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
Business Contact
 Steve Damon
Title: Assistant Controller
Phone: (914) 592-1190
Research Institution
 University of Arkansas
 Dennis W Brewer
 210 Administration Building
Fayetteville, AR, 72701-1201
 (479) 575-3845
 Nonprofit college or university
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.

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