SEMI-THERM Educational Foundation Mission
The SEMI-THERM Educational Foundation (STEF) was established in 2013 as a Non-Profit
Educational Foundation. STEF is dedicated to worldwide educational opportunities and
resources within the electronics thermal engineering community. It is our mission to provide
programs for on-going professional development, technical networking, and engagement of
academia and industry in pursuit of innovation and excellence.
In pursuit of its Mission, STEF sponsors and operates the SEMI-THERM Symposium and
HISTORY SEMI-THERM, founded by Bernie Siegal of Thermal Engineering Associates and Bonnie
L. Crystall and Walter Schuch of C/S Communications, Inc. was launched on December 10-12,
1984 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Phoenix, Arizona. SEMI-THERM brought the industry the
latest innovations in technology and products in thermal measurement, modeling and
The philosophy of SEMI-THERM is to make a premier symposium for semiconductor thermal
management which fosters network building and ties that would stay the test of time.
Thermal Innovations that Keep the World’s Technology Cool.
SEMI-THERM is an international forum dedicated to the thermal management and characterization of electronic components and systems. It provides knowledge covering all thermal length scales from IC to facility level. The symposium fosters the exchange of knowledge between thermal engineers, professionals and leading experts from industry as well as the exchange of information on the latest academic and industrial advances in electronics thermal management.
The SEMI-THERM Educational Foundation (STEF) is dedicated to worldwide educational opportunities and resources within the electronics thermal engineering community. It is our mission to provide programs for on-going professional development, technical networking, and engagement of academia and industry in pursuit of innovation and excellence.
The organization, and associated symposium, is governed by volunteers from the thermal industry. While some of us participate year after year, we welcome new volunteers eager to become committee chairs/members.
SEMI-THERM 36 SYMPOSIUM PERSONNEL
Pablo Hidalgo, AMD – firstname.lastname@example.org
Marcelo del Valle, Infinera Corporation – email@example.com
Program Vice Chair:
Joshua Gess – firstname.lastname@example.org
Robin Bornoff Mentor, a Siemens business – email@example.com
SEMI-THERM Symposium Manager
Bonnie Crystall, C/S Communications, Inc. – firstname.lastname@example.org
Proceedings IEEE Region 6:
Paul Wesling – email@example.com
SEMI-THERM 36 Steering/Technical Committee
George Meyer – firstname.lastname@example.org
Ross Wilcoxon – email@example.com
Jim Wilson – firstname.lastname@example.org
Dereje Agonafer – email@example.com
Bruce Guenin – firstname.lastname@example.org
Genevieve Martin – email@example.com
Bill Maltz – firstname.lastname@example.org
Veerendra Mulay – email@example.com
Alfonso Ortega – firstname.lastname@example.org
John Parry – email@example.com
Adrianna Rangel – firstname.lastname@example.org
Dave Saums – email@example.com
Bernie Siegal – firstname.lastname@example.org
Tom Tarter – email@example.com
Winston Zhang – firstname.lastname@example.org
Bob Schuch – email@example.com
Denise Rael – firstname.lastname@example.org
William Schuch – email@example.com