About the IMAPS Global Business Council
IMAPS has long been a society serving the
interests of membership through various symposia, focused technology
workshops, and local technical meetings. While the focus of the IMAPS
program is largely technical in nature, one initiative within IMAPS
is designed to address the business side of the IMAPS portfolio of
technologies. The Microelectronics Marketing Research Council
(MMRC) revised its charter to broaden its focus globally as well
as addressing additional business topics. With this change in charter,
the initiative was renamed the Global Business Council.
What is the Global Business Council?
The Global Business Council (GBC) is an
IMAPS initiative that focuses on business issues related to the technology
areas addressed by the corporate organizational members of IMAPS. The
revised charter is as follows:
• PURPOSE: The IMAPS Global Business
Council (GBC) is an initiative within IMAPS which leads the development
and communication of the business view of and for the IMAPS corporate
• MISSION: The mission of the GBC
is to provide value to IMAPS corporate membership by focusing on the
business side of technology for microelectronics and packaging. This
will be accomplished by development and presentation of events highlighting
relevant business topics of interest to corporate membership.
The GBC is managed by a dedicated volunteer
Steering Committee and support from IMAPS staff. The composition of
the GBC Steering Committee is representative of a cross-section of
dynamic business leaders who are in touch in some fashion with the
business of microelectronics and packaging technologies. This team
has invested its time to organize events that touch on today’s
global business condition.
GBC is actively involved in the following areas, aiming to add value
to our corporate membership.
4-Tiers – To further the 4-Tiers iniative, the GBC has participated in forming a matrix which identifies the key supply chain elements by industry segment (Aerospace, Military & Security, Automotive Electronics, Biotech & Medical Electronics, Communications, Computers, Office & Peripherals, Consumer Electronics, Energy and Industrial/Lab) across the four main tiers of the supply chain (Industry Segment/End Market, Systems, Devices & Applications, Design, and Processes & Materials.) Corporate members will be identified by area in which they operate to help prospective customers find appropriate sources for their needs.
Roadmap Initiative - View Complete Roadmap - PDF | PPT
The GBC intends to play a greater role in working
with the National Technical
Committee (NTC) to scout for and address
topics valuable to you, the key benefactors of our programs. We
believe that we can communicate the challenges that face the various
segments we serve, and that we can turn them into action items
to be addressed by the IMAPS technical community.
Goes “Global” with
Regional GBC in Europe
The GBC Steering Committee in North America provided advice and assistance to help the GBC in Europe get going.
GBC Spring Conference
Just prior to the Device Packaging Conference in/around Scottsdale, Arizona in March, the GBC holds its Spring Conference with a business-oriented program. In addition to the Golf Tournament which benefitted the Microelectronics Foundation, attendees participated in a welcome reception with keynote speakers and an all day conference on issues affecting our industry.
GBC Marketing Forum
Each fall during IMAPS International Symposium on Microelectronics, the GBC holds its Marketing Forum with a business-oriented program. The Marketing Forums usually have a specific technical focus and are open to all attendees of the annual symposium.