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Chip Burn-In Board

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000037943D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-31

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Noth, RW Thornton, FJ [+details]

Abstract

Semiconductor chips are mounted in reusable pressure contact sockets which can be installed in standard printed circuit boards used for multiple chip burn-in testing. Only those chips passing the burn-in test are processed through final packaging. Thus, packaging costs of chips failing the burn-in test are saved.