Plasma Dicing 101: The Basics

Taking place at the end of the semiconductor process flow, dicing is the process where the silicon wafer is finally turned into individual chips, or die, traditionally by means of a saw or laser. A saw blade, or laser, is used to cut the wafer along the areas between the chips called dicing lanes. This step separates the chips from the wafer making them ready to be packaged and fitted to whiche... » read more