TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Electronic packages and methods are described. A sample electronic package comprises a substrate as well as an electronic component. A protective material is positioned on a first surface, and a second as well as all the sides of the electronic component to protect the electronic component. An enclosure is connected to the substrate in order to cover the protective material as well as the electronic component.
Certain electronic devices include semiconductor devices that are high-precision component, with stress sensitive properties or devices (e.g. microelectromechanical systems (MEMS)). Stresses can alter the performance of a semiconductor device, based on its application and/or its design.
An example electronic package apparatus comprises a substrate as well as an electronic component. A protective material is placed on a primary surface, a second surface as well as all the sides of the electronic component to encase the electroniccomponent. An enclosure is connected with the substrate to protect the protective material and also the electronic component.
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