Components, Packaging & Manufacturing Technology Society

IEEE/CPMT Dinner Meeting:

"Multimedia Educational Modules in Electronics Packaging" --
Paul Wesling, Compaq/Tandem Div.

Wednesday, November 8, 2000
  • Seated dinner served at 6:30 ($20 if reserved before Nov. 5; $25 after & at door; vegetarian available)
  • Presentation (no cost) at 7:30.

    Ramada Inn

  • 1217 Wildwood Ave (Fwy 101 frontage road, between Lawrence Expressway and Great America Parkway), Sunnyvale, (800) 888-3899 -- see map.


  • For dinner and/or meeting: by email to Tom Tarter
  • or call our CPMT hotline at 1-650-299-8898.
  • Please reserve for "presentation-only", even if not attending the dinner.

    Multimedia training is now becoming available on the Internet -- from universities and commercial courseware companies provided for a fee, and some for free. Paul Wesling will profile some of the technologies used for preparing multimedia educational modules, including freely available authoring packages. Then he will demonstrate a number of modules in the electronics packaging field that can be accessed at no cost on the CPMT Society website. Examples include two virtual packaging laboratories, lectures on thermal design and analysis, and a number of graduate-course lectures. The content is organized topically, based on the Subject Index from the CPMT Transactions, and all technologists are being encouraged to transform their technical talks into short talks suitable for adding to the growing content.

    Speaker Biography:
    Paul Wesling (M '68, SM '84) received the B.S. in electrical engingeering in 1966 and the M.S. in materials science in 1968 from Stanford University. He has held various positions in R&D, reliability, component engineering, manufacturing engineering, and management. At ISS-Sperry Univac, he performed component and design analysis on large disk systems; directed process control and improvement for PWA assembly, solder, and cleaning; and developed liquid-phase epitaxy and device analysis for bubble memory prototypes. Serving as Vice President of Product Integrity for Datapoint Peripheral Products, he directed analysis and support groups for disk and tape drive design and production. As Staff Engineer, then Principal Engineer, at Amdahl Corporation from 1978-1985, he was responsible for large mainframe concept analysis, design review, and selection of peripherals for use in system consoles. At Compaq Computer (Tandem Division) since 1985, he has worked in advanced package development and thermal analysis for multichip modules, and currently develops technical education for the software and hardware R&D groups.

    He is a senior member of the IEEE, and has served as treasurer, then chair, then advisor to the Santa Clara Valley chapter of the IEEE Components, Packaging, and Manufacturing Technology (CPMT) Society. He has organized over 200 short courses for the chapter and was awarded their "Man of the Year" plaque in 1984. He served the CPMT Society for 4 years as Secretary, was elected to the Board of Governors, and has served as Publications Vice President for 13 years. Under his leadership, the CPMT Transactions has expanded from 600 pages/year to over 1800/year, with recognized quality and a reputation for practical papers. He launched three new publications: the Transactions on Semiconductor Manufacturing, the Transactions on Advanced Packaging, and the Transactions on Electronics Packaging Manufacturing. He initiated the CPMT Society's website, and serves as webmaster, with a focus on multimedia content for education in packaging. He is involved in organizing and running 6 IEEE conferences or workshops each year, often compiling and producing their Proceedings. He chairs numerous conference sessions, and is a CPMT Society Distinguished Lecturer.

    He was the recipient of the IEEE Centennial Medal in 1984, the CPMT Society Contribution Award in 1986, the CPMT Board of Governors' Distinguished Service Award in 1991, and the IEEE Third Millennium Medal in 2000. He has authored 8 technical papers and is co-author of a chapter in the TAB Handbook (VNR). He served a 6-year term on a university board of regents, and lectures at San Jose State University on the role of continuing education for EE's. His hobbies are amateur radio, sailing, and backpacking, and he serves as Scoutmaster of a Boy Sccout troop of 70 young men.

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