PGM-PBGA (Pin-Gate Molded PBGA)
MCM-PBGA (Multi-Chip Module PBGA)
TEPBGA (Thermally Enhanced PBGA)

Amkor’s PBGA packages incorporate the most advanced assembly processes and designs for cost/performance applications. This advanced IC package technology allows application and design engineers to optimize innovations while maximizing the performance characteristics of semiconductors.

These PBGA packages are designed for low inductance, improved thermal operation and enhanced SMT ability. Custom performance enhancements, like ground and power planes, are available for significant improvements in electrical response demanded by advanced electronics.

Additionally, these packages utilize industry proven, semiconductor grade materials for reliable, long-term operations while providing user flexible design parameters.

PBGA Applications:

The integrated design features of Amkor’s PBGAs offer enhanced performance in many devices, making this the ideal package for: microprocessors, microcontrollers, ASICs, gate arrays, memory, DSPs, PLDs, graphics and PC chip sets.

Applications requiring improved portability, form-factor/size and high-performance such as cellular, wireless telecommunications, PCMCIA cards, Global Positioning Systems (GPS), laptop PCs, netbooks, video cameras, disc drives and similar products benefit from Amkor's PBGA attributes.

PBGA Features:

Innovative designs and expanding package offerings provide a platform from prototype-to-production.

  • Custom ball counts up to 1521
  • 1.00, 1.27 & 1.50 mm standard ball pitch available, other ball pitches available upon request, (e.g. 0.8 mm)
  • 17 mm to 40 mm body sizes
  • Thin Au wire or Cu wire compatible
  • Chip-on-Chip (CoC)
  • Large mold cap for quality enhancement
  • Low Profile and lightweight
  • Thermal and electrical enhancement capable
  • Highly flexible internal routing of signal, power and ground for device performance and system compatibility
  • HDI designs possible
  • Suitable substrate for multi-die (MCM) and integrated SMT structures
  • Mature strip based manufacturing process with high yields
  • Full in-house design capability
  • Quickest design-to-prototype delivery
  • Perimeter, stagger and full ball arrays
  • Special packaging for memory available
  • Multi-layer, ground / power
  • JEDEC MS-034 standard outlines
  • Excellent reliability
  • 63 Sn/37 Pb or Pb-free solder balls


PBGA Thermal Performance vs. Cost

PBGA Thermal Resistance
* - Max Power shown are estimates based on: 35x35 Body - 10.2X10.2 mm Die, 64 thermal balls/vias, ΔT = 50C, No Air Flow, JEDEC Multilayer PCB

PBGA Reliability:

Amkor assures you reliable performance by continuously monitoring key indices:
Moisture sensitivity characterization:   JEDEC Level 3, 30°C / 60% RH, 192 hours
High temp storage:   150°C, 1000 hours
Autoclave or unbiased hast:   130°C / 85% RH / 96 hours
 Temp cycle:
   -55 /+125°C, 1000 cycles
Automotive AEC-Q100 reliability available
    Contact your Amkor for additional information


PBGA Cross Section


PBGA Process Highlights:

Die Thickness (max):  13 mils
Bond Pad Pitch (min):  2.4 mils
Au Wire Dia:
 1.2 - 0.5 mils
Cu Wire Dia:
 1.2 - 0.7 mils
Marking:  Laser
Ball Inspection:  Optical
Pack / Ship Options:  JEDEC trays, Dry Pack
Wafer Backgrinding:  Available


Standard Materials:

Package Substrate:  CCL-HL832
Die attach:  Ablestik 2300
Au wire:  Au HTS/Cu PCC
Mold compound:  Nitto GE100L/Sumoitomo G770FE
Solder balls:  Leaded or Lead-Free Options

Test Services:

  • Program generation / conversion
  • Product engineering
  • Wafer sort
  • 256 Pin x 20 MHz Test System available
  • -55°C to + 125°C Test available
  • Tape and Reel Services
  • Burn-in capabilities


  • JEDEC Outline CO-029 low profile tray

For more information on the PBGA (Plastic BGA) package, please contact an Amkor Regional Sales Office near you or fill out the Request Form


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