How USB drives are made

Hackaday article Hand placing flash die to make USB drives tells how boards inside USB drives populated. The article points to Where USB Memory Sticks are Born article that tells that once the bare die FLASH chips are screened for functionality, they are placed by hand onto a PCB (using some sort of tool made out of hand-cut bamboo). According to the article this is not an unusual practice for a value-oriented wirebonding facility.


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