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This specification covers the special requirements for a metal strip used in the fabrication of integrated-circuit lead frames by stamping or photochemical milling. The metal strip shall be manufactured from copper and copper alloys, ferrous alloys containing nickel, cobalt, or chromium, nickel and nickel alloys, or other metallic materials and shall conform to the chemical, physical, and mechanical property requirements specified, including the limitation on the severity and number of inclusions, the surface finish, and the coil size. Tests for straightness, flatness, coil set, and grain size shall be performed and shall conform to the requirements specified.
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1.1 This specification covers the special requirements for metal strip to be used to fabricate integrated-circuit lead frames by stamping or photochemical milling.
1.2 The metals that are applicable to these parts include copper and copper alloys, ferrous alloys usually containing nickel or cobalt or chromium, nickel and nickel alloys, and other metallic materials.
1.3 The general chemical, physical, and mechanical property requirements of these materials are covered by other ASTM specifications (specifically Specifications B103/B103M, B122/B122M, B152/B152M, B162, B465, F15, F30, F31, and F68), and these should be consulted for properties and tempers that are different for the different metals. For metals for which no ASTM specification is available, other specifications should be adopted by agreement of the parties concerned.
1.4 TThe values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
B103/B103M Specification for Phosphor Bronze Plate, Sheet, Strip, and Rolled Bar
B122/B122M Specification for Copper-Nickel-Tin Alloy, Copper-Nickel-Zinc Alloy (Nickel Silver), and Copper-Nickel Alloy Plate, Sheet, Strip, and Rolled Bar
B152/B152M Specification for Copper Sheet, Strip, Plate, and Rolled Bar
B162 Specification for Nickel Plate, Sheet, and Strip
B465 Specification for Copper-Iron Alloy Plate, Sheet, Strip, and Rolled Bar
E112 Test Methods for Determining Average Grain Size
F15 Specification for Iron-Nickel-Cobalt Sealing Alloy
F30 Specification for Iron-Nickel Sealing Alloys
F31 Specification for 42a??% Nickel-6a??% Chromium-Iron Sealing Alloy
F49 Specification for Molybdenum Strip for Electron Tubes (Withdrawn 1978)
F68 Specification for Oxygen-Free Copper in Wrought Forms for Electron Devices
ICS Number Code 31.240 (Mechanical structures for electronic equipment)
UNSPSC Code 32101672(Lead frame)
ASTM F375-89(2010), Standard Specification for Integrated Circuit Lead Frame Material, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2010, www.astm.orgBack to Top