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June 19, 2007

Button Advanced Technology Workshop on Thermal Management - Abstract Deadline Next Week (read more...)

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   CHAPTER ACTIVITIES (events listed in chronological order)
Bullet New England Chapter Annual Business Meeting Next Tuesday, June 26 (read more...)

Bullet Orange Chapter Dinner Meeting Thursday, June 28 (read more...)

Bullet 8th International Conference on Electronics Packaging Technology (ICEPT 2007) - August 14th – 17th, 2007, Shanghai, China  (read more...)

Bullet French Chapter Annual Conference/Exhibition, Toulouse, September 25-26, 2007  (read more...)

Bullet Society Elections for the 2008 IMAPS National Officers Now Open - Vote Today! (read more...)

IMAPS Events (view full Web Calendar)

Advanced Technology Workshop on Thermal Management - Abstract Deadline Next Week    ^ Top
Thermal Management 2007 is being held September 24-27, at the Holiday Inn San Jose in San Jose, California. The call for abstracts is now available on-line at Abstracts must be submitted before June 25, 2007.

This workshop is organized each year by IMAPS to promote discussion of leading-edge developments in thermal management components, materials, and systems solutions for removing, spreading, and dissipating heat from microelectronic devices and systems. The Workshop emphasis is for practical, high-performance solutions to meet current and evolving requirements in computing and wireless/telecom systems. Single-company product development concepts are acceptable subjects; however, all abstracts will be judged on novel and innovative contributions to the industry knowledge.

This Advanced Technology Workshop (ATW) on Thermal Management has been held since 1992 and is considered to be one of the most successful of the IMAPS ATWs that are held each year. The 2006 Workshop featured 41 presentations, five of which were competition-selected graduate student papers.

The Exhibit Hall Is Filling Up for IMAPS 2007, San Jose - The 40th International Symposium on Microelectronics    ^ Top
There is still time to join these companies and save on your booth(s) rental. Please visit and reserve your booth today.

IMAPS 2007 Exhibiting Companies
(as of June 12, 2007)

Accu-Tech Laser Processing, Inc.

AdTech Ceramics

Advanced Packaging

AI Technology, Inc.

AIM Products


Ame ric an Technical Ceramics


Amkor Technology, Inc.

Anaren Ceramics, Inc.

An ric h Microscreens, Inc.


Avure Autoclave Systems, Inc.

Azimuth Electronics, Inc.

Barry Industries, Inc.

BE Semiconductor Industries NV

Bennington Microtechnology Center

Central Semiconductor Corp.

Centrotherm Thermal Solutions GmSH

Chip Supply, Inc.

Cicor Technologies

CMC Interconnect Technologies

Cobehn Systems, Inc.

Coining of Ame ric a LLC

Co-planar, Inc.

Crane Aerospace & Electronics

Cyber Technologies USA

Dage Precision Industries, Inc.

Deweyl Tool Company, Inc.

DuPont Microcircuit Materials

Dyconex AG.

EFD, Inc.

Electronic Polymers Inc.


Emerson & Cuming

Endicott Interconnect Technologies, Inc.

Epoxy Technology, Inc.

ES Components, Inc

Excelta Corp

F&K Delvotec, Inc.

Ferro Electronic Material Systems

Finetech, Inc.

Five Star Technologies, Inc.

Flip Chip International, LLC


FRT of Ame ric a , LLC

Gaiser Tool Co.

Gannon & Scott

Geib Refining Corporation

Global SMT & Packaging

GPD Global

GSI Group Inc.

H.C. Starck

Haiku Tech, Inc.

Harrop Industries, Inc.

Heraeus Thick Film Division

Hesse & Knipps, Inc.

Hi-Rel Laboratories

HTA Photomask

Indium Corporation of Ame ric a

Innov-X Systems

Interconnect Systems, Inc.

Kyocera Ame ric a, Inc.

L. Gordon Packaging

Laserage Technology Corp.


Maxtek Components Corporation

Micro Hybrid Dimensions, Inc.

Micro Printing Systems


Micropac Industries, Inc.

MicroScreen LLC

Minco Technology Labs, Inc.

Mini-Systems, Inc.

