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Functional joining of dissimilar materials using directed self-assembly of nanoparticles by capillary-bridging

Objective

Tomorrows micro-electronic devices will have to show more functionality and performance at smaller form factor, lower cost and lower energy consumption in order to be competitive on this multi-billion dollar market. Advanced system integration is thus inevitable, a trend bound to joining dissimilar materials with new packaging technologies. These processes must enable lower thermal resistances and higher interconnect density and device reliability under thermomechanical loading.

Hyperconnect addresses these challenges by a radically new material joining process. The objective is to demonstrate superior electrical, thermal and thermomechanical performance and to combine design and technology with the support of simulation and testing. The central new idea comprises a sequential joint forming process, using self-assembly of nanoparticles, polymers and filler composite materials exploiting capillary action and chemical surface functionalisation: In other words, the formed joint reaches its outstanding properties by the very processing of the materials. This contrast to existing technology demands own understanding of the joint formation, joint property creation and the joint reliability.

Therefore advanced experimental characterization and simulation techniques will accompany the material and technology development, in particular involving physics-of-failure-based lifetime modelling. Finally, the joint performance will be validated on four different demonstrators of industrial significance.

To tackle these challenging issues the consortium pools the required interdisciplinary excellence, by uniting nine partners from industry, SMEs and academia of five European countries. Its members are convinced that these new developments will outperform commercially available solutions by one order of magnitude and will radiate out also to other fields in electronic packaging.

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2012-SMALL-6
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Coordinator

IBM RESEARCH GMBH
Address
Saeumerstrasse 4
8803 Rueschlikon
Switzerland
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 607 054
Administrative Contact
Catherine Trachsel (Ms.)

Participants (9)

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 412 356
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Christoph Schulte (Mr.)
LORD GERMANY GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 107 201
Address
Ottostrasse 28
41836 Huckelhoven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Terence Kearns (Mr.)
INTRINSIQ MATERIALS LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 394 311
Address
Ively Road Y 25 Room G10
GU14 0LX Farnborough
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Richard Dixon (Dr.)
AMIC ANGEWANDTE MICRO-MESSTECHNIK GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 258 841
Address
Volmerstrasse 9B
12489 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Juergen Keller (Dr.)
CONPART AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 254 505
Address
Dragonveien 54
2013 Skjetten
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Tom Ove Gronlund (Mr.)
STIFTELSEN SINTEF
Norway
EU contribution
€ 561 810
Address
Strindveien 4
7034 Trondheim
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Annebeth Osa (Mrs.)
INSTYTUT KATALIZY I FIZYKOCHEMII POWIERZCHNI IM. JERZEGO HABERA POLSKA AKADEMIA NAUK
Poland
EU contribution
€ 257 072
Address
Ul. Niezapominajek 8
30239 Krakow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Piotr Warszynski (Prof.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET CHEMNITZ
Germany
EU contribution
€ 280 009
Address
Strasse Der Nationen 62
09111 Chemnitz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Bernhard Wunderle (Prof.)
STIFTINGA VESTLANDSFORSKING
Norway
EU contribution
€ 33 649
Address
Sognahallen
6856 Sogndal
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Otto Andersen (Dr.)