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Title: Packaging system with cleaning channel and method of making the same

A packaging structure and method for surface mount integrated circuits reduces electrochemical migration (ECM) problems by including one or more cleaning channels to effectively and efficiently remove flux residue that may otherwise remain lodged in gaps between the surface mount package and the printed circuit board. A cleaning channel may be formed along a bottom surface of the surface mount package (i.e., the surface facing the printed circuit board), or along a portion of a top surface of the printed circuit board. In either case, the inclusion of a cleaning channel enlarges the gap between the bottom surface of the surface mount package and the printed circuit board and creates a path for contaminants to be flushed out during a cleaning process.
Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1440751
Assignee:
National Technology & Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC (Albuquerque, NM) SNL-A
Patent Number(s):
9,972,553
Application Number:
15/388,210
Contract Number:
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2016 Dec 22
Research Org:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

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