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MicroTech 2019 Pre-Conference “Plasma” Workshop

Pre-Conference Workshop : “Understanding Plasma Processes in Microelectronics Applications”

As a lead into MicroTech 2019, John Maguire of Nordson March, will be presenting a half-day workshop on the topic: Understanding Plasma Process in Microelectronics Applications.

Gas plasma processes have long been used in the microelectronics industry for a variety of applications. For many, plasma is something of a “black box”. This workshop attempts to explain what plasma is, which parameters one must consider when setting up a process and how to introduce plasma into the manufacturing environment. Moreover, it will illustrate a variety of applications and encourage us to start thinking about some new ones.

FURTHER INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE :  “Event Brochure” – Download here



12.00: Registration and buffet lunch

13:00     Introduction & Welcome

  • Who is Nordson March?
  • What is Plasma?
  • Plasma Processing Fundamentals I
  • Plasma Processing Fundamentals II
  • Plasma Modes

 Coffee Break

  • Applications in Microelectronics and Electronics Assembly.
    • Die attach
    • Wirebonding
    • Adhesive joining
    • Potting and encapsulation
    • Modifying surface properties
    • Cleaning for ultimate cleanliness
    • Conformal coating
    • Plasma deposition
  • What Does Plasma Do to a Surface and How Can I Measure the Effect of Plasma
  • Time Dependency of the Plasma Effect
  • Sensitive Devices, ESD and Similar Questions
  • Plasma in Production.

 17:00 – Wrap up and closing remarks



  • IMAPS-UK Members: £90
  • Non Member: £120

Prices shown are exclusive of VAT.

Registration is via the MicroTech 2019 event webpage ( the IMAPS-UK website:

For further details, please contact IMAPS-UK

This Workshop is also open to MicroTech Attendees and will therefore require a separate booking.  Spaces are limited, book early to avoid disappointment.

To Book your Workshop place – Click Here    … Go to the Workshop section  the click and select the MT19-07 or -08 Ticket