Low temperature, wafer-level bonding offers several advantages in MEMS packaging, such as device protection during aggressive processing/handling and the possibility of vacuum sealing. Although thermocompression bonding can be achieved with a variety of metals, gold is often preferred because of its acceptance in die bonding  and its resistance to oxidation. This study demonstrates that the simultaneous application of moderate pressure (0.5 MPa) and temperature (300°C) produces strong wafer-level bonds. A four-point benddelamination technique was utilized to quantify bond toughness. Test specimens exhibited constant load versus displacement behavior during steady state crack propagation. Two distinct fracture modes were observed: cohesive failure within the Au and adhesive failure at the Ti-Si interface. The strain energy release rate for Au-Au fracture was found to be higher than that associated with Ti-Si fracture, consistent with the greater plastic deformation that occurs in the metal during fracture.