MESSAGE FROM THE GENERAL CHAIR

You are cordially invited to attend the 34th IMAPS International Symposium and Exhibition on Microelectronics! Plan to attend this signature event of the Society. The IMAPS 2001 Steering Committee and the Capital Chapter members look forward to sharing with you a program that we hope will exceed your expectations.

The Technical Program will commence with Professional Development Courses (PDCs). We have retained many of the excellent courses offered at IMAPS ’00 in Boston. We are also offering several new PDCs. It is our intent to cover a broad spectrum of microelectronics technology with this part of the Technical Program. 

The Welcome Reception will again provide a pleasant location where we can meet old friends and make new ones in an atmosphere conducive to relaxation and conversation. 

The Technical Program will continue with a Plenary Session just as we had in 1989—the last time the show was in Baltimore (and what a fine time we had then!). One of the purposes of the Plenary Session is to lend an atmosphere of cohesiveness to the rest of the Technical Program. This year we will include the Awards Ceremony as a part of the Plenary Session. We hope you will join us to honor our deserving Award recipients.

Following the PDCs, we will present a Symposium that has been designed to maximize your opportunity to gain knowledge in many areas of advanced microelectronics technology. We are fortunate to work in a field that drives a significant and increasing portion of the industrial world’s economy. Full Symposium attendees will have the opportunity to dialog with our colleagues who are driving these advances. 

As a result of the strong show in Boston last year, we stand a good chance of selling out the Exhibition Hall early. If you haven’t yet registered as an Exhibitor, now is the time! The Exhibits will be located in one large area directly below the rooms where the Technical Program will be presented. Lunch will again be served two days in the Exhibition Hall and an "Octoberfest" late afternoon reception will be held there as well. Attendees who engage many of the Exhibitors will see that the products and services proudly presented are the engine that drives the technology presented at the Symposium.

Review the Advanced Program carefully to learn more about the show features described previously as well as the Education Program, the Silent Auction, opportunities for Sponsor-ship, the Golf Tournament, and the Spouse/Guest Program. 

Don’t forget to check out the other sections of this web site devoted specifically to the show: www.imaps2001.org for the latest information and join us for a show that we promise will be "Bursting with Innovation"!

John Graves
General Chair


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