Advanced Technology Workshop & Tabletop Exhibition on
Wire Bonding

Toll House
Los Gatos, California - USA
February 9-10, 2016

General Chair:
Lee Levine
Process Solutions Consulting
Phone: 610-248-2002

Wire Bonding Workshop Organizing Committee:

Leroy Christie

ASM Pacific

Bob Chylak

Kulicke & Soffa 

Bud Crockett


Doug Day


Daniel Evans


Amy Low


Mike McKeown

Hesse Mechatronics, Inc

Alon Menachel

RED Micro Wire

Josef Sedlmair

F&K Delvotec

Vito Tanzi


Uri Zaks

MicroPoint Tools

Abstract Deadline Extended: November 13, 2015
Early Registration & Hotel Deadlines: January 13, 2016

Submit Abstracts
Hotel & Registration Details | Register Online (Soon) | Sponsorship
Student Competition | Speaker Information

Thank you to our Premier Sponsor:

Premier Sponsor - TopLine


Wire Bonding Workshop Focus:
The objective of Focused Wire Bonding Workshop is to have a unique forum that brings together scientists, engineers, manufacturing, academia, and business people from around the world who have been working in the area of Wire Bonding. This workshop has been specifically organized to allow for the presentation and debate of some of the latest and hottest technologies out there related to Wire Bonding.

  • Cu/Low-K packaging processes
  • Terminal pad structures and modifications
  • Wire and Tool Advances
  • Assembly processes and handling issues
  • Copper Wire Bonding
  • Heavy and Fine Wire Wedge Bonding
  • Automotive and other Harsh Enviroments
  • Novel packaging and design
  • Failure Analysis and Reliability
  • Electromigration and Interfacial Adhesion
  • Testing and Probing Challenges
  • Simulation and Modeling

Those wishing to present a paper at the Wire Bonding Topical Workshop must submit a 500+ word abstract electronically before NOVEMBER 13 using the online submission form at: Full written papers are not required.

Please contact Brian Schieman by email at if you have questions.

All Speakers are required to pay a reduced registration fee and are required to attend the entire event.

Submit Abstract(s)


Speaker Dates/Information:

  • Abstract Deadline Extended to: November 13, 2015
  • Speaker Email Notification: November 25, 2015
  • Early Registration Deadline: January 13, 2016
  • Hotel Cut-off: January 13, 2016
  • Speaker 2-3 sentence biography due not later than: February 1, 2016
  • Powerpoint/Presentation file for Workshop DOWNLOAD due not later than: February 10, 2016
  • Powerpoint/Presentation file used during session: Speaker's responsibility to bring to session on USB (recommended to have back-up on personal laptop/usb or email to prior to event)
  • Technical Presentation Time: 30 minutes (25 to present; 5 for Q&A)

Student Paper/Poster Competition sponsored by The Microelectronics Foundation:

The Microelectronics Foundation sponsors Student Paper Competitions in conjunction with all Advanced Technology Workshops (ATWs) and Conferences. Students submitting their work and identifying that "Yes, I'm a full-time student" on the abstract submission form, will automatically be considered for these competitions. The review committee will evaluate all student papers/posters and award at least one student author with a $1,000 check at the ATW/Conference. The selected student must attend the event to present his or her work and receive the award.

The Microelectronics Foundation


Registration Information: (Early Registration Deadline: January 13, 2016)

Member, Non-member, Speaker/Chair, Student and Chapter Officer registration fees include: access to all technical sessions, meals, refreshment breaks, and one (1) DOWNLOAD of presentations; download will contain the presentations as submitted by the presenter. Download will be available 15 business days after the event. Also includes a one-year IMAPS individual membership or membership renewal at no additional charge which does not apply to corporate or affiliate memberships. All prices below are subject to change.

Early Fee
Through 1/13/16
Advance/Onsite Fee
After 1/13/16
IMAPS Member
Session Chair
Chapter Officer
Tabletop Exhibit (Member Price - includes 1 exhibit personnel)
Tabletop Exhibit (Non-Member Price - includes 1 exhibit personnel)
Premier Event Sponsorship
(includes: 1 attendee registration, 1 tabletop exhibit, print advertisement in programs, flyer/giveaway distributed to all attendees, logo/advertisement on event webpages)

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Hotel Reservations (Hotel Deadline: January 13, 2016)

Toll House
140 S. Santa Cruz Ave,
Los Gatos, CA 95030 - USA

Single/Double: $189/night + taxes/fees

On-Line Reservations

Phone Reservations - Contact hotel directly: 800-238-6111 (Mention IMAPS or Wire Bonding Workshop)

Book your hotel reservation today! We have reserved a block of rooms at the host hotel to accommodate our attendees. The discounted room rates are only available until the hotel deadline listed above, or until the room block sells out (and they often sell out early - before the expire dates). Reservations received after the noted deadline or after the room block has been filled may be subject to significantly higher rates. IMAPS room blocks at most hotels historically sell out ahead of the discount deadline, so we encourage you to make your hotel reservations quickly for the best price and availability.

TAXI from SJC airport is a reasonable proposition. The hotel is about eight miles from SJC. The quoted fares are $34-42, each way, for a taxi.

Parking instructions: if you check-in to the hotel and are staying over night, you will receive a parking pass from the front desk. If you are not staying, you can also stop at the front desk and mention that you are with IMAPS group and they will provide you a parking pass to enter the lot/garage. Space is limited at the hotel. There is complimentary street parking and other lots nearby although we believe there is a two-hour limit at these spots.



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