Device Packaging Conference Continues To Grow With 6 Technical Tracks, 8 PDCs and Sold Out Exhibits in March - Program and Registration Now Available^
The 5th International Conference and Exhibition on Device Packaging is being held March 9-12, 2009, at the Radisson Fort McDowell Resort in Scottsdale/Fountain Hills, Arizona. For more information, visit www.imaps.org/devicepackaging.
This year’s conference will feature technical sessions across 6 technical tracks, panel discussions, a poster session, 8 professional development courses and a sold-out vendor exhibition and technology showcase. The conference provides a focused forum on the latest technological developments in 6 topic areas related to microelectronic packaging: 3-D Packaging; MEMS; Flip Chip; Wafer Level Packaging; Power LED Devices and Biomedical. Technical presentations in these 6 topic areas cover a full range of issues from new developments and materials through manufacturing and reliability. The professional development courses offered are also focused on these 6 topical areas of microelectronics and offer an additional valuable resource to attendees.
Registration Now Open for the January-February PDC Lunch and Learn Webinar Series on Wire Bonding ^
This two-session on-line Professional Development Course (PDC) webinar on Wire Bonding will be held Thursday, January 29 and Thursday, February 5, 2009. All webinars will be held 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm EST.
IMAPS Members: $125 per webinar; 2-course series $200
Non-members: $200 per webinar; 2-course series $375
Wire bond, intermetallic, ultrasonic welding, semiconductor packaging, BGA. 3D packaging, SOP
Wire bonding remains the dominant chip interconnect method, with more than 90% of the chip interconnect market place. The ultrasonic weld produced by wire bonding has proven to be a highly reliable and versatile form of interconnection, and the process has continuously evolved to meet the demands of increasingly complex devices.
These 2 one-hour PDC lectures that can be taken in total or separately depending on the experience level of the student and topics of interest. Below is a course outline for each session. Each session is scheduled for 50 minutes of lecture followed by 10 minutes of Q&A.
Session 1 of 2: Thursday, January 29 -- 12:00-1:00 PM EST
In Session 1 we will focus on the wire bonding process and variations.
The ball bonding process: Step by Step Wire Bonding
The effect of ultrasonics on weld formation and materials properties
Metallurgy and Intermetallics
A comparison of the welds associated with Au-Al and Cu-Al bonding
Au-Al failure mechanisms in ultra-fine pitch bonding
The effect of wire alloying on the reliability of Au-Al ball bonds
Session 2 of 2: Thursday, February 5 -- 12:00-1:00 PM EST
In Session 2 we will focus on the process variables and the use of Designed Experiments to understand the process.
Wire bonding process variables
Testing wire bonds and response variables
The use of Designed Experiments to understand a complex process
Lee is an internationally recognized semiconductor assembly process expert with over 25 years of targeted experience in technical process development and optimization. He is known for keen analytical and troubleshooting skills in the creative and effective resolution of problems in production processes. He consistently produces business results that create enhanced revenue opportunities, higher yields and trouble free operations.
Previous experience includes 20 years as Principal and Staff Metallurgical Process Engineer at Kulicke & Soffa and Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff at Agere Systems. He was awarded 4 patents, published more than 50 technical papers, and won the 1999 John A. Wagnon Technical Achievement award from the International Microelectronics and Packaging Society, IMAPS. Major innovations include copper ball bonding, loop shapes for thin, small outline packages (TSOP and TSSOP, and CSPs) and introduction of DOE and statistical techniques for understanding assembly processes. He is a Fellow, V.P of the Keystone Chapter, and V.P Technology for IMAPS.
Lee is a graduate of Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pa where he earned a degree in Metallurgy and Materials Engineering.
Hotel Deadline Next Thursday for the Advanced Technology Workshop and Tabletop Exhibition on Printed Devices and Applications^
Top This new Advanced Technology Workshop and Tabletop Exhibition on Printed Devices and Applications is being held February 25-27, 2009, at the International Plaza Resort in Orlando, Florida. The technical program, exhibitor information, registration forms and other information can be found on-line at www.imaps.org/printed.
Hotel reservations must be made on-line before January 22, 2009. IMAPS cannot guarantee room rates or availability after the 22nd. Early registration pricing ends on February 11.
