(19)
(11)EP 2 854 162 B1

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT SPECIFICATION

(45)Mention of the grant of the patent:
27.11.2019 Bulletin 2019/48

(21)Application number: 13186182.5

(22)Date of filing:  26.09.2013
(51)Int. Cl.: 
H01L 21/56  (2006.01)
H01L 23/495  (2006.01)
H01L 21/48  (2006.01)
H01L 23/66  (2006.01)
H03F 3/21  (2006.01)
H01L 23/433  (2006.01)
H01L 23/498  (2006.01)
H01L 23/31  (2006.01)
H01L 23/00  (2006.01)
H03F 3/193  (2006.01)

(54)

Semiconductor device leadframe

Halbleiter-Vorrichtungsleiterrahmen

Structure de dispositif semi-conducteur


(84)Designated Contracting States:
AL AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MK MT NL NO PL PT RO RS SE SI SK SM TR

(43)Date of publication of application:
01.04.2015 Bulletin 2015/14

(73)Proprietor: Ampleon Netherlands B.V.
6534 AV Nijmegen (NL)

(72)Inventors:
  • Van Straten, Freek, Egbert
    Redhill, Surrey RH1 1SH (GB)
  • Incomio, Jeremy Joy, Montalbo
    Redhill, Surrey RH1 1SH (GB)
  • Reijs, Albertus
    Redhill, Surrey RH1 1SH (GB)

(74)Representative: Jacobs, Bart et al
Arnold & Siedsma Bezuidenhoutseweg 57
2594 AC The Hague
2594 AC The Hague (NL)


(56)References cited: : 
EP-A2- 2 631 941
WO-A2-2004/068558
US-A1- 2006 079 028
WO-A1-02/09180
WO-A2-2007/007239
US-A1- 2006 273 433
  
      
    Note: Within nine months from the publication of the mention of the grant of the European patent, any person may give notice to the European Patent Office of opposition to the European patent granted. Notice of opposition shall be filed in a written reasoned statement. It shall not be deemed to have been filed until the opposition fee has been paid. (Art. 99(1) European Patent Convention).


    Description

    FIELD



    [0001] The present invention relates to a method of manufacturing a package for a semiconductor device using a lead frame. In particular, the semiconductor device may be a Radio Frequency (RF) device such as an RF amplifier. The method particularly uses film assisted moulding (FAM) techniques.

    BACKGROUND



    [0002] Semiconductor packages or encapsulations are typically formed of one or more of metal, plastic, glass, or ceramic materials which are arranged to house one or more semiconductor dies. Such packages may provide protection against impact and corrosion and dissipate heat produced in the die.

    [0003] In the field of Radio Frequency (RF) electronic devices, such as for example RF power amplifier devices, RF isolation is necessary to reduce the cross-talk of signals from between channels and also RF return currents which may be induced in metal device features. RF isolation also maintains the integrity of amplified signal, and reduces system measurement uncertainties.

    [0004] RF technologies device packages such as ceramic brazed package constructions or Liquid Crystal Polymer package constructions are known to provide good RF isolation and EM conduction. However these package constructions are expensive to produce.

    [0005] In general it is known that plastic compound cavity moulded packages provide more cost effective alternatives to ceramics and LCP packages. However, there are a number of challenges in applying plastic mould compound encapsulations to semiconductor devices, most notably minimising and controlling so-called mould flashing (also known as mould creep or bleeding) to keep metallic floating leads, where additional electrical connections such as wire bond will be made free from mould compound. In addition RF semiconductor devices and high voltage MOSFET devices, for example, are known to be high heat dissipating devices which may therefore limit the type of plastic mould compound encapsulations and moulding techniques available. This is due to the potential for damage caused to the encapsulation caused by melting.

    [0006] The following documents belong to the prior art:

    WO02/09180 A1

    EP 2 631 941 A2

    US 2006/273433 A1

    WO 2007/007239 A2

    US 2006/079028 A1

    WO 2004/068558 A2.



    [0007] A known technique for moulding or encapsulating devices is known as Film (or Foil) Assisted Moulding (FAM). FAM is a so-called transfer moulding technique which uses plastic films in the mould in an attempt prevent liquefied mould compound from reaching certain areas of the device, such as portions of the leads to be wire bonded, during the moulding process. Other known methods for moulding include thermo- compression techniques but they do not involve the use of a film to protect against liquefied mould compound from reaching certain areas of the device.

