An electronic assembly. The electronic assembly includes a first substrate which has a first set of contact pads and a second substrate which has a second set of contact pads. A plurality of elongate, springable interconnection elements are located between the first substrate and the second substrate. Each of the plurality of elongate, springable interconnect elements is free standing and has a portion permanently attached to a respective contact pad of the first set of contact pads and has a second portion contacting a respective contact pad of the second set of contact pads. The first and the second substrates are brought into a fixed relationship relative to one another.