A low cost manufacturing method is used to fabricate a small multiple chip semiconductor device (10). In one embodiment, a first pattern of conductive traces (14) is formed on one surface of a substrate (12), and a second pattern of traces (16) is formed on a second surface of the substrate (12). A first semiconductor die (20) is interconnected to the first traces (14), and a package body (24) is formed around the first die and a portion of the traces. A second semiconductor die (26) is interconnected to the second traces (16) on the second surface. A second package body (28) is formed around the second die and a portion of the traces (16). Solder balls (32) are coupled to exposed portions of the second traces (16) around the perimeter of the package body (28) to establish external power and ground connections to each die. Edge leads (36) are externally soldered to the traces (14 & 16) around the periphery of the substrate (12) to establish remaining electrical connections.