European Microwave Week, OAKLAND, USA: RJR Polymers, a leading developer of high performance semiconductor packaging, announced that it will maintain a high profile at this year's European Microwave Week, the leading conference in Europe for microwave, RF, wireless and radar technology held September 28 through October 1 at CNIT in Paris.
As part of its plans, the company will exhibit the latest advances in its revolutionary Liquid Crystal Polymer (LCP) semiconductor packaging technology, including its new QFN packages, at the conference. In addition, company consultant Andy Longford will deliver a paper on how to develop customized thermal management solutions for RF devices using LCP packaging.
"The continually rising performance of today's RF and microwave devices has placed a high priority on thermal management considerations," noted Dave DeWire, director of sales and marketing at RJR Polymers.
"By attaching Liquid Crystal Polymer housings to plated metal substrates and other material using our unique bonding materials, we have developed a highly flexible, highly reliable air cavity semiconductor packaging line that offers OEMs the opportunity to optimize thermal performance to a wide range of semiconductors in a low cost, near-hermetic solution. Moreover, over the past several years this revolutionary technology has been proven in the highly competitive cellular infrastructure market with the sale of over two million LCP packages."
Unmatched design flexibility at low cost
RJR's LCP technology allows OEMs an unprecedented combination of performance, design flexibility and cost compared to traditional RF and microwave packaging solutions. It supports a wider range of power levels and frequencies than competitive packaging technologies by allowing the use of very high thermal conductivity materials, including copper, and by tolerating components with mismatched coefficients of expansion (CTE).
At the same time, this unique technology reduces cost and shortens time-to-market by allowing customers to easily develop different products by simply creating a single injection mold and swapping out the lead frame. RJR will demonstrate its entire LCP product family, including its newest QFN product line, in booth 200 of the exhibition.