SOLDERON™ BP TS 6000 Tin-Silver Plating Chemistry for
Fine-Pitch Solder - Bumping Applications

SOLDERON™ BP TS 6000 Tin-Silver plating chemistry is a high-performance lead-free alternative optimized for today's fine-pitch solder bump plating applications such as Cu pillar and micro-bumps used in 2.5D and 3D IC packaging technologies. This next-generation formulation delivers industry-leading plating rates and maximum process flexibility for flip chip packages and interconnects (Figure 1). The new chemistry features enhanced plating performance, bath stability and ease-of-use, thereby enabling the industry's widest process window with the most robust process flexibility and a competitive cost of ownership (COO).

This single formulation is capable of plating speeds ranging from 2 to 9+ µm/min. The tunable nature of the Ag composition in this formulation makes it suitable for a number of applications and eliminates the need to change the chemistry to address different processing requirements. The chemistry is robust enough for both bumping and capping of a wide range of patterned wafers and it is not restricted for use with specific photoresists (Figure 2). It exhibits post-reflow with-in die (WID) bump thickness uniformity of <5% over a wide range of wafer types, which demonstrates its suitability for high-volume manufacturing (Figure 3). Additionally, it is macro- and micro-void free after reflow for improved yields and reliability (Figures 4 and 5).

SOLDERON BP TS 6000 Tin-Silver plating bath has proven to be both electrolytically and thermally stable. Offering an electrolytic bathlife of > 100 Ah/L and a ≥6-month pot life, it is compatible with in-line metrology processes, for superior ease-of-use.

Process Versatility

Figure 1. 
Examples of SOLDERON BP TS 6000 Tin-Silver's wide process 
window over a range of applications, process conditions and plating rates.

Photoresist Compatibility

Figure 2. 
SOLDERON BP TS 6000 Tin-Silver exhibits consistent,
void-free performance with both dry-film and liquid photoresist.

Thickness Uniformity: Within Die (WID) and Within Wafer (WIW)

  • WID Uniformity <5% from 6-10 ASD
  • WIW Uniformity <10% from 6-10 ASD

Figure 3.
WID and WIW uniformity of SOLDERON BP TS 6000 Tin-Silver 
demonstrates its suitability for high-volume manufacturing.

Morphology, Voiding Performance

Figure 4. 
SOLDERON BP TS 6000 Tin-Silver offers improved uniformity and smoother surface 
morphology in addition to a smooth, void-free interface when used together with Dow's 
and other leading copper (Cu) pillar formulations.

Intermetallic Compound

Figure 5. 
In Cu pillar capping applications, SOLDERON BP TS 6000 Tin-Silver forms
a smooth, micro-void free interface post reflow.