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Module Container

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000060886D
Original Publication Date: 1986-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09
Document File: 2 page(s) / 69K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Cook, LG: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

A container is described for storing and transporting semiconductor modules during the manufacturing process. Its design provides a contamination free-environment and isolates the devices from the possibility of electrostatic discharge (ESD). It also functions as an FE (field engineering) work station. The container is depicted in the figure with a shock-absorbing snap-in-place nesting tray 2. The latter serves a dual function. Its flexible construction provides the desired shock absorbency. Its configuration provides a universal nest for the various components. It may handle up to the complete module. The total assembly is conductive with grounding achieved by means of a snap 3 on a grounding cord 5.

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Module Container

A container is described for storing and transporting semiconductor modules during the manufacturing process. Its design provides a contamination free- environment and isolates the devices from the possibility of electrostatic discharge (ESD). It also functions as an FE (field engineering) work station. The container is depicted in the figure with a shock-absorbing snap-in-place nesting tray 2. The latter serves a dual function. Its flexible construction provides the desired shock absorbency. Its configuration provides a universal nest for the various components. It may handle up to the complete module. The total assembly is conductive with grounding achieved by means of a snap 3 on a grounding cord 5. The conductive nature of the outside container coupled to the snap-fit snap 4 in the tray and that on the grounding cord provides the means to ground out the container prior to its being opened and the module being handled. When used as an FE work station, the container is grounded out via the ground strap with the user handling the container likewise being grounded. Upon opening the container, the module is exposed for removal. Prior to removal of the new module, the dual function container 14 allows the problem module to be removed from the equipment on board and placed in a location in the container top which serves the dual purpose of being a clamp and nest area 6. The new replacement module is then removed from its nest 7 in the tray and place...