Copper sinter paste has been recently established as a robust die-attach material for high-power electronic packaging. This paper proposes and studies the implementation of copper sinter paste materials to create top-side interconnects, which can substitute wire bonds in power packages. Here, copper sinter paste was exploited as a fully printed interconnect and, additionally, as a copper clip-attach. The electrical and thermal performances of the copper-sinter paste interconnections (“sinterconnects”) were compared to a system with wire bonds. The results indicate comparable characteristics of the sinterconnect structures to the wire-bonded ones. Moreover, the performance of copper sinterconnects in a power module was further quantified at higher load currents via finite element analysis. It was identified that the full-area thermal and electrical contact facilitated by the planar sinterconnects can reduce ohmic losses and enhance the thermal management of the power packages.
|Publikationsstatus||Veröffentlicht - 13 Apr. 2021|