Flip chip bonding of ICs for 100GHz operation

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-07-M-0368
Agency Tracking Number: N074-018-0133
Amount: $70,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: N07-T018
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
310 Via Vera Cruz, Suite 107, San Marcos, CA, 92078
DUNS: 957992522
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 M Albert Capote
 (760) 752-1199
Business Contact
 M Capote
Title: President
Phone: (760) 752-1199
Email: macapote@aguilatech.com
Research Institution
 Mark Rodwell
 Dept of Electrical & Computer
Santa Barbara, CA, 93106
 (805) 893-3244
 Nonprofit college or university
Using manufacturing techniques recently demonstrated at Aguila Technologies, we will develop an inexpensive technology and system for rapidly producing moderate-scale production quantities of re-workable flip chip assemblies with target operating rates up to 100 GHz. The approach involves using 20-40 micron diameter precisely-structured bumps for bonding flip chips to multichip module substrates. The technique uses fabrication and assembly tools which largely already exist at typical wafer fabrication houses. The proposed small diameter, high density (as small as 50 micron pitch), re-workable connections will be designed and optimized to provide efficient connections for microwave and millimeter wave transmission, minimizing losses. Our system will permit creation of flip chip assemblies that employ conventional materials and processes, yet can be applied at either the single chip or wafer level, which is ideal for prototyping small quantities of assemblies during the early stage development of high frequency devices. The proposed technique also allows testing of die before final assembly, as well as allows rework of the modules after testing. Aguila will team with the UCSB's High Frequency Electronics Group to jointly develop and demonstrate the high-frequency flip chip technology.

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