Image Number 8 for United States Patent #7503112.
Methods of manufacturing lead frame connectors for use in connecting optical sub-assemblies to printed circuit boards in optical transceiver modules are disclosed. The lead frame connectors are formed by first stamping a selected configuration of conductors in a conductive ribbon. Each of the conductors can then be secured in a fixed position with respect to each other. A casing having a first part and a second part can then be molded about the conductors such that each of the conductors forms an electrical contact restrained in a fixed position with respect to the first part and a contact point extending from the second part. The conductors can be bent into any desired position to allow the electrical contacts to be connected to the optical sub assembly and the contact points to be connected to the printed circuit board.