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Message From the General Chair

San Diego: a magic place! For those of us lucky enough to live here, we think so, and for a few days in October (8th to the 12th) this year, we want to welcome you to our city. Of course the main reason you will want to come to San Diego is for the IMAPS 2006 Symposium and the excellent slate of technical papers, first class range of exhibitors, to attend the Professional Development Courses and hear the keynote speeches.

Under the management of Rajen Chanchani and Ronald Jensen, their teams of volunteers have spent hours reviewing the exceptionally large number of papers submitted to the Symposium this year. With such a large number of papers to choose from, this year’s Symposium promises to have an excellent program.

Our marketing team, under the guidance of David Virissimo, has worked hard to determine technologies that should be featured at this conference. The result is three focus areas for the Symposium: Packaging for Military Applications, RF/Wireless Packaging and Biomedical. Each day the technical program will feature one of these focus sessions that will start with an invited speaker. Throughout the Symposium, six lecture rooms will be in continuous operation featuring exciting subjects such as 3D packaging, Low K dielectrics, and a special session on technology developments in Japan.

San Diego is home to many cell phone and RF design companies and we have managed to secure Dr. Irwin Jacobs as our Keynote Speaker for the Symposium on Tuesday, October 10th. Dr. Jacobs is best known as one of the founders of QUALCOMM, a leader in CDMA technology. On Wednesday, October 11th, Colonel Danny McKnight, depicted in the movie “Black Hawk Down,” will talk about his experiences in the military.

Thomas Green has put together a great slate of Professional Development Courses. If you have questions about technology and want to learn quickly, I would highly recommend a Professional Development Course.

A very important function of IMAPS is to educate the next generation of engineers and scientists. You can help this cause by playing in the Microelectronics Foundation Golf Tournament. David Shields has organized a tournament at Maderas Golf Club, the #1 rated course in San Diego County.

If you are planning to bring someone with you who will not be attending the technical symposium, Walt Napoleon and Elizabeth Keller have worked on an excellent companion program. We have a short half day city tour with lunch in the Gaslamp Quarter and a day of wine tasting in Temecula.

I know it’s not the blue ocean, the golden sands, the vibrant nightlife of the Gaslamp district or the golf and wine tasting. It is the quality of the technical program that will bring you to San Diego. The IMAPS staff and team of volunteers have worked hard to make this a world class Symposium. We are all looking forward to seeing you in San Diego this October. Do not wait; go to the IMAPS web site and register for the Symposium today and please bring your spouse or companion to enjoy our city.

Thank you and I am looking forward to meeting as many of you as possible in San Diego.

Steve Adamson







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 IMAPS 2006
 39th International Symposium
 on Microelectronics
 October 8-12, 2006
 San Diego Convention Center
 San Diego, California USA

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