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TECHNIQUE FOR USING WIRE BONDS BETWEEN DEVICE AND BOARD AS ALIGNMENT

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000004735D
Publication Date: 2001-Apr-24

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Abstract

Optical circuits offer advantages over traditional electrical circuits, particularly, in their perceived ability to provide higher speed data transmissions. Such transmissions may take place not only between machines (e.g., computers), but also within machines, in which case board-to-board and chip-to-chip data communication using optical circuits can be utilized. Optical circuits have been incorporated in semiconductor structures often used with electrical circuits. Optical circuits in semiconductor materials, include diodes (e.g., edge emitting diodes (EEDs) or edge emitting lasers (EELs)) and vertical cavity surface emitting lasers (VCSELs). In a conversion area of a light signal and electrical signal, a light transmission path including an optical fiber and an optical waveguide, or a photoelectron conversion element (e.g., photodiode, laser diode, etc.) may be used