This workshop will feature five technical sessions on: Industry Convergence and Technology Transformation; Materials: Substrates, Inks & Epoxies; Digital Printing & Deposition Technology; Printed Devices - Active & Passive; and The New Design and Application Paradigm. Dr. Jennifer Ricklin of the DARPA Strategic Technology Office will deliver a lunch keynote presentation on Thursday. The technical program will also include a university poster session as well as poster presentations from local high school students.
A limited number of table-top exhibits will be available for companies working in the technical areas listed above. To view information about this exhibition, or to reserve your booth(s), visit www.imaps.org/printed. You may also contact Ann Bell at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-548-8717 for information about Tabletop exhibits.
IMAPS has also negotiated Walt Disney Theme Parks Discounted Tickets (Deadline: February 25, 2009). For advance purchase of specially priced Disney Meeting/Convention Theme Park tickets, please visit: http://www.disneyconventionear.com/IMPS.
Abstracts Due This Friday, January 16 for the 2nd Advanced Technology Workshop on Automotive Microelectronics and Packaging ^
Top The 2nd Annual Advanced Technology Workshop on Automotive Microelectronics and Packaging is now being held May 11-14, 2009, at the Doubletree Hotel in Dearborn, Michigan. For more information, visit www.imaps.org/automotive.
Automotive electronic content continues to rise in vehicles every year. As content rises, microelectronic packaging will continue to play a larger role, as the automobile industry drives for electronics that are smaller in size, lower in cost, higher in content, and more reliable in harsh environments. This Advanced Technology Workshop (ATW) is focused, solely, on advanced developments in automotive electronic packaging. We are looking for presentations on advanced technologies that are pushing the envelope of automotive packaging, in the areas of systems & applications, design, and materials & processes. Your presentation may cover an advanced technology that you have or an advanced technology you need.
Planned Sessions Include:
Systems & Applications
Collision Avoidance and Safety
Driver Comfort/Information/Audio Systems
Thermal and Power Management
MEMS and Sensors
High Performance Interconnects
Systems on Chip
Materials & Process
Thermal and Power Packaging
Sensor and MEMS Packaging
Advanced Interconnects, Connectors and Wirebonding
Ceramic Substrates and Ceramic Technologies
High Density and High Performance Organic Substrates
Underfill/Encapsulants and Adhesives
Solder Materials, Processes, and Reliability
Flip-Chip and Bumping: Processes, Reliability
Embedded and Integrated Passives
Green Packaging/Compliance with RoHS
Those wishing to make a presentation at the Automotive Workshop, please submit a 250-300 word abstract electronically byJanuary 16, 2009, using the on-line submittal form at: www.imaps.org/abstracts.htm. If you need assistance with the on-line submission form, please email Jackki Morris-Joyner (email@example.com) or call 305-382-8433.
All abstracts submitted must represent advanced technology and can be unpublished work. The abstracts should highlight the application area, design, and process or material covered within the automotive industry.
No formal technical paper is required. A reproduction-ready two- to six-page concise summary with text (figures and graphs included if necessary) will be required for the abstract booklet on April 10, 2009. A post-conference CD containing the full presentation material as supplied by authors will be distributed to all attendees. All speakers are required to pay a reduced registration fee.
Abstracts Now Being Accepted for the Topical Workshop on Wire Bonding^
This 2nd Annual Topical Workshop organized by IMAPS and SEMI is being held Monday, July 13, 2009, at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California. For more information, visit www.imaps.org/wirebonding.
The objective of the Wire Bonding Workshop is to have a unique forum that brings together scientists, engineers, manufacturing, academia, and business people from around the world who have been working in the area of Wire Bonding. The workshop has been specifically organized to allow for the presentation and debate of leading edge Wire Bonding Technology and Applications.
Ultra Fine-Pitch Ball Bonding
Copper Ball Bonding
Stacked Die SiP Packages
Wire Bonding on Cu/Low-K Dielectrics
New Loop Shapes and Applications
Wire and Tools
Aluminum and Copper Wedge Bonding
Heavy Wire Bonding and Applications
Failure Analysis and Reliability
Simulation and Modeling
Those wishing to present a paper at the Wire Bonding Topical Workshop must submit a 200-300 word abstract electronically by January 30, 2009, using the on-line submittal form at: www.imaps.org/abstracts.htm. Full written papers are not required; however, an extended abstract of 1-4 pages is due for accepted presenters no later than June 12, 2009.
