Thermoanalytical Characterization of Polymer Materials for Electronic Applications: CMP pads




December Dinner Lecture
Tuesday, Dec. 3

"Thermoanalytical Characterization of Polymer
Materials for Electronic Applications: CMP pads."

Alex Tregub, Intel


Concurrent application of various thermoaanaytical
techniques, such as Dynamic Mechanical Analysis,
Thermal Mechanical Analysis, Modulated Differential
Scanning Calorimetry, and Thermal Gravimetric Analysis
to characterize polymer-based CMP (Chemical Mechanical
Planarization) pads is discussed. Case study of pad
soak in different aqueous environments was used to show
the effect of soak time on various thermal and mechanical parameters of the pads.

Speaker Background:

Alex Tregub holds a Ph.D. in Chemistry and MS in Electronics. He has authored/co-authored more than 60 technical publications, including patents and invited reviews. His expertise is in the area of mechanical, structural, thermoanalytical, adhesion analysis and manufacturing/technology of polymers, polymer composites, and electronic materials. Before joining Intel, he has worked for southern California aerospace and oil industries, and has served as a scientist/researcher at UCSD, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Institute of Macromolecules and Institute for Nuclear Physics, Kiev, Ukraine. From 1993 to 1994, he was a recipient of the International Alexander von Humboldt Scholarship, and served as a Humboldt Fellow at the Universities of Ulm and Kaiserslautern, Germany.

Ed. Note: Alex also is a principal organizer of the
recently formed BATAS group -- the Bay Area Thermal Analysis Society -- a local chapter of NATAS, the North American Thermal Analsyis Society,



DATE: Tuesday, Dec. 3

Location: Michael's at Shoreline Park, Mountain View

Timing: 6 PM social hour
7 PM dinner
8 PM lecture

Cost: $30
half price students, retired, unemployed
free for just the lecture at 8PM
(but please let us know for headcount)

Deadline for registration: 5 PM Friday Nov. 29

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Dinner choices:
Grilled Salmon
Chicken with Portabella Mushroom
Eggplant Parmesian

Note that we must request that you be liable for your registration fee if you register and do not attend; cancellation is allowed up to the registration deadline.


From 101 in Mountain View, take the Shoreline Boulevard
Exit, turning toward the bay. Drive past the Shoreline Amphitheater and go straight ahead, entering into Shoreline Park. After a mile or so inside the park, a sign for Michael's will direct you to turn left into the parking lot for Michael's.
Address: 2960 N Shoreline Blvd.
Restaurant phone: 650-962-1014
(do not call restaurant for reservations)



Jan. 15, Mountain View (Michael's)
Prof. Vijay Pande, Stanford Chemistry Dept -
"With a Little Bit of Help from Our Friends:
Using Worldwide Distributed Computing to Overcome
Fundamental Barriers in the Simulation of the
Folding of Proteins and Biomimetic Polymers"

Feb 19, Mountain View, speaker to be announced

March 3-5, Mountain View
Spring Symposium and Short Course
See below for details.

April, exact date tba, Mountain View
Brian Riise, MBA Polymers, Inc. -
"Recovery of Plastics from Durable Goods"


GGPF/ NATAS Spring Short Course & Symposium

March 3-5, 2003 (MTW) at Michael's at Shoreline in Mountain View

Two-day short course on Thermal Analysis: 1st day fundamentals and 2nd day separate sessions on Polymer & Pharmaceutical Applications. The 3rd day will be a Symposium on "Recent Advances in Microanalytical Techniques." Confirmed speakers who will contribute to both events include Michael Reading, Loughborough University and inventor of Temperature Modulated DSC and micro-TA; Anthony Beezer, Professor of Biophysical Chemistry at Medway Sciences, University of Greenwich; Professor Michael Pikal, Head of the Department of Pharmaceutical Science, University of Connecticut; and Dr. Mark Phipps, General Manager, Thermometric Ltd. Professor Beezer, Professor Pikal and Dr. Phipps are expert in the field of microcalorimetry. For more information contact Bruce Prime at or visit the GGPF website at


Local class of possible interest:

Jan. 25 - May 17, San Jose State University
(Saturdays 9 - 2)
Materials Engineering 234 -
"Microelectronic Packaging Materials Science"
For more information, contact Dr. Guna Selvaduray, or 408-924-3874
This course may be taken through SJSU Open University


OTHER EVENTS of possible interest to the
GGPF audience:


Nov. 17-20, Sonoma County
ACS POLY Division Workshop,
"2002 POLY Biennial: Polymeric Nanomaterials"

Nov. 18-20, San Jose
Semiconductor Processing Technology short course

Nov. 19, Palo Alto
Joint BAMS and BAADME dinner meeting
Gavin Dollinger, Chiron Corporation,
"Faster Drug Optimization: Structural Elucidation & Quantitation of In Vivo Metabolites using Stable Isotopes, Mass Spectrometry & Chemiluminescent Nitrogen Detection"
NOTE: immediate registration requested if you are
interested in attending.

