3M Textool brand products represent over 30 years of global innovation and reliable supply for Test and Burn in Sockets. First to market in 1992 with BGA sockets, 3M continues to expand the product range and options available. The versatile product design and six product platforms enable quick-turn and low cost proliferation of new sizes. 3M provides reliable performance for testing and burn-in applications with a design that has been proven with years of customer experience. 3M can provide a socket for most types of BGA or LGA packages, standard or custom, in a variety of pitches.
The 3M Textool Flexible Array Solution for Test Sockets (FAST) is an adaptable platform that meets the challenges of today's testing and burning-in low volume/high mix array packages or high volume/low mix functional testing. A FASTsocket is an upgradeable socket that helps protect a customer's test board investment by anticipating the next generation of integrated circuits (IC) pinouts – by simply switching out the cartridge, test engineers can use existing equipment and test boards, saving both time and money. Moreover, these innovative, custom designed sockets provide a highly flexible test and burn-in solution, which can help reduce time-to-market for suppliers of ICs.