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What is an IC Socket?

An IC socket, or integrated circuit socket, is used in devices that contain an integrated circuit.An IC socket is used as a placeholder for IC chips and is used in order to allow safe removal and insertion of IC chips because IC chips may become damaged from heat due to soldering.

Types of IC sockets

There are several different kinds of IC sockets at Future Electronics.We stock many of the most common types categorized by several parameters including type, style, number of pins, termination style / mounting, centerline / pitch and packaging type.Our parametric filters will allow you to refine your search results according to the required specifications.

IC sockets from Future Electronics

Future Electronics has a wide range of IC sockets from several manufacturers that can be used for your integrated circuits.By going through the selection you will find the right IC socket of any pin size (8 pin, 14 pin, 16 pin, 18 pin, 20 pin, 28 pin, 40 pin,…), IC test sockets, IC socket connector, IC breadboard socket, IC socket adapter or any other type of IC socket.Once you decide if you need Adaptors, BGA, DIMM, PGA, PLCC or SIP Sockets, Dual in Line Package Sockets or Test & Burn-In IC sockets, you will be able to choose from their technical attributes and your search results will be narrowed to match your specific IC socket application needs.You can easily refine your IC socket product search results by clicking your preferred IC socket brand from the list of manufacturers below.

Applications for IC Sockets:

IC sockets are used in applications where integrated circuit devices have short lead pins.They help in providing safe removal and insertion of IC chips.They are often found in desktop and server computers.They are also used for prototyping new circuits because they allow easy component swapping.

Choosing the Right IC Socket:

With the FutureElectronics.com parametric search, when looking for the right IC sockets, you can filter the results by category.We carry the following categories of IC sockets:




Dual in Line Package Sockets



SIP Sockets

Test & Burn

Once you choose the IC socket category, you can narrow them down by various attributes: by number of pins, type, style and termination style to name a few.You will be able to find the right IC test sockets, IC breadboard socket, IC socket adapter, IC socket connector or any other IC socket of any pin size (8 pin, 14 pin, 16 pin, 18 pin, 20 pin, 28 pin, 40 pin,…) by using these filters.

IC Sockets in Production Ready Packaging or R&D Quantities

If the quantity of IC sockets you require is less than a full reel, we offer to our customers several of our IC sockets in tray, tube or individual quantities that will help you avoid unneeded surplus.

Future Electronics also offers its clients a unique bonded inventory program designed to eliminate potential problems that may arise from an unpredictable supply of products that could contain raw metals and products with erratic or long lead times.Talk with your nearest Future Electronics branch and find out more on how you can avoid possible shortages.