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plant tour of CIREXX --
Hosted by Morgan Hite

Location: 3391 Keller St., Santa Clara (see map at right)
LIMIT: 45 for Tour
Tours will be at 2:00, 2:30, 3:00, and 3:30, and will last for about 25 minutes; we can accomodate 12 people per tour. Please Email Tom Tarter with your first and second preferred times for the tour, and the number of people in your group.

We will register you on a first-come, first-served basis, and confirm by email.

The Cirexx lobby is very small; therefore, we'll only let the 12 registered attendees into the lobby at any one time. If you arrive early, check in with Harvey Miller (at the lobby door) and then return to your car until we are ready to queue up your tour group.

IEEE/CPMT Dinner Meeting:

Laser Microvias --
Dr. Michael Kauf, Excellon Automation Company

Wednesday, February 9, 2000
Subsidized buffet dinner ($15 if reserved by Feb. 6; $20 after & at door) served at 6:30, Presentation (no cost) at 7:30.
New Location: Embassy Suites Hotel, 2885 Lakeside Drive (101 at Bowers Ave), Santa Clara -- see map.
PLEASE RSVP (for dinner and/or meeting) by email to Tom Tarter, or call our CPMT hotline at 800-686-9366.


Today laser via formation is a specialty found in few products. But in coming years, there will be dramatic growth, forced by increasing density and performance requirements-- in semiconductor packages and in printed circuit board interconnects. Laser vias make possible blind microvias in pad, for example, and that vastly increases routing possibilities.

On February 9, the CPMT Society chapter will provide two opportunities to learn more about this rapidly developing field. (1) A 2PM tour-- limited to the first 45 reservations-- of the Cirexx plant where an Excellon laser drill using two different technologies has been installed and is drilling microvias. (2) A 7:30PM talk by Dr. Michael Kauf exploring the technology.

Dr. Kauf will introduce the alternative laser technologies and their relevance for different material combinations. He will show cross sections and SEM pictures. Trends and future development avenues will be discussed, including emerging technologies.

Speaker Biography:
Dr. Michael Kauf joined Excellon Automation Company in November 1999 in the capacity of Product Marketing Manager for the Laser Systems Business Unit. His experience includes employment with Lambda Physik, Inc. (Ft. Lauderdale, FL), C. Behrens Machinery Co., Inc. (Boston, MA), and the Bavarian Laser Center (Erlangen, Germany). Dr. Kauf completed his doctoral studies in the field of Manufacturing Technology at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany.

If you are not on our Chapter's regular email or FAX distribution list for meeting anouncements, you can easily be added! Please send an Email to Tom Tarter and let me know if you'd like email or FAX distribution. If you don't have Email, then please reply to 800 686-9366 (CPMT's 800 number), but please be advised that I would greatly prefer the Email route.

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