    [0008] Once the film is in place the transfer molding process takes place. Generally speaking the moulding process involves liquefied moulding material being forced into closed mould cavities and held under heat and pressure by the top and bottom heat sink clamps, until the mould material is solidified and cured. The mould is then opened and the encapsulated devices are unloaded, for further device processing, such as mould flash removal and wire bonding.

    [0009] Film-Assisted Molding offers a number of advantages over other transfer molding techniques and known thermo-compression techniques. These advantages include the easy release of the encapsulated products from the mold, and protection or isolation of surfaces (such as the semiconductor device die and/or leads for later wire bonding) from moulding compound.

    [0010] However, for this process to be effective the film must be compressed such that it seals to prevent mould flashing of the compound escaping from the mould cavity, especially onto floating leads. Sealing is typically achieved by pressing the film onto the surfaces to be protected by the heat sink clamps from the top and bottom of the device. Also during the moulding process with the dies already in place it is necessary to keep the device dies isolated from the moulding process and the moulding compound such that the die does not get encapsulated thereby allowing the die to be wire bonded to the leads post-molding.

    [0011] Due to the nature of the floating leads it can difficult to apply sufficient sealing pressure using heat sink clamps during the moulding process because the leads are floating and not supported by the base 12. The leads are not supported by the base because it is necessary that the leads are electrically isolated from the base. During FAM it is desirable to apply pressure to the film to prevent compound from bleeding. However, if the pressure applied is too great this will deform the lead downwards, resulting in a downward angled (towards the base 12) lead frame surface. The downward deformation makes it difficult to wirebond the leadframe to the device die after the moulding process is complete.

    [0012] Mould flashing (or polymer bleeds) on semiconductor device leads are a major problem for device manufacturers because they significantly degrade the solderability of the leads and specifically for surface mount devices bleeds can cause misalignments between the printed circuit board (PCB) and can result in the device being tilted on the PCB. Furthermore, the flashes may fall-off during the process of mounting devices on to PCBs due to vibrations occurring during the device mounting process. The loose flash material can fall onto the solderable area of the PCB also causing the device to be partially or not to be soldered which can also result to package tilting on the PCB.

    [0013] A known solution to the problem of mould flashing (or polymer bleeds) is simply to remove the unwanted polymer material from the leads after the moulding process has been completed. Removal method for polymer bleeds from the leads can be chemical such as a chemical etch, or by mechanically etching. However, such removal methods introduce a further processing step which can in turn add to the time and cost of producing devices.

    SUMMARY



    [0014] The present invention seeks to provide a packaging method which mitigates or overcomes at least one of the above mentioned problems.

    [0015] According to a first aspect there is provided a method of manufacturing a package for an RF device as claimed in Claim 1. Herein use is made of film assisted moulding.

    [0016] According to a second aspect, a device obtained by the method is provided.

    [0017] In the method, use is made of a leadframe comprising: a base portion; and a connection lead, wherein the base portion comprises an upper surface arranged for mounting one or more semiconductor device dies, wherein the connection lead comprises a portion arranged horizontally with respect to the upper surface of the base portion for external connection and an angled tip portion for connection of a wirebond to the semiconductor die., In the method, the angled tip portion is arranged to seal against a film for the film assisted moulding during moulding of the semiconductor device.

    [0018] During film assisted moulding of semiconductor devices arrangements as described allow the lead frame to seal against a film and there by prevent mould bleeding or flashing onto the leads.

    [0019] The angled portion may comprise a recessed portion around its periphery or edge, where the recessed portion may act as a reservoir to collect any mould compound that may bleed during the moulding process so as to prevent any mould compound from bleeding on to the lead. The recessed portion may also act to locally deform the film such that during manufacture of the semiconductor device the film sits in the recessed portion to create an improved seal against mould bleeding or flashing.

    DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS



    [0020] The invention is described further hereinafter by way of example only with reference to the accompanying drawings in which:

    Figure 1 is an illustration of a floating lead and base;

    Figure 2 is a cross-sectional illustration of the floating lead and base encapsulated in mould compound;

    Figure 3 is a schematic cross-sectional illustration of a film applied in a FAM arrangement;

    Figure 4 is a cross-sectional illustration of a FAM arrangement according to an embodiment;

    Figure 5 is a cross-sectional illustration of a floating lead and base according to an embodiment;

    Figure 6a is a plan view of a floating lead according to an embodiment

    Figure 6b is a cross-sectional illustration showing a floating lead according to an embodiment; and

    Figure 6c is a cross-sectional illustration showing a floating lead according to an embodiment.



    [0021] In the figures and the following description like reference numerals refer to like features.

    [0022] With reference to Figure 1, the leads 10 of the lead frame are said to be floating. The term "floating lead" refers to the situation where prior to moulding the lead 10 is held (or floats) over a base 12 of the device package. The lead is said to "float" because it is not in direct contact with, nor supported by the base 12. During the moulding process the lead will be held at one end by clamping in the moulding machine at a dambar (not illustrated) end of the lead. Following the moulding process it will be mechanically supported by the cured mould compound, as discussed below.

    [0023] The base 12 of the package is typically formed of a metallic material which functions to mount the semiconductor die (not illustrated in Figure 1) thereon. The base 12 may also function as a heat sink for the semiconductor device die and may also allow for additional electrical connections by way of appropriate conductive contacts to the semiconductor die, such as for example back contacts on the device die connecting to the base.

    [0024] With reference the known arrangements of Figures 1, 2, 3 and 4 the leads 10 may be arranged to be substantially parallel with respect to the base 12 such that the angle between base and the leads is substantially zero. In this context substantially parallel is within ±1 degrees off the zero degree horizontal, in line with current manufacturing tolerances of lead frames. The zero degree horizontal is defined by the upper surface of the base 12 onto which the device dies 14 will be mounted.

    [0025] Leads 10 which are substantially parallel, with respect to the base, may result in excessive bleeding of mould compound onto the leads 10. Furthermore, leads angled downwards in the direction towards the base 12 (in other words, a negative angle with respect to the base) may increase the risk of bleeding of mould compound onto the lead 10 because the film will not contact the end of the leads 10 and seal the lead against the film.

    [0026] As illustrated in Figure 2, following encapsulation injected mould compound 16 separates the base 12 from the lead 10, and as mentioned above when cured provides mechanical support for the lead 10 on the base 12. As also mentioned moulding techniques may result is some mould flashing occurring. Minimising mould flashing may keep a section of the leads (shown by 13) free from mould compound 16 and as such may allow the leads 10 to be wire bonded by appropriate wire bonding techniques to the semiconductor dies 14 mounted on the base 10, at a later stage of the device packaging process.

    [0027] Figures 3 and 4 illustrate, in general terms, an exemplary arrangement for FAM, where the films 34, 36 is placed over the leads 10, base 12 and one or more semiconductor dies 14 which may be mounted on the base 12. In this example, two films are illustrated, a first film 34 for a top portion of the mould 30, and second film 36 for a bottom portion of the mould 32. During the FAM process the top 30 and bottom 32 portions of the mould are closed around the base 12, leads 10 and device dies 14. Pressure and heat are then applied to the films so that they are sealed around the base 12, leads 10 and device dies 14.

    [0028] By sealing the films in this way a first void 38 (or cavity) is created around the device dies 14 and by the application of pressure and heat the film is sealed to the base 12 such that the dies 14 are protected from moulding compound which will be introduced later in the moulding process. In Figure 3, for the purposes clearer illustration the relative size of the first cavity 38, compared to the other features shown has been exaggerated. A second set of cavities (also known as mould cavities) 37 are created at the top and bottom of the leads 10, where the leads overlap the base, and between the leads and the base 12. Later in the moulding process, moulding compound will be injected into the mould cavities 37, thus electrically isolating the leads 10 from the base 12. Once the mould compound has cured, it mechanically supports the leads 10 on the base 12, and the device can be released from the moulding machine.

