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Silicon Wafer Bonding Services

There are several wafer bonding methods that we have available for clients.

Direct Wafer Bonding

Bonded using thermal annealing

Anodic Wafer Bonding

Bonds Silicon to Glass wafers such as Borofloat 33.

Adhesive Wafer Bonding

A low temperature bonding often used for surface planariztion and particle toleration.

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Silicon Wafer Bonding

Semiconductor wafer bonding has been a topic for many years and in recent decades we have seen numerous innovations in wafers and bonding techniques. Wafer-to-waverage has become a semiconductor technology that enables high-performance semiconductors and low-power semiconductor devices. [Sources: 10, 11]

Another advantage of this invention is the ability to use existing silicon wafer manufacturing facilities and still achieve the great performance that is possible on silicon wafers. Without the use of silicon wafer bonding technology, such market success for MEMS products would be unlikely. [Sources: 1, 9]

The market for semiconductor wafer bonding systems is directly dependent on the growth of the electronics market, as most of the silicon wafers that are passed through bonding are installed in the form of solar cells, solar cells and other electronic devices. Due to pressure from the solar cell industry, low ASP's on silicon wafers have not met the demand for high-performance and cost-effective PV cell products. [Sources: 7, 10]

In recent years, as bond-based applications have moved into mass production, wafer bonding has proven to be a valuable MEMS manufacturing technology. With the introduction of wafers that can connect and create 3D architectures, and applications that use wavelength integration, it has become very attractive. However, new challenges have been raised in the watherbonding process, as the bonding functionality of wafer electronics has shifted from predominantly unprocessed surfaces to mechanically processed wafers. [Sources: 0]

Unfortunately, one of the limitations of using SiC is that the wafer size is much smaller than with conventional silicon wafers. The width and length of silicon carbide wafers is smaller in diameter than silicon carbide, but the width of silicon carbides increases with the size of their surface. [Sources: 9]

Rieutord et al. assume that the gravitational force between the two silicon wafers in hydrophobic bonds can be limited to van der Waal's forces in a first approach. This adhesive force allows the polishing of the silicon carbide wafer due to the presence of a small amount of water on the surface and the formation of an adhesive bond. [Sources: 2]

After reaching the eutectic temperature, the solder liquefies on the surface of the wafer, where it comes into contact with silicon carbide. [Sources: 11]

This technique limits the amount of crystal defects introduced into the silicon wafer during the bonding process, as essentially no mechanical force is required to initiate the bonded effect of the wafers. However, after the wafer compounds, an additional, single-stage cleaning step - wafer cleaning - is often used to remove any particles trapped on the surface after cleaning the wet bench or wafer bonding system. This includes processing the surface in such a way that the edges are not well bonded, and connecting them to the contact surface. If you feel confident enough to manipulate this step and see that the binding works better, you can expect your wafers to connect during this process. [Sources: 0, 5, 8, 13]

The anodic bond is also used to join two silicon wafers with a thin, sputter- backed glass layer. This high-temperature step is performed at a higher temperature than the omitted step, so that the bonds become stronger. Bonding silicone wafers to glass using removable UV adhesives helps to strengthen the wafer and protect it from damage. During the bonding process, pressure builds up in the heat-treated wafer configuration, which forms hydrogen gas bubbles in the dispenser substrate and separates them. [Sources: 1, 3, 8, 12]

The silicon-bound surface is highly ammonophobic during plasma processing, and the wetting angle of ammonia drops on the silicon is lowered at 120 adeg. The surface area of gallium nitride is about 30 degrees, which indicates the degree of motility achieved. In contrast, the surface bonds of silicon-bound surfaces are around -30ADg, suggesting that they are not at the same temperature as the wafer. [Sources: 5]

Most silicon features are formed first, and the final carrier wafer consists of a layer of handle wafers that are bonded before and after. The layer on the handle of each wafer is glued to the layer above it, which is then glued back to the tip by gluing the wearer on the top of the wafer. [Sources: 4, 6]

The surface of the treated wafer is then contacted with a fully bonded silicon-nitride interface to form a bonded hybrid semiconductor structure with a surface area of about 1.5 micrometers or about one tenth of a millimeter. The intermediate bond structure is annealed and forms a layer of intermediate structures consisting of a silicon oxide layer and a nitric oxide surface, which is driven by heating the intermediate structure during the annealing process. Then the interbound structures are cancelled again, this time with the final carrier wafers, until the silicon and nitrite interfaces are fully bound. [Sources: 5]

Direct bonding is also called silicon fusion bonding, which uses silicon-to-silicon fusion compounds. It is mainly used to manufacture high-performance silicon wafers such as semiconductors, photovoltaics and solar cells. This usually requires the use of a silicon oxide layer and a nitrogen oxide surface and a high degree of lead edge binding between the silicon and nitrite interfaces. [Sources: 1, 3, 10]

 

 

Sources:

[0]: https://www.prosysmeg.com/Papers/Aligned-Fusion-Wafer-Bonding.html

[1]: https://go.gale.com/ps/i.do?id=GALE%7CA55540782&sid=googleScholar&v=2.1&it=r&linkaccess=abs&issn=0038111X&p=AONE&sw=w

[2]: https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/2043-6262/1/4/043004

[3]: https://www.ques10.com/p/26877/write-short-note-on-wafer-bonding-1/

[4]: https://www.eejournal.com/article/20170228-backside-photonics/

[5]: https://patents.google.com/patent/US8796054

[6]: http://www.semiconductor-today.com/news_items/2016/jul/smart_260716.shtml

[7]: https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/global-semiconductor-silicon-wafer-markets-2018-2023-overview-of-direct-bonding-surface-activated-bonding-plasma-activated-bonding-and-anodic-bonding-300953012.html

[8]: http://www.freepatentsonline.com/6159824.html

[9]: https://www.google.com/patents/US5349207

[10]: https://www.esticastresearch.com/media-release/wafer-bonding-system-market/

[11]: https://www.sensorprod.com/news/articles/2010-03_wdpi/index.php

[12]: https://www.syagrussystems.com/3m-wafer-support-system

[13]: https://cleanroom.byu.edu/waferbonding