The RelCu is a corrosion resistance Copper Bonding Wire. It is a superior alternative to the current Pd coated Cu technology
Heraeus Materials Technology announced the launch of RelCu – a new proprietary alloyed Copper wire developed and specially designed for the market demanding improved reliability performance. (“Rel” stands for high reliability).
“RelCu provides customers a superior alternative to the current palladium coated copper technology as it eliminates the inconsistent distribution of palladium in the free-air-ball during the ball-bonding process”, notes Roman Perez, Product Manager for Copper products at Heraeus.
“We are excited to release this new wire that has improved corrosion resistance to the market as it enables the customer to successfully and reliably bond devices with a more consistent reliability performance” states Jack Belani, Vice President of Marketing at Heraeus” Bonding wire group. He further states “This wire also allows the customer to achieve additional cost savings relative to the current palladium coated copper wire technology platform”
RelCu is now available in production quantities and was shown for the first time in the public media at the booth in Semicon China , March 2012.
For additional information, please contact:
Bonding Wires Business Unit
Heraeus Materials Singapore Pte. Ltd.
Block 5002, Ang Mo Kio Avenue 5, #04-05 TechPlace II
Phone: +65 (6571)-7705
Fax: +65 (6571)-7778
Heraeus, the precious metals and technology group headquartered in Hanau, Germany, is a global, private company with 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 EUR4.1 billion and precious metal trading revenues of EUR17.9 billion, as well as more than 12,900 employees in over 120 subsidiaries worldwide, Heraeus holds a leading position in its global markets.
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