Automotive chips suppliers mull adopting FOPLP backend technological know-how
Julian Ho, Taipei Willis Ke, DIGITIMES
Important automotive chip suppliers together with NXP are mulling adopting FOPLP (supporter-out panel amount packaging) engineering to procedure element of their peripheral automotive chips trying to get to lessen output expenses and meet up with significantly sturdy desire for car-use chips in the upcoming 5-10 yrs, in accordance to sector sources.
NXP reportedly is in talks with backend partners in Singapore and Malaysia about featuring FOPLP companies for its automotive chips together with MCUs and ECT (motor coolant temperature) sensor chips, the sources stated.
The charge of automotive chips packaged with FOPLP technological innovation will be 20% decreased than with QFN (quad flat no-direct) process, the resources continued, as extended as wafer warpage, generate amount and machines problems involving the previous can be tackled, which, nevertheless, continue to will consider some time.
With substantial balance, warmth dissipation and price tag-overall performance ratios, QFN wire-bonding process has develop into the mainstream in the latest several years for packaging automotive chips, MCUs, electrical power administration ICs, driver ICs and other midrange logic ICs, with backend properties ASE and Greatek Electronics and leadframe seller Chang Wah Technological innovation all sustaining substantial QFN ability utilization amid robust demand from customers, the sources reported.
Both ASE Technological know-how and Powertech Technologies are also keenly continuing with FOPLP improvement strategies, and will stand a good chance to use the technological know-how to course of action automotive chips for intercontinental chipmakers or IDMs in the next number of several years, the resources famous.