Posted: December 16, 2009

Packaging and integration challenges for micro- and nanoenabled sensors

(Nanowerk News) nanoKTN is organizing the event "Packaging and Integration Challenges for Micro & Nanoenabled Sensors" on January 21, 2010 at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Didcot, UK.
Micro and nano-enabled sensors are a key part of many high value product markets. The development of these is essential to enable greater functionality, efficiency and security. A key challenge in the adoption of these technologies is being able to connect the active sensor device or sub assembly to a general purpose circuit board or suitable probe device for onward product integration.
Packaging devices for different markets presents unique and specific challenges and requirements for the developers such as those for the medical, military and communication sectors. The intention of the event therefore, is to explore the field and to discuss and probe the challenges faced in designing, packaging and integrating micro and nano-enabled sub-components into robust systems which can be sold viable sub assemblies which can be used for a wide variety of applications.
The Event
This workshop follows on from a series of collaborations between the NanoKTN, Sensors & Instrumentation KTN and JEMI, which have been very successful in coordination activities in the micro and nanosensor area through the work of the Micro & Nano Sensors Special Interest Group (MiNSiG) and the Electronic Devices & Nano Systems Special Interest Group.
The format of the workshop will be presentations followed by a group-based workshop to discuss and asses the challenges in packaging that need to be addressed for different application sectors: military, environmental, medial and consumer. There is also ample opportunity for networking and discussion with leading packaging companies and institutions in the UK.
Leading speakers for the event include Technology Strategy Board, PandA Europe/IMAPS-UK, Optocap, Zarlink, Tourmaz Technologies & BAE Systems.
A discounted rate of £40 +VAT* will be charged to members of the NanoKTN, SIKTN or JEMI.
Source: nanoKTN