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New Palladium Coated Copper Wire (PdPRo) for IC Applications

– The new palladium coated copper wire (PdPRo) has a robust Free Air Ball quality at a wide range of the gas flow rate
– PdPRo has a higher stitch pull and a wider 2nd bond process window

New Palladium Coated Copper Wire (PdPRo) for IC Applications

PdPRo is a palladium coated copper wire that contains copper as a main component and palladium as a second element.
This new product is another contribution to the current Heraeus portfolio of non-gold bonding wires that includes a wide range of bare copper products, as well as Ag based products.
The main benefits of PdPRo are the higher stitch pull values and the wider 2nd bond process window compared to conventional copper wires. It has a consistent Free Air Ball (FAB) roundness in the N2 environment which contributes to a robust quality at a wide range of the gas flow rate. PdPRo is easy to optimize and able to plug and play with other CuPd wires.
This bonding wire can especially be used in Stand-off Stitch Bond (SSB) / Reverse Stand-off Stitch Bond (RSSB) and is available in diameters ranging from 0.6 to 2.0 mil.

Roman Perez, Product Manager of copper bonding wire products of the Bonding Wire Business Unit of Heraeus, states: „The advantages of PdPRo are evident. PdPRo has an excellent workability and reliability performance. It is definitely an economical alternative to gold wire while keeping outstanding quality.“
This new product provides customers the possibility to choose the most suitable technology for wire materials other than gold. Thus the PdPRo has an overall broader position in the wide range of bonding wires.
(Further information: Roman Perez, Singapore, Phone: +65 (6571)-7705, E-Mail: roman.perez@heraeus.com)

Heraeus, the precious metals and technology group headquartered in Hanau, Germany, is a global, private company with more than 160 years of tradition. Our fields of competence include precious metals, materials, and technologies, sensors, biomaterials, and medical products, as well as dental products, quartz glass, and specialty light sources. With product revenues of EUR4.8 billion and precious metal trading revenues of EUR 21.3 billion, as well as more than 13,300 employees in over 120 subsidiaries worldwide, Heraeus holds a leading position in its global markets.

Kontakt:
Heraeus Materials Technology GmbH & Co. KG
Guido Matthes
Heraeusstr. 12-14
63450 Hanau
06181-354583
guido.matthes@heraeus.com
http://heraeus-materials-technology.de/en/presse/heraeus-materials-technology-pr

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Heraeus launches new Silver Alloy Bonding Wire (AgLite)

AgLite is a cost-effective alternative replacement to gold wire

Heraeus launches new Silver Alloy Bonding Wire (AgLite)

With the recent trend towards using wires made from materials other than gold, Heraeus announces the introduction of AgLite. It is a silver alloy wire that contains silver as the main component and other important elements.

With this introduction Heraeus expands its portfolio of non-gold bonding wires that include a wide range of bare copper products and palladium containing copper products in addition to the recent addition of a family of Ag based products.
Further technical details: AgLite is designed to work for both IC packages and LED devices. It has a Free-air-ball (FAB) hardness which makes it ideal for sensitive pad metallization. The wire has proven to achieve almost equivalent Mean-Time-Between-Assist (MTBA) statistics as gold bonding wire.

Eric Tan, Product Manager for gold bonding products from the Bonding Wire Business Unit of Heraeus states: „The benefits of AgLite described above are clearly obvious to any wire bonding engineer. AgLite is designed and engineered to render good reliability and excellent bondability in replacement of gold bonding wire. It is definitely a cost-effective alternative to gold wire.“

This alternative now provides customers an additional degree of freedom to choose and select the most appropriate technology for wire materials other than gold.

Heraeus, the precious metals and technology group headquartered in Hanau, Germany, is a global, private company with more than 160 years of tradition. Our fields of competence include precious metals, materials, and technologies, sensors, biomaterials, and medical products, as well as dental products, quartz glass, and specialty light sources. With product revenues of EUR4.8 billion and precious metal trading revenues of EUR21.3 billion, as well as more than 13,300 employees in over 120 subsidiaries worldwide, Heraeus holds a leading position in its global markets.

Kontakt:
Heraeus Materials Technology GmbH & Co. KG
Guido Matthes
Heraeusstr. 12-14
63450 Hanau
06181-354583
guido.matthes@heraeus.com
http://heraeus-materials-technology.de/en/presse/heraeus-materials-technology-pr

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Heraeus licensed for the patents related to Nippon Micrometal

The Heraeus business group Heraeus Materials Technology announces that it has been licensed for Nippon Micrometal“s patents related to Palladium Coated Copper Technology. Nippon Micrometal, a subsidiary of Nippon Steel Materials, is the world-wide market leader for palladium coated copper wire.

