Patents by Inventor Markus Dinkel

Markus Dinkel has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 11302610
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a semiconductor package includes a package footprint having a plurality of solderable contact pads, a semiconductor device having a first power electrode and a control electrode on a first surface and a second power electrode on a second surface, a redistribution substrate having an insulating board, wherein the first power electrode and the control electrode are mounted on a first major surface of the insulating board and the solderable contact pads of the package footprint are arranged on a second major surface of the insulating board, and a contact clip having a web portion and one or more peripheral rim portions. The web portion is mounted on and electrically coupled to the second power electrode and the peripheral rim portion is mounted on the first major surface of the insulating board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies Austria AG
    Inventors: Markus Dinkel, Petteri Palm, Eung San Cho, Josef Hoeglauer, Ralf Otremba, Fabian Schnoy
  • Publication number: 20210035876
    Abstract: A semiconductor package is disclosed. In one example, the semiconductor package includes a package body and a semiconductor component encapsulated in the package body. A cavity is formed in a bottom surface of the package body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2020
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Applicant: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Ralf Otremba, Markus Dinkel, Josef Hoeglauer, Angela Kessler
  • Patent number: 10903133
    Abstract: A package encloses a power semiconductor die and has a package body with a top side, footprint side and sidewalls. The die has first and second load terminals and blocks a blocking voltage between the load terminals. The package further includes: a lead frame structure for electrically and mechanically coupling the package to a support, the lead frame structure including an outside terminal extending out of the package footprint side and/or out of one of the package sidewalls and electrically connected with the first load terminal; and a top layer arranged at the package top side and electrically connected with the second load terminal. A heat spreader is mounted onto the top layer with a bottom surface facing the top layer. The area of the top surface of the heat spreader is greater than the area of the bottom surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies Austria AG
    Inventors: Ralf Otremba, Markus Dinkel, Ulrich Froehler, Josef Hoeglauer, Uwe Kirchner, Guenther Lohmann, Klaus Schiess, Xaver Schloegel
  • Publication number: 20210020553
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a leadframe, a semiconductor die attached to the leadframe, and an encapsulation material encapsulating the semiconductor die and a portion of the leadframe. The leadframe includes a first main face and a second main face opposite to the first main face. The leadframe includes leads wherein each lead includes a fully plated end face extending between an unplated first sidewall and an unplated second sidewall opposite to the first sidewall. The end face and the first and second sidewalls of each lead are perpendicular to the first and second main faces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2020
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Applicant: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Stefan Macheiner, Markus Dinkel
  • Publication number: 20200365549
    Abstract: A clip for connecting an electronic component with a carrier in a package is provided. The clip includes a clip body having a component connection portion configured to be connected with the electronic component to be mounted on the carrier, and a carrier connection portion configured to be connected with the carrier. The clip further includes at least one locking recess in a surface portion of the clip body, the surface portion being configured to face the carrier. The at least one locking recess is configured to accommodate material of an encapsulant of the package so as to lock the encapsulant and the clip. A corresponding method of manufacturing the package is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: Melvin Levardo, Ryan Ross Agbay Alinea, Markus Dinkel
  • Patent number: 10813229
    Abstract: Electronic module comprising at least one electronic chip, an encapsulation structure in which the at least one electronic chip is at least partially encapsulated, an electrically conductive structure for the electrically conductive contacting of the at least one electronic chip, and an electrically insulating structure which is at least partially formed from a material having a low modulus of elasticity, wherein a variation of the value of the modulus of elasticity is at the most 10 GPa in a temperature range between ?40° C. and +150° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Toni Salminen, Markus Dinkel
  • Publication number: 20200328141
    Abstract: A chip package is provided. The chip package includes a semiconductor chip having on a front side a first connecting pad and a second connecting pad, a carrier having a pad contact area and a recess, encapsulation material encapsulating the conductor chip, a first external connection that is free from or extends out of the encapsulation material, an electrically conductive clip, and a contact structure. The semiconductor chip is arranged with its front side facing the carrier with the first connecting pad over the recess and with the second connecting pad contacting the pad contact area. The clip is arranged over a back side of the semiconductor chip covering the semiconductor chip where it extends over the recess. The electrically conductive contact structure electrically conductively connects the first connecting pad with the first external connection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Inventors: Tomasz Naeve, Ralf Otremba, Thorsten Scharf, Markus Dinkel, Martin Gruber, Elvir Kahrimanovic
