Thu, Mar 04


Dr. Gamal Refai-Ahmed, Xilinx Inc

Holistic Understanding of Thermo-Mechanical challenges from Package to System to Maximize Silicon Performance

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Holistic Understanding  of Thermo-Mechanical challenges  from Package to System  to Maximize Silicon Performance

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Mar 04, 2021, 3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. EST

Dr. Gamal Refai-Ahmed, Xilinx Inc

About the event

Speaker: Gamal Refai-Ahmed, PhD, LFASME, FCAE, FEIC, FIEEE, Xilinx Fellow and  Chief Thermo-Mech Architect

Abstract: This presentation is addressing  the impact of the assembly and manufacturing technology and direction on the advancing packaging Mechanical integrity and its thermal characterizations. In this talk, the audiences will  be able to see clearly  the full picture to answer the question of will Lidded or Lidless Advanced Packaging have better Thermo-Mechanical Characteristics?. The answer of this question need to have a full understanding of the manufacture and assembly, materials behavior, the cost, the mechanical stresses, the end user application and the target thermal performance.  It is not a  surprised to find a wrong direction can impact the package performance and lose more than 30% to 50% of its performance.

Bio: Dr. Gamal Refai-Ahmed,  Life Fellow ASME, Fellow EIC, Fellow IEEE, Fellow Canadian Academy of Engineering, is Xilinx Fellow a Chief  Thermo-Mechanical Architect.  He obtained the Ph. D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Waterloo.

He has been recognized as one of the global technical leaders of thermal management through his numerous publications (more than 100 publications) and patents& patents pending US (more than 50) and International (more than 120). His contributions are clearly seen in several generations of both GPU and FPGA products.

Gamal is the recipient of 2008 excellent thermal management award, 2010 Calvin Lecture and 2013 K16- Clock award in recognition for his scientific contributions and leadership of promoting best electronics packaging engineering practice. In 2014, Gamal received the IEEE Canada R. H. Tanner Industry Leadership for sustained leadership in product development and industrial innovation. In 2016, ASME awarded Gamal the  ASME Service Award. State University of New York, Binghamton University awarded him the Innovation Partner Award for his industrial role with Binghamton University. In continuation to Dr Refai contributions to the best engineering practice, State University of New York at Binghamton awarded him the Presidential University medal in 2019 which is the highest recognition honor by the university.  In 2020, Gamal was elected  to both IEEE Fellow and EIC Fellow.

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