iMAPS New England Chapter
International Microelectronics Assembly and Packaging Society

iMAPS New England and SMTA Joint Meeting

January 30, 2018

Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites, Marlborough, MA
265 Lakeside Ave., Marlborough, MA 01752

Advancement in Microelectronic Packaging for Medical Implants;
Solving the Need for “More” with “Less” Space.

Caroline Bjune, Senior Member of Technical Staff at Draper, Cambridge, MA

In the world of electronics, the call for more and more functionality comes with the expectation of maintaining the current footprint or even better, reducing it. Advancements in microelectronics design and packaging have been one of the major factors in meeting these demands. Device and system packaging for medical implant applications is no different. Many believe that miniaturization is key to developing implantable products that have a minimal adverse impact on quality of life. In this talk, approaches in microelectronics packaging taken for several systems will be discussed. Applications including a cranial mounted neural interface, peripheral nerve interface for advanced prosthetics, and ultra-miniaturized neural stimulator, will be discussed. Packaging, assembly, and materials trade-offs will also be discussed.

Caroline Bjune is a Senior Member of Technical Staff at Draper in Cambridge, MA. She joined the laboratory in April 2000 and is currently a member of the Product Development/Engineering Group. During her 17 years with Draper, she has been Principle Investigator, Task leader, Package and Process Engineer on various internal and customer funded programs. She was a member of a four-person team which earned the Laboratory’s Distinguished Performance Award in 2003 for the “Development and Applications of MCM-D High Density Interconnect Packaging”, and holds two patents for work involving novel packaging and assembly of crystal oscillator devices. Currently she is the Technical Director for the DARPA funded HAPTIX program, seeking to developed an implantable peripheral nerve stimulation and recording system for advanced prosthetics. She received a Bachelor of Science, with honors, in Chemical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 1996, a Master of Science in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Florida in 1999, and is currently in the final year of her Master of Science degree in Engineering Management at Tufts University’s Gordon Institute.

SCHEDULE (times approximate):

5:00 PM Registration, Socializing, Networking & Cash Bar
6:30 PM Dinner
7:30 PM Technical Presentation

You may attend the presentation without eating dinner. Pre-Registration deadline is Wednesday, January 24..!!! After that, or for Walk-Ins At-Door, the fee is an additional $5.00 [Limited Availability]. Cancellations must be received by 3:00 p.m. Monday 1/29… or The Chapter will bill you for the registration fee. Options: To cancel a registration or register by e-mail, contact Matt Bracy:

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