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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.

Heraeus Materials Technology GmbH & Co. KG
Guido Matthes
Heraeusstr. 12-14
63450 Hanau

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