Image Number 2 for United States Patent #7530853.
The illustrative embodiments provide a socket, a method for manufacturing the socket, a device, and a method for compensating for a difference in the coefficients of thermal expansion between a socket and a printed circuit board. The socket includes surface mounted contacts and an elongated housing. The elongated housing comprises an aperture, wherein the surface mounted contacts extend from the aperture. At least one plate connects to the elongated housing, wherein the at least one plate has a coefficient of thermal expansion selected to compensate for a difference in coefficients of thermal expansion between the socket and a printed circuit board.