the conventional problem of having a weak and pliable copper plate and avoiding transportation difficulty. The invention eliminates the use of costly metals as an etching resist layer to reduce fabrication cost, and further allows conductive traces to be flexibly disposed on the metal carrier to enhance electrical connection quality.12-08-2011
20130119538WAFER LEVEL CHIP SIZE PACKAGE - A method of making a wafer level chip size package (WCSP) comprising providing a die having a first face with a plurality of bond pads thereon, a second face opposite the first face and a plurality of side faces extending between the first face and the second face, at least one of the plurality of side faces having saw induced microcracks therein; and coating at least one of the plurality of side faces with a thin veneer of adhesive that penetrates the microcracks. A WCSP produced by the method is also disclosed.05-16-2013
20130119542PACKAGE HAVING STACKED MEMORY DIES WITH SERIALLY CONNECTED BUFFER DIES - A multi-chip package has a substrate, and a plurality of memory dies stacked on the substrate. A plurality of buffer dies each has an input and an output. The input of a first buffer die is connectable to an external input. The output of a last buffer die of the plurality of buffer dies is connectable to an external output. Each of the remaining inputs and outputs is connected respectively to an output or an input of another of the plurality of buffer dies to form a serial connection between the plurality of buffer dies. Each of the memory dies is connected to one of the buffer dies, such that each buffer die is connected to its respective memory dies in parallel arrangement. A memory device having multiple serially interconnected MCPs and a controller is also described.05-16-2013
20110309505SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR FABRICATING THE SAME - A semiconductor device includes a semiconductor integrated circuit device (12-22-2011
20110309504STACK PACKAGE - A stack package includes a core layer having a first surface and a second surface, and including first circuit wiring lines; a first semiconductor device disposed on the second surface of the core layer; a first resin layer formed on the second surface of the core layer to cover the first semiconductor device; second circuit wiring lines formed on the first resin layer and electrically connected with the first semiconductor device; a second semiconductor device disposed over the first resin layer including the second circuit wiring lines and electrically connected with the second circuit wiring lines; a second resin layer formed on the second circuit wiring lines and the first resin layer to cover the second semiconductor device; and a plurality of via patterns formed to pass through the first resin layer and the core layer and electrically connecting the first circuit wiring lines and the second circuit wiring lines.12-22-2011
20110309502SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, AND MANUFACTURING APPARATUS FOR SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - According to one embodiment, a semiconductor device includes a first semiconductor element, a first electrode, a ball part, a second electrode, and a wire. The first electrode is electrically connected to the first semiconductor element. The ball part is provided on the first electrode. The wire connects the ball part and the second electrode. A thickness of a turned-back portion at an end of the wire on a side opposite to the second electrode is smaller than a diameter of the wire.12-22-2011
20130187272SEMICONDUCTOR MODULE - According to one embodiment, a semiconductor module includes a semiconductor chip that is mounted on a printed substrate, a terminal electrode that is formed on the printed substrate so as to be electrically connected to the semiconductor chip, a metal coating layer that is formed on the terminal electrode, a plating lead wire that is electrically connected to the terminal electrode, and a gap that is formed in the plating lead wire.07-25-2013
20120013007PACKAGE-ON-PACKAGE SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE HAVING SPACERS DISPOSED BETWEEN TWO PACKAGE SUBSTRATES - A Package-on-Package (POP) semiconductor package has a structure in which a second semiconductor package is stacked on a first semiconductor package. A plurality of spacers are disposed between a first substrate of the first semiconductor package and a second substrate of the second semiconductor package so as to maintain a gap between the first substrate and the second substrate. The plurality of spacers may project from a bottom surface of the second substrate toward the first substrate, or may project from a top surface of the first substrate toward the second substrate. When an upper molding layer is formed on the second substrate so as to cover a second semiconductor chip, the plurality of spacers may be connected to the upper molding layer via through holes that vertically pass through the second substrate. When a first semiconductor chip is adhered to the top surface of the first substrate with an adhering layer, the plurality of spacers may be connected to the adhering layer on the top surface of the first substrate.01-19-2012
20120018887MICROELECTRONIC DEVICE PACKAGES, STACKED MICROELECTRONIC DEVICE PACKAGES, AND METHODS FOR MANUFACTURING MICROELECTRONIC DEVICES - A stackable microelectronic package includes a first microelectronic die attached to and electrically connecting with a first substrate. A second microelectronic die is attached to the first die on one side, and to a second substrate on the other side. Electrical connections are made between the first die and the first substrate, between the second die and the second substrate, and between the first and second substrates, e.g., via wire bonding. The electrical connecting elements are advantageously encased in a molding compound. Exposed contacts on the first and/or second substrates, not covered by the molding compound, provide for electrical connections between the package, and another package stacked onto the package. The package may avoid coplanarity factors, can be manufactured using existing equipment, allows for intermediate testing, and can also offer a thinner package height.01-26-2012
