Message from the General Chair
"Microelectronics - The Bridge To The
On behalf of the IMAPS 2003 Symposium Committee
(SymCom_2003) and the IMAPS New England Chapter, I invite all
of you to attend the 36th International Symposium on Microelectronics
and to visit the preeminent historic, cultural and dynamic city
in the US that epitomizes the "The Spirit of America".
This year's symposium will be held at the Hynes
Convention Center in Downtown Boston from 16-20th November 2003.
The Technical Subcommittee and The National Technical
Committee have assembled an incredible program consisting of Professional
Development Courses (PDC) offered on Sunday & Monday, 16th
and 17th, November and Technical Sessions offered on Tuesday,
Wednesday & Thursday, 18th-20th November. A half-day FREE
PDC is also being offered to registered students only.
The Spouse/Guest program promises exciting forays
to the picturesque North Shore, "historic Salem" and
interesting Plymouth Plantation areas of Massachusetts.
The Student Subcommittee in addition to sponsoring
several students' related activities is also sponsoring a Student
Marketing Competition and an Employment Center.
One can see from the above that your SymCom_2003
has completed all of the arrangements that will result in a successful
symposium. However, without sufficient support from our Exhibitors,
the Symposium would struggle to also be a commercial success -
which is a necessity!
With this in view, we will be serving a buffet style
luncheon in the exhibits hall to all participants and guests during
the exhibit hours. This is per the wishes of our Exhibitors. Attendees
please take advantage of this opportunity to visit the exhibits
area and stop by as many booths as possible during your stay.
Additionally, we are working with exhibitors to
present a "Manufacturers' Demonstration Line" (Demo
Line) in the Exhibit Hall and also The "Exhibitor State-of-the-Art
Presentations" (ESAP), which will give exhibiting companies
a 15-minute session to present, via PowerPoint presentation, whatever
products and services they deem important for the assembled audience.
These sessions will be held during exhibit hall hours on the exhibit
The improving geopolitical situation and the excellent
attendance at the recent NE Annual Symposium are two leading indicators
that predict an improving economy. As General Chair I am beseeching
all potential Exhibitors to "get with the spirit" and
sign on for exhibit booths! Don't get left behind!
The IMAPS 2003 Symposium Committee is working enthusiastically
with the National Committee, the NE IMAPS Committee and the HQ
staff to make this an exciting and worthwhile endeavor for all.
Come and see how "Revolutionary Things
Happen in Boston!" - see you in November.
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