A novel process has been developed to embed discrete (surface mountable) passive components like capacitors, resistors and inductors using printed circuit board fabrication technology. The process comprises of mounting passive components on top surface of a core PCB (printed circuit board) material using surface mount technology. The passive components mounting were designed in multiple clusters within the PCB. Dielectric sheets are sandwiched between top surface of core PCB and second PCB material for lamination process. A direct interconnection of the passive components to one or more integrated circuits (IC) is further accomplished by mounting the ICs on the bottom surface of the core material in an area directly under the passive components. The close proximity of the embedded passive components such as capacitors to an IC improved electrical performance by providing impedance reduction and resonance suppression at high frequency range. The reliability of solder joints was evaluatedd by temperature cycling test.

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