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Voiding Control for QFN Assembly

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Voiding Control for QFN Assembly

Quad Flat No Leads (QFN) package designs receive more and more attention in electronic industry nowadays. This package offers a number of benefits including (1) small size, such as a near die-sized footprint, thin profile, and light weight; (2) easy PCB trace routing due to the use of perimeter I/O pads; (3) reduced lead inductance; (4) easy PCB trace routing; and (5) good thermal and electrical performance due to the adoption of exposed copper die-pad technology.

These features make the QFN an ideal choice for many new applications where size, weight, electrical, and thermal properties are important.

However, adoption of QFN often runs into voiding issues at SMT assembly. Upon reflow, outgassing of solder paste flux at the large thermal pad has difficulty escaping and inevitably results in voiding.

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