    [0029] In accordance with an embodiment of the invention and with reference to Figure 5, leads 10 may be arranged such that they can provide an improved seal against bleeding of mould compounds. As shown in Figure 5 a tip portion 11 of a lead 10 has a positive angle θ degrees with respect to the base 12. In this context the tip portion 11 subtends a positive angle with respect to a surface of the base 12 arranged to mount semiconductor dies 14. The tip portion 11 may overlap with the base portion 12 by a distance x. The distance x may be in the region of 0.5 to 1.2mm and may typically be 1mm. If the distance x is increased then the clamping point at the dambar (not illustrated) will be further away from the tip portion 11. The length between the dambar and lead tip will increase and thus the lead will be less rigid such that the force of the tip against the film will be less, thereby resulting in greater risk of bleeds or mould flashes. The remainder of the lead (that is, not the tip portion) will be substantially parallel to the surface of the base 12 arranged to mount semiconductor dies 14, as discussed above.

    [0030] In Figure 5, the positive angle θ may be 4 degrees ±1 degree. The positive angle of the lead 10 may be between 3 and 10 degrees. By angling the tip portion 11 of the lead 10 in this way, bleeding of the mould compound may be eliminated. This may be due to the force of the tip portion pressing against the film being higher than would be the case if the lead were not angled.

    [0031] Therefore, during the moulding process, due to the positive angled tip portion of the lead, the tip may be pressed into the foil resulting in an improved seal and thus preventing bleeds between the foil and the lead surface.

    [0032] The thickness of the lead may be between 0.2mm and 0.5mm (with a tolerance of ±0.008 mm). The thickness of the lead 10 may be chosen such that the tip portion can be deformed by the pressure during the moulding process, such that following the moulding process the tip portion is substantially horizontal with respect to the surface of the base 12 arranged to mount semiconductor dies 14.

    [0033] Whilst the lead may be substantially horizontal following this process, there may remain on the lead a tell tail bend mark. This mark is a result of the metal lead having been angled to the required positive angle θ as discussed above and then deformed to be substantially flat during the moulding process. Such marks are well known to those skilled in the art.

    [0034] The thickness of the lead should be such that it is rigid enough to create a seal between the lead and the foil. If the thickness of the lead is too thin, that is less than 0.2mm the rigidity of the lead will be lower such that the contra pressure, created by the top heat sink clamp 35, will result in deformation of the lead without creating a seal and this may result bleeding between the lead and the foil. In the present context, contra pressure is the reactive force from the lead to foil when the foil presses on the lead.

    [0035] The foregoing discussion relates to the situation where the base is in-situ prior to the moulding process. However, the skilled person will recognise that plastic bases may be moulded during the moulding process, following which device dies 14 may be attached thereto for later wire bonding to the leads 10.

    [0036] Such an arrangement is typically used for MEMS pressure sensors. Where semiconductor dies are mounted on the moulded base following the moulding process.

    [0037] Referring now to Figures 6a to 6c the lead 10 may also include a recessed portion 60 in the form of a groove, trench or step which extends around the edge of the lead 10 proximal to the region of the base 12 where the semiconductor die 14, to be electrically connected to the lead, will be placed on the base 12. That is, edge of the lead 10 which may face the mounted semiconductor die. As shown in Figure 6a, the recessed portion 60 may extend along the edge of the lead facing the semiconductor die 14. The recessed portion 60 may also extend partially along edges side of the lead which meet the edge of the lead 10 facing the semiconductor die 14.

    [0038] Due to the step-like or grooved nature of the recess portion 60, the recessed portion may have additional edges 61 formed by the step or groove. The edges 61 of the recessed portion may function to contact the foil 34 during the FAM process and cause a local deformation of the foil 34 in the recessed portion 60. This local deformation of the foil creates a barrier in the foil 34 and prevents bleeding of the mould compound on to the area of the lead 10 which should be kept free of mould compound.

    [0039] As illustrated in Figure 6b the recessed portion may be a groove or trench feature in the lead. The foil 34 may be locally deformed into the recessed portion 60 creating a barrier to flow of mould compound. Similarly, the recessed portion is illustrated in Figure 6c may be step feature in the lead. Again, as with the example of Figure 6b, the step feature causes a local deformation of the foil into the recessed portion creating a barrier to flow of mould compound.

    [0040] The recessed portion may also act as a reservoir to collect any mould compound that may bleed during the moulding process so as to prevent any mould compound from bleeding on to the lead. The recessed portion may be formed in the metal lead by any suitable process, for example by coining or stamping, or mechanical or chemical etching.

