AR# 5646

Packaging - What is the lead frame material of the Plastic Quad-Flat Packages (PQFP)?

Description

General Description:

What is the lead frame material of the Plastic Quad-Flat Packages (PQFP)?

Solution

The lead frame material is copper for all PQFP packages and PLCC plastic packages, including Thin QFP (TQ and VQ), Heat-enhanced QFP (HQ), Plastic DIP (PD), Small Outline IC (SO), etc.

For ceramic packages, the lead frame is made of Kovar.

MQ and PQ packages use copper lead frame; this is not restricted to Cu 7025. Other types of copper are also used, including EFTEC 64T, CDA194, CD151, etc.

AR# 5646
Date 12/15/2012
Status Active
Type General Article