KYOCERA Delivers Brazed, Lower Cost LDMOS With Improved Theta JC Using AuSi Die Attach Process
San Diego, CA -- June 21, 2004 -- Kyocera America Inc., the world's leading provider of ceramic RF power transistor packages, today introduced a new line of brazed copper laminate LDMOS packages. These new designs not only offer a lower cost, but also allow users to achieve a 16-18% improvement in Theta Jc when compared to traditional CuW heatsinks. The new package design provides the industry's highest "flange thermal dissipation" utilizing the robust brazed assembly process. The brazed configuration does not require a change from the preferred AuSi die attach process.
Ceramic RF power transistor packages are utilized in the 500 MHz to 3.5 GHz frequency range, and are typically found in cellular / digital base stations, HDTV transmitters, and numerous communication and avionic applications.
San Diego-based Kyocera America, Inc. designs, manufactures and assembles a broad range of electronic packaging solutions for the telecommunications and semiconductor markets based on advanced ceramic and plastic material technologies. Its products and services support broadband, mobile and satellite communications, surveillance systems, sensors, automotive electronics, medical devices, computers and consumer electronics. The company has manufacturing facilities in San Diego, with sales offices and design centers throughout the United States. It is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kyocera International, Inc. of San Diego, the North American headquarters and holding company for Kyoto, Japan-based Kyocera Corporation.
(NYSE: KYO), the group's global parent, was founded in 1959 as a producer of advanced ceramics. By combining these engineered materials with metals and plastics, and integrating them with other technologies, Kyocera Corporation has become a leading supplier of semiconductor packages, telecommunications equipment, electronic components, solar energy systems, cameras, laser printers, copiers and industrial ceramics. Kyocera Corporation employs more than 50,000 people in 25 nations, and recorded consolidated net revenues of 1.14 trillion yen (US $11 billion) during the year ended March 31, 2004.