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Discrete Power Device Packaging Comparison - Packaging design in descrete power devices - System Plus Consulting

Discrete Power Device Packaging Comparison 2021

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Comprehensive technology and cost comparisons of 29 discrete packages of power devices from 12 manufacturers including Infineon, STMicroelectronics, and ROHM.

Discrete Power Device Packaging Comparison - Packaging design in descrete power devices - System Plus Consulting

The discrete power devices market represented US$12.3 billion in 2020 with a 4.9% CAGR between 2020 and 2026 according to Yole Intelligence, strongly driven by Automotive and Industrial applications.

Several key aspects drive this industry: a wide selection of products and suppliers, the use of standardized products and technologies, lower cost per device, and more.

To succeed in the innovation and efficiency race, discrete power device manufacturers should not rely on the semiconductor aspect only. In fact, when chasing the optimum configuration for electrical, thermal, and mechanical performance, they must battle with the reliability and cost of packaging that are also very important parameters. More than a simple “shell”, the packaging can make or break a design, and thus it should be adapted to the dies and not deteriorate their properties.

Different technology variables are tackled: package type, interconnection method, die attach, miniaturization trend, targeted application, and more.

In this context, System Plus Consulting presents an overview of 29 state-of-the-art discrete packages of power devices from Infineon, STMicroelectronics, ROHM, onsemi, Toshiba, Vishay, Microchip, Nexperia, Littelfuse, Taiwan Semi, Texas Instruments, and Nuvoton.

The 29 devices include 14 automotive-qualified AEC-Q101 MOSFETs, 26 Si MOSFETs, 2 Si Superjunctions, and one SiC MOSFET. They cover 9 voltage classes (from 12V to 1200V).

This report highlights the differences in their technology parameters and design and their impact on production cost, along with providing optical pictures of the device’s opened-package and cross-sections. The focus of the report is packaging technology, and hence the devices are analyzed and costs are simulated at packaging level. Yet some aspects of the dies that are linked to their assembly in package are highlighted.

Finally, this report provides a comprehensive physical and technological comparison as well as manufacturing cost comparisons of the analyzed discrete packages.

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Technology & Market      

  • Market overview
  • Technology choices of analyzed packages

Physical Analysis

  • Per body size (mm²):
  • (1×1): CSP
  • (3×1): SOT-23
  • (3×2): TSOP-6, TSMT8
  • (3×3): SOT1210, SON3x3
  • (5×3): SOT-89
  • (5×4): SOIC-8
  • (5×5): SOP/DSOP Advance
  • (5×6): PDFN56U, SSO8, SO-8FL, PowerFLAT™ [5×6, 5×6 Double Island, 5×6 DSC]
  • (7×6): DPAK+, DPAK-5, DPAK
  • (7×7): sTOLL
  • (8×8): ThinPAK 8×8
  • (10×9): TOLG, D²PAK, D²PAK7, H²PAK-6
  • (15×6): DDPAK
  • (10×10): TOLT, H-PSOF8L
  • (20×15): TO-247

Technology and Physical Comparison    

  • Overall molded package volume – breakdown (wires, die, attaches, leadframe, clips, ribbons, molding)
  • Dies vs. copper volume – % of molded package volume
  • Dies’ volume – %of molded package volume

Manufacturing Process Flow

  • Hypotheses
  • Process 1: CSP (Unmolded)
  • Process 2: wires
  • Process 3: clips
  • Process 4: wires + ribbon
  • Process 5: wires + clips

Cost Analysis

  • Yields explanation & hypotheses
  • For each of the 29 packages:
    • Assembly cost per process step
    • Assembly cost breakdown per equipment, cleanroom, labor, consumable, and yield losses
    • Packaging cost breakdown per BOM, assembly, final test, and yield losses

Cost Comparison

  • Comparisons include packaging cost breakdown (BOM, assembly, etc.)
  • Package cost per volume
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