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Chip Access, Storage, Transport Bank

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000059646D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-08

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Mowell, J Walsh, TJ [+details]

Abstract

This article described a universal chip bank/carrier vehicle designed to facilitate electrically and mechanically safe storage, handling and transport of silicon chips within a chip manufacturing environment. In addition to being computer readable and component compatible with existing chip-manufacturing equipment, the disclosed chip bank vehicle offers the following advantages over. 1. Electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection. 2. Total accessibility (visual and physical) to the bank chip content. 3. Low cost, injection-molded package. 4. Continuous and smooth chip-pocket surfaces. 5. Easy adaptability to wash-bank requirements. 6. Improved shock and vibration protection. 7. Identifiable bank size and assembly-number information. 8. Automatic/robotable provisions for clamping and disengagement.