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IEEE CPMT Webinar: Manufacturing Micron-sized Systems

Date
2016-10-27
Location
Webinar - Online
Contact
Marsha Tickman – m.tickman@ieee.org
Presenter
Walt Trybula
Description

Presenter: Walt Trybula, Trybula Foundation, Inc. (Austin)

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Abstract: Electronics is ubiquitous in today’s world.  Semiconductors provide the computing power and data conversion.  Power sources, typically batteries, on small, uncorded devices are challenging for long operation.  Heat generation, i.e., power loss, is a significant concern.  The packaging is designed to survive both the anticipated environmental extremes and the application handling.  The system is held together via a substrate that connects the various elements of the application into a functional circuit.  Millimeter sized “pills” with video capability have been designed and applied in medical applications.  As the size of the “systems” continues to shrink into the micron range, the question that arises is “How can we design a system that can perform its mission and still be manufactured in quantity?”  This presentation/paper addresses some of the potential issues that need to be resolved in order to be successful.  One critical fact is that the manufacturing processes do not exist today.  They need to be invented.  The intent of this paper is to initiate dialogue and research/development to accomplish the manufacture of micron-sized systems.

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