SEMI-THERM to take place March 19-23

The SEMI-THERM Educational Foundation (STEF) proudly announces that the 34th Annual Thermal Measurement, Modeling and Management Symposium will take place from Monday, March 19th to Friday, March 23rd, 2018. World-class thermal experts will speak at the symposium and attendees will be able to visit with more than 40 exhibitors and experience hands-on demonstrations at vendor workshops.

Conference committee chairs and presenters are leaders and practitioners from companies including Cisco, IBM, Intel, Facebook, Microsoft, Google, Huawei, Qualcomm, and other organizations and academia dedicated to solving thermal challenges.

“Not only will the attendees be able to network with the key technical players in the thermal management field, but they will also be able to get inspired by the keynote and luncheon speeches, while establishing an understanding of thermal principles,” said Bernie Siegal, co-founder of the conference and recipient of SEMI-THERM’s Lifetime Achievement Award. “This program has been successful for 34 years because it offers something for everyone, from in-depth short courses and technical sessions to free evening tutorials and practical how-to courses,” he added.

Symposium Highlights

SEMI-THERM has an entire session dedicated to consumer electronics, along with the keynote address, “Thermal Challenges and Industry Trends of Consumer Electronic Devices” presented by Dr. Andre Ali of Google. And new to this year’s program is a special panel session titled “Challenges in Consumer Electronics”.

Additional technical sessions present best practices for keeping data centers and large electronic systems cool. Papers focus on low acoustics air mover technologies, two-phase and liquid cooling, thermal interfaces and heat sinks.

Other sessions help optimize chip package and microprocessors designs to minimize thermal factors. Multiple papers being presented are dedicated to addressing special requirements of devices and systems exposed to rugged conditions such as LEDS, power, and automotive devices.

Unique to the symposium, full conference registrants are able to attend fascinating luncheon speeches: “Mission Critical Facilities, Data Centers, Technology Spaces and Electronic Equipment” by Dr. Dustin W. Demetriou, IBM and “Tales from the Mars Science Laboratory Thermal Protection System Development” by Dr. Helen H. Hwang, NASA Ames .

Free programs include an evening tutorial presented by Dr. Bruce Guenin, “The Internet of Things – A Personal Perspective”, exhibits, vendor workshops, how-to courses, and two evening networking receptions.

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