Current Prices *
Prices are subject to market fluctuations, but here is a price list for material we buy:
Standard BGA Chips
These are two part Ball Grid Array chips consisting of a black epoxy top and a fiber base. The black top is the important part and must be included in shipment.
If your shipment is primarily made of just a couple types of chips, They will need to be verified that they contain gold. In recent years, chip makers have been trending away from the use of gold bonding wires.
Current Price: ~$50 / lb.
One Piece BGA Chips
These Chips are often found on telecom and higher end server boards. The 'fiber base' is molded right to the chip body and require a different processing method. These ARE NOT the same type of chips that come on newer type RAM chips. RAM chips often have a strip down the back and always have a higher dot-pitch solder ball.
Current Price: ~$ 65 / lb.
Thin Quad Pack Chips
Quad Package chips have leads on all four sides of the chip. These are very thin (about 1/8th inch) and have a large number of very thin leads. The number of leads in combination with thinner chip design leads to higher yields
Current Price: ~$10 / lb.
Metallic Top BGA chips
These chips have a two part construction with a laminated circuitry film attached to a metallic heat spreader. Due to the various constructions most of these contain little value and require testing to determine if PM's can be recovered efficiently on a case by case basis.
Other Miscellaneous Chips
These include most other types of computer chips. Chips with thick bodies, thick leads, or low lead count will generally fall into this category. This low lead to chip weight ratio means low chip value.
Current Price: ~$4 /lb.