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NASA Center: Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Public Release Year: 1998
Reference Number: JPL-SO-40
Category: Industrial Productivity/Manufacturing Technology
Origin: Jet Propulsion Laboratory Research on Barrier Coatings

AvanTeco Corporation has developed a moisture/contaminant sensor chip. This newly developed chip rapidly responds to the presence of moisture, especially in condensed form and in presence of ionic impurities. It determines whether moisture has permeated a hermetically sealed package or a plastic encapsulated microcircuit. The sensor chip was designed as a go/no go" chip which is assembled with other chips in a multi-chip module to assess the risk of failure for the entire module. It has been commercialized and is sold by Revtek Inc. "

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Page Number in Published book: 107
Manufacturer: Avanteco Corporation

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