Mitsui Chemicals Ame ric a, Inc.

Miyachi Unitek Corp

Mundt & Associates, Inc.

NAMICS Technologies, Inc.


Natel Engineering Co., Inc.

NETZSCH Instruments, Inc.

Newport Corporation

Noritake Co., Inc.

NTK Technologies, Inc.

NxGen Electronics

Orthodyne Electronics

Pac Tech USA

Palomar Technologies, Inc.

Panasonic Elect ric Works Corp. of Ame ric a

Panasonic Factory Solutions Company

Pa ric on Technologies Corp.

Perfection Products Inc.

Petroferm Inc.

Photochemie AG

Photonics Spectra Magazine/Laurin Publishing


Reinhardt Microtech AG

Reldan Metals, Inc.

Riv, Inc. - Thick Film Screens

SEFAR Printing Solutions, Inc.

Semiconductor Equipment Corp.

Semiconductor Packaging Materials


Sikama International, Inc.

Silicon Cert, Ltd.

Sonix, Inc.

Sonoscan, Inc.

SST International

Stellar Industries Corp.

Stellar Microelectronics Inc.

SUSS MicroTec

TDK Corporation of Ame ric a

Technic, Inc.

Tecnisco Ltd.

Teledyne Microelectronic Technologies

Thin Film Industries, Inc.


Torrey Hills Technologies, LLC


Trebor Instrument Corp.

Tresky Corporation

Umicore AG & Co. Kg

United Recycling Inds.- Precious Metals Group

VIOX Corporation

Webcom Communications Corp.

West-Bond, Inc.

Williams Advanced Materials

IMAPS to Present Technical Session at SEMICON West 2007    ^ Top
Steve Adamson of Asymtek and IMAPS President-Elect has been asked to Chair an IMAPS Technical Session at SEMICON West. The IMAPS Session will take place on July 18, 2007, from 3:00 – 5:00 in the afternoon and will feature the cutting edge technology that IMAPS delivers worldwide.  The IMAPS Session will take place in the Mosconi Center – West Hall. Visit the SEMICON West website for more details on this IMAPS Session.

“Semi and IMAPS are exploring ways in which the two organizations can work cooperatively. We have started this process by putting together a group of five well regarded experts in the field of microelectronics and electronic packaging for this special session at Semicon West in San Francisco. The abstracts we’ve received indicate that the IMAPS session at SEMICON West will be of the highest caliber”, Adamson said.

The following speakers have already committed papers to the IMAPS session:

Novel Method of BGA Coplanarity Reduction at the Ball Attach Process
Rick Lathrop, Heraeus;

Lithography-Grade Controlled Expansion Substrates for Wafer Level Packaging
Greg Rudd, SpectraMat

IC packaging technologies - What's New?  What's Next?
Joe Fjelstad, Siliconpipe

Title -- TBD
Michael Todd, Henkel.

This session at Semicon West will reflect the quality of papers that will be presented at the 40th IMAPS International Symposium on Microelectronics in San Jose, from November 11th – 15th. 

Please show your support for this select group of speakers and IMAPS by attending this special session at Semicon West.

Chapter Activities (events listed in chronological order)

New England Chapter Annual Business Meeting Next Tuesday, June 26    ^ Top

Date: Tuesday June 26, 2007
Location: Marlborough Marriott (Formerly the Radisson) Route 495 to Exit 24B.  Take first right off exit.  75 Felton Street (just before Shell station), Marlborough, MA 508-480-0015

5:30 p.m. Registration, Socializing, Networking & Cash Bar

6:30 p.m. Dinner

7:30 p.m. Chapter Annual Business Meeting & Election of Officers Nominees for Elected Chapter Office:
President - Dr. Mark Occhionero – CPS Technologies
Vice-President - Ms. Rita Mohanty, Speedline Technologies
Treasurer - Robert Slack, Geib Refining
Secretary - Dr. Wei Han, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

7:45p.m. "Year 2057 - Don’t Miss it!" – Futurist: Dr Ken Gilleo, ET-Trends, LLC – A fast paced Exploration of Technology in the Next 50 Years


Pre-registration must be received by Friday June 22nd!!
Send Registrations to: Susan Munyon
96 Grant Way, Lancaster, MA 01523-3112

978-466-1877 phone/fax

Cost: Meeting Only - No Cost

Non-members - $30; Members - $25; Retired Members - $20; Students - $5

There's no charge for the Technical Meeting, only for dinner. You may attend without eating dinner.

