One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A computer chip that is installed on a circuit board face-down, with connections formed by solder bumps rather than wires.
- ‘The last few years witnessed an explosive growth in the research and development efforts devoted to the solder bumped flip chip as a direct result of the rapid growth of surface mount technology and miniaturization.’
1990s from the fact that the chip is rotated 180 degrees from the traditional mode of attachment.
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