12th International Workshop on
27-29 September 2006, Nice,
Côte d'Azur, France.
Sponsored by


The Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers, Inc.

Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology Society

General Information and Programme

Updated on September 6, 2006.

Aim of the Workshop
THERMINIC Workshops are a series of events to discuss the essential thermal questions of microelectronic microstructures and electronic parts in general. These questions are becoming more and more crucial with the increasing element density of circuits packaged together and with the move to nanotechnology. These trends are calling for thermal simulation, monitoring and cooling. Thermal management is expected to become an increasingly dominating factor of a system’s cost. The growing power dissipated in a package, the mobile parts of microsystems raise new thermal problems to be solved in the near future necessitating the regular discussion of the experts in these fields. Finally, there is an increasing need for accurate assessment of the boundary conditions used in the analysis of electronic parts, which requires a concurrent solution of the thermal behaviour of the whole system. The main topics to be discussed during the Workshop are the following:
  • Thermal and Temperature Sensors
  • Thermal Simulation
  • Electro-thermal Simulation
  • Thermal Modelling and Investigation of Packages
  • Reliability Issues
  • High Temperature Electronics
  • Heat transfer Education
  • Flow Visualisation Techniques
  • Turbulence Modelling in Complex Geometrics
  • Defect and Failure Modelling
  • Reliability Evolution and Prediction
  • Multiphysics Simulation
  • Nanoengineering Issues
  • Education
  • Measurement of Thermal Properties
  • Acquisition and Analysis of Thermal data
  • Temperature Mapping
  • Novel and Advanced Cooling Techniques
  • Thermal Performance of Interconnects
  • Heat transfer Enhancement
  • Validation of Thermal Software
  • Coupled (Thermo-mechanical, Thermo-optical, ...) Effects
  • Thermal Stress: Theory and Experiment
  • Thermal Stress Failures: Prediction and Prevention
  • Nanotechnology Applications
Previous THERMINIC Workshops have been held in Grenoble (1995), Budapest (1996), Cannes (1997 and 1998), Rome (1999), Budapest (2000), Paris (2001), Madrid (2002), Aix en Provence (2003)) Sophia Antipolis, Côte d’Azur, (2004) and Belgirate (2005).
The programme includes 2 invited talks. Oral contributions consist of 15 min. presentations followed by 5 min. discussion. The posters will be introduced by one slide in maximum 3 minutes each.
Workshop Committee
General Chair: B. Courtois, TIMA Labs, Grenoble, France
Vice General Chair: M. Rencz, BUTE, Budapest, Hungary
Programme Chairs: C. Lasance, Philips, The Netherlands
V. Székely, BUTE, Budapest, Hungary
Programme Committee: T. Baba, NMI of Japan, Tsukuba, Japan
T. Baelmans, KUL, Belgium
I. Barsony, KFKI-ATKI, Hungary
D. Blackburn, NIST, USA
K. Chakrabarty, Duke U., USA
B. Charlot, TIMA Labs, France & LIMMS, Tokyo, Japan
H. Chiueh, National Chiao Tung U., Taiwan
F. Christiaens, Alcatel Bell, Belgium
W. Claeys, U. Bordeaux, France
L. Codecasa, Polit. di Milano, Italy
A. Daniel, Intel, USA
G. De Mey, Ghent U., Belgium
R. Egawa, GSIS Tohoku U., Japan
V. Eveloy, The Petroleum Inst., UAE
W. Faris, IIUM, Malaysia
S. Garimella, Purdue U., West Lafayette, USA
Y.C. Gerstenmaier, Siemens, Germany
Y. Gianchandani, U. of Michigan, USA
A. Glezer, The Georgia Inst. of Techn., USA
B. Guenin, Sun Microsystems, USA
J. Janssen, Philips Semiconductors, The Netherlands
V. Kyyhkynen, Nokia, Finland
G. Matijasevic, U. of California, USA
T. Nakamura, U. of Tohoku, Japan
A. Napieralski, TU Lodz, Poland
H. Pape, Infineon Techn., Germany
A-C. Pliska, CSEM, Neuchâtel, Switzerland
A. Poppe, BUTE, Budapest, Hungary
P. Raad, South. Methodist U., USA
Z. Radivojevic, Nokia, Finland
P. Rodgers, The Petroleum Inst., UAE
A. Rubio, UPC, Spain
M-N. Sabry, U. Française d'Egypte, Egypt
Y. Scudeller, Ecole Polytechnique U. Nantes, France
A. Shakouri, U. of California, USA
M-W. Shin, Myong Ji U., Korea
A. Siebert, Rolls-Royce, UK
O. Slattery, NMRC, Ireland
E. Suhir, UC Santa Cruz, USA
A. Tay, NUS, Singapore
B. Vandevelde, IMEC, Belgium
S. Volz, Ecole Centrale Paris, France
G. Wachutka, TU München, German
C.P. Wong, The Georgia Inst. of Techn., USA
Special issues and special sections
Special issues and special sections of leading periodicals have been organised regarding the previous Workshops (Journal of Sensors and Actuators, Microelectronics Journal, IEEE transactions on VLSI Systems, IEEE transactions on Components and Packaging Technologies, Journal of Electronic Packaging). It is again expected to have special issues and special sections of leading periodicals as follow up of the Workshop 2006.
More information on the Workshop is available from:
Bernard   COURTOIS
TIMA Laboratory
46 Avenue Félix Viallet
38031 Grenoble cedex, France
Tel.: +33 4 76 57 46 15
Fax: +33 4 76 47 38 14

