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"Shielding Packaging for High Cost Electronics" -- Dr. Fabrizio Montauti, Vice President of Engineering, WaveZero

Presentation Slides: "Shielding Packaging for High Cost Electronics" (450kB PDF)

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

  • Seated dinner served at 6:30 ($25 if reserved before May 8; $30 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 Janis Karklins
  • Please reserve for "presentation-only", even if not attending the dinner.

    RF and EMI shielding is usually the ignored part of the design, applied as a band aid to products and packages after many aspects of the design are completed. It should be designed in up-front to provide the most advantageous designs (smaller, lighter, tighter), facilitate products passing regulatory tests, and get to market faster. This talk will discuss a number of innovative shielding solutions and specific case studies. We will contrast older methods of shielding (metal cans and conductive paint on plastic) with a new EMI shielding material based on the thin film metallization of thermoformed structure.

    Speaker Biography:
    Dr. Fabrizio Montauti has extensive senior level experience with microwave and millimeter wave wireless equipment and network design. Prior to joining WaveZero, he was VP of Marketing & Sales and VP Operations for PointRed Technologies (San Jose, CA). He was responsible for market development for a wireless communication system and was instrumental in securing key sales contracts around the world. From 1999 to 2001, he was co-Founder, Executive VP and COO for EESA (San Jose, CA), a provider of high frequency synthesizers in the 2.4 GHz and 5.7 GHz frequency ranges. From 1996 to 1999, he was Director of Engineering for P-Com, Inc. (Campbell, CA), a public company focused on wireless equipment and networks. He managed a team of 40 engineers working on new wireless equipment and devices. For Siemens Telecommunications, from 1989 to 1995, Dr. Montauti, worked as a Senior Designer on microwave and millimeter wave modules for satellite communications. He received his Doctor of Electronic Engineering at the Universita' degli Studi di Pisa (Italy) in 1989. He has three patents in the field of wireless equipment design and has published journal quality papers at international conferences. WaveZero spoke at the IEEE's Oakland East Bay (OEB) Chapter of the Communications Society in February (See page 20 of the GRID).

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