Reworkable Epoxy Bonding for Superconductor Multi-chip Modules

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-12-M-0389
Agency Tracking Number: N12A-014-0258
Amount: $149,876.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2012
Solicitation Topic Code: N12A-T014
Solicitation Number: 2012.A
Small Business Information
175 Clearbrook Road, Elmsford, NY, -
DUNS: 103734869
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Deepnarayan Gupta
 VP Research and Developme
 (914) 592-1190
 gupta@hypres.com
Business Contact
 Steve Damon
Title: Assistant Controller
Phone: (914) 592-1190
Email: sdamon@hypres.com
Research Institution
 University of Arkansas
 Dennis W Brewer
 210 Administration Building
Fayetteville, AR, 72701-1201
 (479) 575-3845
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
HYPRES, in collaboration with University of Arkansas (UA), proposes to develop a method for manufacturing superconductor multi-chip modules (MCMs) using nano-engineered cryogenic adhesives. A superconductor MCM comprises a carrier and several flipped chips. Before final assembly on the carrier, these chips need to be screened by temporarily attaching each one to another carrier with active test circuitry. Therefore, a detachable die attachment process is needed for selecting a set of known good die. In Phase I, a set of active carriers will be fabricated and qualified by testing along with a set of chips for mounting on them. The best composition of the adhesive will be obtained by conducting a series of experiments on adhesion strength, thermal and electrical conductivity, and removal without damage to the carrier and the chip. This will provide a platform for developing a two-chip MCM, with chips such as analog-to-digital converters flipped on top of a carrier with digital circuitry, during the Phase I option period in preparation for more complex MCMs.

* Information listed above is at the time of submission. *

Agency Micro-sites

SBA logo
Department of Agriculture logo
Department of Commerce logo
Department of Defense logo
Department of Education logo
Department of Energy logo
Department of Health and Human Services logo
Department of Homeland Security logo
Department of Transportation logo
Environmental Protection Agency logo
National Aeronautics and Space Administration logo
National Science Foundation logo
US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government