RECOMMENDED TECHNOLOGY PAPERS
Specialized Materials Meet Critical Packaging Needs in MEMS Devices
Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) present both unique market opportunities and significant manufacturing challenges for product designers in nearly every application segment. Used as accelerometers, pressure sensors, optical devices, microfluidic devices, and more, these microfabricated sensors and actuators often need to be exposed to the environment, but also need to be protected from environmental factors. Although standard semiconductor manufacturing methods provide a baseline capability in meeting these challenges, the unique requirements of MEMS devices drive a need for specialized epoxies and adhesives able to satisfy often-conflicting demands.May 12, 2016
Sponsored by Master Bond, Inc.,
Protecting Electronics with Parylene
This whitepaper provides a comprehensive overview of parylene conformal
coating, advantages of parylene, and applications for parylene to
protect electronic devices.
As technology continues to advance, devices will encounter rugged
environments and it is vital that they are properly protected. Parylene
conformal coating is one way that manufacturers are giving their devices
a higher level of protection, along with increasing the overall quality
of their products.
Parylene conformal coating applications for Electronics include:
· I/O & PCI Modules
· Power Converters and Supplies
· Other Embedded Computing applications
· Other specialty electronics and assemblies April 26, 2016
Sponsored by Diamond-MT
NMT: A Novel Technology for In-Line Ultra-Thin Film MeasurementsMore Technology Papers
XwinSys identified the semiconductors recent market trends and developed a novel XRF technology, named NMT: Noise-reduced Multilayer Thin-film measurement. This innovative approach can be used for in-line inspection and metrology features, to accurately and precisely analyze single and multi-layered elements in ultra-thin films. NMT novel technology can be utilized for in-line applications ranging from localized ultra-thin film stacks to the inspection of 3D localized features to the analysis of defects involving geometries, voids and material elements. February 23, 2016
Sponsored by XwinSys Technology Development Ltd.
Airborne Molecular Contamination Monitoring – Efficient Troubleshooting Techniques
July 28, 2016 at 10 AM MT / Sponsored by Particle Measuring Systems, Inc.
Decreasing the time to detect, contain and mitigate very low levels of Airborne Molecular Contamination (AMC) is critical for high tech manufacturers. Costs associated with AMC-related quality issues and yield losses are well understood, and adequate reduction of AMC is critical for clean manufacturers to stay competitive. Technical personnel need the flexibility to efficiently collect AMC data with good temporal-spatial resolution anywhere in the clean environment for both sustaining sample plans, as well as to collect site-specific data to converge on AMC sources during troubleshooting events. A brief overview of AMC will be presented along with the latest technology for efficiently identifying AMC sources in the cleanroom.
June 2016 (Date and time TBD)/ Sponsored by Air Products
This webcast will examine the state-of-the-art in conductors and dielectrics, -- including contacts and Metal1 through global level -- pre-metal dielectrics, associated planarization, necessary etch, strip and cleans, embedded passives, global and intermediate TSVs for 3D, as well as reliability, system, and performance issues.
Is the Semiconductor Industry Ready for Industry 4.0 and the IIoT?
June 2016 (Date and time TBD)/ Sponsored by Epicor and Siemens
An industrial revolution is in the making, equivalent some say to the introduction of steam power at the tail end of the 18th century. Known as smart manufacturing, Industry 4.0 (after the German initiative Industrie 4.0), the industrial internet of things (IIoT), or simply the fourth industrial revolution, the movement will radically change how manufacturing is done. Greater connectivity and information sharing -- enabled by new capabilities in data analytics, remote monitoring and mobility -- will lead to increased efficiency and reduced costs. There will be a paradigm shift from “centralized” to “decentralized” production. Semiconductor manufacturing has long been thought of as the most advanced manufacturing process in the world, but it’s not clear if long-held beliefs about how proprietary data, such as process recipes, are managed. Industry experts will examine the potential for the semiconductor factory of the future, and discuss potential roadblocks.