20120018886INTEGRATED CIRCUIT PACKAGE WITH OPEN SUBSTRATE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THEREOF - A method of manufacturing an integrated circuit package includes: forming a substrate including: forming a core layer, and forming vias in the core layer; forming a conductive layer having a predetermined thickness on the core layer and having substantially twice the predetermined thickness in the vias; and forming connections between an integrated circuit die and the conductive layer.01-26-2012
20120018885SEMICONDUCTOR APPARATUS HAVING THROUGH VIAS - A semiconductor apparatus includes a base substrate and a logic chip disposed on the base substrate. The logic chip includes a memory control circuit, a first through silicon via, and a second through silicon via. The memory control circuit is disposed on a first surface of a substrate of the logic chip, and a memory chip is disposed on a second surface of the substrate of the logic chip. The first through silicon via electrically connects the memory control circuit and the memory chip, the second through silicon via is electrically connected to the memory chip and is configured to transmit power for the memory chip, the second through silicon via is electrically insulated from the logic chip, and the first surface of the substrate of the logic chip faces the base substrate.01-26-2012
20120018884Semiconductor package structure and forming method thereof - The present invention provides a semiconductor package structure, which includes a substrate having a top surface and a back surface, a plurality of first connecting points on the top surface and a plurality of second connecting points on the back surface; a chip having an active surface and back surface, a plurality of pads on the active surface, and the chip is attached on the top surface of the substrate; a plurality of wires is electrically connected the plurality of pads on the active surface of the chip with the plurality of first connecting points on the top surface of substrate; a first encapsulant is filled to cover portion of the plurality of wires, the chip, and the portion of top surface of the substrate; a second encapsulate is filled to cover the first encapsulant, the plurality of wires and is formed on portion of the top surface of the substrate, in which the Yang's module of the second encapsulant is different with that of the first encapsulant; and a plurality of connecting components is disposed on the back surface of the substrate and is electrically connected the plurality of second connecting points.01-26-2012
20130193572BALL GRID ARRAY PACKAGE SUBSTRATE WITH THROUGH HOLES AND METHOD OF FORMING SAME - In accordance with an embodiment, there is provided a substrate of a ball grid array package that includes a first layer including reinforcement fibers. The reinforcement fibers reinforce the first layer such that the first layer has a higher tensile strength relative to a layer in the ball grid array package that is free of reinforcement fibers. In an embodiment, the substrate comprises a second layer disposed adjacent to the first layer with the second layer being free of reinforcement fibers. In an embodiment, the substrate also includes a through hole penetrating each of the first layer and the second layer. The through hole penetrates each of the first layer and the second layer based on each of the first layer and the second layer having been drilled in accordance with a mechanical drilling process.08-01-2013
20120032329SEMICONDUCTOR INTEGRATED CIRCUIT DEVICE - In semiconductor integrated circuit devices for vehicle use, an aluminum pad on a semiconductor chip and an external device are coupled to each other by wire bonding using a gold wire for the convenience of mounting. Such a semiconductor integrated circuit device, however, causes a connection failure due to the interaction between aluminum and gold in use for a long time at a relatively high temperature (about 150 degrees C.). A semiconductor integrated circuit device can include a semiconductor chip as a part of the device, an electrolytic gold plated surface film (gold-based metal plated film) provided over an aluminum-based bonding pad on a semiconductor chip via a barrier metal film, and a gold bonding wire (gold-based bonding wire) for interconnection between the plated surface film and an external lead provided over a wiring board (wiring substrate).02-09-2012
20120068340Ball grid array semiconductor package and method of manufacturing the same - Provided is a BGA semiconductor package including: a substrate on which a semiconductor device is mounted; an adhesive for adhering the semiconductor device and the substrate to each other; a micro ball having conductivity, the micro ball being fitted into a through-hole provided in the substrate; a bonding wire for electrically connecting the semiconductor device and the micro ball to each other; and an encapsulation member for encapsulating, with an encapsulation resin, the semiconductor device, the adhesive, a part of the micro ball, and the bonding wire, only on a surface side of the substrate on which the semiconductor device is mounted, in which at least a part of a bottom surface of the micro ball has an exposed portion as an external connection terminal, which is exposed through the through-hole provided in the substrate as a bottom surface of the encapsulation member.03-22-2012
20120299182COPPER BONDING WIRE FOR SEMICONDUCTOR AND BONDING STRUCTURE THEREOF - It is an object of the present invention to provide a bonding structure and a copper bonding wire for semiconductor that are realizable at an inexpensive material cost, superior in a long-term reliability of a bonded portion bonded to an Al electrode, and suitable for use in a vehicle-mounted LSI. A ball-bonded portion is formed by bonding to the aluminum electrode a ball formed on a front end of the copper bonding wire. After being heated at any temperature between 130° C. and 200° C., the aforementioned ball-bonded portion exhibits a relative compound ratio R1 of 40-100%, the relative compound ratio R1 being a ratio of a thickness of a Cu—Al intermetallic compound to thicknesses of intermetallic compounds that are composed of Cu and Al and formed on a cross-sectional surface of the ball-bonded portion.11-29-2012
