Whereas once mechanical fasteners may have been the assembly option of choice, tremendous strides in polymer chemistry over the past few decades have made epoxy resins technically and economically superior. In this white paper, we explore the various performance characteristics of adhesive technologies and their use in modern applications across many industries.
Learn about the different functions epoxies perform in the manufacture and assembly of today’s electronic systems. From nanotechnology to enormous space systems, these versatile compounds meet a wide variety of conditions, lending to the reliability and longevity of the devices we use in our everyday lives.
Glob top encapsulations are often preferred for their ability to protect chips without damaging fragile wires. They are formulated to exhibit specific physical properties such as electrical insulation, resistance to moisture and chemicals and thermal conductivity, to name a few.
The development of epoxy based underfill encapsulants marked a turning point for flip chip technology, and the semiconductor industry. Underfill encapsulants are carefully formulated to ensure flowability, an acceptable CTE, and other desirable properties.
Many of today’s intricate electronic assemblies are highly sensitive to the effects of temperature excursions, shock and vibration. An effective design strategy for managing thermal stress is to use stress absorbing materials to bond and encapsulate components. Design engineers can learn more about finding ways to minimize or relieve stress in this white paper.
As technology in the optics industry continues to advance and improve, careful consideration of the properties of epoxies must be evaluated. When determining the most effective adhesive to be used in opto-electronics, medical and other optic related industry applications, trade-offs of key characteristics should be assessed.