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ZeroAMP Workshop: Electronics for Extreme Environments – Bristol, UK – 30 June 2022

Standby for some exciting scientific presentations, challenging packaging and talk on the impact of the EU Chips act. This event will also explain how your business may be helped by our ultra low power relay switches for rugged memory and logic in “impossible environments” (5Mrad, OK to 300C). Learn about how the ZeroAMP project is developing MEMS based switches that mirror CMOS technology but overcome some of the limitations of CMOS and the packaging solutions that these requirements pose!

Download the ZeroAMP Workshop Flyer

See website link below for further event details and registration:

ZeroAMP Workshop

Power Electronics Packaging – Training and Upskilling – PEPTUS Project Summary

Opportunities for Training in Power Electronics Packaging

IMAPS-UK is pleased to announce the completion of the PEPTUS project. The project 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 by Driving the Electric Revolution – Building Talent for the Future, an ISCF Challenge
delivered by UK Research and Innovation.

The project has prepared and introduced a Power Electronics Packaging Training Course based on Basic, Intermediate and Advanced levels. The courses are available to 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 PEPTUS project has delivered the following items:

Power Electronics Packaging – Introduction Video

Power Electronics Packaging – Training Modules

Basic Level

  • Module 1 – Introduction to Power Electronics Packaging
  • Module 2 – Making of Power Electronics Packaging
  • Module 3 – Design for Power Electronics Packaging
  • Module 4 – Developing Power Electronics Packaging

Intermediate Level

  • Module 5 – Developing Power Electronics Packaging Options
  • Module 7 – Materials and Processes

Advanced Level

  • Module 12 – Testing, Modelling, Reliability and Lifetime Prediction for Power Electronics Packaging

PEPTUS Training Events

PEP-IT-UP Training Workshop – Monday 25th April 2022 – Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Harwell Campus

An introductory Training Workshop on Microelectronic Packaging Techniques for Power Electronics was held on the afternoon of Monday 25 April 2022 at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory to present Modules 1 and 2, which was attended by 25 people.

PEPTUS 1 Training Workshop – Thursday 16th June 2022 – CSA Catapult

A Training Workshop on the Design, Testing and Reliability Aspects of Power Electronics Manufacturing will be held at the CSA Catapult, Newport, South Wales on Thursday 16 June 2022 to present Modules 3 and 4

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

IMAPS-UK MicroTech 2022 Conference Report

The IMAPS-UK organised MicroTech 2022 Conference on Next Generation of Electronics and People held on Tuesday 26th April 2022 at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, explored the current semiconductor market, reviewed many aspects of packaging developments for ICs, RF devices and power electronics packaging and included wider consideration of skills and training of people within the electronics industry.

Download the MicroTech 2022 Conference Report

If you need any further information, please contact office@imaps.org.uk

Call for Abstracts for 3rd International Conference on Photonics and Opto Packaging (pOp3) on 18 October 2022


IMAPS-UK, in partnership with the Torbay Hi-Tech Cluster and South Devon College is pleased to announce a Call for Abstracts for the 3rd International Conference on Photonics and Opto Packaging (pOp3) with the theme of Linking Optoelectronics Designers and Manufacturers. The pOp3 Conference is planned to be held at the South Devon College, Paignton on Tuesday 18 October 2022.

Abstracts are invited on the following topics:

  • Directions
  • Academic Research and Development
  • Developing Applications
  • Advanced Packaging Technologies

Directions

This theme covers future directions of the photonics and optoelectronics industry, and may include, but not limited to:

  • Over the horizon studies on next generation technologies
  • Photonics in connected vehicles
  • Virtual reality
  • Seeing beyond the visible
  • Photonics and optoelectronics in 3D printing technologies
  • Smarter communications
  • Future demands of photonics packaging
  • Improving translation between academia and industry
  • Impact of photonics on climate change

Academic Research and Development

This theme covers recent research and laboratory development that are ongoing at the lower technology readiness levels and may discuss unresolved questions. Topics include, but not limited to:

