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Palomar® Technologies provides interconnect solutions for a wide variety of industries and applications. With 45+ years supporting the semiconductor and photonics industries, we have expanded across automotive (LiDAR & power modules), medical, microwave, RF/wireless, Datacom, telecom and a few niche markets.

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Silver sintering die bonding or pressureless sintering die attach is unique from both solder and epoxies; it neither cures nor does it reflow. Sintered paste instead goes through a process akin to solid diffusion; that is, the metallic particles, generally silver, in the paste diffuse throughout the bonding area to create a strong thermal and electrical connection.

SST_8303 Automated Vacuum Pressure System

The sintering process in the past utilized high amounts of pressure or force to complete the bond, but pressure-less sintering proved to be the better solution. This process relies on the unique formulation of the sintering material to form a bond that is on par with the thermal and electrical conductivity of solder bonds, without needing to rely on flux or high temperature. There is much less concern about the voiding that comes with soldering processes than that which occurs when the solder liquefies.

Sintered materials such as silver sintered paste retain the benefits of epoxy attach, as it holds the component in place for handling and thus increases the total throughput of the process. With all these benefits, the difficulties of using silver sintered paste come from the strict requirements of bond line thickness. The bond line of the silver sintered paste must be well controlled to a high degree of precision. Palomar’s die bonders have a dedicated feature to establish tightly controlled bond lines and specially designed tooling plates that can be used to control the bond line in our vacuum reflow systems.