<hardware> (SPGA) A style of integrated circuit socket or pin-out with a staggered grid of pins around the edge of the socket, positioned as several squares, one inside the other.
SPGA is commonly used on motherboards for processors, e.g. Socket 5, Socket 7 and Socket 8.
See also PGA.
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