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.
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
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
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.