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Monthly Archives: February 2022

Zeiss Webinar – Application of Ultra-short Pulsed Lasers for Improved Microscopy Sample Preparation – 29th March 2022

Zeiss Microscopy are organising a webinar on “Application of Ultra-short Pulsed Lasers for Improved Microscopy Sample Preparation” by Cheryl Hartfield of Zeiss Microscopy on 29th March 2022 at 10:00 (UK time)

The emergence of ultra-short, pulsed lasers for sample preparation opens new possibilities for sample preparation in materials characterisation and failure analysis. This webinar will provide an overview of different sample preparation strategies for high resolution imaging and analysis, with application examples showcasing new capabilities enabled by a FIB-SEM with integrated fs (femto-second) laser.

This session is designed for those working in Electronics Materials Characterisation, Electronics Failure Analysis and Electronics Packaging, with key learnings including:

  • Introduction to cross-section techniques
  • Review of mechanical methods, BIB, FIB-SEM, ex-situ USP lasers, integrated laser FIB-SEM
  • LaserFIB applications and technique comparisons

Speaker Profile – Cheryl Hartfield

Cheryl Hartfield is Product Marketing Manager for ZEISS Microscopy, based in Dublin, California. She received her MA and BS in Microbiology from UT Southwestern Medical Center and Texas A&M respectively. She co-founded Omniprobe and was Senior Member of Technical Staff at Texas Instruments, working for 12 years in characterisation and package development. Cheryl is an ASM Fellow and Past President of EDFAS. She has 15 patents and authored >70 papers.

To register for the webinar, click HERE


Power Electronics Packaging – Training and Upskilling – PEPTUS Project


Have you heard about the IMAPS-UK PEPTUS project? It is about Power Electronics Packaging — Training and Upskilling – providing up to date training modules to raise awareness of this topic in support of the Electric Revolution.

This project is funded funded by Driving the Electric Revolution – Building Talent for the Future, an ISCF Challenge
delivered by UK Research and Innovation.

The project will prepare and introduce a Power Electronics Packaging Training Course based on Basic, Intermediate and Advanced levels. It is expected that the course will be taken up by industry and Academia to assist in up-skilling and reskilling personnel for the manufacture and testing of power electronics modules.

The project commenced on 1st February 2022 and will complete the first phase set of deliverables by the end of April 2022. It is just a 3 month funded project.

IMAPS-UK is looking forward to being able to demonstrate key parts of this programme and offer a video introduction to a number of key Stakeholders.

The project is looking for key stakeholders who will participate in the project in a number of different ways by contributing:

  • to the Video content, with possible video clips and/or access to facilities & equipment
  • to the Course Content, by indicating any specific needs relating to the packaging of Power Electronics
  • to take up Training options by providing notification of intent for needs
  • to accepting and supporting a Qualification option monitored and accredited by IMAPS-UK members

The project intends to reach out to a wider academic audience to support the accreditation and uptake of the course materials through IMAPS-UK Academic Members and the Centre for Power Electronics.

IMAPS-UK would like to hear from you if you are interested to join in as a stakeholder or, in fact, if you would just like to offer your opinion about what you consider should be included in the training course.

Please contact the office and the project team, if possible, before 4th March 2022 at the latest and tell us about your interests and input.

A Training Workshop on Microelectronic Packaging Techniques for Power Electronics will be held on the afternoon of Monday 25 April 2022 to present the first set of the training modules. If you have registered to attend MicroTech 2022, you can register for a place at the Training Workshop for free, by booking Ticket PEP-IT-UP-03. However, there are only limited places available and they will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

For further information and to express interest in the PEPTUS project, please contact IMAPS-UK Office, Andy Longford or Steve Riches.

Driving the Electric Revolution – Engage with ….Live – 29th March 2022, Sheffield

Express your interest in attending “Engage with… LIVE!” on 29th March 2022 at the Octagon, Sheffield now!

This interactive physical forum is to enable leading organisations to discuss Driving the Electric Revolution opportunities that will boost electrification and the adoption of net zero technologies across industries throughout the UK. If you are a leading organisation looking to discover exciting opportunities in Power Electronics, Machines and Drives (PEMD), please register your interest in attending the event.

This face to face event includes speakers from the Critical Minerals Association, Manchester Innovation Activities Hub, DER-IC and EPSRC Future Electric Machine Manufacturing Hub.

To view the full Engage with…Live! event agenda, click HERE