Dinner Choices: 1) Roasted Chicken Vesuvio [Marinated in Olive Oil, Rosemary, Lemon & Thyme, 2) Vegetarian Entrée (PLEASE INDICATE CHOICE)

"Year 2057 - Don’t Miss it!"
ABSTRACT: We can predict the future. Even better, we can influence the future. Futurists are convinced that we can, and should, play a key role in selecting and forging the best possible future using science and technology that continue to advance beyond most predictions. But there is a caveat; technology is always the double-edged sword that cuts both ways, to deliver good and bad that are not always discernible. We’ll attempt to gaze ahead, spanning the next 50 years, with a global perspective. We can start with obvious methods, like data extrapolation and trend tracing, to predict possible and even likely future activities. But, we can also speculate about disruptive events and the profound affects they might bring upon us. Our topics will include large and small technologies, life styles, abodes, energy, transportation, war, security, crime, law, justice, biomedical breakthroughs, offspring modification, external birthing, family of one, longevity, the environment, the decline of nationalism, and much more. We’ll add a splash of science fiction to help open our minds to absurd possibilities. Forget about political correctness, too. In less than an hour, we’ll solve the energy crisis, use micro-bots and implants to stay healthy, travel in driverless vehicles, and run remote factories from “home” with advanced telecommuting and secure control. Technology will greatly reduce crime making theft nearly impossible except for a demented genius. War as we know it, will be obsolete because of mutually agreed upon implemented technologies and dispute resolution rendered by the world’s most powerful computer - Justice II. And what computing method will dominate in the post-silicon future of 2057; nanoelectronics, photonics, biosystems, or something else? Will we still have circuit boards and solder? Security will be extreme and effective, but at the loss of privacy. Right - forget privacy! Your unique personal ID will be your own DNA code. But critical problems will remain - mostly self-inflicted. So, join the expedition to the year 2057 – and don’t be left behind.

For more information, visit: or download the
Printable PDF Meeting Notice.

But BRING checks payable to “IMAPS New England” At-door registration is an additional $5.00. If you make a reservation and can’t make the meeting, please cancel by Monday, June 25th or the Chapter is billed for your meal.

Orange Chapter Dinner Meeting Thursday, June 28    ^ Top
The Orange Chapter Dinner Meeting on June 28 will feature a presentation on "3D measurements in the sub-100 nano meter world" by
Barry Gottlieb, Hyphenated Systems.

Dinner & Presentation
6pm, Thursday, 28 June
$20, members & guests, $8 students
Embassy Suits, Anaheim Ca. (Glassel & 91)

RSVP to: Bill Gaines, (626)812-2199,


NanoScale Optical Profilers allow researchers and engineers to tackle virtually any inspection or metrology task.  They deliver high rate xyz data and high resolution imaging capabilities enabling 3D measurements and visualization for the sub-100 nanometer world.

Nanoscale Optical Profiler that uses white light Confocal imaging technology to inspect, measure, and 3D image bond pads, probe marks, probe cards, wire loops, and other features as are needed and of interest for back end packaging applications.


Barry Gottlieb

Barry is an experienced entrepreneurial executive with a successful career in sales and marketing for high-technology products.  Based in Saratoga, Ca., he is at present Vice-President Sales and Marketing of Hyphenated-Systems, LLc.  Barry most recently was VP of Sales for Nano-Or, Inc., an Israeli company designing a new type of Phase–Shift Interferometer for optical profiling.  Mr. Gottlieb was also VP of Sales and Marketing at Thermo Microscopes in Sunnyvale, California, bringing Atomic Force Microscopes to the scientific community.  From 1980 to the present, except during the period 1976-1981 when he was the Director of Sales for Perkin-Elmer’s Semiconductor Equipment Group, Barry co-founded four technology companies including Therma-Wave (1981-1984), and Sci-Scan Systems (1984-1990), a builder of Confocal Microscope Systems. Barry holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Ohio University, and has had Executive Management training courses at Perkin Elmer.  He is also, a former U.S. Navy Officer.  Barry brings his invaluable expertise in marketing and selling high technology instruments to both industry and to the scientific laboratory community.  In addition to co-founding start-ups, he has been VP of Sales and marketing to several other start-ups in their more advanced stages.

