International Wafer-Level Packaging Conference (IWLPC) Keynote Presenters Announced

The SMTA and Chip Scale Review are pleased to announce the Keynote Presenters for the 14th annual International Wafer-Level Packaging Conference. The IWLPC will be held October 24-26, 2017 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in San Jose, California.

Subramanian Iyer, Ph.D., Distinguished Chancellor’s Professor, Electrical Engineering Department, University of California, Los Angeles is scheduled to give the keynote presentation on the first day of the conference on “Packaging without the Package: A More Holistic Moore’s Law.” With the well-documented slowing down of scaling and the advent of the Internet of Things, there is a focus on heterogeneous integration and system-level scaling. Packaging itself is undergoing a transformation that focuses on overall system performance through integration rather than on packaging individual components. The University of California proposes ways in which this transformation can evolve to provide a significant value at the system level while providing a significantly lower barrier to entry compared with a chip-based SoC approach that is currently used. More importantly it will allow us to re-architect systems in a very significant way. This transformation is already under way with 3-D stacking of dies, Wafer level fan-out processing, and will evolve to make heterogeneous integration the backbone of a new SoC methodology, extending to integrate entire Systems on Wafers (SoWs). Professor Iyer will describe the technology his team uses and their results to-date. This has implications in redefining the memory hierarchy in conventional systems and in neuromorphic systems. These concepts are extended to flexible and biocompatible electronics with medical engineering applications.

Richard (Kwang Wook) Bae, Vice President, Corporate Strategy & Planning, Samsung Electro-Mechanics, will deliver the keynote on the second day, entitled “Samsung’s FOPLP: Beyond Moore.” Innovation and economics in semiconductor fabrication have followed Moore’s Law in past decades. However, as front-end processing is facing physical limits and the economic advantage described by Moore’s Law is fading, innovation in back-end processing has become critical. As the industry moves “Beyond Moore,” two questions come to mind: 1) What is the next-generation of packaging, and 2) What features should it have? Related to these topics are a discussion of the characteristics of the fan-out business and the advantage of Samsung’s fan-out panel-level packaging (FOPLP).

Han Byung Joon, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer, STATS ChipPAC is scheduled to give the keynote presentation in the afternoon on the second day of the conference on “Innovative Packaging Technologies Usher in a New Era for Integration Solutions.” Rapidly evolving demands for greater system performance, increased functionality and reduced form factor are driving three key paradigm shifts in the industry. First, product miniaturization and the modularization of functionality is accelerating growth in system level integration. Second, increasing I/O densities and complex integration requirements in a smaller form factor are leading to a wide range of 2.5D and 3D fan-out wafer level packaging solutions. Third, Chinese fabless customers are requiring sophisticated packaging technologies to be competitive with the top international players. Dr. Han will discuss these important paradigm shifts and how wafer level technology is a key enabler for innovative integration solutions in smartphones, Internet of Things and wearable devices, data storage, networking and automotive electronics.


Pan Pacific Microelectronics Symposium Program Finalized

SMTA announced that the program is finalized for the 23rd Annual Pan Pacific Microelectronics Symposium. The event will take place February 5-8, 2018 at the Hapuna Beach Prince Resort on the Big Island of Hawaii. The Pan Pacific Microelectronics Symposium promotes international technical interchange and provides a premier forum for networking among microelectronics professionals and business leaders throughout the world.

The technical sessions, with over 50 presentations, will include Automotive Systems and Hardware, Materials and Reliability, Inspection and Test Techniques, Cleaning Technologies, Advanced Materials, Interposer and Packaging Technology, Advanced Processes and Packaging, Nontechnology Applications, Advanced Packaging and Processes, Advanced Process, Heterogeneous Integration.

On the afternoon of Monday, February 5, a plenary keynote session will kick off the event featuring presentations on Defense Electronics; The Latest Material Technologies for Systems in Package; Management of Complexity in Research and Development Work; and Selected Highlights From the 2017 iNEMI Roadmap and Key Projects to Address Identified Gaps.

On Tuesday, February 6, Yoshiaki Sakagami, Honda, will deliver the keynote lunch talk on “Honda’s New Mobility System Development Challenge; Key Functions and Devices for Intelligent Mobility System.” On Wednesday, February 7, Dwight Howard, Delphi Automotive, LLC, will deliver the lunch keynote on “Integrated Intelligent Transportation and Key Enablers.” Dongkai Shangguan, Ph.D., Flex, will deliver the final keynote lunch presentation about “Cost Effective Solutions for SiP and Miniaturized Modules” on Thursday, February 8.

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Happy Chinese New Year!

QYSMT wishes all customers happy New Year! Kung Hei Fat Choi!

About Chinese New Year:

The Chinese Lunar New Year is also known as the Spring Festival in modern China and one of the Asian Lunar New Year holidays. It is an important festival for Chinese traditional festivals. Traditionally, celebrations start on the first night of the day and go until the Lantern Festival on the 15th day of the first month. In 2018, the first day of the Chinese New Year is Friday, February 16, beginning the year of the dog.


It is one of the most famous and famous festivals in the world and is one of the largest annual population migrations in large scale in the world. This is an important festival in Greater China and has a strong influence on the Lunar New Year celebrations of geographical neighbors, including Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, South Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Mauritius and Australia and the Philippines and Russia.


The New Year’s Festival has been hundreds of years old, accompanied by several myths and customs. Traditionally, festivals are the time to commemorate God and ancestry. There are significant differences in the customs and traditions of the area in China to celebrate the Lunar New Year. Normally, the night before the Chinese New Year is the occasion for Chinese families to attend the annual reunion dinner. Traditionally, every family has to thoroughly clean their houses to remove any bad assets and to make way for the coming good fortune. Windows and doors are decorated with red paper-cut and the couplets of popular themes such as Happiness, Happiness, Fortune and Longevity. Other activities include lighting firecrackers and paper envelopes to donate money. In about a third of the continent’s population, or 500 million Northerners, dumplings, especially vegetarian fillings, have prominence in festivals. They also donate money to celebrate each other. They often buy new clothes and get new hair cut and start the new year.


The Chinese New Year is often accompanied by loud, New Year couplets printed in gold letters on bright red paper, referred to as chunlian or fai chun, are another way of expressing auspicious new year wishes.


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