Design, materials and process best practices ensure high reliability and yields for advanced technology assembly.

September 1, 2015 – Denis Barbini, PhD, Associate Director of Universal Instruments’ Advanced Process Lab (APL), will present a two-day workshop on “The 5 Steps to the Implementation of Advanced Technologies” at the Electronex Exhibition in Melbourne Australia on September 9 – 10, 2015. Developed by the APL, the data-driven seminar will reference case studies performed by the APL, and will examine the tools and considerations necessary to successfully integrate advanced packaging designs into product assemblies.

The impact of novel technologies in electronics manufacturing will be a primary focus of the workshop. A variety of specific enabling technologies, including fine pitch printing, Package-on-Package (PoP), 01005 passives, LGA/BGA and novel laminate materials, will be explored in terms of unique process requirements and associated effects on reliability and yield. The APL has conducted comprehensive research on these elements and Dr. Barbini will share the unique perspective they bring to design for manufacturability (DfM) and reliability (DfR).

These lessons, which will be revealed through the “5 Steps” framework, require a thorough characterization of new materials, the development of novel process assembly capabilities, and product designs which are optimized to enable high quality and yields. Further design considerations for many advanced assembly processes, as well as various types of analytical techniques for materials characterization, will round out the two-day course.

“It’s an honor to have been asked to present at Australia’s premier electronics exhibition,” said Barbini. “Our fast-evolving industry is now – more than ever – posing very real challenges to manufacturers all over the globe. Advanced packaging is swiftly making its way into mainstream assembly, bringing with it new components, materials and processes which demand a new approach for success,” he added. “I look forward to offering the APL project research as a tool to help systematically implement this new approach and meet these challenges head-on with maximum efficiency.”

To find out how Universal’s Advanced Process Laboratory can help your organization, please contact APL Director David Vicari at 607-779-5151 or To learn more about the APL’s AREA Consortium, including how to become a member, please contact APL Associate Director Denis Barbini, PhD, at 603-828-2289 or