8th International Conference on Electronics Packaging Technology (ICEPT 2007) - August 14th – 17th, 2007, Shanghai, China   ^ Top
Since 1994, ICEPT has been held for seven times in Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen of China, respectively. Since 2005 ICEPT has been held once a year due to rapid development of electronics packaging. As the only international electronics packaging technology conference organized and supported by authoritative academic organizations and leading industries, each ICEPT has attracted hundreds of participants from colleges, research institutes, packaging testing manufacturers, packaging testing equipment factories, packaging materials factories including distinguished experts, scholars and enterprises. The conference highly focuses on semiconductor packaging design, semiconductor packaging manufacturing, semiconductor packaging testing, LED packaging, MEMS packaging, system packaging and assembly, etc. The conference, which is domestically the highest-level and the most large-scale event for electronics packaging and testing technology, has become an important communication platform for advanced packaging technology. The 8th ICEPT will be held from August 14th to August 17th of 2007 in Shanghai, which is the biggest base of microelectronics industry and financial hub. We sincerely invite your participation.

Conference Information

Training course:
1)Registration time for training course: In the afternoon of August 13th, 2007 (Monday)
2)Training course-attending time: August 14th, 2007 (Tuesday)

1)Conference-attending registration: August 14th, 2007 (Tuesday)
2)Conference time: August 15th-17th, 2007 (Wednesday to Friday)


Sofitel Jin Jiang Oriental Hotel, 889 South Yang Gao Road, Pudong New Area, Shanghai, China
Conference Website Conference Scale   400-500 participants Conference Content

  1. Advanced Packaging & System Packaging: BGA, CSP, flip chip, WLP, nano-packaging, Cu/low-K packaging, 3D packaging, SiP and other advanced packaging and integration technologies.  
  2. High Density Substrate & SMT: HDI, PCB, high performance multi-layer substrate, embedded substrate, micro via, microjoin, stencil print, reflow, and other novel assembly technologies that improve substrate density and performance.
  3. Packaging Design & Modeling: novel designs for various packaging/assembly, modeling, simulation and characterization solutions for electrical, thermal, optical & mechanical properties, multi-function & multi-scale modeling, simulation, validation methods and software technologies.
  4. Packaging Materials & Processes: interconnection and encapsulation materials including bonding wires, solder balls, solder pastes, conductive pastes, underfillings, plastic packaging materials, adhesives, thin-films, dielectric materials, substrate materials, frame materials, green electronic materials and other novel materials that enhance the packaging properties and reduce the cost,and various packaging and assembly processes.
  5. Advanced Manufacturing Technology: photolithography, laser processing, novel packaging/assembly technologies, advanced methods/softwares for modeling and monitoring of process effectiveness and cost analysis, and related manufacturing equipments.
  6. Emerging Technologies: sensors, actuators, MEMS, NEMS and MOEMS, optoelectronics & LED packaging, LCD, solid state lighting, passive and RF devices, power & HV devices, nanodevices based on nanowire, nanotubes and polymers, etc.
  7. Quality & Reliability: Quality monitoring and evaluation for packaging/assembly, advanced methods/technologies/tools for rapid reliability data collection and analysis system, reliability modeling & prediction, reliability issues in emerging technologies, testing equipments for quality control and reliability.

Conference Sections
Symposium, short course, academic communication, exhibition of new product & technology

Who Should Attend
Attendees of this conference in the past have been engineers, research scientists, equipment and material vendors, representatives from various packaging companies of packaging technology for IC, MEMS, Optoelectronics, LEDs, LCD, Magnetic Head, Sensors and PCB packaging and assembly. Due to the booming growth of the electronic/optoelectronic and emerging MEMS packaging industry in mainland China (including more than 300 IC packaging companies and several hundred LED packaging companies), this conference will provide a perfect platform for the exchange of information, research and industry development, and recruitment of young engineers.

