International Conference on Soldering and Reliability
About ICSRConference attendees are going to hear another set of top notch presentations again this May. We will have speakers representing companies and institutions from Canada, France, Japan, Singapore, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United States of America. Every year is a pleasant surprise as to conference participants. Materials as different as graphene, nanofibers and coatings will be discussed. Common topics like stencils for disparate-sized components, tin whiskers, head on pillow and specific reliability issues will be highlighted. RoHS initial implementation may be well behind us, but the implications are still resounding through our industry. There will be two sessions on lead free solders, with one concentrating on bismuth-containing possibilities. It will be an information-packed two days!
Bill Bader, CEO, iNEMI
With the electronic industry supply chain so widely dispersed across the globe, one displacement of capacity in one region can have a drastic impact on other seemingly disconnected demand. For this reason it is important to keep the multiple key supply chain players in all technology sectors engaged in both the roadmap of manufacturing futures, and in the collaborative efforts to problem solve some of the toughest electronic manufacturing challenges. All of this is needed in this global model of non-vertically industry that tackles rapid technological and business changes. The iNEMI tools for staying ahead of disruptive and even evolutionary technology developments is to engage in collaboration with other companies, universities, institutes and government organizations to address issues (gaps) before they become showstoppers.
This talk will discuss one consortium’s approach to identifying gaps and addressing them through collaboration. The process will be shown, starting with a supply chain wide roadmap that details the needs of 5 product sectors through detailed key attribute spreadsheets over a 10 year horizon and identifies gaps by comparing the technology evolution of 19-22 technologies, over the same time-frame, that support one or more of the product sectors’ attributes. Once the gaps are identified, projects are proposed and initiatives started in those areas identified. The fact that 10-20 companies can share the costs of a project that might cost $500,000 - $1,000,000 and share the results among themselves, or with the industry as a whole, demonstrates the potential savings available using this approach.
A few examples of product sector needs as well as technology gaps will be shared. The results and scope of several iNEMI projects will be shared as illustrative examples. Current and proposed projects will also be discussed.
Technical Committee:Program Chair:
Bev Christian, Ph.D., BlackBerry
Martin Anselm, Ph.D., Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
Peter Arrowsmith, Ph.D., Ops A La Carte
Matthew Kelly, P.Eng, MBA, IBM Corporation
Polina Snugovsky, Ph.D., Celestica, Inc.
Tim Luke, Alpha