Solder Joint Reliability of SnBi Finished TSOPs with Alloy 42 Lead-Frame under Temperature Cycling

    Volume 7, Issue 8 (September 2010)

    ISSN: 1546-962X

    CODEN: JAIOAD

    Published Online: 19 August 2010

    Page Count: 11


    Wang, Weiqiang
    Center for Advanced Life Cycle Engineering (CALCE), Univ. of Maryland, College Park, MD

    Osterman, Michael
    Center for Advanced Life Cycle Engineering (CALCE), Univ. of Maryland, College Park, MD

    Das, Diganta
    Center for Advanced Life Cycle Engineering (CALCE), Univ. of Maryland, College Park, MD

    Pecht, Michael
    Dept. of Electronics Engineering, City Univ. of Hong Kong, Kowloon,

    (Received 28 December 2009; accepted 9 July 2010)

    Abstract

    Tin-bismuth (SnBi) is a lead-free alternative to pure tin (Sn) lead-frame finish. SnBi finish is considered by some to be a tin-whisker mitigation strategy. In selecting a SnBi finish, the interfacial strength and reliability of solder interconnects formed with select assembly solders must be considered. To characterize the solder interconnect reliability of SnBi finished parts, sets of test assemblies were created with Sn and SnBi finished thin-small-outline-package (TSOP) parts using SAC305 and SnPb solder. Test assemblies were subjected to temperature cycling and interconnect strength tests. It was found that SnBi finish caused TSOP solder joints to have a shorter fatigue life than Sn finish under temperature cycling testing.


    Paper ID: JAI102939

    DOI: 10.1520/JAI102939

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    Title Solder Joint Reliability of SnBi Finished TSOPs with Alloy 42 Lead-Frame under Temperature Cycling
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    Committee F01