IEEE/CPMT Technical Committee on Electronics Manufacturing
The focus of the TC-EM is on enhancements in existing manufacturing technologies, tracking and assisting emerging manufacturing technologies, and evaluating opportunities in future manufacturing technologies. TC-EM is the combination of the old CPMT TC-4 (Manufacturing) and CPMT TC-8 (Semiconductor) technical committees.
Due to the changes in technologies and manufacturing requirements, TC-EM is evolving into a multi-focused committee with four primary areas: electronics manufacturing (packaging and assembly level); semiconductor manufacturing; Technology Roadmaps; and interfacing with the nano community to assist in manufacturing issues.
Electronics Manufacturing - the focus is on all aspects of electronics manufacturing. The primary conference is IEMT, which is jointly run with SEMI during the SEMICONWest week. A meeting of this sub-committee is anticipated during IEMT in July 2005.
Semiconductor Manufacturing - the focus is on semiconductor manufacturing. The Litho Workshop (TC-8) focuses on the imaging aspects of the manufacturing processes. The proposed PhotoMask Europa is directed at the manufacturing process for semiconductor masks. There are a couple of other potential meeting that could be co-sponsored which are under consideration. There will be a meeting of this group during the Immersion and 157nm Symposium in Vancouver, B.C. Canada, August 2-5, 2004.
Roadmaps - the focus is on the NEMI technology roadmap. There detailed collaboration and the identification of the people for the next version of the Roadmap has not been identified. The people who will be involved for the next revision (2006) will come from the Electronics Manufacturing Technical Committee. Identification of participants will be at the IEMT Conference in July 2004.
Nano - The emergence of nano technologies will require nano manufacturing efforts. Most nano manufacturing will begin with lithography. This will require a liaison with the nano TC. Interested people are being sought. The activity in this area is starting to develop. There are no meetings planned at this date.
For further information, including participation, on any of these sub-committees, please contact Walt Trybula email@example.com and include "TC-EM" in the subject line.