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Heraeus Electronics provides latest materials portfolio at NEPCON Japan 2023

23rd January 2023
Harry Fowle

Heraeus Electronics returns to NEPCON Japan after two years of the pandemic. At the exhibition, which is scheduled to take place 25th to 27th January 2023, at The Tokyo Big Sight, Heraeus Electronics will bring a wide range of innovative materials to enhance power module and semiconductor device performance.

Automotive powertrain and electric drive systems play critical roles in tackling our world’s energy and climate change challenges. The demand for higher efficiency of electrical drives in e-mobility to generate more travel distance or higher speed per battery loading requires perfectly matched materials providing high-temperature stability and maximum reliability. Heraeus offers materials such as the Die Top System (DTS), PowerCu Soft copper bonding wires and ribbons, mAgic sinter pastes, lead-free solder pastes and metal ceramic substrates. These materials are perfectly matched to provide high temperature stability to exceed device reliability demands.

Mega trends such as 5G, AI and high-performance computing continue to play a part in revolutionising the semiconductor market. New material solutions are needed to meet the increasing demands and challenges of semiconductor advanced packaging. Specifically, three new products will be introduced from Heraeus Electronics – offering solutions to meet thermal dissipation, miniaturisation and defect challenges.

mAgic DA320 is a high shear strength, non-pressure dispensing sinter paste for die attach of power applications. The new sinter paste, featuring fast sintering, high shear strength and high thermal conductivity, is ideal for Silicon Carbide (SiC), Gallium Nitride (GaN) and other top-of-the-line power devices.

Welco AP520 is a state-of-the-art water-soluble type 7 printing paste designed to solve the challenges of miniaturisation, as it can create tiny and reliable joints with close to zero defects. With excellent paste release down to 90µm pitch (55µm stencil opening and 35µm line spacing), no splashing and best-in-class low void performance, AP520 makes an excellent choice for fine-pitch components and flip chip attach for next-generation system-in-package applications used in 5G communications, smart-wearables and electric vehicles.

AP500X is a water-soluble, halogen-zero tacky flux specifically engineered for ultra-fine bump-pitch flip chip attach and BGA attach applications. This new carefully designed flux plays an important part in eliminating defects such as cold joints, solder creeping, die shifting, voiding, underfill delamination, etc. in advanced semiconductor packages for high performance computing, memory, mobile and more.

As part of its drive to achieve greater sustainability, Heraeus Electronics offers an extended product portfolio with gold bonding wire made with 100% recycled gold and Welco solder paste series made with 100% recycled tin. Both gold and tin suppliers comply with Responsible Materials Initiatives (RMI) and IS014021:2016. Heraeus Materials Singapore also is certified with UL2809 in accordance with IS014021:2016.

With the latest materials portfolio and technical know-how, Heraeus Electronics is prepared to support customers in response to trends and challenges for EV, 5G communications, IoT, AI, HPC, and environmental sustainability.

Visit Heraeus Electronics at booth #25-36 at 24th IC & Sensor Packaging Technology Expo at NEPCON Japan to explore more.

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