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June 6, 2007

Button Advanced Technology Workshop on Thermal Management - Abstracts Due June 25 (read more...)

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   CHAPTER ACTIVITIES (events listed in chronological order)
Bullet Chicago/Milwaukee/SMTA Joint Chapter Meeting – Tomorrow, Thursday, June 7th (read more...)

Bullet EMPC 2007 - 16th European Microelectronics and Packaging Conference & Exhibition (read more...)

Bullet New England Chapter Annual Business Meeting on Tuesday, June 26 (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 In Memoriam - William John Greig, Jr. (read more...)

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Advanced Technology Workshop on Thermal Management - Abstracts Due June 25    ^ 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.

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.

“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)

Chicago/Milwaukee/SMTA Joint Chapter Meeting – Tomorrow, Thursday, June 7th   ^ Top

Date:  Thursday, June 7, 2007
Location:     Panasonic Factory Solutions America
909 Asbury Drive
Buffalo Grove, IL   60089
Time:   12:00 PM until 5:00PM
Investment: $20.00 Members, $25.00 Non-members,
Free admission for Students, Retirees and Displaced members
Reservations:  Mark Naretto at (815) 235-6935 or e-mail to:

The annual joint meeting of the IMAPS Chicago/Milwaukee Chapter and SMTA Great Lakes area chapters will be held at Panasonic Factory Solutions America, Buffalo Grove, IL on June 7th, 2007.

For this year’s meeting, an afternoon technical paper session is planned concurrently with an open house tour of Panasonic’s new Advanced Packaging Lab for Microelectronics. 

This meeting will provide an opportunity for attendees to hear about new trends in microelectronics packaging and materials as well as a chance to see and talk with experts about the latest assembly and failure analysis equipment.  In the past, this event has drawn 50-100 attendees.

The joint IMAPS/SMTA meeting will provide a stimulating program that will achieve the following objectives:

  • Technical presentations on topics germane to advanced packaging such as 3D-packaging, dispensing, materials, failure analysis, and industry trends
  • Demonstrations of flip chip assembly, plasma cleaning, stud bump bonding, and SMT assembly
  • Demonstrations of inspection/failure analysis equipment such as SEM, EDS, X-RAY, C-SAM, and contact angle measurement
  • One-on-one discussion opportunities with vendor experts of above listed equipment
  • Ability to network with industry peers and experts in the converging field of SMT & advanced microelectronics packaging

Event Plan:


Registration, badge pickup, & lunch


Welcome remarks from Panasonic, IMAPS & SMTA Officers


Technical Papers & Lab Open House


New Developments and Trends in SiPs
Jan Vardaman, TechSearch

Lab Open for Self-Tour
Au/Au Ultrasonic Bonding Demo-FCX501
C4 Local Reflow Demo- FCB3
Plasma Cleaning Demo-PSX303
Chip Placement Demo – IPAC-CS
Underfill Demo – Asymtek S820
X-Ray Demo – Dage 7600
C-SAM Demo – Sonoscan D9000
SEM Demo – JEOL 6390
and more


Advances in X-Ray Technology for Microelectronics
John Travis, Dage


Sonoscan C-SAM Presentation


Coffee Break


Technical Papers & Lab Open House


Package Stacking: The Next Dimension in System Board Design
Moody Dreiza, Amkor

Lab Open for Self-Tour
Au/Au Ultrasonic Bonding Demo-FCX501
C4 Local Reflow Demo- FCB3
Plasma Cleaning Demo-PSX303
Chip Placement Demo – IPAC-CS
Underfill Demo – Asymtek S820
X-Ray Demo – Dage 7600
C-SAM Demo – Sonoscan D9000
SEM Demo – JEOL 6390
and more


An Overview of Non-Contact Jet Dispensing and Its' Role in Microelectronics Packaging and CSP Underfill
Brad Perkins, Asymtek


Advanced Anisotropic Conductive Paste for Flip Chip Assembly
Osamu Suzuki, Namics


Case Studies in Electronics Assembly Solutions
Tom Baggio, Panasonic


Q&A & Networking

For additional program details and abstracts for technical presentations, visit the Chicago/Milwaukee Chapter website.

EMPC 2007 - 16th European Microelectronics and Packaging Conference & Exhibition    ^ Top
We warmly invite you to the 16th European Microelectronics and Packaging Conference and Exhibition: EMPC2007. EMPC2007 takes place in the high-tech city of Oulu, Finland, June 17 - 20.

EMPC2007 is the bi-annual IMAPS EUROPE conference, this time organized by IMAPS-NORDIC, the Nordic Chapter of IMAPS. EMPC2007 is co-sponsored by IEEE-CPMT Europe, SMTA and NOKIA.

The EMPC conference addresses "everything in electronics between the chip and the system” welcoming everyone working with or designing products that need to be small, compact, cost effective, reliable and still having complex functionality.

  • More than 150 presentations on opto, nano, micro, MEMS, 3D packaging, SIP, embedded components, applications, medical, RF, thermal management, ceramics, laminates & flex, etc.
  • EU, NAMIS, GBC special sessions
  • 6 short courses
  • A very focused busy exhibition

Please find more details at the conference website: We look forward to meeting you all in Oulu.

New England Chapter Annual Business Meeting on 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.

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.

1. 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 Tips

In Memoriam - William John Greig, Jr.    ^ Top
On June 1, 2007, we lost one of our industry's bright and shining stars, a dedicated IMAPS member, and friend to many.

William John Greig Jr., 76, died Friday at Somerset Medical Center. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. and lived in Somerville for more than 50 years.

He worked at RCA in Bridgewater for 27 years where he developed six U.S. patents covering wafer processing and semi-conductor assembly. After retiring in 1980, Mr. Greig consulted with Lockheed Electronics, General Electric, NASA Headquarters in Washington, D.C. and the Diocese of Metuchen.

He was a 1953 graduate of Fordham University, Bronx, N.Y. with a bachelor of science degree in physics, a past president of the Garden State Chapter of IMAPS, authored his first book entitled "Integrated Circuit Packaging, Assembly and Interconnections" published in April of 2007, and an Air Force veteran of the Korean War.

Mr. Greig was a tireless supporter of the Immaculate Conception Church, Somerville, serving in the Holy Name Society and as Eucharistic Minister, Immaculate Conception School where he coached CYO basketball for over 20 years from the 1960s through the 1980s, and Immaculata High School where he was a member of the Spartan Club and was a former recipient of the "Spartan of the Year" award.

The Somerville Little League and the Somerville Elks Lodge No. 1068 also benefited from his volunteerism.

Survivors are his wife of 54 years, Joan M. (Nulty) Greig; his children, Karen Greig of Newtown, Pa. and grandchildren, Christopher, Ryan and Kevin Phelan; Bill Greig and wife, Cathy of Bethlehem Township and grandchildren, Alli, Jeff and Shauna; Joni Muniz and husband, Fred of Middlesex and grandchildren, Danny, Kerri and Traci-Jo; Jim Greig and wife, Colleen of Alpha and grandchildren, Maggie, Molly, Katie and Claire; Ron Greig and wife, Meryl of Flemington and grandchildren, RJ and Connor; Steven Greig and Ken Greig, both of Somerville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Immaculata High School Scholarship Fund for the Sciences in his name, c/o IHS, 240 Mountain Ave., Somerville, NJ 08876 or the Steeplechase Cancer Center, 110 Rehill Ave., Somerville, NJ 08876.

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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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