Method for forming micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS) package

Inventors: Chien-Hsing Lee, Tsung-Min Hsieh, Chih-Hsiang Lin
Original Assignee: Solid State System Co., Ltd.

Patent number: 8043897
Filing date: Mar 21, 2011
Issue date: Oct 25, 2011
Application number: 13/052,124

A method for forming a micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) package includes following steps. A plurality of MEMS units are formed on a substrate, and each of the MEMS units includes at least a MEMS sensing element and a first chamber over the MEMS sensing element. The MEMS units include electric connection pads. A plurality of covering units are formed correspondingly over the MEMS units. Each of the covering units provides a second chamber over the MEMS sensing element opposite to the first chamber. The covering units are adhered to the MEMS units by an adhesive material. The MEMS units are diced into singulated units.

Claims

What is claimed is:

1. A method for forming a micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) package, comprising:

forming a plurality of MEMS units on a substrate, wherein each of the MEMS units comprises at least one MEMS sensing element and a first chamber over the at least one MEMS sensing element, wherein the MEMS units include electric connection pads;

forming a plurality of covering units correspondingly over the MEMS units, wherein each of the covering units provides a second chamber over the at least one MEMS sensing element opposite to the first chamber, wherein each of the covering units has an interconnection structure to electrically couple to a corresponding one of the MEMS units;

adhering the covering units to the MEMS units by an adhesive material; and

dicing the MEMS units into singulated units.

2. The method of claim 1, wherein the at least one MEMS sensing element includes a MEMS microphone structure, wherein the first chamber formed in the substrate has an opening opposite to the at least one MEMS sensing element, and the first chamber is coupled to environment acoustically via the opening.

3. The method of claim 1, wherein the covering units include an adhesive material on the surface of the covering units facing the MEMS units.

4. The method of claim 3, wherein the adhesive material includes conductive material or conductive epoxy.

5. The method of claim 1, wherein the interconnection structure includes a conductive paste.

6. The method of claim 5, wherein the conductive paste is B-stage conductive epoxy or solder paste.

7. The method of claim 5, wherein the adhesive material and the conductive paste are formed as a bonding structure in a ring to surround the at least one MEMS sensing element.

8. The method of claim 1, wherein the interconnection structure includes a metal bump.

9. The method of claim 8, wherein the metal bump is a stud bump.

10. The method of claim 1, wherein the MEMS units include a metal bump on the connection pad.

11. The method of claim 10, wherein the metal bump is a stud bump.

12. The method of claim 1, wherein the covering units are formed on the substrate in joining together as a portion of the substrate.

13. The method of claim 1, further comprising forming the adhesive materials as a plurality of rings on the substrate to surround the MEMS sensing elements, the covering units being adhered to the substrate by the adhesive materials.

14. A method for forming a micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) package, comprising:

forming a plurality of MEMS units on a substrate, wherein each of the MEMS units comprises at least one MEMS sensing element and a first chamber over the at least one MEMS sensing element, wherein the MEMS units include electric connection pads;

forming a plurality of covering units correspondingly over the MEMS units, wherein each of the covering units provides a second chamber over the at least one MEMS sensing element opposite to the first chamber;

forming an adhesive material as a ring to surround the at least one MEMS sensing element and further forming a bonding structure at outside of the ring;

adhering the covering units to the MEMS units by an adhesive material; and

dicing the MEMS units into singulated units.

15. A method for forming a micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) package, comprising:

forming a plurality of MEMS units on a substrate, wherein each of the MEMS units comprises at least one MEMS sensing element and a first chamber over the at least one MEMS sensing element, wherein the MEMS units include electric connection pads;

forming a plurality of covering units correspondingly over the MEMS units, wherein each of the covering units provides a second chamber over the at least one MEMS sensing element opposite to the first chamber, wherein each of the covering units has an interconnection structure to electrically couple to a corresponding one of the MEMS units;

adhering the covering units to the MEMS units by an adhesive material; and

dicing the MEMS units into singulated units,

wherein the covering units are formed on a continuous substrate with a joining portion, and the step of dicing the MEMS units comprises:

removing the joining portion by etching or preliminary dicing; and

dicing the continuous substrate of the MEMS units.

16. The method of claim 1, before dicing the MEMS units, further comprising forming a supporting layer under the substrate of the MEMS units covering the first chamber to protect the at least one MEMS sensing element from water jet during dicing.

17. The method of claim 16, before dicing the MEMS units, further comprising forming a protection layer over the covering units at an opposite side to the supporting layer to protect the at least one MEMS sensing element from water jet during dicing.

18. A method for forming a micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) package, comprising:

forming a plurality of MEMS units on a substrate, wherein each of the MEMS units comprises at least one MEMS sensing element and a first chamber over the at least one MEMS sensing element, wherein the MEMS units include electric connection pads;

forming a plurality of covering units correspondingly over the MEMS units, wherein each of the covering units provides a second chamber over the at least one MEMS sensing element opposite to the first chamber, wherein each of the covering units has an interconnection structure to electrically couple to a corresponding one of the MEMS units;

adhering the covering units to the MEMS units by an adhesive material; and

dicing the MEMS units into singulated units,

wherein the covering units are formed by a print circuit board, a silicon substrate, or a ceramic substrate.

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