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.
Contacts for Presenters and Exhibitors
Del Valle, Marcelo, Program Chair – firstname.lastname@example.org
Technical Program (Abstracts, Manuscripts and Presentations)
Joshua Gess, Program Vice Chair – Joshua.Gess@oregonstate.edu
Contact for information on presenting Short Courses, How-To’s, Product Tear Downs
Bob Schuch, Sr. Operations Associate, SEMI-THERM – rschuch@SEMI-THERM.org
For information on Exhibition Space and Vendor Workshops
Other Committee Contacts
George Meyer, CEO, Celsia Inc – email@example.com
Pablo Hidalgo – firstname.lastname@example.org (SEMI-THERM General Chair)
Ross Wilcoxon, Principal ME, Rockwell Collins – email@example.com
Bill Maltz, President, Electronics Cooling Solutions – firstname.lastname@example.org
Bernie Siegal, CEO, Thermal Engineering Associates – email@example.com
Bonnie Crystall , CS Communications, Symposium Manager – firstname.lastname@example.org
Veerendra Mulay, Thermal Engineer, Facebook – email@example.com
Jim Wilson, Engineering Fellow, Raytheon – firstname.lastname@example.org
Tom Tarter, President, Package Science Services LLC – email@example.com
Denise Rael, Marketing Manager SEMI-THERM – drael@SEMI-THERM.org