    [0041] Although figures 6a to 6c, do not show an angled tip portion of the leads 10, the skilled person will understand that angled tip portion may be used in conjunction with the recessed portion.


    Claims

    1. A method of device packaging of an RF device comprising the steps of:

    - Providing a leadframe comprising a base (12) with an upper surface and a connection lead (10);

    - Mounting at least one semiconductor device die (14) on the upper surface of the base(12), either before or after the moulding process;

    - Placing a first film (34) and a second film (36) over the leads (10), base (12) and the one or more semiconductor device dies (14), if any,, wherein the first film (34) is arranged for a top portion (30) of a mould and the second film (36) is arranged for a bottom portion (32) of the mould;

    - Applying pressure and heat to the films (34, 36) so that they are sealed around the base (12), the leads (10) and the one or more semiconductor dies (14), if any, such that a first cavity (38) is created around the at least one semiconductor device die (14) and a second set of cavities (37) is created at top and bottom of the leads (10), where the leads (10) overlap the base (12) and between the leads (10) and the base (12);

    - Providing said assembly of base (12), leads (10), one or more semiconductor dies (14), if any, and films (36, 38) into a moulding machine, such that a top portion (30) of the mould is arranged to the first film (34) and a bottom portion (32) of the mould is arranged to the second film (36);

    - Injecting moulding compound into the second cavities (37), thus electrically isolating the leads (10) from the base (12), and curing the moulding compound, to obtain a device manufactured by film assisted moulding;

    - Releasing the device from the moulding machine;

    - Wirebonding the semiconductor device die (14) to the lead (10),

    Wherein the connection lead (10) comprising a portion arranged horizontally with respect to the upper surface of the base portion for external connection and an angled tip portion (11) for connection of a wirebond to the at least one semiconductor device die (14), which angled tip portion (11) is arranged to seal against the first film (36) during moulding of the device.
     
    2. The method as claimed in Claim 1, wherein the angled tip portion (11) is arranged to be resiliently biased against the first film (34).
     
    3. The method as claimed in Claim 2, wherein the angled tip portion (11) subtends a positive angle (θ) with respect to the upper surface of the base (12) of between 3 and 5 degrees.
     
    4. The method as claimed in any of the preceding claims, wherein the angled tip portion (11) overlaps the base (12).
     
    5. The method as claimed in any of the preceding claims, wherein the angled tip portion (11) is configured such that following moulding it is within ± 1 degrees off the zero degree horizontal with respect to the base (12).
     
    6. The method as claimed in Claim 5, wherein the lead (10) has a thickness that is chosen such that the angled tip portion is deformed by the pressure during the moulding process.
     
    7. The method as claimed in claim 6, wherein the thickness of the lead is in the range of 0.2-0.5 mm.
     
    8. The method as claimed in Claim 1, wherein the at least one semiconductor die is mounted on the upper surface of the base (12) before placement of the first and the second film (34, 36).
     
    9. The method as claimed in any of the preceding claims, wherein the RF device is an amplifier device.
     
    10. The method as claimed in any of the preceding claims, wherein an edge (61) of said angled tip portion (11) comprises a recessed portion (60).
     
    11. A packaged RF device having a cavity moulded package obtained with the method as claimed in any of the claims 1-10.
     


    Ansprüche

    1. Vorrichtungsverpackungsverfahren für eine RF-Vorrichtung, das die folgenden Schritte aufweist:

    - Bereitstellen eines Leiterrahmens, der eine Basis (12) mit einer oberen Oberfläche und eine Anschlussleitung (10) aufweist;

    - Montieren wenigstens eines Halbleitervorrichtungschips (14) auf der oberen Oberfläche der Basis (12) entweder vor oder nach dem Formungsverfahren;

    - Anordnen einer ersten Dünnschicht (34) und einer zweiten Dünnschicht (36) über den Leitungen (10), der Basis (12) und dem einen oder den mehreren Halbleitervorrichtungschips (14), sofern vorhanden, wobei die erste Dünnsicht (34) für einen oberen Abschnitt (30) einer Form angeordnet ist und die zweite Dünnschicht (36) für einen unteren Abschnitt (32) der Form angeordnet ist;