  • Detectors
  • Photonic integrated circuits (PICs)
  • optoelectronics
  • New materials and devices
  • Sensors
  • Novel photonics effects
  • Nonlinear materials
  • Quantum technologies
  • Device fabrication

Developing Applications

This theme will focus on development and innovations in photonics and optoelectronics components, devices and systems at a higher level of technology readiness than Academic R&D. These include, but not limited to:

  • Quantum Computing
  • Quantum Sensors
  • Greenhouse gas detection
  • Autonomous Vehicles
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • 5G
  • Free-Space Communications
  • Short-range Underwater Optical Communications
  • Photonics Technologies in Medicine
  • Satellite Remote Sensing and Monitoring
  • Advanced Imaging and Vision technologies
  • Application of PICs

Advanced Packaging Technologies

This theme aims to bring together highly skilled development engineers and end users to discuss advanced packaging technologies. These include advances in:

  • Sub-micron alignment
  • Heterogeneous Integration
  • Wafer Level Processes
  • Hybrid Packaging
  • Testing and Verification
  • Qualification
  • Lifecycle Management

For further details please download Call for Abstracts - 3rd International Conference on Photonics and Opto Packaging - 18 October 2022 (9 downloads)

Abstracts of up to 200 words are due by Friday 17th June 2022.

Please submit your Abstract to office@imaps.org.uk

ZEISS Advanced Packaging Analysis Solutions – Webinar – 17th May 2022 – 10:00 UK Time

ZEISS Microscopy are organising a webinar on “Advanced Packaging Analysis Solutions” by Cheryl Hartfield of ZEISS Microscopy on Tuesday 17th May 2022 at 10:00 (UK time)

With the slowing of Moore’s Law, there has never been more urgency to address challenges for integrated circuit (IC) package characterization and failure analysis (FA) in the More than Moore (MtM) era. Diverse IC package strategies exist to enable the highest system performance. As a result, package developers and failure analysts are faced with complex package architectures, shrinking package interconnect pitches on the order of a few microns, and system-on-chip (SOC) disintegration, which leads to larger package footprints approaching 100mm x 100mm or larger. These trends drive requirements for new capabilities across the entire FA workflow.

With this in mind, we invite you to join our webinar entitled “ZEISS Advanced Packaging Analysis Solutions”, where we will provide an insight on New ZEISS solutions addressing MtM IC package analysis challenges for 3D X-ray imaging and a “Packaging FIB”, the Crossbeam laser. These technologies represent significant advancements for the package FA workflow.

Date: Tuesday 17th May

Time: 10:00 – 11:00 am (BST)

Speaker: Cheryl Hartfield (ZEISS Microscopy)

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

  • An introduction to the “More-than-Moore” (MtM) packaging trend
  • How 3D X-ray microscopy is used to address the challenge of MtM package analysis
  • Technical highlights of the ZEISS “Packaging FIB” for improvement of FA workflow

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

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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

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Power Electronics Packaging – Training and Upskilling – PEPTUS Project

YOUR SUPPORT IS REQUESTED …..

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

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Call for Posters for Centre for Power Electronics Annual Conference 5-6 July 2022

IMAPS-UK and the Centre for Power Electronics (CPE) are pleased to announce a Call for Posters for the Annual CPE Conference from PhD Students and Post Doctoral Research Assistants (PDRA). The CPE Conference is planned to be held at the University of Warwick on 5-6 July 2022.

Abstracts are invited from PhD Students and Post Doctoral Research Assistants which describe the latest advances in Power Electronics and Drives. Up to 25 abstracts will be selected for Poster Presentation during the CPE Conference. Awards will be made to the Best and Runner Up Poster Presentations.

The following Research and Development topics have been highlighted:

  • Semiconductor and Passive Devices
  • Packaging and Interconnect
  • Converters and Drives
  • Control Test and Reliability
  • Power Electronics and Drives Related Applications

For further details please download CPE 2022 Conference 5-6 July 2022 - Call for Posters (43 downloads)

Abstracts are due by Friday 25th February 2022.

Please submit your Abstract to office@imaps.org.uk