SELF LOCATING CENTER MOUNT QUAD FLAT PACK IC PACKAGE
Original Publication Date: 1993-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Feb-19
With the ongoing quest for best in class manu- facturing and the need to both reduce cycle time and improve quality we are continually faced with the need to increase the probability of accurate com- ponent placement without vision. Utilizing the design for the self locating center mount quad flat pack assures secure retention of the IC in its location, resulting in a reduction of defects horn misalignment from impact trauma. This also expands the capabil- ity for tape and reel packaging due to central loca- tion of leads rather than extensions below bottom surface of the IC.