Events

Polymers in 5G Mobile Phones by Jeff Gotro, Ph.D., InnoCentrix, LLC

Webinar

Polymers in 5G Mobile Phones

Jeff Gotro, Ph.D.

InnoCentrix, LLC

 

Wednesday, September 30,   Webinar 6:30 PM Pacific time

Abstract:

The introduction of 5G for mobile phones will drive significant innovation in the polymers used in mobile phones. Currently available 5G phones work at sub 6 GHz frequencies and required minimal changes in the polymers used in the electronic packaging. The migration to frequencies greater than 25 GHz will require new materials. The presentation will provide an overview of the infrastructure roadmap (base stations) and discuss the key polymers used in electronics packaging. Low dielectric loss polymers will be a key enabler for in 5G mmWave antenna-in-package (AiP). Additionally, high-performance dielectrics, encapsulants, and laminate substrates will be required to support the advanced packages such as fan-out packages. Examples will be presented demonstrating high performance polymer-based materials that will enable faster signal speed, lower loss, and higher performance and reliability in 5G smart phones.

Speaker Background:

Dr. Gotro is the Founder and President of InnoCentrix* and is a nationally-recognized authority in thermosetting polymers. He has over 35 years of experience in polymers used in electronics, having held scientific and leadership positions at IBM, AlliedSignal, Honeywell International, and Ablestik Laboratories. During his career, Jeff has commercialized over $100 million in new products used in electronic packaging applications. He has published 60 technical papers in the field of polymeric materials for advanced electronic packaging applications (including 4 book chapters, one on “Thermosets” in the Encyclopedia of Polymer Science and Technology, 2017), holds 15 issued US patents, and has 4 patents pending. Dr. Gotro is a Fellow of the International Microelectronics Assembly and Packaging Society (IMAPS) and in 2014 received the John A. Wagnon Technical Achievement award for his numerous technical contributions in the field of polymers in electronic packaging.

*Polymer and innovation experts at InnoCentrix provide a wide range of consulting services to growth-oriented companies that use polymers to gain a competitive advantage.

EVENT DATE: Wednesday, September 30

Registration deadline: Monday, September 28, 1:00 PM.

Registration may close earlier than the nominal deadline if capacity is reached.

This event will be FREE OF CHARGE, but we still require you to fill out the registration form. In particular, we need to have your name and email address for you to be able to participate.

If you can spare a small amount, GGPF requests an optional donation of $5 (or more!) but this is not required to register and attend the webinar.

To donate, use the pull down toggle: where it says "choose an option" instead of the "all registrants $0.00" use the toggle to select "GGPF donation $5.00". This will direct you to a link where you can use PayPal or any credit or debit card. For larger donations, use the "Donate to GGPF" link on the front page GGPF.org.

Webinar Timing: Start Time 6:30 PM. 

(Zoom meeting room will open earlier)

Attendees who complete registration form will receive information by email for how to participate. It is requested that people join the meeting invitation well before 6:30 to avoid delays.

Please register on the web page, www.GGPF.org

Or, if necessary, contact:

Syed Askari

syed.askari@gmail.com

408-410-0580

You should receive confirmation of your registration; if not, please contact us again.

Attendees will be added to the GGPF email announcements list unless they request otherwise.

LOCATION:

Anywhere you want, or anywhere you are busy socially distancing, sheltering in place, working, or waiting it all out. Good luck!

Price: $5.00

Date: September 30, 2020

Available Spaces: 851

Thermally Integrated EMI Shielding Materials, Systems and Approaches for Optimal Performance by Mark Hansen and Merima Trako, Vanguard Products Corporation

Webinar

Thermally Integrated EMI Shielding Materials, Systems and Approaches for Optimal Performance

Mark Hansen and Merima Trako

Vanguard Products Corporation

Wednesday, October 14,   Webinar 6:30 PM Pacific time

Part two of two consecutive monthly presentations on the implications of 5G for polymeric materials needs.

