Effect Of RF Plasma Process Gas Chemistry And Electrode Configuration On The Removal Of Copper Lead Frame Oxidation

By Daniel Chir and Johnson Toh Lead frame surface oxidation can lead to surface delamination after molding or wire bonding issues. The application of plasma treatment has been proven to be safe and effective solution to address these issues. However, the effectiveness of plasma treatment for removing oxide is dependent on the correct use of recipe parameters, gas chemistry and electrode conf... » read more

The Evolution Of Plasma Process Power

The year 1981 was notable for a variety of technology breakthroughs. It saw the inaugural mission of the Space Shuttle Columbia and the debut of the DeLorean car. The IBM PC, Commodore 64, and the ZX81 were among the personal computers to hit store shelves. It also marked the year, four decades ago, that Advanced Energy was founded and took its first steps towards a mission to enable custom... » read more