A semiconductor package and method for fabricating the package are provided. The package includes a semiconductor die and a heat sink in thermal communication with the die. The heat sink includes one or more pad structures adapted to form bonded connections, and thermal paths to contacts on a substrate. The method includes forming multiple heat sinks on a frame similar to a lead frame, and etching or stamping the pad structures on the heat sink. The frame can then be attached to a leadframe containing encapsulated dice, and the assembly singulated to form separate packages. The packages can be used to form electronic assemblies such as circuit board assemblies and multi chip modules.