Application processing examples
When the silicon wafer is polished, there has been a problem to date where the gettering
effect*1 is lost while die strength rose.
This introduces the Gettering DP wheel that enables polishing that combines high die strength and the gettering effect.
*1 The gettering effect is a mechanism that forms crystal defects or distortions (=
gettering sites) inside the silicon wafer (bulk or backside) and then captures impurities in these
Gettering DP wheel introduced this time forms the gettering site due minute scars on the wafer backside, capturing the heavy-metal impurities.
The DISCO lineup includes UltraPoligrind (UPG), which achieves high die strength while maintaining a gettering effect. UPG achieves die strength greater than or equal to that with Gettering DP, but the DGP series Z3-axis must be retrofitted with the grinding specification.
Gettering DP is a DP wheel that can achieve a gettering effect while maintaining die strength (minimum value) equal to that with UPG and can be installed as is with the Z3-axis DP specification standard on the DGP series.
The depth of damage with Gettering DP is about 50nm same as UPG. Moreover, the UPG surface is rough due to grinding with abrasive grains as opposed to the Gettering DP mirror surface from the polishing process.
In die strength (ball-bending), Minimum value almost equal to the stress relief by UPG is achieved. (Figure.1)
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Dicing and Grinding Service
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