Thermal and mechanical analysis of delamination in GaN-based light-emitting diode packages

Jianzheng Hu, Lianqiao Yang, Woong Joon Hwang, Moo Whan Shin

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In this paper we present the analysis of delamination in light-emitting diode (LED) packages by transient thermal measurement and thermo-mechanical simulation. The LED samples were subjected to various moisture preconditioning treatments, and subsequently heat block testing. Transient thermal measurements were used to investigate the thermal behavior of the delaminated LEDs. Thermal resistance from chip to lead frame was increased from 41.7 to 70.9 K/W by a preprocessing for 24 h. Blocking of thermal path induced by delamination was regarded as being responsible for the increased thermal resistance. The maximum thermal stress for the die attach obtained from FEA simulation is 91.5 Mpa, and the thermal stress distribution is consistent with the observed micrograph for the delamination in the lead frame. Thermal stress induced in the reflow process caused delamination and moisture absorption expanded the delamination in the LED package investigated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)157-161
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Crystal Growth
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Feb 2
EventInternational Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies -
Duration: 2005 Jul 42005 Jul 8

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by Grant no. R01-2002-000-00356-0 from the Basic Research Program of the Korea Science & Engineering Foundation. Support from the Korea Institute of Industry Technology Evaluation & Planning is also appreciated.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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