The 21st Electronics Packaging Technology Conference (EPTC 2019) is an International event organized by the IEEE RS/EPS/EDS Singapore Chapter and sponsored by IEEE Electronics Packaging Society (EPS). EPTC 2019 will feature keynotes, panel sessions, Invited talks, technical sessions, short courses, forums, an exhibition, social and networking activities. Since its inauguration in 1997, EPTC has developed into a highly reputed electronics packaging conference in the Asia-Pacific and is well attended by experts in all aspects of packaging technology from all over the world. EPTC is the flagship conference of IEEE EPS in Region 10.
The idea for EPTC was mooted by the IEEE Singapore Joint Rel/CPMT/ED Chapter towards the end of 1995. It was felt that there was no Society-sponsored, ECTC-like electronics packaging conference in Asia at that time. It was thought that the great distance between USA and Asia and the expenses involved were preventing many packaging engineers from Asia to attend ECTC. It was then decided to organize an international electronics packaging conference to provide a platform for packaging engineers from all over the world but especially in the Asian region, to exchange ideas and share experiences. The inaugural EPTC was convened on 8–10 October 1997 under the General Chairmanship of Professor Andrew Tay of the National University of Singapore with wide support from universities, research institutes and electronics companies in Singapore.
In 2003, EPS Society’s leadership conceived the idea of establishing “flagship” conferences in North America, Asia and Europe. By 2003, after 53 years, ECTC has been well established as the premier electronics packaging conference in the world and our Society’s flagship conference in North America. By 2003, a few packaging conferences have sprung up in Asia but EPTC was adopted as our Society’s flagship conference in Asia due to several reasons: the topical coverage is good; the conference proceedings are of high quality; Singapore is able to draw participants from all over Asia (good transportation and facilities