IMAPS Northern California Chapter


The Northern California Chapter of IMAPS represents members from the greater Bay Area of California, including San Francisco and San Jose.

Upcoming 2018 Chapter Events
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Wednesday, June 13, 2018 / 11:30am - 1:00 pm
(Registration opens and lunch starts at 11:30am / Talk starts at noon)
SEMI Global Headquarters
673 South Milpitas Blvd., Milpitas, CA 95035

Industry Outlook and Technology Trends in IC Packaging Market
Andrea Lati, Director of Market Research
VLSI Research

Everything went right in 2017. The world’s major economies were in synchronous growth. This drove demand for electronics demand up, while explosive growth came from new sectors such as cloud, AI, ADAS for auto, and more. Meanwhile the semiconductor world ran under shortage conditions for most of the year as new technologies emerged such as 3D NAND and 10nm. As a result, both semiconductor and equipment market recorded double digit growth.

So what will 2018 and 2019 bring for the chip making industry? Clearly, the boom phase of the super cycle has been over for some time. This presentation will examine the health of the industry as well as some of the inflection points occurring in the assembly equipment market and their impact.

Andrea Lati is the Director of Market Research at VLSI Research Inc. Since joining VLSI Research in 2001, Andrea has been focusing on managing and developing forecasting models as well as performing market analysis and research on electronics, semiconductor, and equipment markets.



Past Chapter Events

Electronic Assembly/Reliability Research Symposium
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 / 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
hosted at
2244 Blach Place, Suite 150, San Jose, CA 95131

The Semiconductor Industry Speaker Series Luncheon

 Wednesday, May 9, 2018 / 11:30am - 1:30 pm 
SEMI Global Headquarters
673 South Milpitas Blvd., Milpitas, CA 95035


The Semiconductor Industry Speaker Series Luncheon
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 / 11:30am - 1:30 pm
SEMI Global Headquarters
673 South Milpitas Blvd., Milpitas, CA 95035
Emerging ADAS Thermal Performance and Reliability:  Needs and Solutions
Karthik Srinivasan, Senior Corporate AE Manager, Analog & Mixed Signal Products, Semiconductor Business Unit, Ansys Inc.

Today's cars have significant electronic content that slowly transforms the way we are driving. The main focus of the automotive industry has been on Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving to improve the overall driving experience and make driving safer. Thermal performance and reliability becomes very critical for these high-power, intelligent electronics, often including sensors and heterogeneous packaging systems. These systems need to last more than 10 years under often hostile environments. In this talk, Karthik will discuss some of the needs in the industry and how multi-physics solutions might be able to address requirements such as thermal, thermal-aware EM, and thermal-induced stress analysis of an advanced Chip-Package-System used in ADAS electronics.  More…

The Semiconductor Industry Speaker Series
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 / 11:30am - 1:30 pm
SEMI Global Headquarters
673 South Milpitas Blvd., Milpitas, CA 95035

Packaging Innovation for our Application Driven World
Rich Rice, Senior VP, Business Development, ASE US, Inc.

The semiconductor market performed very well in 2017, underscoring broader electronic market dynamics and overall improved economic buoyancy. As we venture further into 2018, positive economic indicators point to continued growth. So, what is there to worry about? On the other side of the coin, our two largest drivers for semiconductor revenues have essentially flattened out over recent times, so it is imperative that we collectively identify and nurture new applications that can stimulate and maintain further growth. During his talk, Rich Rice will discuss where some of these new opportunities might lie, while describing the importance of IC packaging innovation to enable and support many such new applications. Rice will also give consideration to how key elements of supply chain collaboration are essential in driving new solutions.


The Semiconductor Industry Speaker Series
Monday, November 13, 2017 / 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
SEMI Global Headquarters, Milpitas, California

NextFlex Presentation and Facility Tour
Wednesday, June 7 at NextFlex Headquarters

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Chapter Officers

David Towne
Chapter President

Corporate Members

ASE US, Inc.
Canon USA
NTK Technologies, Inc.
Promex Industries, Inc.
Camtek USA
Deweyl Tool Company
DOWA International Corporation
Hesse Mechatronics, Inc.
JSR Micro, Inc.
NAMICS Corporation
Nikon Precision, Inc.
Nordson DAGE
Royce Instruments
Shenmao America Inc.
Shinko Electronic America
Silicon Valley Materials Technology
Taiyo Ink. Mfg. Co., Ltd.
Tanaka Precious Metals
Zeta Instruments
Pac Tech Packaging Technologies






  • Amkor
  • ASE
  • Canon
  • EMD Performance Materials
  • Honeywell
  • Indium
  • Kester
  • Kyocera America
  • Master Bond
  • Micro Systems Technologies
  • MRSI
  • Palomar
  • Plexus
  • Promex
  • Qualcomm
  • Quik-Pak
  • Raytheon
  • Specialty Coating Systems