A semiconductor die is temporarily enclosed in a package. The packaged die is then electrically tested and burned in. The tested die is then removed from the package. If the die performed acceptably during test and burn-in, the die is retained and either used in a production integrated circuit or sold as an unpackaged individual die. The method is simple, inexpensive, and provides semiconductor dice of high reliability (packaged die yields approach 100%). Existing test and production facilities, equipment and process flows may be used with, at most, minor changes to process a semiconductor die for any application. Semiconductor dice processed by the method are particularly useful for complex and/or costly packaging options, e.g., multichip modules, hybrid circuits or chip-on-board.
Please note there is up to 60 days of latency in this Status indicator for certain status conditions. You can obtain up-to-date Status indicator readings by ordering PAIR for the file.
An application with the status "Published" (which means it is pending) may be recently abandoned, but not yet updated to reflect its abandoned status. However, an application filed less than one year ago is unlikely to be abandoned.
A patent with the status "Granted" may be recently expired, but not yet updated to reflect its expired status. However, it is highly unlikely a patent less than 3.5 years old would be expired.
An application with the status "Abandoned" is almost always current, but there is a small chance it was recently revived and the status not yet updated.
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