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
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
Dr. Wheeler is a technical advisor to an Hewlett-Packard multi-divisional
council responsible for coordinating flip chip development.
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March 2, 1998