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Can GaAs MMIC chips be bonded with aluminum wire?

Question asked by fleischmann on Oct 17, 2017
Latest reply on Jan 18, 2018 by fleischmann

The attached Hittite Appnote recommends using gold wire for GaAs MMIC wire bonding. Do you have any information/recommendation about bonding such chips with Aluminum wire?

 

Our bonder suggested using aluminum wedge-wedge bonds for the shortes bond lengths.

 

Thanks, Patrick

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