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Plasma Cleaning and Surface Modification for Microelectronics (Apr 13, 2009)
By Gene Dunn, Panasonic Factory Solutions of America
Plasma technology offers a dry cleaning process that uses ionized gasses in vacuum chambers to remove contaminants for improved yields in gold bonding processes. Additionally, Auger electron spectroscopy (AES) is a useful analytical technique for determining the elemental surface characteristics and the effectiveness of plasma treatment to remove contaminants. This article discussed both.
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Samsung debuts world?s thinnest multi-die package (Nov 4, 2009)

Samsung Electronics has developed the world’s thinnest multi-die package, one that measures 0.6mm in height. Designed initially for 32 gigabyte (GB) densities, the new memory package is just half the thickness of a conventional memory package of eight stacked chips (or dies). The advanced packaging technology delivers a 40 percent thinner and lighter memory solution for high-density multimedia handsets and other mobile devices, according to the company.

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