Components, Packaging & Manufacturing Technology Society

IEEE/CPMT Dinner Meeting:

"Comparing Switching Noise in VSLI Packages" --
Dr. Richard Wheeler, Hewlett-Packard Co.

Wednesday, April 8, 1998
Subsidized buffet dinner ($10) served at 6:30, Presentation (no cost) at 7:30.
Location: FAZ restaurant, at the Four Points Hotel, on 1108 N. Mathilda, north of Hiway 237 and Fwy 101 junction, Sunnyvale
PLEASE RSVP (for dinner and/or meeting) by email to Rena Ayeras, or call our CPMT hotline at 800-686-9366.

Quarter-micron CMOS designs are increasing transistor counts over 5 million per die. As a result, lead counts are also increasing -- to over 300. These parameters are influencing the transition to array packages to accomodate the increased density.

More primary are the gigahertz switching frequencies and their demands on power distribution as well as on chip packaging. Even lower lead count devices, such as DRAMs, at 100 leads for 64Mbit devices are affected by these new speed requirements.

Dr. Wheeler's talk will examine the trends of IC technology from the 70s through the 90s and the imapcts on packaging and power distribution.

Dr. Richard Wheeler has a PhD in electrical engineering and solid state physics from Brigham Young University. He has over 26 years experience in industrial management, research, and hardware development, including Bell Labs and H-P Research Labs. Dr. Wheeler is a technical advisor to an Hewlett-Packard multi-divisional council responsible for coordinating flip chip development.

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 Rena Ayeras and let me know if you'd like email or FAX distribution. If you don't have Email, then please reply to 800 696-9366 (CPMT's 800 number), but please be advised that I would greatly prefer the Email route.

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