The assembly of hybrid pixel detectors requires direct interconnection between the readout chip and sensor chip. In such systems, the connection pitch size may be below 50 µm, such that the packing density (i.e. I/Os) may exceed 40,000/cm2. Electroplating is a promising approach to enable low-cost, high yield and ultra-fine pitch bumping. This paper reports an ultra-fine pitch electroplating bumping process which can be enhanced by incorporating megasonic agitation. Acoustic agitation at above 1 MHz frequencies is able to significantly reduce the diffusion boundary layer of electroplating to a thickness less than 1 µm, as compared to tens of microns under conventional plating conditions. The initial experimental results presented here demonstrate an enhanced polycrystalline growth other than dendrite deposition under a very high current density through megasonic agitation deposition, thereby allowing a significant acceleration of the electrodeposition process. For the electroplating wafer bumping process, megasonic agitation can also accelerate the bump growth rate under the same current density, due to the increase of cathodic current efficiency. Also, megasonic agitation appears not to damage the photoresist pattern, which is often the case when ultrasonic agitation is used. ©2008 IEEE.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings - 2008 2nd Electronics Systemintegration Technology Conference, ESTC|
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 2008|
|Event||2008 2nd Electronics Systemintegration Technology Conference - Greenwich, United Kingdom|
Duration: 1 Sep 2008 → 4 Sep 2008
|Conference||2008 2nd Electronics Systemintegration Technology Conference|
|Period||1/09/08 → 4/09/08|