Analysis of Interfacial Peeling of an Ultrathin Silicon Wafer Chip in a Pick-Up Process Using an Air Blowing Method

Eun Beom Jeon, Sung Hyeon Park, Yun Sik Yoo, Hak Sung Kim

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The ultrathin integrated circuit (IC) chip ejecting and pick-up process plays an important role in advanced packages since the success ratio and productivity are determined by the delamination of chips from the adhesive tape substrate. As thinning of the IC chip occurs, chip cracking between the adhesive tape and ultrathin IC chip increases due to the low strength of the ultrathin IC chip in the die pick-up process. In this paper, the interfacial adhesion strength and energy release rate between an ultrathin IC chip and base tape were measured by a 90° peel test as a function of the peeling velocity. Also, an index was defined to characterize the competing fracture behavior between the delamination of the chip from the adhesive tape and chip cracking. Finite-element analysis of the die pick-up process with a virtual crack-closure technique was performed to predict stable peeling off of the chip with respect to the velocity of the chip holder as well as the pressure of the blown air considering the interfacial energy release rate and chip strength. The results show that the velocity of the chip holder and the pressure of the blown air should be lower than 50 mm/min and 90 kPa, respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Article number7589074
Pages (from-to)1696-1702
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE Transactions on Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Nov



  • Adhesive tape
  • chip crack
  • chip strength
  • die pick-up process
  • energy release rate
  • ultrathin IC chip
  • virtual crack-closure technique (VCCT)

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