Carroll Perkins

Inducted May 2017


Carroll Perkins, an engineer and product manager with Solitron Devices, invented and patented the concept of bonding a semiconductor device to a leadframe, and then encapsulating the package. He called it an "electronic hybrid package," but it became the precursor for MCM and other multi-chip device technology. He was issued a US patent in 1972. (US PTO no. 3784725A) His professional career spanned 1958-2003, after which he continued to teach as an adjunct professor at Forsyth Technical Community College.

Perkins leadframe

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