Wire Bonder

Wire Bonder


A thermosonic ball-wedge wire bonder is designed to interconnect wire leads to semiconductor, hybrid, or microwave devices. The machine bonds gold wires ranging from 0.0007” (18mm) to 0.002” (54mm) diameter. Bonds are made by the ball-to-wedge technique using ultrasonic energy and work piece heat. Wire is clamped and threaded vertically through a hollow capillary, allowing independent feeding action. The connection is begun with a ball formed on the end of the wire stock by electric discharge, and completed by a wedge bond under the end of the capillary tool. The bonding tool is guided manually by the operator using hand/eye reference to bond targets and elevations. 


The equipment is capable of working on any device that fits under the microscope.

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Example Data

Location: RFM 2226
Manager: Jacob Armitage, jacob.armitage@txstate.edu
Backup: Dr. Casey Smith, casey.smith@txstate.edu
Model: West Bond 747677E-79