The four-day program began with two-days of half-day tutorials on topics ranging from IC Packaging to Failure Modes & Analysis of Flip-Chip Assemblies given by leading instructors in the industry.
The conference line-up opened with the popular Business and Marketing Panel Discussion, featuring panelists Jan Vardaman, TechSearch International; Jim Walker, Gartner/Dataquest; Dr. Eric Mounier; Yole D�veloppement, and Dan Tracy, SEMI. The day closed with a keynote presentation from Dr. Thomas H. Di Stefano of Centipede Systems on �Wafer-Level Packaging: The Promise Evolves.�
A new panel topic for 2008, "Where in the World?", included expert panelists who addressed the risks and rewards of establishing a semiconductor-related business in locations that include China, India, Mexico and Vietnam.
The IWLPC featured 50 tabletop exhibit displays and over 40 technical presentations. Over 400 attendees came from 19 countries, including Austria, China, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Liechtenstein, Malaysia, Morocco, Norway, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom and the United States.
The IWLPC Conference Proceedings are available for purchase in the SMTA Bookstore at http://www.smta.org/store/book_store.cfm.
The SMTA membership is an international network of professionals who build skills, share practical experience and develop solutions in electronic assembly technologies, including microsystems, emerging technologies, and related business operations.