For a silicon chip or integrated circuit to function, it needs to be connected to the system that it will control or provide instruction to. Integrated circuit assembly will provide connection of the integrated circuit for power and information transfer between the chip and the system. This is accomplished by connecting the chip to a package or direct connection to the printed circuit for these functions. Connections between the chip and the package or printed circuit board are via wire bonding or flip chip assembly. Air Products’ expertise, technologies and gas supply advantages can provide improved profits, uptime, defect reduction and improvement in the total cost of ownership for your integrated circuit board assembly and test processes.