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High density interconnect sockets are becoming larger, which creates challenges for socket warpage simulation and can impact SMT assembly yield and reliability. Expedited computation that maintains the required level of accuracy is needed to shorten socket design cycles.
Phase 1 of iNEMI’s High Density Interconnect Socket Warpage Prediction and Characterization project established an analysis and validation framework for socket development, conducted simulation experiments, and initially investigated the impact of socket design, fiber filled material properties and molding process conditions on socket warpage.
Phase 2 will focus on improving socket warpage simulation accuracy and speed, further investigating the impact of molding and design on socket warpage, and will ultimately establish guidelines for dynamic socket warpage measurement and prediction. If you are involved in socket design and development, board assembly and/or reliability, this project will be of interest to you. Please join us to learn more on January 5 or 6. The deadline to sign up for the project is February 17, 2023.
This webinar is open to industry; advance registration is required.
Thursday, January 5, 2023
7:00-8:00 a.m. EST (U.S.)
1:00-2:00 p.m. CET (Europe)
8:00-9:00 p.m. CST (China)
Friday, January 6
9:00-10:00 a.m. CST (China)
8:00-9:00 p.m. EST (U.S.) on January 5
Nolan Johnson, I-Connect007
I try to not talk about the weather in this space, but this week I feel compelled. I’m based in the Pacific Northwest, and we’re relatively used to it being wet and rainy. But just south of us in California, the state has gone from what I read has been called the driest period in the West in the past 1,200 years to a right proper drenching. This week’s news cycle felt like one of those California-style “atmospheric rivers.” There was so much worthy reporting worthy that I was a bit overwhelmed in making my final selections. Suffice it to say that, this week, there is quite a bit of news that’s worth your time to read.
Julia Gumminger, IPC
The IPC APEX EXPO 2023 Technical Conference at the San Diego Convention Center will feature two hot topics—Advanced Packaging and e-Mobility/EV Automotive—in custom and curated Special Sessions on Thursday, Jan. 26. Please plan your travel accordingly to attend these exciting sessions.
Pete Starkey, I-Connect007
Regardless of the potential distraction of the international football match between England and Wales in the World Cup competition, an enthusiastic crowd of PCB fans gathered in Meriden UK for the Institute of Circuit Technology Christmas Seminar, an eagerly-awaited networking opportunity that included a face-to-face industry welcome event and an outstanding technical programme. Guest speakers highlighted new technology in selective solder nozzles, flexible circuits, industry cooperation, and a greener future by recycling PCBs.