The IMAPS 2021 program is set to be knowledge-packed, offering materials both in person and on demand, including  keynote presentations from top experts, professional development courses, numerous technical sessions and over a dozen posters. Our 3D InCites community members are playing a large role in dispersing this knowledge through their participation as technical track presenters and chairs, panel moderators, in keynotes, special sessions and more! If you haven’t been to an in-person event in a while, now is a good time!

Here are some of the key activities our members are involved in:

Monday, October 11, 2021 

Professional Development Courses  

8:00 am – 10:00 am 

Course A1: System-in-Package (SiP) – System Solutions Through Miniaturization –Instructor: Mark Gerber, ASE US, Inc. 

This PDC course will introduce the package platform SiP (System-in-Package) and how some companies are diversifying from SOC (System-on-a-Chip) to leverage heterogeneous silicon integration and package miniaturization to enable system level solutions.  

1:00 pm -3:00 pm 

Course C1: The Evolution of Flip Chip Package Technology – Instructor: Mark Gerber, ASE US, Inc. 

This PDC course will provide a historical overview and background on the evolution of flip chip packaging as well as short market perspective on this platform. Mobile, Infrastructure, Automotive, High Reliability, Medical and High-Performance Network and Computing all rely on Flip Chip technology to enable their silicon solutions.   


Tuesday, October 12, 2021 

KEYNOTE 2: 10:15 am – 11:00 am 

More Moore or More than Moore. An EDA perspective 

Over the past 30+ years there‘s been a significant shift in the way commercial electronics have been designed. There are many inflection points that have influenced how consumer electronics and systems products are developed across many vertical markets including transportation, 5G, wireless communications, industrial, medical, and more. This talk will discuss the impact several drivers including Moore‘s Law, as well as advances in the design of semiconductors, systems, and advance packaging.

KT Moore, Cadence Design Systems, Inc., Vice President 


Wednesday, October 13, 2021 

Technical Sessions 


10:45 am – 11:10 am 

Prevention of Thinned Wafer Deformation During Thermocompression Bonding Supported by Temporary Bonding Materials
Alice Guerrero, Brewer Science, Inc. (Pieter Bex, Alain Phommahaxay, Eric Beyne, IMEC; Andy Jones, Daojie Dong, Brewer Science, Inc.; Arthur Southard, Brewer Science Taiwan)  


4:45 pm –5:10pm

Adaptive Patterning Methods and Applications
Ryan Bartling, Deca Technologies Inc. 





Moderator: Jan Vardaman, President and Founder of TechSearch International, Inc. 

New package options are required to meet the needs of advanced silicon nodes and cost reduction. Adoption of Co-packaged optics is anticipated. The industry requires a health infrastructure to meet future packaging needs including heterogeneous integration and chiplets. Are we ready? What infrastructure issues need to be addressed? This panel discusses challenges in meeting the needs of next generation packaging and provides insight into potential solutions. 



Thursday, October 14, 2021

KEYNOTE 6: 9:00 am – 9:45 am (Virtual Presentation)

For glass, it would be inappropriate to speak of a new material in microelectronics. It is considered one of the oldest man-made materials and is also regularly used in electronic packaging already.  However, if we look at the fundamental material properties of glass, the only question that really arises is: why isn’t it used in a greater number of applications? The answer to the question lies in the widespread believe that glass is difficult or uneconomical to process on a microscale.

This presentation will describe how recent developments in the field of laser-induced deep etching are helping to enable novelle packages and bring glass to a new era in micro-electronics. 

Roman Ostholt, LPKF Laser & Electronics AG, Managing Director 


12:15 pm – 3:00 pm 

Special Invited Session: Heterogenous Integration Roadmap           
Session Chair: Bill Chen, ASE 

Topics: Medical Health & Wearable, MEMS & Sensor Integration, Security, Supply Chain                                  


Exhibitor Booths 

ASE Group 202, 204 

Finetech 208 

QP Technologies 109 

StratEdge Corporation 409 


On Demand Presentations 

A-Manufacturing Optimization 

Track Chairs: Dongshun Bai, Brewer Science and Suresh Jayaraman, Amkor 

TPM1 – Design, Modeling & System Simulation 

Memory Packaging Challenges for a Growing Market — Knowlton Olmstead, Richard Strode, Curtis Zwenger, Amkor Technology 

Design Constraints and Scale Down Evolution in Advanced Semiconductor Packages — Byong Jin Kim1, SangHyeon Lee1, JaeBeom Shim1, Nam-Hee Cho2, JinYoung Khim1
Amkor Technology Korea, Inc., Incheon, Korea, Materials Science and Engineering of Inha University, Incheon, Korea 


B – Wafer Level/Panel Level (Advanced RDL) 

WAM2 – Panel-level Fan out 

Alternative FCBGA Package Solution Evaluation: High-speed Design Optimization and Electrical Characterization of FOBGA – Hung-Hsiang (Marco) Cheng, Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) (Cheng-Yu Wu, Hung-Chun Kuo, Chen-Chao Wang, Guo-Cheng Liao, Yun-Hsiang Tien, Yi-Chuan Ding) 

WPM2 – WLCSP (Fan In and Advance Material 

Effect of Novel SAC-Bi Solder Joints on Electromigration Reliability for Wafer Level Chip Scale Packages – Min-Yan (Brian) Tsai, Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) (Yung-Sheng Lin, Chin-Li Kao, Shan-Bo Wang, Ting-Chun Lin, Yun-Ching Hung)  

THAM2 – Module Warpage / Plating Solution Contamination Mitigation 

The Pivotal Role of Uniformity of Electrolytic Deposition Processes to Improve the Reliability of Advanced Packaging – Ralf Schmidt, Atotech 


D –  Advanced Packaging (Flip Chip/2.5D/3D/Optical) 

WAM4 – Heterogeneous Integration and 3D 

Thermal and Stress Analysis of 3D SiP Module for 5G Application – Hung-Hsien Huang, ASE Group (Wei-Hong Lai, Bing-Yuan Huang, Dao-Long Chen, David Tarng, CP Hung) 

THAM4 – Interconnect 

High Density Package Design Platform and Assembly Design Kit – Chih-Yi Huang, Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Inc. (ASE) 


E – Advanced Process  & Materials (Enabling Technologies) 

TPM5 – Advanced Substrate Materials 

Cu Crystal Structures in Plated Microvias. Recrystallisation & a Means to Identify Joints at Risk of Premature Failure – Roger Massey, Atotech Deutschland GmbH (Tobias Bernhard, Killian Klaeden, Sebastian Zarwell, Stefan Kempa, Edith Steinheauser, Frank Bruning) 

Emergence of glass solutions for 5G and Heterogeneous Integration – Shelby Nelson, Mosaic Microsystems (Aric Shorey, David Levy, Paul Ballentine) 

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