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Message from the Technical Chair

Greetings from Colorado!

I would like to take this opportunity to tell you about the technical conference at IMAPS 2002. We have seen an unprecedented number of abstracts submitted from all over the world; which has allowed us to put together one of the strongest technical programs in recent years. Add to that a full line up of Professional Development Courses and you have the makings of the 35th International Symposium on Microelectronics in Denver, CO. IMAPS continues to provide the critical information to expand one’s knowledge and understanding of the ever-changing world of microelectronics. 

Year after year, IMAPS delivers unmatched quality of papers and presentations on new and emerging technologies from leading industry professionals. This year’s conference has a strong line-up of papers focusing on well-established topics such as thick film and thin film hybrid applications and surface mount, but we also have the new and emerging areas covered such as: lead-free soldering, precision opto-electronic assembly and packaging, the state-of-the-art in MEMS technologies, wireless applications, high density interconnection, integrated passives and much, much more.

So, come and join us at the technical conference and exhibition in Denver. We’ve got a gold mine of information for you to sharpen your skills. Along with the exceptional technical program, take advantage of the networking opportunities and spend some quality time with your peers. You never know when you might score with that one tidbit of information that you can only get by attending. We look forward to seeing you here in September!

Best regards,

Richard Charbonneau


Message from the General Chair

I cordially invite you to the Microelectronics Gold Rush at the 35th International Symposium on Microelectronics in Denver, September 4-6, 2002. This Premier event will be the 35th Anniversary of the Symposium and Exhibition on Microelectronics and I encourage you to attend. The IMAPS 2002 Steering Committee and the Rocky Mountain Chapter members look forward to sharing with you the beauty and grandeur of Colorado and a technical program that exceeds your expectations.

“Special Invitation” to you and your family: Labor Day weekend in Colorado. 
We invite you to Mine Denver 2002 for fun and relaxation and enjoy some of the beauty and grandeur of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Denver and the Rocky mountains invite you to hike, bike, fish, play urban cowboy at a dude ranch, attend a Colorado Rockies Baseball game or enjoy Colorado’s many Narrow Gage Train Adventures. (See the Things to do in Colorado on page 32). Two popular and enticing events Labor Day weekend, a Monty Carlo CART Race and Taste of Colorado, will be within walking distance of the Adam’s Mark Hotel. Enjoy the Monty Carlo CART Race with grandstand and pit passes that are now available. “Eat your way through the weekend” along with many Coloradans and attend the Taste of Colorado. Bring all the family and enjoy Colorado. I recommend you spend as much time enjoying Colorado as you can spare. Then while you Mine Denver 2002 our super Spouse Program will swing into action, taking full advantage of our beautiful September weather, to interest and entertain your family. 

Mine Denver 2002: Technical Program and Exhibition.
We are all fortunate to work in a technology area that drives a significant and increasing portion of the industrial world’s economy. The Symposium is designed to maximize your opportunity to gain knowledge in many areas of advanced microelectronics packaging and system technologies. We will be highlighting many technical focus areas for selected industries throughout the year. The Professional Development Courses at the conference have retained many of the excellent courses offered at IMAPS in the past and we have broadened the program with several new courses. These courses cover a broad spectrum of microelectronics packaging and system technologies. Leading manufacturers will be displaying the latest in Materials and Manufacturing Equipment at the Exhibition. 

Mine Denver 2002: Networking Opportunities.
Take the time to dialog with colleagues from around the world who are working with these technologies in many industries. Professionals from Automotive, Optoelectronics, High Frequency, Microwave, Medical, Security and many more industries will be attending. The Welcome Reception provides a pleasant location where you can meet old friends, and talk with colleagues from around the world in an atmosphere conducive to relaxation and conversation. Learn about leading edge advancements, new materials and process improvements they are using to solve current problems and provide solutions for many new challenges. Discover the latest in Process Control, new materials and leading edge manufacturing techniques to realize those new challenges. Mine Denver 2002 Technical Program and Exhibition for solutions you may need for future products. 

The Awards Ceremony will honor many IMAPS members and IMAPS Corporate Members who contributed so much to the Society over many years. We invite and encourage everyone to attend this special recognition ceremony. We owe many of these individuals and companies a great deal of thanks for their contributions to the Microelectronics Packaging and System Industries. This is our chance as a Society and as individuals to say “Thanks.”

Review this brochure carefully for your areas of interest. Learn more about the Technical Session, Professional Development Courses and Things to do in Colorado. Also take advantage of the Sidney J. Stein Educational Foundation Golf Tournament, Raffle and Auction. Opportunities for Sponsorship of show events, the Golf Tournament, and the Spouse/Guest Program are included. Don’t forget to check out the web site devoted specifically to the show: for the latest information. Join us for the Microelectronics Gold Rush and Mine Denver 2002; the paymaster will visit you often throughout the next year.

James R. Drehle



International Microelectronics And Packaging Society
611 2nd Street, N.E.
Washington, D.C.  20002
Phone: 202/548-4001; Fax: 202/548-6115

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