2016 Winter Conference

Dresden, DE

January 21 & 22

EIPC Winter Conference Dresden 2016
‘Future Automotive Electronics – providing European high reliability solutions’

The EIPC Winter Conference will be held in Dresden on January 21 & 22, 2016.

Early Bird Deadline: December 24, 2015!

Conference Programme Day 1, Thursday January 21
08:15-08:30    Conference Registration and Table Top & Poster Exhibition build up    Table Top & Poster Display Area
08:30-08:45    Welcome and Market Overview by the EIPC Chairman    Alun Morgan, EIPC, UK

Session 1: Management “New ways to strengthen the PCB industry in Europe”|
08:45-09:15    Business Outlook Global Electronics Industry    Walt Custer, Custer Consulting, USA
09:15-09:35    Business Model, quality & cost effectiveness for the automotive industry (title t.b.c.) Slim Sellami, Fuba Printed Circuits
09:35-09:55    Romania a local alternative to Asia for manufacturing    Steve Driver, Spirit Circuits, UK
09:55-10:15    Inkjet, changing the rules for more efficient PCB manufacturing    Henk Jan Zwiers, Mutracx, NL
10:15-10:30    Panel discussion
10:30-11:00    30 minutes Coffee break    Table Top & Poster Display Area

Session 2: What is new in PCB conductors and solder mask Imaging
11:00-11:20    How Direct Imaging Technology using modern UV and near UV LED technology solves  the complete Spectrum of Exposure
Problems    Paul Waldner, mie, DE (on behalf on MIVA Technologies)
11:20-11:40   Direct Imaging Solution for Solder Mask    Uwe Altmann, Orbotech, BE
11:40-12:00    Best in class LDI-Technology for dry film and solder mask from a German High-Tech manufacturing, Attila Heim, Limata
12:00-12:20    White soldermask for LEDs, not your typical mask    Don Monn, Taiyo America, USA
12:20-12:30    Panel discussion
12:30-13:30    Networking Lunch    Hotel Restaurant
13:30    Departure from Hotel for Tour Volkswagen “Die Gläserne Manufaktur” Group 1
14:00-15:45    Tour Volkswagen “Die Gläserne Manufaktur”
15:30    Departure from Hotel for Tour Volkswagen “Die Gläserne Manufaktur” Group 2
16:00-17:45    Tour Volkswagen “Die Gläserne Manufaktur”
19:00    Departure Networking Dinner Dresden from Hotel
22:00    Return to Hotel

Conference Programme Day 2, Friday January 22
Session 3: OEM needs and PCB fabricators’ solutions Making quality measurable

09:00-09:10    Welcome day 2 and Introduction     Prof. Martin Goosey, EIPC, UK
09:10-09:50    New test strategies. Creating Industry based performance criteria for PWB substrates    Bill Birch, PWB
09:50-10:10    Compliance & Performance Testing and Meeting the OEM’s Needs    Emma Hudson, UL, UK
10:10-10:30    Reliability of Multi-Lamination Structures in Pb-free Assembly
10:30-10:40    Panel Discussion
10:40-11:10    30 minutes Coffee break    Table Top & Poster Display Area

Session 4: Future technology requirements for chip packaging and device embedding in PCBs – Part I
11:10-11:30    Technical requirement for drilling/laser machines for embedded technology    Stephan Kunz, Schmoll Maschinen, DE
11:30-11:50    Material Requirements for 77GHz Automotive Radar Applications and Characterization of the
Electrical Properties    Alexander Ippich, Isola, DE
11:50-12:10    Improving quality and efficiency of PCB electroplating – an innovative simulation-driven approach    Robrecht Belis, Elsyca
12:10-12:20  Panel Discussion
12:20-13:30    Networking Lunch

Session 5: Design Know-How for manufacturing. How to meet industry needs for training and standardisation   
13:30-14:10    Fundamental Considerations to EMC on Printed Circuit Boards    Prof. Thüringer, FED, DE
14:10-14:30    Failure of printed circuit board assemblies (PCBAs) – Field experience and counter measures    Jens H. Klingel, KC Produkte
14:30-14:40    Panel discussion
14:40-14:50    Chairman closing remarks – End of conference day 2

The EIPC is not responsible for the content and the presentation of the technical papers, which rests with the presenters.
Changes in the programme may occur, due to circumstances, for which the EIPC may not be held responsible.

Conference location
Hotel Pullman Dresden Newa
Prager Strasse 2a
01069 Dresden, Germany
Tel: +49-351 4814 109   

EIPC has negotiated a special rate for a single room of € 99.- per night, including breakfast.
You can reserve your hotel room directly at the hotel by contacting the hotel at +49-351 4814 109 or, please contact EIPC for the keyword ‘EIPC’.
Reservations could be made until January 6, 2016. After this release date availability is on request.
The hotel is located in the city centre, right on the Prager Strasse shopping boulevard, near Dresden’s renowned sights and major business addresses and 300m from the main station.

Bonus Programme
As part of the Winter Conference, we will be visiting ‘Die Gläserne Manufaktur’ of Volkswagen (VW Phaeton factory), in the afternoon of January 21. Please note: the number of visitors at Volkswagen is limited, on a first come, first served basis, so make sure you are one of the first!

Please click here for the registration form.
The 3rd and further registrations of the same company will get 50% discount!
Special Student fee: € 150.- incl. Bonus programme.

For more information about sponsor possibilities please click here or contact the EIPC office at

We look forward to welcoming you in Dresden!

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