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IC interconnect interface or connect microelectronic semiconductor chips to printed circuit boards (PCB) or larger-scale devices. An electronic interconnect device bridges a gap between two conductors and allows the flow of current or light waves from one to the other. Electronic packaging consists of a plastic, ceramic, or metal enclosure that houses an integrated circuit (IC) on a silicon or metal die.
Packaging and Components
Electronic packaging and interconnect components are an important part of many modern electronic systems. Traditionally, an electronic package was an electrically passive part of the microelectronic component that surrounded the IC. Today, electronic packaging and interconnect components are smaller and much more complex. They are also lower voltage and lower wattage devices. Because of rapid advancements in packaging technology such as high density electronic packaging, products designers need to adopt an integrated design approach. Consequently, electronic packaging considerations must be considered from conception through each part of the product development life cycle.
Making it Smaller
Interconnect components and peripheral interconnect components are used to conserve space within end products and increase the efficient flow of current. Electronic packaging and interconnect components are also used to add convenience and flexibility to an end product. Today, the focus of research and development (R&D) efforts in the electronic packaging and interconnect component industry is the development of electronic packaging devices that will help reduce production costs, increase productivity, and reduce emissions.
Industries That Use it
Electronic packaging and interconnect components are used in many different applications and industries. Examples include telecommunications, computers, office equipment, medicine, aerospace, automobiles, appliances, and instrumentation. Electronic packaging and interconnect components are also used to fabricate complex components, such as a micro-electric-mechanical system (MEMS) device, a high density storage system, or a chip interconnection. Suppliers of electronic packaging and interconnect components meet a variety of quality standards and are located across the United States and around the world.
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IC Package Converters and Adapters
IC package converters and adapters are electronic interconnect devices that are used to interface different types of integrated circuit (IC) sockets.
IC Pin Probes
IC pin probes are used to test integrated circuits (ICs).
IC Sockets and Headers
IC sockets and headers are board-mounted female connectors that serve as carriers for integrated circuit (IC) chips.
PCB Pins and Receptacles
PCB pins and PCB receptacles are electronic interconnect devices for printed circuit boards (PCB). PCB pins are male connectors. PCB receptacles are female connectors.