We investigated the effect of via-holes in the lead-frame on the reliability of blue flip-chip light-emitting diodes (FCLEDs). For bonding, conventional Sn-Ag(3.0%)-Cu(0.5%) solder (SAC) and Ag sintered paste were adopted. Lateral LED, conventional FCLED (c-FCLED), and via-hole FCLED gave efficacies of 218.5, 221.6 and 225 lm/W at 30 mA. The lateral LED sample (bonding material: silicone), c-FCLED sample (SAC), via-hole-type sample (Ag sinter), and via-hole-type sample (SAC) exhibited total thermal resistance of 15.24, 10.19, 8.95, and 11.79 K/W, respectively. The humidity/temperature/H2S gas reliability examinations showed that unlike the via-hole-type samples, the lumen of the c-FCLED was fallen by 15.0% after exposure for 500 h. Furthermore, the c-FCLED exhibited a 19.6% higher forward voltage than the via-hole FCLED after 1,000 thermal-cycles. SEM results showed that unlike the via-hole type FCLED, the c-FCLED underwent cracking after thermal cycle of 1000 times.
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- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials