Patent Number: 7,102,892

Title: Modular integrated circuit chip carrier

Abstract: An apparatus and method is disclosed that allows for the arranging in a three dimensional array semiconductor chips on a circuit board. A unique chip carrier is disclosed on which any IC chip can be positioned on above the other on a circuit board. Additionally, the carrier allows for the testing of IC chips on the carrier and underneath it without having to remove the carrier and chips from the system even if they are of the BGA or CSP type. The carrier includes exposed test points to allow an on site test.

Inventors: Kledzik; Kenneth J. (San Clemente, CA), Engle; Jason C. (San Clemente, CA)

Assignee: Legacy Electronics, Inc.

International Classification: H05K 1/14 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 9/05/02018