Protective packaging for thin chips saves millions

May 05, 2021 // By Nick Flaherty
Protective packaging for thin chips saves millions
BAe Systems is working with Gel-Pak on the LCS2 packaging system to protect thin semiconductor devices in transit from damage and prevent millions of dollars of damage

Gel-Pak, a division of Delphon in the US, has worked with BAe Systems developed and patented a chip packaging system called the Lid/Clip Super System (LCS2). This is designed to prevent thin semiconductor components from slipping out of the pockets of waffle pack chip trays during shipping and handling. 

"The new LCS2 product has the potential to save semiconductor manufacturers millions of dollars in costs associated with yield loss, rework labour and RMA's caused by die migration" said Darby Davis, VP of Sales and Marketing for Delphon.

Shipping today's thin semiconductor die in industry standard waffle packs presents a challenge for many semiconductor manufacturers. Thin devices packaged in these chip trays have a tendency to migrate, causing costly Component-Out-Of-Pocket (COOP) damage to occur. 

Together Gel-Pak and BAE Systems studied the root causes of COOP and created this unique solution. The LCS2 product, designed to work with industry standard waffle pack trays, consists of pad and interleaf materials integrated into a static dissipative gold lid along with a highly engineered single piece clip that uniformly compresses the tray and lid together to seal each waffle pack pocket. This lid/lip system has been shown to eliminate thin die migration issues.

www.gelpak.com; www.delphon.com

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