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  • Better test yield
    - Larger contact surface area
    - Lower contact force
    - Minimal chance of damage to DUT contact (e.g., solder ball)
  • Higher pin count
    - Can accommodate smaller pitch devices
    - Cost effective
  • Less Maintenance
    - Negligible Maintenance compared to pogo pin
  • Industry trend
    - Major customers accepting rubber sockets
  • Total Cost Advantage
 
  • - Much better, non-damaging contact with solder balls on DUT
  • - No sharp contact tips: No dent or damage to DUT solder balls
  • - Much lower required contact force
  • - Much more consistent, predictable test yield
  • - SRC is currently capable of producing 0.30mm pitch rubber sockets and interposers
  • - Can accommodate more package configurations
  • - Can offer cost advantage with higher pin-count devices
  • - No cleaning or replacement by a skilled technician using a microscope is necessary
  • - SRC rubber sockets require only periodic simple, quick cleaning
  • - No need to go through a difficult re-assembly process
  • - No need for cleaning solvent, steel brush or supply of particle-free air -- or worse, laser cleaning equipment
  • - No danger of cleaning process causing damage to plating or resulting in corrosion that can reduce test yield
  • - SRC rubber sockets are cleaned at once with an adhesive tape to remove any particles or debris
  • - For devices suited for rubber sockets and rubber interposers, major customers are starting to accept the advantages of rubber socket and some have already started putting them in use
  • - They are expanding the usage of rubber sockets and interposers across product lines for:
    * Cost advantage
    * Significantly easier and quicker maintenance
    * More flexibility with finer pitch capability