  • Patent number: 10796986
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a leadframe, a semiconductor die attached to the leadframe, and an encapsulation material encapsulating the semiconductor die and a portion of the leadframe. The leadframe includes a first main face and a second main face opposite to the first main face. The leadframe includes leads wherein each lead includes a fully plated end face extending between an unplated first sidewall and an unplated second sidewall opposite to the first sidewall. The end face and the first and second sidewalls of each lead are perpendicular to the first and second main faces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Stefan Macheiner, Markus Dinkel
  • Patent number: 10699987
    Abstract: A package encloses a power semiconductor die that has a first load terminal at a die frontside facing a footprint side of the package and a second load terminal arranged at a die backside facing a top side of the package. The package also includes a lead frame configured to electrically and mechanically couple the package to a support. The lead frame has a planar first outside terminal electrically connected with the first load terminal and a planar second outside terminal electrically connected with the second load terminal. The planar first outside terminal is configured to interface with the support by means of a first contact area. The planar second outside terminal is configured to interface with the support by means of a second contact area. The second contact area has a size in a range between 80% and 120% of a size of the first contact area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: tInfineon Technologies Austria AG
    Inventors: Ralf Otremba, Chooi Mei Chong, Markus Dinkel, Josef Hoeglauer, Klaus Schiess, Xaver Schloegel
  • Publication number: 20200144150
    Abstract: A package encloses a power semiconductor die and has a package body with a top side, footprint side and sidewalls. The die has first and second load terminals and blocks a blocking voltage between the load terminals. The package further includes: a lead frame structure for electrically and mechanically coupling the package to a support, the lead frame structure including an outside terminal extending out of the package footprint side and/or out of one of the package sidewalls and electrically connected with the first load terminal; and a top layer arranged at the package top side and electrically connected with the second load terminal. A heat spreader is mounted onto the top layer with a bottom surface facing the top layer. The area of the top surface of the heat spreader is greater than the area of the bottom surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2020
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Ralf Otremba, Markus Dinkel, Ulrich Froehler, Josef Hoeglauer, Uwe Kirchner, Guenther Lohmann, Klaus Schiess, Xaver Schloegel
  • Publication number: 20200135619
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a semiconductor package includes a package footprint having a plurality of solderable contact pads, a semiconductor device having a first power electrode and a control electrode on a first surface and a second power electrode on a second surface, a redistribution substrate having an insulating board, wherein the first power electrode and the control electrode are mounted on a first major surface of the insulating board and the solderable contact pads of the package footprint are arranged on a second major surface of the insulating board, and a contact clip having a web portion and one or more peripheral rim portions. The web portion is mounted on and electrically coupled to the second power electrode and the peripheral rim portion is mounted on the first major surface of the insulating board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: Markus Dinkel, Petteri Palm, Eung San Cho, Josef Hoeglauer, Ralf Otremba, Fabian Schnoy
  • Patent number: 10566260
    Abstract: A package encloses a power semiconductor die and has a package body with a package top side, package footprint side and package sidewalls. The die has first and second load terminals and blocks a blocking voltage between the load terminals. The package further includes: a lead frame structure for electrically and mechanically coupling the package to a support, the lead frame structure including an outside terminal extending out of the package footprint side and/or out of one of the package sidewalls and electrically connected with the first load terminal; a top layer arranged at the package top side and electrically connected with the second load terminal; and a heat spreader arranged external of the package body and in electrical contact with the top layer. A top surface of the heat spreader has an area greater than the area of the bottom surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies Austria AG
    Inventors: Ralf Otremba, Markus Dinkel, Ulrich Froehler, Josef Hoeglauer, Uwe Kirchner, Guenther Lohmann, Klaus Schiess, Xaver Schloegel
  • Publication number: 20190080980
    Abstract: A package encloses a power semiconductor die and has a package body with a package top side, package footprint side and package sidewalls. The die has first and second load terminals and blocks a blocking voltage between the load terminals. The package further includes: a lead frame structure for electrically and mechanically coupling the package to a support, the lead frame structure including an outside terminal extending out of the package footprint side and/or out of one of the package sidewalls and electrically connected with the first load terminal; a top layer arranged at the package top side and electrically connected with the second load terminal; and a heat spreader arranged external of the package body and in electrical contact with the top layer. A top surface of the heat spreader has an area greater than the area of the bottom surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Inventors: Ralf Otremba, Markus Dinkel, Ulrich Froehler, Josef Hoeglauer, Uwe Kirchner, Guenther Lohmann, Klaus Schiess, Xaver Schloegel