Abstract:

The implementation of millimeter wave systems that can operate at frequencies greater than 25 GHz within 5G and 6G systems has caused internal thermal and signal management to become more important. External packaging, antenna systems design, EMI shielding, heat dissipation, and board layout becomes more difficult as the system sizes shrink and battery consumption is placed at a premium. Various European and US regulations limit the temperatures on user contact surfaces of mobile electronics because of user safety concerns. Many of the new 5G/6G mm wave systems can generate internal operating temperatures approaching and exceeding 100°C when operating at full capacity. As a result, manufacturers often throttle these chipsets periodically to minimize temperature rise of the chipsets. Further, the presence of sensitive antennas within the systems along with potential cross talk issues drives the need for extensive interference protection within the systems, especially in systems incorporating advanced wifi. Engineers and designers are presented with the challenge of optimizing systems to increase heat transfer from the system without negatively interfering with antenna systems and EMI shielding performance, all the while ensuring that high volume producibility of the systems is not negatively impacted.

This discussion will complement the previous Sept. 30 webinar (link) in that it will focus on the macro systems and materials within these electronics from the chipset surface/board out to the user interface. It will review the thermoplastic and thermoset polymeric materials designed for heat transfer and thermal dissipation and discuss mechanical attributes of each. The discussion will also highlight new approaches and materials to improve the thermal and de-sense performance of the 5G/6G electronic systems and assemblies. As 5G and 6G systems are being included in “non-traditional” applications such as in the medical and automotive fields, these topics are of interest to engineers and designers who may not have been presented with these issues in the past, as well as experienced engineers and designers within the communications field.

Speaker Background:

Mark Hansen is the Sales and Marketing Manager for Vanguard Products Corporation, a manufacturer of elastomeric based shielding and thermal composite materials located in Danbury, CT. He has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Prior to joining Vanguard Products, he served as a Field Applications Engineer for W. S. Shamban and Co. Polymer Technologies Group out of Newbury Park, CA, a company specializing in high-end thermoplastic PEEK, PTFE, and PEK materials, and as Field Sales Engineer for General Electric Power Delivery and Controls. He has been with Vanguard for the past 28 years serving in applications and sales development roles for EMI shielding products and later for overall product lines including elastomeric extrusion and molded products. He also sits on the Board Of Directors for Vanguard (Japan) Co. Ltd. based in Kobe, Japan.

Merima Trako is the EMI Shielding Product Manager at Vanguard Products Corporation. She has a BS in Electrical Engineering and Mathematics from the University of Evansville, and an MBA with a concentration in Management and International Business from the University of Connecticut. She holds various advanced certificates in mechanical modeling and design with a focus on the thermal properties of fluids and advanced assembly techniques. Before joining Vanguard, she worked for Diba Industries, a manufacturer of fluid solutions for the medical industry, where she focused on fluid mechanics, polymer material properties, as applied to fluid delivery and fluid heating systems. At Diba, she managed a team of Applications Engineers focused on developing new solutions for customers. Over 17 years, Merima has been involved in solving many complex material solutions for a global customer base.

EVENT DATE: Wednesday, October 14

Registration deadline: Monday, October 12, 1:00 PM.

Registration may close earlier than the nominal deadline if capacity is reached.

This event will be FREE OF CHARGE, but we still require you to fill out the registration form. In particular, we need to have your name and email address for you to be able to participate.

If you can spare a small amount, GGPF requests an optional donation of $5 (or more!) but this is not required to register and attend the webinar.

To donate, use the pull down toggle: where it says "choose an option" instead of the "all registrants $0.00" use the toggle to select "GGPF donation $5.00". This will direct you to a link where you can use PayPal or any credit or debit card. For larger donations, use the "Donate to GGPF" link on the front page GGPF.org.

Webinar Timing: Start Time 6:30 PM. 

(Zoom meeting room will open earlier)

Attendees who complete registration form will receive information by email for how to participate. It is requested that people join the meeting invitation well before 6:30 to avoid delays.

Please register on the web page, www.GGPF.org

Or, if necessary, contact:

Li Li

510-717-5265

You should receive confirmation of your registration; if not, please contact us again.

Attendees will be added to the GGPF email announcements list unless they request otherwise.

LOCATION:

Anywhere you want, or anywhere you are busy socially distancing, sheltering in place, working, or waiting it all out. Good luck!

Price: $5.00

Date: October 14, 2020

Available Spaces: 961