REGION 10 CHAPTER ACTIVITY ROUND-UP
Taipei Chapter has been actively discussing for a co-opted event of CPMT Taipei Chapter, I-Shou University with Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) Inc. In this connection Chapter Chairman Dr. Shen-Li Fu visited ASE Inc. on 13th August for a meeting with Dr. J. J. Lee - President of Core Capability Center of Assembly and Materials at ASE.
The Chapter has also planned a joint programme with 2003 IMAPS Pacific Rim Technical Symposium to be organised by IMAPS-Taiwan at Kaohsiung, Taiwan on September 26, 2003. The programme will cover important state-of-the-art topics in electronics materials and packaging related technologies.
Dr. Cheung, HONGKONG Chapter Chairman has reported that as the influence from SARS diminished by July, the chapter has well resumed the technical activities with a one-day workshop on 15th August by Dr. John Lau on "Impacts of Lead-Free on WLCSP". This was well attended. The chapter is now planning for another workshop on "Laser Diodes, VCSELs, Photodiodes, Modulators, Device Physics, Packaging, Integration and Qualification by Dr. Torsten Wiplejewski on 10th September 2003. The chapter plans two more workshops on state-of-the-art topics by the end of 2003.
Malaysia Chapter has organised a technical lecture on "Thermal Design for Microelectronic Packaging" by Prof Goh Teck Joo of Assembly Technology Development in Malaysia, INTEL on 3rd September 2003 at the USM Engineering Campus, Malaysia. The chapter expects good response from CPMT members and the faculty.
The India Council Chapter concentrated efforts on the organization of the national level Annual Convention at New Delhi from 16th to 18th July 2003 as a joint activity with Surface Mount Technology Association - India Chapter (SMTA-IC). The event included two days of advanced level tutorials on electronic production techniques (including latest technologies in SMT) by Mr. Aaron Saxton and Mr. Jacques Coderre both from Universal Instruments Corp., U.S.A. and Mr. David Bernard of Dage Precision Industries, U.K. Dr. R. Sengupta conducted a special training session for the industry delegates on state-of-the-art techniques for quality improvement in electronic equipment production. The Convention on the 3rd day included two technical sessions of state-of-the-art review papers including one from Gred Haenelt of ERSA Germany and two papers related to industry case studies. The chapter also organised one technical lecture in Bombay on 7th August, which was well attended by IEEE members.
-- Submitted by Dr. Parikh