SMART CUT™ Water Soluble Dicing Coolant
non-toxic, biodegrade coolant/lubricant
Stream of SMART CUT Water Soluble Dicing Coolant added to deionized (DI) water reduces surface tension flowing from saws injection system and is carried directly of dicing blade.
reduces material thermal stress, edge damage, and internal cracking,
assuring long-term integrity of material
being processed. Since SMART
CUT™ Dicing Coolant is a coolant and lubricant, both the
dicing blade and substrate / wafer / package
As wafers become larger and thicker, the time it takes to dice them into individual die increases. Subsequently, extended exposure to coolant during a dicing process increases the risk of corrosion and the formation of oxide, making bonding more difficult and device failure more prevalent. Thicker wafers and narrower streets can lead to chipping and cracking especially when using harder, thinner blades, resulting in device failure and decreased yield. Kerf material generated during dicing can stick to the bond pads making for difficult packaging/cleaning downstream. The use of a specialized dicing fluid, at economical dilution ratios of 100 parts water to one (100:1), will inhibit corrosion, keep the die clean, extend wheel life and decrease chipping and cracking for a dramatic increase in yield. Using SMART CUT™ water soluble dicing fluid also eliminates the need for a CO2 injector and protects against electrostatic discharge (ESD).
SMART CUT™ Dicing Coolant helps Semiconductor Package & Wafer Manufacturers
Reduces Surface Tension - by 25-40 dynes/cm2. SMART CUT KOOL allows more water into the material kerf / pores, dissipating heat generated by friction.
Bonds Water Molecules - into the kerf and to the diamond dicing blade, allowing better swarf dispersion and lubrication.
Prevent Swarf Accumulation - on the diamond dicing blade and in Back and frontside edges, minimizing chipping and internal cracking.
Extend Blade Life - by up to 30%. The lubricated dicing blade runs cooler, reducing fatigue and blade wear.
Improve Material Yield and Reliability - from the reduced amount of chipping, cracking and consequent edge damage.
Eliminate Additional Material Processing . Depending on the application and your objectives, SMART CUT Dicing Coolant frequently eliminates and minimizes secondary and subsequent material processing.
Improved Die Tolerances - Many of today's demanding package singulation and wafering dicing operations require very high precision tolerance. SMART CUT™ Dicing Coolant promotes attainment of close tolerances by removing heat generated at the point of contact between the dicing blade and substrate/wafer. Heat can cause deformations in both the blade and material that results in the loss of tolerance. When the generation of heat and its subsequent removal by a coolant is momentarily interrupted any coolant product will adversely affect the performance of a tool and therefore ruin a tolerance specification.
10 REASONS Why SMART CUT Coolant
Sensitivity - SMART
CUT KOOL is formulated with operator friendly additives that will not
irritate skin (dermatitis), nasal passages, or eyes.
. SMART CUT
KOOL is formulated with biocides and fungicides to biologically control
the growth of bacteria, fungi, and mold in the coolant system. The
bio-resistance will determine its suitability for recycling in large
Protection - SMART
CUT KOOL is formulated with corrosion inhibitors, which provide protection
to machinery and the substrate. The protection needed will be determined
by the customers requirements. With proper concentration, no corrosion
should occur on the machinery.
Water Stability - SMART
CUT KOOL should be stable in all water conditions. Hard water ions react
with coolant additives and reduce the effectiveness of the coolant
SMART CUT KOOL should mix easily or .bloom. into the water. Any difficulty
in mixing will not be tolerated by the customer.
6. Foam -
All water based
coolants can potentially foam. SMART CUT KOOL is formulated with defoamers
to prevent foaming under most conditions. The proper selection of coolant
concentration will help alleviate potential problems.
- SMART CUT
KOOL will not leave a .hard-to-remove. residue on the surface of the
machine or substrates. As the water in the coolant. evaporates organic
residue will be left on the machines. This residue should not be sticky
and should be easily re-dissolved in water.
Stability - High
temperatures and pressures will cause changes in the composition of the
coolant, such as fragmentation or polymerization of the additives in the
coolant formulation. This can decrease the performance of the coolant and
create difficult to remove deposits.
Stability . Concentrate
SMART CUT KOOL mixes easily with water and should not separate or create
an invert on the surface of the coolant mixture. Customers currently using
soluble oils may be experiencing particular difficulties with this
10. Tramp Oil Rejection - SMART CUT KOOL should reject the tramp oils and way lubricants, which may contaminate the sump. Other coolants which do not reject tramp oils are prone to attack by bacteria and fungal organisms.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)
Is SMART CUT Dicing Coolant a soap?
No. SMART CUT Dicing Coolant was specifically designed and developed for semiconductor industry. While soaps leave residues and an cause contamination, SMART CUT Dicing Coolant rinses free, without concern of sodium's and other ingredients that may contaminate delicate circuitry.
Can SMART CUT Dicing Coolant be used in a closed loop system?
Yes proper filtration will not affect SMART CUT Dicing Coolant performance.
How long can I store SMART CUT Dicing Coolant?
SMART CUT Dicing Coolant is homogeneous mixture that will not settle during storage. Shelf life is indefinite. However as will al materials we suggest rotation your inventory.
How do I use SMART CUT Dicing Coolant?
A standard metering pump, commercially available can be retrofitted into the dicing saw water lines.
What is the best dilution ration?
Optimum dilution rates are best determined in house. Every application and customer preference is different. For best results we recommend 100:1 dilution ration. Some customers have used higher dilution ratios, with good success.
What materials can SMART CUT Dicing Coolant be used with?
SMART CUT Dicing Coolant is compatible with all semiconductor materials such as silicon, GaAs, Inp, or ceramic wafers. As well as majority of semiconductor packages used today such QFN and BGA, and many others.
Do not use too
high coolant concentration
concentration of coolant is detrimental to material and waste of
resources. Most internal water supplies of most organizations measure
approximately seventy dynes of surface tension. When dicing and back
grinding wafers and packages the dynes should be targeted for the forty
five to fifty range. Coolants can only lower surface tension to a specific
amount. Therefore adding more coolant concentration will only cause
excessive foaming and residual build up on the wafer.
some microelectronic packages and semiconductor wafers have copper present
in the package or the photo mask operation. High concentration of coolant
will react with the copper, and oxidation process can develop. General
oxidation problems will arise on the bon pads. However, the proper amount
of coolant as recommended by coolant manufacturer, will pose no oxidation
Water is not
clean after the dicing process
To avoid undesired die bonding problems, the sure to thoroughly rinse the water after the dicing procedure is complete. Again the use of a quality coolant will assist in wafer cleaning and removal of the slurry film build up. Additionally it is recommended to consult with the die bonding engineers to receive feedback on the consistency of their process. Sometimes the inability to standardize die bonding parameters and capillaries can be attributed to dirty wafers, specifically dirty bond pads.
What you should know before your buy your next dicing blade?
UKAM Industrial Superhard Tools Division of LEL Diamond Tools International, Inc.
28231 Avenue Crocker, Unit 80 Valencia, CA 91355 Phone: (661) 257-2288 Fax: (661) 257-3833