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Corning Presents First Annual ‘Corning Leadership in Glass Award’ at ECTC 2018

"Corning Leadership in Glass Award" Recipients

CORNING, N.Y. — Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) announced today that a team led by researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology was presented the first annual “Corning Leadership in Glass Award.”

Prof. Rao Tummala, a Distinguished and an Endowed Chair Professor in electrical and computer engineering and in Materials Science and Engineering and Director of the well-known Packaging Research Center (PRC) at Georgia Tech, accepted the inaugural award recently at a reception hosted by Corning at the 2018 Electronic Components and Technology Conference (ECTC) in San Diego, California.

“We’re pleased to accept this very special award from Corning,” said Tummala. “We have long believed that the properties and fabrication of ultra-thin glass make it the best next generation material of choice for semiconductor and system package integration manufacturing processes after metal-based packaging since 1970s, ceramics since 1980s, organic laminates since 1990s, and silicon since 2010. We’re proud that the research we’ve done in glass panel packaging in both chip-first and chip-last architectures, is gaining more and more acceptance. Because of this special and unique nature of glass packaging, we converted our whole Center to glass packaging for high-bandwidth computing, 5G communications, power, mems and sensors and others.”

The award recognized the technical paper submitted by Georgia Tech at ECTC 2017 that best demonstrated the viability of glass for semiconductor packaging applications. It was chosen by Corning technologists from among 20 technical papers shared by the IEEE Electronics Packaging Society.

The paper, “Design and Demonstration of Highly Miniaturized, Low Cost Panel-Level Glass Package for MEMS Sensors,” was written by Chintan Buch, Daniel Struk, Klaus-Jürgen Wolter, Peter J. Hesketh, Venky Sundaram, and Dr. Tummala representing Georgia Tech, as well as Catherine Shearer and James Haley from EMD-Performance Materials, Mel Findlay of KWJ Engineering Incorporated, and Marc Papageorge of SPEC Sensors, LCC.

“This award demonstrates Corning’s belief that glass is emerging as a strong and viable material solution in semiconductor applications,” said Rustom Desai, commercial operations director of Corning Precision Glass Solutions. “We see significant industry pull for the use of glass as a high-performance, cost-effective substrate for advanced packaging methods.”

Also at ECTC 2018, Dr. Aric Shorey, Corning Precision Glass Solutions commercial technology manager, and Dr. Jingshi Wu, Corning Glass Technologies senior research scientist, led a professional development course called, “Fundamentals of Glass and Applications for Advanced Semiconductor Packaging.”

Precision Glass Solutions is a newly created business unit within Corning that combines multiple, long-standing specialty glass capabilities. These include proprietary manufacturing platforms, finishing processes, best-in-class metrology instruments, automated laser glass-cutting tools, and optical design expertise. This business was created specifically to address the emerging requirements for glass across micro-electronics. 

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