Speaker: DR. EPHRAIM SUHIR, University of California
The speaker will address new developments in nano-particle materials (NPM) and possible applications in micro- and opto-electronics. Examples are: photonics packages, plastic packages of IC devices, MEMS packages, OLEDs, planar lightguides, and some other areas of engineering where high mechanical reliability and environmental durability are required. Results of the accelerated life testing for the application of the NPM in the new generation of optical fiber coatings are discussed in detail.
Dr. Ephraim Suhir is Distinguished Member of Technical Staff (ret), Basic Research, Physical Sciences and Engineering Research Division, Bell Labs, Murray Hill, NJ; Professor, EE Dept., University of California at Santa Cruz; Visiting Professor, University of Maryland at College Park. He is Fellow of four leading professional societies: the American Physical Society (APS), the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), and the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE). Dr. Suhir is co-founder of the ASME Journal of Electronic Packaging and served as its Technical Editor for eight years (1993-2001). He has authored about 300 technical publications (papers, book chapters, books, patents), including monographs “Structural Analysis of Microelectronic and Fiber Optic Systems”, Van-Nostrand, 1991 and “Applied Probability for Engineers and Scientists”, McGraw-Hill, 1997. Dr. Suhir is Member-at-Large of the IEEE Technical Activities Board (TAB), New Technologies Directions Committee (NTDC) and Chairman of its Group on Portable Information Devices. He is also Member-at-Large of the IEEE Nanotechnology Council, Member-at-Large of the Board of Governors of the IEEE CPMT Society and Distinguished Lecturer of this Society. Dr. Suhir organized many successful conferences and symposia worldwide, and received numerous distinguished service and professional awards.