iNEMI & ZESTRON Workshop: Advanced Packaging and its Impact on mm/Wave Applications

When & Where

Sponsored by iNEMI and ZESTRON Corporation
Hosted by ZESTRON Americas 
11285 Assett Loop, Manassas, VA 20109
November 7, 2023 / 9:00 a.m. — 5:00 p.m.
Participate in person or virtually


About the Workshop

This full-day workshop brings together industry-based and academic researchers to talk about the challenges of advanced packaging and its intersection with high-frequency (mmWave) materials. The morning session focuses on the latest materials and processes for electronics packaging, and the afternoon session includes highlights from the 5G/6G mmWave Materials and Electrical Test Technology Roadmap (5G/6G MAESTRO). This roadmap is part of the NIST Advanced Manufacturing Technology (MfgTech) Roadmap program and is focused on the goal of creating a foundation of knowledge and expertise in the U.S. to support the development and manufacture of leading edge 5G and 6G products. 


Fee: Free of charge
Join us in person or virtually 
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Meeting Agenda




 8:00-8:45 AM




 Jessica Molloy


 Keynote — The Future of Heterogeneous
 Integration: Challenges and Opportunities

 Prof. Madhavan Swaminathan,
 Penn State University


 Defluxing of Copper Pillar Bumped Flip  

Ravi Parthasarathy,  ZESTRON        


Networking Break


 Novel Magnetically Aligned Anisotropic    
 Conductive Epoxy for Electronics  Interconnection and Semiconductor  Packaging

 Madhu Stemmermann, SunRay  Scientific                    


 High-Performance Materials for Advanced  

 Dr. Habib Hichri, Ajinomoto USA






 Advanced Manufacturing Technology  
 Roadmaps – Program Overview

 Lisa Fronczek, NIST Office of  Advanced Manufacturing


 Systems Design

 Prof. Raj Pulugurtha, Florida  International University


 mmWaves and Beyond:
 Materials and Testing Needs

 Prof. David S. Citrin, Georgia  Institute of Technology

  2:00-2:30  Networking Break  


 Dielectric Materials Characterization

 Mike Hill, Intel
 Lucas Enright, NIST


 Glass Substrate for Packaging

 Shelby Nelson, Mosaic


 Materials and Test Roadmap

 Urmi Ray, iNEMI


 Implementation Strategy

 Prof. Madhavan  
 Penn State University   


 Wrap Up — Highlights

 Ravi Parthasarathy,  ZESTRON

 4:45-5:15 PM

 Tour of ZESTRON

 Sal Sparacino,  ZESTRON


Speaker biographies  

Networking Event

Take time to decompress and have a chance to visit with workshop speakers and attendees. ZESTRON will host a social event following the workshop at 2 Silos Brewing Company, located nearby at 9925 Discovery Blvd / Manassas, VA 20109. Join us for hors d’oeuvres and drinks, 6:00-8:00 p.m. 


Air Travel & Accommodations

ZESTRON is conveniently located approximately 30 minutes from Dulles International Airport and approximately 1 hour from Regan International.

There are several hotels in the area. ZESTRON has a preferred rate of $129.00/night at the Hilton Garden Inn (15001 Washington Street, Haymarket, Virginia 20169), which is nearby. When you register, we’ll include the ZESTRON preferred rate code in your confirmation email (in case you need to stay overnight).

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