Packaging is rapidly becoming an area of microeclectronics technology which can limit the operating speed on an integrated circuit. To address this concern, much research and development attention now focuses on packaging in an effort to prevent it from impeding the speed of electronic systems. With Advanced Electronic Packaging, readers can learn about the full range of packaging concepts, from the introductory to the advanced level, and gain a deeper understanding of this rapidly growing area of microelectronics. As an excellent desk reference for practicing engineers or as an ideal text for students in interdisciplinary engineering classes, this comprehensive book discusses all aspects of the sciences and technologies involved in the fabrication, testing, reliability, and packaging of integrated circuits, specifically, multichip modules (MCM). In addition, you will find industrial case studies for several MCM technologies along with an assessment of design tradeoffs. Also addressed are the critical role of economics and future trends in electronic packaging. An Instructor's Manual presenting detailed solutions to all the problems in the book is available upon request from the Wiley Makerting Department.