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Alternative design for spring-loaded heatsink attach fastener

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000004810D
Publication Date: 2001-Jun-11

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Disclosed is a design alternative for the spring﷓loaded fork﷓lock and rivet-type fasteners that are used to attach heatsinks to motherboards. Benefits include low insertion force, high retention, improved trace compatibility, and improved rework capacity.