    - Anwenden von Druck und Wärme auf die Dünnschichten (34, 36), so dass sie um die Basis (12), die Leitungen (10) und den einen oder die mehreren Halbleitervorrichtungschips (14), sofern vorhanden, herum abgedichtet werden, so dass ein erster Hohlraum (38) um den wenigstens einen Halbleitervorrichtungschip (14) herum erzeugt wird und ein zweiter Satz von Hohlräumen (37) auf der Ober- und Unterseite der Leitungen (10), wo die Leitungen (10) die Basis (12) überlappen, und zwischen den Leitungen (10) und der Basis (12) erzeugt wird;

    - Bereitstellen der Anordnung der Basis (12), der Leitungen (10), eines oder mehrerer Halbleitervorrichtungschips (14), sofern vorhanden, und Dünnschichten (34, 36) in eine Formungsvorrichtung, so dass ein oberer Abschnitt (30) der Form an der ersten Dünnschicht (34) angeordnet wird und ein unterer Abschnitt (32) der Form an der zweiten Dünnschicht (36) angeordnet wird;

    - Einspritzen von Formmasse in die zweiten Hohlräume (37), wobei auf diese Weise die Leitungen (10) elektrisch von der Basis (12) isoliert werden, und Härten der Formmasse, um eine Vorrichtung zu erhalten, die durch dünnschichtunterstütztes Formen hergestellt wurde;

    - Lösen der Vorrichtung aus der Formungsvorrichtung;

    - Drahtbonden des Halbleitervorrichtungschips (14) an die Leitung (10),

    wobei die Anschlussleitung (10) einen Abschnitt, der in Bezug auf die obere Oberfläche des Basisabschnitts horizontal angeordnet ist, für den Anschluss nach außen und einen gewinkelten Spitzenabschnitt (11) für den Anschluss einer Drahtverbindung an den wenigstens einen Halbleitervorrichtungschip (14) aufweist, wobei der gewinkelte Spitzenabschnitt (11) derart angeordnet ist, dass er während der Formung der Vorrichtung gegen die erste Dünnschicht (34) abdichtet.
     
    2. Verfahren nach Anspruch 1, wobei der gewinkelte Spitzenabschnitt (11) derart angeordnet ist, dass er gegen die erste Dünnschicht (34) elastisch vorgespannt wird.
     
    3. Verfahren nach Anspruch 2, wobei der gewinkelte Spitzenabschnitt (11) einen positiven Winkel ( ) in Bezug auf die obere Oberfläche der Basis (12) zwischen 3 und 5 Grad aufspannt.
     
    4. Verfahren nach einem der vorhergehenden Ansprüche, wobei der gewinkelte Spitzenabschnitt (11) die Basis (12) überlappt.
     
    5. Verfahren nach einem der vorhergehenden Ansprüche, wobei der gewinkelte Spitzenabschnitt (11) derart aufgebaut ist, dass er anschließend an die Formung innerhalb von +1 Grad von der Null-Grad-Horizontallinie in Bezug auf die Basis (12) liegt.
     
    6. Verfahren nach Anspruch 5, wobei die Leitung (10) eine Dicke hat, die derart gewählt wird, dass der gewinkelte Spitzenabschnitt durch den Druck während des Formungsverfahrens verformt wird.
     
    7. Verfahren nach Anspruch 6, wobei die Dicke der Leitung in dem Bereich von 0,2 - 0,5 mm liegt.
     
    8. Verfahren nach Anspruch 1, wobei der wenigstens eine Halbleiterchip vor der Anordnung der ersten und zweiten Dünnschicht (34, 36) auf der oberen Oberfläche der Basis (12) montiert wird.
     
    9. Verfahren einem der vorhergehenden Ansprüche, wobei die RF-Vorrichtung eine Verstärkervorrichtung ist.
     
    10. Verfahren nach einem der vorhergehenden Ansprüche, wobei ein Rand (61) des gewinkelten Spitzenabschnitts (11) einen ausgesparten Abschnitt (60) aufweist.
     
    11. Verpackte RF-Vorrichtung mit einer Hohlraum-Formverpackung, die mit dem Verfahren nach einem der Ansprüche 1 - 10 erhalten wird.
     


