Webinar: High-Performance Conformal Coatings Evolve for RF Circuits

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Passivation and conformal coatings can provide enhanced environmental and mechanical protection, but often comes with sacrificing high frequency performance. Many coating technologies aren’t suited for the rigors of the most extreme applications, manufacturing processes, or rework/repair. This webinar provides an overview on the challenges associated with selecting passivation and conformal coating materials for microwave and millimeter-wave applications. It will illuminate how passivation and conformal coating materials technology has evolved over the past several years to culminate in a new polymer conformal coating material which solves many of the RF, mechanical, environmental, and process challenges associated with protecting ICs and PCBs deployed in extreme applications.

Presenter Bio:

Dr. W. Shannan O’Shaughnessy

Dr. W. Shannan O’Shaughnessy is the Chief Technology Officer for GVD Corporation. While pursuing his doctorate, he worked to develop the processes that are at the foundation of GVD’s technology. Shannan is an expert in coatings, thin films, and surface science and provides technical leadership for materials and process development across GVD’s product portfolio. Before joining GVD, Shannan worked in a wide range of industries, including energy, biomaterials, and semiconductors. He is a successful entrepreneur and was a founding scientist of a medical device company that was launched from MIT, funded, and ultimately acquired by Teleflex Inc., a $1.7B medical device company. In 2016, the GVD R&D team led by Shannan received the Tibbetts Award for outstanding small business innovative research from the United States Small Business Administration. Shannan received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Houston and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from MIT.