  • Patent number: 10168391
    Abstract: An interconnect module includes a metal clip having a first end section, a second end section and a middle section extending between the first and the second end sections. The first end section is configured for external attachment to a bare semiconductor die or packaged semiconductor die attached to a carrier or to a metal region of the carrier. The second end section is configured for external attachment to a different metal region of the carrier or to a different semiconductor die or packaged semiconductor die attached to the carrier. The module further includes a magnetic field sensor secured to the metal clip. The magnetic field sensor is operable to sense a magnetic field produced by current flowing through the metal clip. The interconnect module can be used to form a direct electrical connection between components and/or metal regions of a carrier to which the module is attached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Giuliano Angelo Babulano, Jens Oetjen, Liu Chen, Toni Salminen, Stefan Mieslinger, Markus Dinkel, Martin Gruber, Franz Jost, Thorsten Meyer, Rainer Schaller
  • Publication number: 20180301398
    Abstract: A package encloses a power semiconductor die that has a first load terminal at a die frontside facing a footprint side of the package and a second load terminal arranged at a die backside facing a top side of the package. The package also includes a lead frame configured to electrically and mechanically couple the package to a support. The lead frame has a planar first outside terminal electrically connected with the first load terminal and a planar second outside terminal electrically connected with the second load terminal, The planar first outside terminal is configured to interface with the support by means of a first contact area. The planar second outside terminal is configured to interface with the support by means of a second contact area. The second contact area has a size in a range between 80% and 120% of a size of the first contact area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Inventors: Ralf Otremba, Chooi Mei Chong, Markus Dinkel, Josef Hoeglauer, Klaus Schiess, Xaver Schloegel
  • Patent number: 9935027
    Abstract: An electronic device having a substrate including a metal layer, an electrically insulating layer disposed above the substrate, a semiconductor module disposed above the electrically insulating layer and a lamination layer disposed above the electrically insulating layer. The lamination layer at least partially embeds the semiconductor module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventor: Markus Dinkel
  • Patent number: 9922904
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a planar first lead frame including a die pad, a semiconductor chip coupled to the die pad, and a second lead frame coupled to the first lead frame. The second lead frame includes leads arranged such that the die pad is downset with respect to the leads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventor: Markus Dinkel
  • Patent number: 9881853
    Abstract: A semiconductor package includes a substrate, a first transistor die secured to the substrate and a second transistor die secured to the substrate. The first transistor die has a source terminal at a bottom side of the first transistor die which faces the substrate and a drain terminal and a gate terminal at a top side of the first transistor die which faces away from the substrate. The second transistor die has a drain terminal at a bottom side of the second transistor die which faces the substrate and a source terminal and a gate terminal at a top side of the second transistor die which faces away from the substrate. The package also includes a common electrical connection between the drain terminal of the first transistor die and the source terminal of the second transistor die.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Dirk Ahlers, Markus Dinkel
  • Publication number: 20170287820
    Abstract: A semiconductor package includes a substrate, a first transistor die secured to the substrate and a second transistor die secured to the substrate. The first transistor die has a source terminal at a bottom side of the first transistor die which faces the substrate and a drain terminal and a gate terminal at a top side of the first transistor die which faces away from the substrate. The second transistor die has a drain terminal at a bottom side of the second transistor die which faces the substrate and a source terminal and a gate terminal at a top side of the second transistor die which faces away from the substrate. The package also includes a common electrical connection between the drain terminal of the first transistor die and the source terminal of the second transistor die.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2016
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Inventors: Dirk Ahlers, Markus Dinkel
  • Publication number: 20170271246
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a leadframe, a semiconductor die attached to the leadframe, and an encapsulation material encapsulating the semiconductor die and a portion of the leadframe. The leadframe includes a first main face and a second main face opposite to the first main face. The leadframe includes leads wherein each lead includes a fully plated end face extending between an unplated first sidewall and an unplated second sidewall opposite to the first sidewall. The end face and the first and second sidewalls of each lead are perpendicular to the first and second main faces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Applicant: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Stefan Macheiner, Markus Dinkel