Abstracts Now Being Accepted for the New Topical Workshop on Adhesives/Encapsulants/Molding^
This new Topical Workshop organized by IMAPS and SEMI is being held Monday, July 13, 2009, at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California. For more information, visit www.imaps.org/aem.
The objective of the Adhesives, Encapsulation and Molding Workshop is to have a unique forum that brings together scientists, engineers, manufacturing, academia, and business people who have been working in this area of technology. This workshop has been specifically organized to allow for the presentation on the latest current thinking on these focus areas of technologies.
Glob Top Encapsulants
Thermo-Compression Molded Packages
Corner and Edge Bond of CSP Devices
Flip Chip Underfill
Flip Chip Underfill and Molding
Surface Preparation to Improve Adhesion and Flow Characteristics
• Simulation and Modeling
Failure Analysis and Reliability
Alternative Interconnect for Flip Chip
Those wishing to present a paper at the Adhesives, Encapsulants and Molding Topical Workshop must submit a 200-300 word abstract electronically by January 30, 2009, using the on-line submittal form at: www.imaps.org/abstracts.htm. Full written papers are not required; however, an extended abstract of 1-4 pages is due for accepted presenters no later than June 12, 2009.
IMAPS Introduces a New Topical Workshop and Tabletop Exhibition on the Intelligent Uses of Precious Metals in Microelectronics^
This new Topical Workshop organized by IMAPS is being held November 5-6, 2009, in San Jose, California. For more information, visit www.imaps.org/preciousmetals.
The objective of the Intelligent Uses of Precious Metals in Microelectronics Workshop is to have a unique forum that brings together scientists, engineers, manufacturers, academia, and business people from around the world who have been working in the area of Microelectronic packages and uses Precious Metals in their applications. This workshop has been specifically organized to allow for the presentation and discussion of some of the best ways to economize and save cost with a valuable set of commodities.
Uses of Precious Metals in Microelectronics
Precious metal trading
Future outlook for Precious Metal prices
Cost savings techniques and technologies
Leasing and pool accounts
Advantages of Precious Metals over non Precious metals
Volume reduction (diameter, thickness etc)
New Applications using Precious Metals
Those wishing to present a paper at the Intelligent Uses of Precious Metals in Microelectronics Topical Workshop must submit a 200-300 word abstract electronically by March 20, 2009, using the on-line submittal form at: www.imaps.org/abstracts.htm. Full written papers are not required; however, an extended abstract of 1-4 pages is due for accepted presenters no later than September 18, 2009.
Tabletop Exhibit and Technology Show:
IMAPS will hold a concurrent exhibition for vendors and suppliers who support the many aspects of the Workshop. This venue features an ideal atmosphere to showcase your products and services to key decision making professionals in the industry. Tabletop exhibit spaces will be available. To reserve space, please contact Ann Bell by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 202-548-8717.
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Next Thursday: Viking Chapter January 22 Winter Technical Symposium at 3M Innovation Center^
January 22, 2009
1:30 PM Registration
2 to 3:30 Speakers
3:30 to 5 PM Innovation Center Tours and Exhibits/Refreshments
3M Innovation Center (map)
2350 Minnehaha Ave. East
Building 278 Just North of I94 off of McKnight Road on the St. Paul 3M campus.
Refreshments will be served!!
A limited number of Vendor Exhibit Tables still are available
Cymbet: Roger Roisen will present on “Renewable Energy Using Nanotechnology and Thin Films for Advanced Packaging.” Battery on a Chip Technology!
ReconRobotics Inc: Patrick McKinney will present on “Advanced Packaging Requirements of the Autonomous Robotics Industry.” Come and Hear About the Astonishing Robotic Developments in our Own Backyard!
3M: Bob Visser will present on “Emerging Materials and Process Solutions for Full Scale Wafer Integration.” 3M Leads the World in the Way it Applies Cross-platform Technologies to Come up with New Products!
