Double-Sided “Velcro-Type” Input/Output Contactor Interface Design: Mechanical Behavior of Elastic Contactors

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E. Suhir

AT&T Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, NJ 07974

J. Electron. Packag 112(4), 383-386 (Dec 01, 1990) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2904393 History: Received December 29, 1989; Revised June 08, 1990; Online April 28, 2008


Mechanical behavior of the contactors in a double-sided “velcro-type” area array connection system is analyzed and discussed. Such a system can be utilized in electronic packaging as an effective high density input/output connector interface. We conclude that low-modulus high-strength metallized polyimides can be regarded as suitable materials for the application in question, while even the strongest metals turn out to be insufficiently flexible and strong to be considered as attractive candidates for super-high-density interconnections.

Copyright © 1990 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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