For more information, please go to our website of

French Chapter Annual Conference/Exhibition, Toulouse, September 25-26, 2007   ^ Top
The organisation of INTERCONEX 2007 in the Ville Rose is now well engaged.

As expected, the favourable intellectual, technological and industrial environment met an exceptional adhesion of the exhibitors. So we are already sure of a first success with all the available booths (52) sold, in April, more than five months before the event.

The “Centre Pierre Baudis” premises allow us to organise the conference in a close vicinity of the exhibition hall. Under the title Packaging et Interconnexion dans les Systèmes Embarqués, the technical programme will be dedicated to new developments as well as industrial experience returns, in the field of packaging for on board equipments. It will be organised in five sessions including a total of 34 papers.

In the morning of Tuesday, September 25, the opening session (four papers) will be dedicated to road maps and prospective R&D presentations. In the afternoon, Session “A” will be entitled “Innovative Sensors, as an interface of Smart Systems”. This nine papers session is a partnership of IMAPS with GIXEL (the French trade pool for the Interconnection of Electronic Components) and the LAAS (Laboratoire d’Analyse et d’Architecture des Systèmes). In parallel with the session “A” the session “B” (four papers) will be dedicated to “Experience returns on RoHS and Materials” and the session “C” will offer three papers on “design and Inspection”. In the morning of September 26, the session “D” “On board applications” will be shared in “On board avionics applications” (three papers) and “On board automotive applications” (four papers). Finally, in the session “E”, six papers will be dedicated to hard environment stress applications.

The close vicinity of the conference rooms with the exhibition will help fruitful exchanges between the auditors, the exhibitors and the visitors. For registration or information:

Please contact Florence Vireton at the IMAPS France office,
Phone: 33-(0)1-39 67 17 73    Fax: 33-(0)1-39 02 71 93

Or visit the chapter web site,

Membership Information

Society Elections for the 2008 IMAPS National Officers Now Open - Vote Today!    ^ Top
IMAPS Elections are now open on-line. The elections are only open to IMAPS Individual, Affiliate and Corporate Members. Voting concludes on Tuesday, July 31, 2007 at Noon EDT. Do your part to help shape the future of the Society - Don’t forget to vote on-line at!

The following National Offices are up for election this year: President-Elect, Vice President of Membership, Treasurer, Regional Director - Northwest and Regional Director - Southwest. In addition, modifications to the Society bylaws have been approved by the Executive Council and are being proposed to the membership for a review and vote.

The following slate of candidates was approved by the Nominating Committee and the Executive Council, and will appear on the ballot this year. Detailed biographies will be available on each candidate when you log-in to vote.

Delip "Doug" Bokil, Namark Associates
Rajen Chanchani, Ph.D., Sandia National Laboratories

Vice President of Membership:
Michael O’Neill, Heraeus Inc. - Thick Film Division

Bill Kidder, Process Technology Engineering
David Virissimo, Semiconductor Packaging Materials

Regional Director - Northwest:
John Zhang, Ph.D., Finisar Corporation

Regional Director - Southeast:
Kinzy Jones, Ph.D., Motorola

Oneida Research Services

IMAPS Session at SEMICON WEST 2007
July 18, 2007
San Francisco, CA

Thermal Management
September 24-27, 2007
San Jose, CA

IMAPS 2007 - 40th International Symposium on Microelectronics
November 11-15, 2007
San Jose, CA

*Exhibitors contact

Integrated/Embedded Passives
November 15-17, 2007
San Jose, CA

Global Business Council Spring Conference 2008
3/16/2008 - 3/17/2008

Scottsdale/Fountain Hills, AZ

International Conference and Exhibition on Device Packaging
3/17/2008 - 3/20/2008
Scottsdale/Fountain Hills, AZ
*Exhibitors contact

CICMT 2008 -- IMAPS/ACerS 4th International Conference and Exhibition on Ceramic Interconnect and Ceramic Microsystems Technologies
April 21-24, 2008
Munich, Germany

*Exhibitors contact

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National Training Center For Microelectronics


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