ENDICOTT, NY— Frank D. Egitto, Director of Research and Development at i3 Electronics, Inc. in Endicott, NY was presented with the Technology Innovation Lifetime Achievement Award by the Small Scale Systems Integration and Packaging Center (S³IP), Binghamton University, and the Empire State Development Division of Science, Technology & Innovation (NYSTAR) at the S³IP Annual Dinner & Business Meeting on November 4, 2015.
In introducing the presenter of the award, Steve Czarnecki, Associate Director of S³IP stated, “Our final category is, in some ways, the most significant, and to me, the most prestigious: life is not a sprint, but a marathon. It is, after all so often the case that it’s sustained performance that matters. To that end, we have the Technology Innovation Lifetime Achievement award. This award, given only infrequently, recognizes an individual in the electronics packaging industry who has built a lifetime record of leadership and service to the industry as well as the University.” The award was presented by Dr. Mark Poliks, Director of the Center for Advanced Microelectronics Manufacturing (CAMM), and longtime friend and colleague of Mr. Egitto.
An alumnus of Binghamton University, where he earned BA and MA degrees in Physics, Mr. Egitto has maintained a long standing relationship with the university and its faculty. “Collaborative work with the S³IP Center has been a productive and mutually beneficial partnership”, stated Mr. Egitto. “Because of the nature of my work, this has been especially true with respect to the Integrated Electronics Engineering Center (IEEC), the Analytical and Diagnostics Laboratory (ADL), and the CAMM, the nation’s first prototype research and development facility in large area flexible electronics.
In his nearly thirty-eight years working in the microelectronics industry, thirty-three of which has been in Endicott, Mr. Egitto’s activities have focused on research and development on materials, equipment, design, and processes for fabrication of integrated circuit chips and advanced microelectronic packaging solutions. Previous work experience includes employment with Texas Instruments, Dallas, TX, Applied Materials Plasma Etch Division, Santa Clara, CA, IBM Microelectronics Division, Endicott, NY, Endicott Interconnect Technologies, Inc., Endicott NY and i3 Electronics Inc., Endicott NY. His areas of expertise include plasma interactions with materials, laser ablation, modification of polymers with ultraviolet radiation, and advanced packaging. He is the author or coauthor of eight book chapters and over eighty technical papers, and holds eighty-seven US patents. He has served on the Technical Advisory Board and the Industrial Advisory Board for the IEEC at Binghamton University. He has had a career of leadership in moving projects through research and development into manufacturing of equipment, high-density flexible circuitry, semiconductor packaging, and printed wiring boards.
“My career has afforded me the opportunity to bring fundamental scientific and engineering principles to bear on real world applications, and taking these applications from feasibility demonstration to real products that enhance the lives of others. By far, the most fulfilling aspect of my work has been my collaboration with colleagues in industry and academia, who I consider to be among the best and brightest, truly world-class in their respective areas of expertise. In addition, throughout my career, I’ve been fortunate that management has fostered innovation by supporting the freedom to work on emergent technologies using a fundamental scientific approach to development and problem solving. Of course, the opportunities for innovation are never-ending and expanding, with microelectronics continually moving into new and challenging areas of science and technology,” stated Mr. Egitto.
“Frank Egitto is a true asset to i3 Electronics. His dedication to this company and the impact he has made on the microelectronics industry cannot be overstated. Here at i3 Electronics, we are truly honored and proud to have Frank as part of our organization and look forward to his continued work. I would also like to personally congratulate Frank on this well-deserved award, stated Dale Kersten, Executive Vice President and Chief Business Officer at i3 Electronics.
About i3 Electronics
i3 Electronics, Inc., with headquarters in Endicott, NY, is a vertically integrated provider of high performance electronic solutions consisting of: design and fabrication of printed circuit boards & advanced semiconductor packaging; high speed laminate expertise; advanced assembly services; reliability & signal integrity reliability lab services; high speed back plane & press fit assembly; and flex, rigid-flex & 2.5 & 3D die assembly. i3 product lines meet the needs of markets including aerospace & defense, medical, high performance computing, industrial, telecom, semiconductor & test and alternative energy, where highly reliable products built in robust manufacturing operations are critical for success. For more information about i3 and its products, please visit www.i3electronics.com.
About S³IP & NYSTAR
S³IP brings together the resources of several organized research initiatives including: the Integrated Electronics Engineering Center (IEEC), a New York State Center of Advanced Technology, known for leading edge research in electronics packaging; the National Science Foundation Industry/University Cooperative Research Center in Energy-Smart Electronic Systems (ES2), developing new dynamic, predictive, and synergistic energy optimization and thermal management design criteria enabling U.S. data centers and electronic systems to operate efficiently and securely; the Center for Autonomous Solar Power (CASP), focused on new energy production and storage technologies; the Center for Advanced Microelectronics Manufacturing (CAMM), a national microelectronics R&D center demonstrating the feasibility of roll-to-roll flexible electronics manufacturing; and the Northeast Center for Chemical Energy Storage (NECCES) , an effort being led by Binghamton University to support basic research in the design of the next generation of lithium-ion batteries (LiBs), which requires both the development of new chemistries and the fundamental understanding of the physical and chemical processes that occur in these complex systems. Underpinning these research initiatives is the Analytical and Diagnostics Laboratory (ADL). NYSTAR’s responsibilities include the administration and oversight of the seven Centers of Excellence (COE) across New York State, including S³IP. The Centers of Excellence Program supports major upgrades of research facilities and other high technology and biotechnology capital projects, allowing colleges, universities and research institutions to secure research funding that will lead to new job creation. NYSTAR defines the mission of S³IP at Binghamton University as “advancing the frontiers of microelectronics research and development, specifically addressing challenges in small scale systems design, development, prototyping, process development and manufacturing for the microelectronics industry.”