Electronics Forum | Mon May 07 15:13:03 EDT 2001 | jdtpfacreate
Singh, The equipment varies in price. We make a wire bonder called the HW27U-H Wire Bonder. This is a gold to gold wire ball bonder. The substrate size you mention is within the area we can take into the machine. The key is the bonding area.
Electronics Forum | Mon May 07 11:02:17 EDT 2001 | Singh
Hi all. I am looking into the implementation of the Chip on Board process with eutactic bonding and the then using either gold or aluminum wire to make wedge type wire bonding. Since I am totally new to this, can somebody guide me thru the process,
Electronics Forum | Wed Dec 28 16:03:53 EST 2005 | Chris
I have lots of experience with thermosonic gold ball bonding. You can read the literature and you will probably find some papers that say you can do it. I have never been able to do it. We gold ball bond all day long with little problems at all bu
Electronics Forum | Thu Dec 29 03:57:16 EST 2005 | sparrow
Hello Chris, To be honest, it's hard to believe you could not bond to ENIG at all. Yes, the gold layer is thin and hard, but it just narrows the process window and does not make the bonding impossible. I say this, because we have been using TS gold w
Electronics Forum | Wed Dec 28 03:33:31 EST 2005 | sparrow
I would like to know if ENIG is widely used for the thermosonic gold wire bonding or this application is an exotic one. And I also wold like to talk to someone who uses printed circuits with ENIG finish for such an application. I do not quite underst
Electronics Forum | Wed Dec 28 21:18:12 EST 2005 | davef
You don't TS bond gold wire to nickel [of ENIG] for the same reason that you don't TS bond gold wire to hard gold. [Nickel or maybe cobalt is used to harden soft gold.] Together nickel and gold produce unreliable bonds. Look here: * http://www.smta.