Electronic components are hermetically sealed to ensure water vapor, dust particles and other contaminants do not enter the package. This includes changes in temperature, humidity, pressure, shock, vibration and other natural hazards that would otherwise degrade electrical performance or damage critical electronics. Many semiconductor devices and components require hermetic seals, such as those in high reliability applications, optical devices, and sensors.
Hermetic electronic packages are used in various applications such as aerospace technologies, medical implantable devices, telecommunication, optical devices, and offshore or down-hole drilling.
MacDermid Alpha offers a variety of innovative materials and products for hermetic microelectronic packaging, including solders, preforms, thermal interface materials, die attach, adhesives, and getters.