Embossed carrier tape provides protection to integrated circuits and other devices from physical and electro-static discharge (ESD) damage during shipping and storage. Carrier tape is widely used for presenting devices to pick-and-place machines for automatic placement onto printed circuit boards. Advantek's carrier tape can incorporate containment features found in more expensive shipping media. This provides fragile devices - such as QFP's, chip scale packages and bare die - protection from physical damage.
Surftape is a unique form of punched carrier tape where the component is placed on a sticky backing within a compartment boundary. The adhesive base securely holds devices in the position they are placed until it is removed, eliminating the need for cover tape.