terminal (1) (of a semiconductor device)

An externally available point of connection.

NOTE The use of the term "termination" as a synonym is deprecated because that term denotes the external elements connected to the terminal.

(2) (for outline drawing purposes): That part of the package or device used primarily for making an electrical, mechanical, or thermal connection. Examples of terminals are flexible leads, rigid leads, and studs.


JESD10#, 9/81
JESD22-B108A, 1/03
JESD30D, 7/06
JESD77-B, 2/00
JESD99B, 5/07
JESD282-B, 4/00

RS-308-A, 8/81