About Huub Claassen
Graduate engineer in Mechanical Engineering and Electronics, 1986
Since than various positions in Back-end assembly Process Engineering at NXP Nijmegen and LSI Logic Freemont & Braunschweig.
Founding member of PS Systems, a Trim and Form equipment supplier, which was sold to Multitest, Germany.
From 1996 to 2005 Director of Sales for the Besi group & from 2005 to 2019 Managing Director of TOWA Europe B.V., both companies are active in back-end assembly equipment, with the focus on Molding- and Die-bonding processes.
Since September 2019 Business Development Manager for Boschman Advanced Packaging Technology.
The global energy transition is driving much higher electrification levels, affecting the entire energy system from Generation to Transmission to Consumption.
One of the critical building blocks for the “electric revolution” are power modules to make the entire electric eco-system more efficient, reliable, cost effective and smarter. Currently, automotive is pioneering these technologies with the advent of electric vehicles, but it is expected that these technologies will see quick and widespread adoption throughout other sectors in the energy system.
For these high-power applications, the conventional semiconductor material – Silicon (Si) – is reaching its physical limits it terms of power density, switching frequency, operating temperature, and breakdown voltage. As a result, the industry is moving to next generation semiconductor materials, so called Wide-bandgap materials (WBG) to replace Silicon (Si) such as Silicon Carbide (SiC) and Gallium Nitride (GaN). While these materials offer breakthrough properties, they are not a drop-in replacement and essentially require all new designs, materials, and processes to deal with higher temperatures and offer better thermal resistance, performance and reliability. Specifically, for back-end semiconductor packaging:
1. Silver Sintering (to replace and overcome thermal limitations of tin solders)
2. Epoxy Molding (to replace and overcome thermal limitations of silicone gel)
3. Trimming and Forming of Power leads and signal pins
Boschman has pioneered both processes with early adopters in the industry and has positioned itself as the market leader for both Pressure Sintering and Selective Molding. Due to our business model of offering both Development Services + Industrial Equipment, we are uniquely positioned to ‘connect the dots’ between new designs and high-volume manufacturing requirements.