The Mechanics and Impact of Hygroscopic Swelling of Polymeric Materials in Electronic Packaging

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E. H. Wong, R. Rajoo, S. W. Koh, T. B. Lim

Institute of Microelectronics, 11 Science Park Road, Science Park II, Singapore 117685

J. Electron. Packag 124(2), 122-126 (May 02, 2002) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1461367 History: Received October 05, 2000; Online May 02, 2002
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Hygroscopic swelling raises package stress during solder reflow
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Setup and technique for characterization of hygroscopic swelling property of material
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Linear relation between swelling and moisture content—demonstrated with a typical mold compound
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CME of packaging materials as a function of temperature
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Moisture distribution in PBGA package (quarter model) after 168 hr at 85°C/85%RH
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Critical sites of three types of packages
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Hygrothermal stresses and displacement contours of wire bonded PBGA package during moisture sensitivity test
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Hygroscopic swelling induced tensile failure in autoclave testing of flip chip PBGA package




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