The industry’s only proven process for metalization and hermetic sealing of ultra-high-density Through-Glass Vias (TGVs) enables:
RDL’s unique thin-film process enables circuit formation on glass substrates, providing for:
Glass is ideal for applications requiring shaped vias and channels, including:
Glass substrates offer high structural integrity, resistance to vibration and temperature, environmental ruggedness, and low electrical loss, making them ideal for next generation microelectronics demands. Samtec’s proprietary Glass Core Technology process leverages the performance benefits of glass to enable performance optimized, ultra-miniaturized substrates for next generation designs.
Automotive MEMS and Sensors
Smart Building Sensor Modules
RF Component and Modules
Advanced RF SiP
CMOS Image Sensor (CIS)
Automotive Camera Modules
Active Images & LiDAR
Microfluidics & Lab-On-Chip
Solid State Medical Images
Medical Robotics Sensors
With a wide market reach and broad range of flow speeds, fused silica-based substrates are an ideal solution for micro fluidic devices, a growing market sector within the biomedical industry. Applications include:
Microstructuring possibilities also include formation of micro channels, cavities, larger cooling channels, mixing channels, 180-degree bends, as well as ferrule openings for optical fibers and v-grooves, among others.
These dimensions are guidelines designed to help release product to manufacturing as quickly as possible. Full capabilities are not limited to the specifications listed below. Please contact SME@samtec.com for applications with tighter requirements.
Samtec’s Through-Glass Vias (TGVs) enable Glass Core Technology (i.e., glass interposers, smart glass substrates and microstructured glass substrates). TGV-enabled glass substrates permit the integration of glass and metal into a single wafer, while interposers promote more efficient package interconnects and manufacturing cycle times.
The hermetically sealed TGVs are manufactured from both high quality borosilicate glass, fused silica (aka quartz), and sapphire. Through the use of high quality glass wafer material, combined with advanced interconnect technologies (e.g., Redistribution Layer), Samtec’s Glass Core Technology enables a one-of-a-kind packaging product.
|A||Nominal Glass Thickness||260 µm|
|B||Via Diameter (min)||40 µm|
|Via Tapering||5 deg|
|C||Via Pitch||2 x Via Diameter|
|Total Thickness Variation (TTV)||15 µm|
|Via Positional Accuracy||+/- 5 µm|
Samtec's Redistribution Layer (RDL) technology enables circuit formation on glass substrates for interfacing to TGVs via a unique thin-film approach. This provides for low loss fan-out of chip and package interconnects, and lower costs compared to traditional Silicon-based interposers.
|No. of Metal Layers per Side||2||4|
|A||Glass Core Thickness||260 µm||100 - 450 µm|
|Via Diameter||40 µm||10 µm|
|Annular Ring (Catch Pad)||20 µm larger than Via Diameter|
|Via Pitch (min)||2 x Diameter||40 µm|
|D, E||Line/Spacing (min)||15 µm / 15 µm||10 µm / 10 µm|
|F||Copper Thickness||1 - 5 µm|
|G||Dielectric Thickness 1 & 2 (min)||4 µm|
|Solder Ball Types||SN63Pb37 and SAC305||Pb95Sn5, Pb90Sn10, Cu/Sn Pillars|
|Under Bump Metallization (UBM)||ENIG||ENIPIG|
|Top View of Circuit for Top/Bottom RDL|
|Cross-Section - 2 Metal Layers (Current Capability)|
|Cross-Section - 4 Metal Layers (Future Capability)|