The Semiconductor industry of late has been rapidly adopting Copper and / or Palladium Coated Copper bonding wires in place of the more traditional Gold wires due to the recent surge in the prices of Gold. The features of this Palladium Coated wire technology greatly reduces precious metal usage (in comparison to Gold bonding wires) thereby lowering Semiconductor IC packaging costs.

Through this license Heraeus, a world-wide market leader for bare copper wire Producs, is now positioned to supply Palladium coated bonding wires thereby offering the full range of wires required by the semiconductor packaging industry.
„We are excited to announce this agreement as it enhances our ability to gain a significant market position in the growing segment of Palladium Coated Copper Bonding Wires“ stated Dr. Tobias Mueller and Klaus Dittmer, the joint Business Unit Managers of the Bonding Wires in the Contact Materials Division of Heraeus. They further went on to state that this license „augments our already strong current leadership position in bare Copper bonding wires and further illustrates our ongoing commitment to the Bonding Wire business“.

Heraeus has introduced this technology to the market in the last year under the product name PdSoft and has qualified the supply from their factories in Germany, Singapore, Korea and China, thereby showing a strong commitment to this new wire-bonding technology. Additionally Heraeus markets its other copper products under the trade names of MaxSoft, MaxSoft LD and the recently introduced RelCu.
For additional information, please contact:
Jack Belani
Bonding Wires Business Unit
Heraeus Materials Singapore Pte. Ltd.
1798 Technology Dr.
95110 San Jose, CA
Phone: +1 (408) 392-8955
Fax: +1 (408) 392-8957
E-Mail: Jack.Belani@heraeus.com

Heraeus, the precious metals and technology group headquartered in Hanau, Germany, is a global, private company with 160 years of tradition. Our fields of competence include precious metals, materials, and technologies, sensors, biomaterials, and medical products, as well as dental products, quartz glass, and specialty light sources. With product revenues of EUR4.1 billion and precious metal trading revenues of EUR17.9 billion, as well as more than 12,900 employees in over 120 subsidiaries worldwide, Heraeus holds a leading position in its global markets.

Kontakt:
Heraeus Materials Technology GmbH & Co. KG
Guido Matthes
Heraeusstr. 12-14
63450 Hanau
hmt-presse@heraeus.com
06181-35 4583
http://heraeus-materials-technology.de

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Heraeus Launches RelCu

The RelCu is a corrosion resistance Copper Bonding Wire. It is a superior alternative to the current Pd coated Cu technology

Heraeus Launches RelCu

Heraeus Materials Technology announced the launch of RelCu – a new proprietary alloyed Copper wire developed and specially designed for the market demanding improved reliability performance. („Rel“ stands for high reliability).

„RelCu provides customers a superior alternative to the current palladium coated copper technology as it eliminates the inconsistent distribution of palladium in the free-air-ball during the ball-bonding process“, notes Roman Perez, Product Manager for Copper products at Heraeus.

„We are excited to release this new wire that has improved corrosion resistance to the market as it enables the customer to successfully and reliably bond devices with a more consistent reliability performance“ states Jack Belani, Vice President of Marketing at Heraeus“ Bonding wire group. He further states „This wire also allows the customer to achieve additional cost savings relative to the current palladium coated copper wire technology platform“

RelCu is now available in production quantities and was shown for the first time in the public media at the booth in Semicon China , March 2012.

For additional information, please contact:
Roman Perez
Bonding Wires Business Unit
Heraeus Materials Singapore Pte. Ltd.
Block 5002, Ang Mo Kio Avenue 5, #04-05 TechPlace II
569871 Singapore
Phone: +65 (6571)-7705
Fax: +65 (6571)-7778
E-Mail: roman.perez@heraeus.com

Heraeus, the precious metals and technology group headquartered in Hanau, Germany, is a global, private company with 160 years of tradition. Our fields of competence include precious metals, materials, and technologies, sensors, biomaterials, and medical products, as well as dental products, quartz glass, and specialty light sources. With product revenues of EUR4.1 billion and precious metal trading revenues of EUR17.9 billion, as well as more than 12,900 employees in over 120 subsidiaries worldwide, Heraeus holds a leading position in its global markets.

Kontakt:
Heraeus Materials Technology GmbH & Co. KG
Guido Matthes
Heraeusstr. 12-14
63450 Hanau
hmt-presse@heraeus.com
06181-35 4583
http://heraeus-materials-technology.de