Marta   RENCZ
Budapest University of Technology & Economics (BUTE)
Department of Electron Devices, Goldmann tér 3
H-1521 Budapest, Hungary
Tel.: +36 1 463 2702
Fax: +36 1 463 2973

The Workshop will take place in the Boscolo Plaza Hotel, in Nice in France.
Boscolo Plaza Hotel: A majestic building, overlooking the evocative panorama of the Bay of Angels in Nice and is situated at a walking distance from the « old town ».
Nice, located in the south of France, is the gem of the French Riviera: elegant, chic, popular and antique. A University town and the business hub of Provence, Nice sparkles with life all year round. Every form of entertainment is available in this pleasant city of France, while a rich cultural heritage fascinates visitors. The Nice-Côte d’Azur Airport is the second largest in France.

Boscolo Plaza Hotel
12, Avenue de Verdun
06000 NICE, France
Tel. : +33 4 93 167 575
Fax : +33 4 93 161 175
Email: reservation@plaza.boscolo.com

Hotel Information
Blocks of rooms have been reserved in the Boscolo Hotel Plaza. September is a high season in Nice so early reservation is recommended (before 25 August 2006) using the appropriate form. Reservation will be on a first-come first-served basis. There is no obligation to stay at the Boscolo Hotel Plaza.

  Road: A8 Motorway
  Rail: Nice SNCF, 0.8km
  Air: Nice Côte d'Azur, 4km

 Driving Directions.
• From Aix-en-Provence: A8 Motorway, exit N° 55 "Promenade Des Anglais", follow signs towards the town centre ("Centre Ville") via the coast road called the "Promenade des Anglais" and follow the hotel signs.
• From Italy: A8 Motorway, exit N° 50 "Nice Est" (i.e. East Nice), following signs towards the town centre ("Centre Ville"). Keep going straight on, until you reach the "Place Masséna". Then follow the hotel signs.

 From the Airport.
At the airport exit, go in the direction of Nice city centre, via the "Promenade des Anglais". After five kilometres along the beachfront road, follow the direction "Place Masséna". Arriving on "Place Masséna", turn left along the Albert 1er gardens. Boscolo Hotel Plaza is about 250 metres from the "Place Masséna" or on the N° 11 bus route.

