IEEE/CPMT Dinner Meeting:
Preventing Thermal Stress Failures in Microelectronics Packaging --
Wednesday, December 12, 2001
Dr. Ephraim Suhir -- Vice President, Packaging & Reliability,
Seated dinner served at 6:30
($20 if reserved before Dec. 8); $25 after & at door;
Presentation (no cost) at 7:30.
Ramada Inn1217 Wildwood Ave (Fwy 101 frontage road, between Lawrence Expressway and Great America Parkway), Sunnyvale, (800) 888-3899 -- see map.
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or call our CPMT hotline at 1-650-299-8898.
Please reserve for "presentation-only", even if not attending the dinner.
As speed and power increase, ICs are subjected to ever increasing thermal loads. Dr.Suhir will discuss predictive modeling of resulting thermal stress failures,and their prevention. Both microelectronic and photonic device materials and structures will be modeled and analyzed from die to solder joint to package. Plastic,ceramic, and photonic packages will be covered.
Recommendations for improved fatigue life will include criteria for materials choices and geometrical design parameters.
- Speaker Biography
- Dr. Ephraim Suhir is VP of Packaging and Reliability for Iolon Inc in San
Jose. Prior to this assignment, he was a Distinguished Member of the
Technical (Research) Staff at Bell Laboratories, Physical Sciences and
Engineering Research Division. He is Technical Editor of the ASME
Journal of Electronic Packaging. Dr. Suhir is a Fellow of the Institute of
Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), American Society of
Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE),
and Senior Member of the American Physical Society (APS). He is a
Distinguished Lecturer with IEEE and ASME. Dr. Suhir has authored more
than 200 papers, patents, book chapters and books on mechanics and
reliability of microelectronics and photonics materials, packages and
systems. He received numerous professional and distinguished services
awards, including the 1999 National Tau Pi Sigma and ASME Charles Russ
Richards Memorial award for outstanding contributions to mechanical
engineering, the 2000 IEEE-CPMT Society award for outstanding
pioneering, sustained and continuing contributions to the fields of
Materials and Mechanical Engineering related to microelectronics and
fiber-optics packages and structures, and the 2000 International SPE
Fred O. Conley Award for outstanding contributions to plastics
engineering and technology..
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