This innovative package enhancement strengthens the edges of the punch MLF package, resulting in a significant reduction in test and assembly induced damage. Amkor's Edge Protection technology is available now on punch MLF packages in a variety of body sizes. The new technology is said to significantly reduce the possibility of gaps/cracks resulting from mechanical stress, offering added protection for all handling procedures. It improves package strength and provides robust performance during burn-in and electrical ATE test insertions and eliminates Surface Mount Technology related incidents since placement equipment only touches Epoxy Molding Compound (EMC), with no contact of the leadframe during placement.
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