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MfHE – Microelectronics Packaging for Harsh Environments

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Microlectronics Packaging for Harsh Environments is an IMAPS-UK Technical Conference covering the latest developments for microelectronic devices used in Space, Defence, Aerospace, Medical, Energy & Exploration applications.

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Microelectronics Packaging for Harsh Environments is an IMAPS-UK Technical Conference covering the latest developments for electronic device assemblies used in Space, Defence, Aerospace & Transport, Medical, Energy & Exploration applications.

The event will provide a forum where organisations and individuals with an interest in high-reliability applications can meet and learn about the latest technologies and techniques, plus discover new supply chain options.

Attendees will comprise organisations and individuals involved with specifying, designing, integrating, manufacturing, researching and supplying products into these markets.

The event will comprise four sessions, covering:

  • Applications & Requirements
  • Components & Materials
  • Design, Manufacturing & Processes
  • Reliability & Ruggedisation


08:30Registration, Exhibition & Networking
Session One: Applications & Requirements
09:30Conference Keynote: Small Satellites – Long Lives? The New Challenge for Space 2.0 - Satellite Applications Catapult
10:00Embedded Electronics for Harsh Environments - CPI
10:30Mid-Morning Break: Refreshments, Exhibition & Networking
Session Two: Components & Materials
11:00Beyond SAC Solders: Understanding Microstructure Stability in Alloys for Harsher Environments - Imperial College
11:30HTCC Hermetic Packages and RF Transitions - Egide
12:00Enhancing Bottom Terminated Components for use in Harsh Environments - Micross Components
12:30Lunch: Finger Buffet, Exhibition & Networking
Session Three: Design, Manufacturing & Processes
13:30Origami for Tight Spaces - 3D 250C PCB Assemblies for Control Systems - Microchip Technology Inc.
14:00Heat Spreading in High Power Density Electronics - Compound Semiconductors Applications Catapult
14:30Mid-Afternoon Break: Refreshments, Exhibition & Networking
Session Four: Reliability & Ruggedisation
15:00Ruggedisation of a Commercial Off-the-Shelf Plastic Moulded QFN for Space - Micross Components
15:30What Works and What Doesn't? Advanced Materials Analysis for Microelectronics Reliability in Harsh Environments - MCS
16:00Advances in 2D & 3D (CT) X-Ray Inspection for Microelectronics in Harsh Environments - Keith Bryant Consultancy
16:30Closing Remarks & End.

Delegate Bookings:

Bookings for MfHE 2019 are now open to all, including non-members.  The reduced members’ rates are applicable to all paying IMAPS Members (all bookings are checked to verify Membership status).

The following delegate rates (inclusive of free parking, lunch & refreshments) apply:

IMAPS-UK Member: £85
IMAPS-UK Student Member: £30
Non Member: £155

Pre- conference networking dinner @ The Kingswell“: £ 35.00pp, Wednesday 27th November 6:30 for 7:00pm
All delegates are welcome to attend, please ensure you reserve your place using the appropriate ticket type below.

All prices shown are exclusive of VAT.

Exhibit at MfHE 2019:

Interested in attending the event as an exhibitor? A number of table-tops are available on a first-come, first-served basis; book early to avoid disappointment.

In addition, all exhibitors receive one Conference Ticket and one Conference Dinner Ticket, plus hot listings on the IMAPS-UK website, entries in the event programme and the opportunity to provide a short introduction to the delegates during the exhibitor briefings in the Conference.

Reasons to exhibit at MfHE 2019:

    • See multiple customers in one location
    • Showcase products or services
    • Enforce your brand & raise your profile
    • Discover new industry & business contacts

Exhibitor Rates:

IMAPS-UK Member exhibitor: £385.00
Non Member Exhibitor: £585.00

All exhibitor rates are inclusive of the pre-conference networking dinner.


Take advantage of the importance of this Prestigious Event and its’ exposure by sponsoring the Conference. To reserve a sponsorship opportunity, please contact the secretariat (details below).


A limited number of rooms are available the “The Kingswell” @ £90.00 B&B (please specify the IMAPS-UK rate when booking).

We are also hosting the pre-conference networking dinner here on Wednesday 27th November (6:30 for 7:00pm).  All delegates are welcome to attend, please ensure you reserve your place using the booking service below (note: exhibitors packages already include one space at the dinner; IMAPS-UK secretariat will confirm details with you directly).

Other local hotels include:

Ridgeway House guesthouse located at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL) in Oxfordshire.

Premier Inn, Abingdon

Courtyard by Marriott, Abingdon

For further information, please contact:

IMAPS-UK Secretariat
Telephone: + 44 (0)131 202 9004

Book Event Tickets

When booking the event, please ensure that the Delegate Name is included on the booking form, if you are not the person attending. Please note that the person booking the event will be the only person who will have access to event booking history and be able to download any event materials .

Bookings are now closed for this event. - Please contact the IMAPS-UK office for further details

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Date(s) - 28/11/2019
9:00 am - 4:30 pm

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