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Pin Grid Array, PGA  type of package commonly used to house very high density microchips such as microprocessors; hundreds of leads (pins) come out of the bottom surface of the package; designed to minimize distance signal must travel from the chip to designated pin.
MPGA  Metal Pin Grid Array; type of IC package.
package  housing of the chip or discrete device; electrically interconnects chip with outside circuitry; also provides physical and chemical protection of the chip; designed to dissipate heat generated by the chip; packages are available in the very wide variety of designs.
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