20130207260SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - The present invention relates to a semiconductor device and a method for making the same. The semiconductor device includes a substrate, a first redistribution layer and a conductive via. The substrate has a substrate body and a pad. The pad and the first redistribution layer are disposed adjacent to the first surface of the substrate body, and electrically connected to each other. The interconnection metal is disposed in a through hole of the substrate body, and contacts the first redistribution layer. Whereby, the pad can be electrically connected to the second surface of the substrate body through the first redistribution layer and the conductive via.08-15-2013
20120086125Semiconductor Having Chip Stack, Semiconductor System, and Method of Fabricating the Semiconductor Apparatus - In one embodiment, a semiconductor device includes a plurality of semiconductor chip stacks mounted on a substrate. Bonding terminals disposed on the substrate correspond to the chip stacks, such that at least one chip in each chip stack may be directly connected to a bonding terminal on the substrate and at least one chip in the chip stack is not directly connected to the bonding terminal. The semiconductor chip stacks may each act as one semiconductor device to the outside.04-12-2012
20120086124SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A semiconductor device according to this embodiment has an electrode (electrode pad) and an insulative film (protective resin film) formed on the electrode and having an opening for exposing the electrode. The semiconductor device further has an under bump metal (UBM layer) formed over the insulative film and connected with the electrode through the opening, and a solder ball formed over the under bump metal, and the contour line at the lower end of the solder ball is situated inside the contour line of the under bump metal, whereby generation of fracture in the insulative film caused by the stress upon mounting the semiconductor device is suppressed even when the solder ball is formed of a lead-free solder.04-12-2012
20120086123SEMICONDUCTOR ASSEMBLY AND SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE INCLUDING A SOLDER CHANNEL - Semiconductor packages connecting a semiconductor chip to an external device by bumps are provided. The semiconductor packages may include a connection pad on a semiconductor chip, a connecting bump on and configured to be electrically connected to the connection pad and a supporting bump on the semiconductor chip and configured to be electrically isolated from the connection pad. The connection bump may include a first pillar and a first solder ball and the supporting bump may include a second pillar and a second solder ball. The semiconductor packages may further include a solder channel in the second pillar configured to allow a portion of the second solder ball to extend into the solder channel along a predetermined direction.04-12-2012
20120086122Semiconductor Device And Semiconductor Package Having The Same - The present invention relates to a semiconductor device and a semiconductor package having the same. The semiconductor device includes a conductive element. The conductive element is disposed on a protruded conductive via and liner, and covers a sidewall of the liner. Whereby, the conductive element can protect the protruded conductive via and liner from being damaged. Further, the size of the conductive element is large, thus it is easy to perform a probe test process.04-12-2012
20130207261MAINTAINING ALIGNMENT IN A MULTI-CHIP MODULE USING A COMPRESSIBLE STRUCTURE - An MCM includes a two-dimensional array of facing chips, including island chips and bridge chips that communicate with each other using overlapping connectors. In order to maintain the relative vertical spacing of these connectors, compressible structures are in cavities in a substrate, which house the bridge chips, provide a compressive force on back surfaces of the bridge chips. These compressible structures include a compliant material with shape and volume compression. In this way, the MCM may ensure that facing surfaces of the island chips and the bridge chips, as well as connectors on these surfaces, are approximately coplanar without bending the bridge chips.08-15-2013
20130207262INTEGRATED ANTENNAS IN WAFER LEVEL PACKAGE - A semiconductor module, comprises a package molding compound layer comprising an integrated circuit (IC) device embedded within a package molding compound, the integrated circuit device and the package molding compound having a common surface. Structures are formed to connect the semiconductor module to an external board, the structures electrically connected to the integrated circuit device. A layer is formed on the common surface, the layer comprising at least one integrated antenna structure, the integrated antenna structure being coupled to the IC device.08-15-2013
20130207263SEMICONDUCTOR CHIPS INCLUDING PASSIVATION LAYER TRENCH STRUCTURE - An integrated circuit including an active region a passive region and a cut line in the passive region includes a passivation layer that includes an outer nitride layer over an oxide layer. The integrated circuit also includes a crack stop below the passivation layer and in the passive region, and a solder ball in the active region. The passivation layer has a trench formed therein in a location that is further from the active region than the crack stop and closer to the active region than the cut line, the trench passing completely through the outer nitride layer and a least a portion of the way through the oxide layer.08-15-2013

Patent applications in class Ball shaped