    Revendications

    1. Procédé de conditionnement de dispositif d'un dispositif RF comprenant les étapes de :

    - fourniture d'une grille de connexion comprenant une base (12) avec une surface supérieure et un fil de connexion (10) ;

    - montage d'au moins une puce de dispositif semi-conducteur (14) sur la surface supérieure de la base (12), soit avant, soit après le processus de moulage ;

    - mise en place d'un premier film (34) et d'un second film (36) au-dessus des fils (10), de la base (12) et des une ou plusieurs puces de dispositif semi-conducteur (14), le cas échéant, dans lequel le premier film (34) est agencé pour une partie de dessus (30) d'un moule et le second film (36) est agencé pour une partie de fond (32) du moule ;

    - application de pression et de chaleur sur les films (34, 36) de telle sorte qu'ils sont scellés autour de la base (12), des fils (10) et des une ou plusieurs puces semi-conductrices (14), le cas échéant, de telle sorte qu'une première cavité (38) est créée autour de l'au moins une puce de dispositif semi-conducteur (14) et qu'un second ensemble de cavités (37) est créé au-dessus et en dessous des fils (10), où les fils (10) chevauchent la base (12) et entre les fils (10) et la base (12) ;

    - fourniture dudit ensemble constitué de la base (12), des fils (10), des une ou de plusieurs puces semi-conductrices (14), le cas échéant, et des films (36, 38) dans une machine de moulage, de telle sorte qu'une partie de dessus (30) du moule est agencée sur le premier film (34) et qu'une partie de fond (32) du moule est agencée sur le second film (36) ;

    - injection de composé de moulage dans les secondes cavités (37), en isolant ainsi électriquement les fils (10) de la base (12), et durcissement du composé de moulage, pour obtenir un dispositif fabriqué par moulage assisté par film ;

    - retrait du dispositif de la machine de moulage ;

    - microcâblage de la puce de dispositif semi-conducteur (14) sur le fil (10),

    dans lequel le fil de connexion (10) comprend une partie agencée horizontalement par rapport à la surface supérieure de la partie de base pour connexion externe et une partie de pointe inclinée (11) pour connexion d'un microcâblage à l'au moins une puce de dispositif semi-conducteur (14), laquelle partie de pointe inclinée (11) est agencée pour se plaquer hermétiquement contre le premier film (36) pendant le moulage du dispositif.
     
    2. Procédé selon la revendication 1, dans lequel la partie de pointe inclinée (11) est agencée pour être sollicitée de manière élastique contre le premier film (34).
     
    3. Procédé selon la revendication 2, dans lequel la partie de pointe inclinée (11) sous-tend un angle positif (θ) par rapport à la surface supérieure de la base (12) d'entre 3 et 5 degrés.
     
    4. Procédé selon l'une quelconque des revendications précédentes, dans lequel la partie de pointe inclinée (11) chevauche la base (12).
     
    5. Procédé selon l'une quelconque des revendications précédentes, dans lequel la partie de pointe inclinée (11) est configurée de telle sorte que suite au moulage, elle se trouve à ± 1 degré de l'horizontale à zéro degré par rapport à la base (12).
     
    6. Procédé selon la revendication 5, dans lequel le fil (10) a une épaisseur qui est choisie de telle sorte que la partie de pointe inclinée est déformée par la pression pendant le processus de moulage.
     
    7. Procédé selon la revendication 6, dans lequel l'épaisseur du fil est dans la plage de 0,2 à 0,5 mm.
     
    8. Procédé selon la revendication 1, dans lequel l'au moins une puce semi-conductrice est montée sur la surface supérieure de la base (12) avant mise en place du premier et du second film (34, 36).
     
    9. Procédé selon l'une quelconque des revendications précédentes, dans lequel le dispositif RF est un dispositif amplificateur.
     
    10. Procédé selon l'une quelconque des revendications précédentes, dans lequel un bord (61) de ladite partie de pointe inclinée (11) comprend une partie en retrait (60).
     
    11. Dispositif RF conditionné ayant un conditionnement moulé à cavités obtenu avec le procédé selon l'une quelconque des revendications 1 à 10.
     




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