Recently, ceramic substrates have been of great interest for use in light emitting diode (LED) packaging materials because of their excellent heat transfer capability. The thermal conductivities of ceramic-based substrates are usually one or two orders of magnitude higher than those of conventional epoxy-based substrates. The demand for ceramic substrates with high mechanical strength and thermal conductivity is also growing due to their use in thin and high-power device packaging substrates. Examples are direct bonded copper or aluminum or direct plated copper substrates for insulated gate bipolar transistors; thin and robust ceramic packages for image sensor modules that are used in mobile smart phones; ceramic packages for miniaturized chip-type supercapacitors; and high-power LED packages. This chapter will cover the development and application of ceramics and ceramic composites with high thermal conductivity for the thermal management of integrated electronic packaging substrates such as high-power LED packaging, power device packaging, etc.
Part of the book: Heat Transfer