IMAPS France - 4th European ATW on Micropackaging and Thermal Management Technical Program Now Available ^
The French Chapter of IMAPS will hold its 4th European Advanced Technology Workshop on Micropackaging and Thermal Management on February 4-5, 2009, at Mercure Oceanide, Vieux Port, Sud La Rochelle.
The workshop will be dedicated to the thermal management and particularly to convenient cooling solutions for high integration level of equipments. Rising speed of the components leads to increase the power dissipation while miniaturisation and low cost technologies don’t facilitate the mastering of the thermal impedances. In such conditions, the thermal management, as a part of the packaging solutions, is and will continue to be one of the main technological keys for the future progress of the electronic components.
A CD Rom including the presentations will be distributed to the attendees only.
International Microelectronics And Packaging Society France
49 rue Lamartine 78035 Versailles
Tel : + 33 (0) 1 39 67 17 73/ Fax : + 33 (0) 1 39 02 71 93 E-mail :
IMAPS UK Announces MicroTech 2009 - Seminar on Bio-Sensors and MEMS Packaging ^
IMAPS-UK will be holding a key MicroTech Seminar on “Bio-Sensors and MEMS Packaging” scheduled for Tuesday 3rd March 2009 at the Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh. The Seminar is co-sponsored by IEEE-CPMT-UK&RI. We seek submissions of learned papers of how the challenge of Design, Fabrication or Applications of Bio-sensors or MEMS packaging is being met by researchers and practitioners.
INTERCONEX 2009 Technical Abstracts Due January 31^
April 7-8, 2009
Congress Centre of La Villette
Within INTERCONEX 2009, the technical committee proposes the following topics:
Packaging & Application of Power LED Devices
Packaging and reliability challenges of high pin count circuits
A one day technical workshop on:
Microelectronics and packaging for medical and healthcare applications
Technical conferences on the following subjects:
Materials improvement (solder, underfill, die attach, thermal interface, ...) and processes (assembly, stacking, packaging,…)
Flip-chip (substrates and board technologies),
Reliability, thermal management,
Advanced Technologies (3 D integration, embedded die, reconstructed wafer, flex,...)
Emerging topics (carbon nanotubes, packaging innovation, alternative source integration,…)
Modelling, simulation & design, ….
Characterization & test,
Packaging applications (avionic, telecom, automotive, biomedical, domotic, military,..), and
Systems (optic, photonic, harsh environment, …)
We kindly ask you to send us your proposals with one page abstract word size before January 31, 2009. You may submit your abstract via email - email@example.com. For more information, visit www.imapsfrance.org or contact Florence Vireton at +33 (0) 1 39 67 17 73.
EMPC 2009 - European Microelectronics and Packaging Conference^
EMPC is Europe’s premier conference planned every two years in a different European country by the local IMAPS chapter, bringing together specialists from industry and academia. The European Microelectronics and Packaging Conference & Exhibition, EMPC 2009, will be held in Rimini, Italy on June 15-18, 2009. EMPC 2009 addresses “everything in electronics between the chip and the system”. The Technical Program Committee of EMPC 2009 invites you to send abstracts of original work describing recent developments in microelettronics technologies. The Call for Papers, exhibitors details and other information are available at www.empc2009.org.
The IMAPS Journal is a prestigious, refereed, and archival publication distributed to a qualified audience worldwide comprised of IMAPS members, educational institutions, and corporate libraries. Focused solely on microelectronics topics and the electronic packaging of these technologies, JMEP contains only papers relevant to your business and industry.
Complete information regarding this publication may be found on the IMAPS website at www.imaps.org/jmep; however, the key points are:
• With such a technically focused publication, you can get to print much faster with JMEP – 2-4 months on average from submission to publication.
• All submissions must be in electronic format, and should be submitted via E-Mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Papers should preferably be formatted and submitted in Microsoft Word.
• Tables, graphs, and photographs should be submitted at the end of the file and need not be embedded in the text.
• Photographs and other illustrations should preferably be submitted as high resolution files
• The Transfer of Copyright form must be filled out on the IMAPS website. http://www.imaps.org/jmep/copyright.pdf.
Authors of papers that have been printed in other IMAPS publications or presented at IMAPS workshops are invited to submit updated and/or expanded versions of their papers for possible publication in the Journal.
Please send all submissions, comments, or questions to email@example.com or feel free to contact me at the phone/e-mail below.