Please join the AZ Chapter for our next Luncheon Presentation on April 20th, 2017

James Rathburn of HSIO Technologies and HSIO Circuit Technologies will present "High Performance High Density Interconnects using Liquid Crystal Polymer-Substrates, Circuits Driven by Mobile Applications

The goal of the development effort was to prove a new way of creating electrical interconnects that enable much higher density, tuned circuits and connectors driven by the demands of future mobile and computing applications, including wearable and connected devices. The primary results obtained are a method to fabricate package substrates, small form factor rigid and flexible circuits using a material used in the connector industry Liquid Crystal Polymer, and linking circuits and connectors with tuned high density performance not possible with legacy manufacturing. Applications will be detailed in conjunction with the Semiconductor companies that demonstrate substrates and circuits that have high aspect ratio traces with 20-50 micron traces surrounded with fusion bonded LCP that enables impedance matching of 1-2% on high density. The study extends further to connector technology that enables interconnect of the subject substrate or circuit directly into mobile and wearable applications with over 1000 high speed interconnects capable of 28-56 Gb/s performance within a 1/2 inch square area. In addition the study will leverage the formable nature of circuit bearing Liquid Crystal Polymer to create interconnected assemblies with integral antennae, decoupling, RF shielding and die to die interconnect ideal for wearable applications. 

Thank you for joining the AZ Chapter for our most recent Luncheon Presentation on February 16th, 2017

Bill McClean of IC Insights presented "IC Market Update and China Impact Analysis”

Download a copy of Bill's presentation here!

A high level of uncertainty still looms over the global economy, sales of smartphones are beginning to saturate, and the Internet of Things looms on the horizon.  In order to make sense out of the current turmoil, a top-down analysis of the IC market was given and included trends in worldwide GDP growth, electronic system sales, and semiconductor industry capital spending and capacity.  A critical look at China's ambitions to become a bigger player in the IC industry was also presented.

IMAPS AZ Chapter

The Arizona Chapter serves the IMAPS members residing in Arizona and New Mexico. The IMAPS Arizona Chapter promotes and cultivates a local forum for the exchange of technical information and industry solutions relating to microelectronics to help our members and their companies better compete in today’s global economy. The chapter holds technical meetings, plant tours, and networking social events throughout the year.

Presentation Summary - IC Market Outlook in an Unstable Economy

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Bill presented IC Insights’ forecast that 2015 will continue the integrated circuit industry cyclical upturn that began in 2013.  This cyclical upturn is expected to gain momentum over the next several years, resulting in a 6.4% IC market CAGR over the 2013-2018 time period, which would be more than 3x the 1.7% CAGR the IC market displayed from 2007-2012.  Moreover, IC unit volume shipments (which drive packing capacity) are forecast to register a 2013-2018 CAGR of 7.1%, much better than the 4.0% CAGR shown in the 2007-2012 time period.

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The IMAPS AZ Chapter strives to bring interesting speakers and topics to our community. If you, or someone you know, would like to make a presentation at one of our Chapter luncheons, please contact us.

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