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tape-automated bonding[¦tāp ‚ȯd·ə‚mād·əd ′bän·diŋ]
A semiconductor chip (die) assembly method, where the chips are connected to polyimide (tape) carriers, complete with circuitry for attachment to a printed circuit board. The chip-bonded tape carriers typically are supplied on a reel (like a roll of film) for automated circuit assembly processes.
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