Silver-glass die attach adhesives provide a cost effective means of producing high reliability parts which can withstand the environmental testing required of electronic components. One step processing of these adhesives provides the additional advantages of increased throughput and processing flexibility compared to eutectically bonded assemblies.
This paper describes the performance of a one step silver-glass die attach adhesive processed under various time and temperature conditions. The effect of peak firing temperature and dwell time on the ultimate tensile strength of the adhesive will be discussed. Tensile data from parts subjected to thermal shock, thermal cycle and high temperature aging will be presented as an indication of the material's long term reliability.