Nov. 19, Sunnyvale
meeting of the Silicon Valley EOS/ESD Society
"ESD: Standards, Threats and System Hardness Fallacies"
Hugh Hyatt, President, Hyger Physics, Inc.

Nov. 20, Stanford
IEEE/EMBS (Engineering in Medicine and Biology
Society) dinner meeting.
"Identification of Bio-Threat Agents
using DNA Sequence Detection Technology",
Kurt Peterson, President, Cepheid

Nov. 20, Berkeley
ACS California section dinner meeting
"A Global View of the Protein Universe and
Structural Genomics", Professor Sung-Hou Kim,
Dept. of Chemistry & Berkeley Structural
Genomics Center, LBNL & UC Berkeley.

Nov. 21, Hayward
SPE-sponsored plant tour of Plastikon's Automotive Plant

Nov. 25, Hayward
Joint meeting of Northern California Society for
Applied Spectroscopy and the San Francisco Section
of the Electrochemical Society.
"Single Molecule Fluorescence and Raman Spectroscopy:
From Conjugated Polymers to DNA", Dr. Thomas Huse, LLNL.


Dec. 3, Palo Alto
NanoSig event:
Nanotech Biosensors

Dec. 3-6, San Jose
3 in 1 trade show meeting about electronics &
optonics assembly technologies:
NepCon West, Assembly West, and
Fiberoptic Automation Expo

Dec. 4, location tba
AIChE dinner lecture
Santosh Prabhu, Guidant
Medical Devices topic, exact title tba

Dec. 4, Sunnyvale
AVS CMPUG half-day symposium on
Chemical Mechanical Polishing integration issues (click on CMPUG)

Dec. 12, Berkeley
Northern California Society for Microscopy
"3D Atomic-Scale Compositional Imaging with
Local Electrode Atom Probes, or, There
May Be an Atom Probe in Your Future" by
Tom Kelly; plus a second speaker
For information, contact Michael Dunlap at

Dec. 12-13, San Francisco
1st International Conference on Nanoimprint &
Nanoprint Technology.
For information, contact


JAN. 2003

January 16, location and topic tbd
Annual North Bay SPE Monthly Meeting

Jan. 21, Fremont
AIChE-sponsored plant tour of Abgenix
(details tba)

Jan. 23, Mountain View
SAMPE Annual Composites Workshop
(focus on aerospace type composite structures)
For information contact Stan Peters
650-968-1624 or

FEB. 2003

Feb. 4, Palo Alto
NanoSig event:
Harnessing Nature's Self-Asembly

Feb. 11, Peninsula location tba
AIChE dinner lecture
Bob Glasser, Vice President Intel
"Components Research - Nanomaterials for
Electronic Devices"

Feb. 12, Mountain View
SAMPE dinner lecture
Membrane Mirror Technology

Feb. 17-19, Reno
26th Western Coatings Societies Symposium & Show
See the web page of the Golden Gate Society
for Coatings Technology for future details

Feb. 19-21, San Jose
5th Annual COMBI 2003 - Combinatorial
Approaches for New Materials Discovery
details tba

Feb. 20-21, Stanford
Annual Flory Conference
details to be announced

Feb. 20, location tbd
SPE plant tour

Feb. 23-27, Asilomar Conference Center
ACS POLY Division Workshop
"Advances in Materials for Proton Exchange
Membrane Fuel Cell Systems"

Feb. 23-27, San Francisco
NanoTech 2003 conference

MARCH 2003

March 3-5, San Francisco
Flexible Displays 2003

March 3-6, Santa Clara
AVS-sponsored 4th International Conference
on Microelectronics & Interfaces

March 11-13, San Jose
SEMI-THERM annual meeting (on thermal management
issues in electronic systems and components)

March 20, location tbd
SPE-sponsored plant tour

APRIL 2003

April 29, South San Francisco
AIChE NorCal Symposium
Emerging Trends in Bioctechnology


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