A connection component for a semiconductor chip includes a substrate having a gap over which extends a plurality of parallel spaced apart leads. The ends of the leads are adhered to the substrate either by being bonded to contacts or being embedded in the substrate. The connection component can be formed, in one embodiment, by stitch bonding wire leads across the gap. In another embodiment, a prefabricated lead assembly supporting spaced apart parallel leads is juxtaposed and transferred to the substrate. The connection component is juxtaposed overlying a semiconductor chip whereby leads extending over the gap may have one end detached and bonded to an underlying chip contact.