A chip needs its contacts and protection
Connecting a chip may be performed in different ways. Wirebonding has been in use for a long time and is also the normal method for Mandalon. We have access to different wire bonder types, automatical and manual together with ball and wedge.
A bonded chip will often need to have some mechanical protection, even at the prototype stage. Sometimes a simple plastic lid and a piece of tape will do the trick and sometimes the chip will require a hermetically sealed ceramic package. An easy way out can be to attach a glob top. This is normally done with an epoxy glue or a silicone.