This paper explains the basic history, processes, and applications of the ultimate conformal coating, parylene. Parylene has historically been used to protect printed circuit boards, LEDS, and medical devices from rugged environments and the human body, but now the pin-hole free coating is being used increasingly by the leaders in the MEMS market. With no known chemical that can harm the film, it is a perfect application for fuel tanks, water meters, or any product that must function in a hazardous environment.October 04, 2013 Sponsored by Diamond-MT
Nov 21 at 2 PM ET. Continued scaling and more complex device structures, including FinFETs and 3D stacking, are creating new challenges in metrology and inspection. Smaller defects must be detected and analyzed on an increasingly diverse set of materials. Chip makers are looking for better wafer edge inspection techniques, higher resolution metrology tools, 450mm-capability and new compositional analysis solutions. Experts will describe new approaches for next generation metrology and inspection, including measurements of CDs, stress, film thickness and non-visual defects.
Packaging technology is driven by a combination of cost, performance, form factor and reliability. This webcast will examine new advances in conventional back-end packaging, including wafer bumping and copper wire bonding, as well as the role of new 2.5D and 3D integration. Presenters will focus on isssues related to cost, performance (speed, power and noise immunity), form factor (thickness, weight, PCB area consumption), and testability, as well as the tradeoff of technical maturity versus risk in high-volume manufacturing.