 From the Train Station.
From the train station, take the direction "Place Masséna"'. At the "Place Masséna", take a right along the Albert 1er gardens.
Boscolo Hotel Plaza is about 250 metres from the "Place Masséna".
The railway station is 5 minutes away, on the N°12 or N°15 bus routes, or by foot.
There are railway connections with many French cities and more than 10 arrivals per day from Paris (the trip takes about 7:30 hours).
Social Event on 28 September: visit of The Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild
Located between Nice and Monaco, this historic residence set in gardens overlooking the Mediterranean, is a magical venue.
Very early on, Béatrice Ephrussi de Rothschild, wife of Maurice Ephrussi, a wealthy banker devoted her considerable fortune to the arts, immersing herself into the building of sumptuous residences and tirelessly amassing a priceless art and antique furniture collection. An insatiable traveller, she was fired by a passionate love of nature and all manifestations of artistic genius, mobilising an army of experts and art dealers when building her villa on Cap Ferrat. When Béatrice Ephrussi died in 1934 aged 75, she bequeathed her palatial Cap Ferrat residence and its extensive art collections to the Académie des Beaux Arts, a section of the Institut de France. The slightly fanciful Baroness Ephrussi chose pink as the dominant colour scheme for the Villa and liked to invite her friends to receptions that sought to recreate the splendour of Queen Marie-Antoinette's court at Versailles, and transforming her residence into an exotic ark filled with her favourite animal companions including monkeys, budgerigars, mongooses, gazelles, antelopes, and flamingos.
An exhibition will be held during the time of the Workshop. Tabletops or Spaces for a portable marketing stand 6sqm are available to companies interested to exhibit equipment, materials, software, etc... Booking of each table-top or Spaces for a portable marketing stand 6sqm will give one slot of time during the vendors' session. The number of space is limited. They will be offered on a first signed - first served basis. Contact the General Chair for more information.
Proceedings of this Workshop will be available at the meeting as part of the registration fee. If you cannot attend, you may still order Proceedings at the price of 35€ (order form available on the conference web site, the sending of the Proceedings package will be done after the Workshop, and if the payment is received).
THERMINIC is happy to acknowledge the services of SuviSoft Oy Ltd for the technical management of the Workshop.

Invited Talks
 Enabling Electronic Prognostics Using Thermal Data
Michael Pecht, CALCE Electronic Products and Systems Center, Univ. of Maryland, College Park, USA
Prognostics is a process of assessing the extent of deviation or degradation of a product from its expected normal operating condition, and then, based on continuous monitoring, predicting the future reliability of the product. By being able to determine when a product will fail, procedures can be developed to provide advanced warning of failures, optimize maintenance, reduce life cycle costs, and improve the design, qualification and logistical support of fielded and future systems. In the case of electronics, the reliability is often influenced by thermal loads, in the form of steady-state temperatures, power cycles, temperature gradients, ramp rates, and dwell times. If one can continuously monitor the thermal loads, in-situ, this data can be used in conjunction with precursor reasoning algorithms and stress-and-damage models to enable prognostics. This presentation will discuss methods that enable electronic prognostics using thermal data, and provide some case study examples.

 Microfluidic Technologies for Integrated Thermal Management
Ari Glezer, Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA
The development and demonstration of microfluidic-based, thermal management technologies for a diverse range of heat loads [O(10)- O(1000) W] will be described. These technologies address both local and global stages of heat transport between integrated circuits and the environment into which the heat is ultimately rejected. The fluidic-based cooling approaches range from phase-change heat transport based on vibration-induced droplet atomization (VIDA) and vibration induced bubble ejection (VIBE), to controllable heat convection using micromachined synthetic air jet arrays.

Specific Events Sponsoring
If you wish to sponsor an event like a reception, a lunch, or any specific event during the Workshop, please contact the General Chair.

All posters will be introduced by one slide in 3 minutes each. They will be presented in one session on Wednesday 27 September from 12:00 to 13:00. They will be mounted during the registration & welcome coffee. Authors are expected to be at their posters during the posters viewing sessions on Wednesday 27 September from 18:10 to 19:00 and Thursday 28 September from 13:30 to 15:00.
The posters will be removed by the end of the Workshop.

While the Workshop organisation makes every effort in order to ensure the safety and well being of all the Workshop participants and associates, the Workshop cannot take responsibility for any accident or damage that may occur during the Workshop.
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