IMAPS 40th Anniversary Celebration
Monday, November 12th
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
4th Street Summit Center

Sponsored by:
Heraeus, Thick Film Div. - 40th Anniversary Hospitality Host

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In late 1966 Jack Hinchey, Bob Waer, George Doyle and George West discussed the information void between the manufacturers of thick film materials and the engineers who were using them to develop products. They decided to bring some of these folks together to discuss this issue in detail.  After a long planning cycle, a 2-day seminar was scheduled for February 21-22, 1967, at Ricky’s Hyatt House in Palo Alto, California.  Electronic News provided some very helpful advertising and a couple of hundred people attended the meeting. They also announced that the entire meeting would be repeated in Los Angeles on February 23-24, 1967. With that, the Technical Thick Film Symposium came into existence and the International Society for Hybrid Microelectronics (ISHM) was born. 

This meeting has now evolved into the symposium that we now enjoy every year with a technical program and exhibition that have made the founders and charter members proud. We thank them for their desire to “disseminate information” as that has been the cornerstone of our Society’s growth for these 40 years.

We will enjoy a special celebration during the Welcome Reception where we will pay tribute to these special people. There will be a running slide presentation showing people, places and products that have been elemental in the growth of IMAPS.

Several of the Society’s charter members are still heavily involved in the technology while others have passed. Their dedication and support for 40 years has allowed the Society to grow into a true international organization where technological breakthroughs are shared in a global environment. They are: Barry Altschul, Dan Amey, Ron Anjard, Ed Aoki, Jack Balde, Frank Bates, William Belko, Harold Bell, Thomas Berdner, Dennis Bernier, Harry Bonham, J. P. Bradley, Dennis Bryant, Relva Buchanan, Leonard Buchoff, Darnell Burks, Jim Byrum, Dwight Callaway, Terry Canning, Walt Cavitt, Ronald Chalman, Samuel Champ, Richard Clark, Ted Cocca, Richard Codiga, Harry Coronis, Lewis Coronis, Rene Cote, John Cox, Mitch Davis, Don DeCoursey, Jim Degnan, Barbara Dehart, Raymond Dietz, George Doyle, Frank Durso, Norman Egli, Jerome Fishel, Willard Flagg, Jr., Lyman Floyd, Sam Forman, Donald Franck, Ed Gildein, Robert Gjone, Gerald Goldstein, Amiel Goodman, Paul Grace, Denver Groff, Donald Hamer, Charlie Harper, Dale Hartman, Paul Heller, Dick Himmel, John Hinchey, Bob Holmes, Shawki Ibrahim, Harlan Isaak, George Ives, William Kahn, Mike Cavanaugh, Denis Kelemen, James King, Robert Kratochvil, Marshall Kummel, Charles Kuo, George Lane, Owen Layden, Ira Leonard, Donald Levinthal, Anthony Lubowe, John MacDuff, Jr., Howard Manko, Howard Markstein, Jacob Martin, F. Wayne Martin, Robert Martin, David McClure, James McElroy, Joe McGonnell, William Meuli, C. Fred Miller, Ken Miller, Arthur Mones, Fred Morritz, Donald Mozer, Kirk Ney, Dave Nixen, Robert Ost, Carl Peckinpaugh, Helmut Pichler, Jay Provance, Randall Ragan, U. Rao, Egons Rasmanis, Harry Reifel, Dietrich Reimer, Wilfred Roberts, James Robles, Larry Roveda, O. Newell Sheffer, Milton Sherman, Theodore Shilliday, Franklin Siegel, John Sipper, Hal Skurnick, Ray Slowinski, Fred Smith, Sid Stein, Anthony Suppelsa, George Szekely, Fred Tausch, Ronald Thiel, Ernest Thomas, Mort Topfer, Bob Unger, Bob Waer, Gil Waite, William Waters, Jim Welterlen, George West, Donald Wood, Franklin Wood.

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Platinum Sponsor:
NATEL - Platinum Sponsor
Gold Sponsor:
Panasonic Factory Solutions - Gold Sponsor
Silver Sponsor:
Hesse & Knipps - Silver Sponsor
40th Anniversary
Hospitality Sponsor:

Heraeus, Thick Film Div. - 40th Anniversary Hospitality Host


Event Sponsor - Keynote:
Cisco - Keynote Presentation Sponsor

Teledyne Microelectronics - Keynote Presentation Sponsor

Event Sponsor -
Speaker Gifts,
Memory Sticks:

Kingston Technology - Speaker Gifts, Memory Sticks

Event Sponsor - Lanyards:
Sefar - Event Sponsor, Lanyards
Event Sponsor - Cafe:
TT APSCO - Event Sponsor, IMAPS Cafe
Event Sponsor - Cafe:
PacTech - Event Sponsor, IMAPS Cafe

Event Sponsor - Cafe:
Kyocera - Event Sponsor, IMAPS Cafe

Event Sponsor - Bag Inserts:
Ticona Engineering Polymers - Event Sponsor, Bag Inserts
Event Sponsor - Bag Inserts:
Advanced Chemical Technology (ACT), Inc. - Event Sponsor, Bag Inserts
Event Sponsor - Bag Inserts:
Barry Industries, Inc. - Event Sponsor, Bag Inserts
Event Sponsor - Bag Inserts:
Chip Supply - Event Sponsor, Bag Inserts
Event Sponsor - Bag Inserts:
Gannon & Scott - Event Sponsor, Bag Inserts

Final Program Sponsor:
Indium Corporation - Final Program Sponsor

Golf Sponsors:
NXGen Electronics - Golf Sponsor
VIOX Corporation - Golf Sponsor
Ed Fagan, Inc. - Golf Sponsor

Emerson & Cuming - Golf Sponsor

GDSI - Golf Sponsor

Metalor - Golf Sponsor

SENTEC E&E - Golf Sponsor

Torrey Hills Technology, a G Tech Systems Group - Golf Sponsor
Torrey Hills Tech.

SPM - Golf Sponsor

Zentrix Technologies - Golf Sponsor

Media Sponsors:

Advanced Packaging - Media Sponsor

Global SMT & Packaging - Media Sponsor
Photonics Spectra - Media Sponsor

Chip Scale Review - Media Sponsor

Antennas Online - Media Sponsor
Equipment Protection - Media Sponsor
LED Journal - Media Sponsor
SMT - Media Sponsor
Thermal News - Media Sponsor

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Unless otherwise noted, all photos courtesy of IMAPS.
Thin Si 2007 courtesy of Charles Banda, Lab for Physical Sciences & R. Wayne Johnson, Auburn University. Cell phone circa 1997 courtesy of Nokia. SMT Computer Module circa 1987 courtesy of Greg Caswell, VirTex Assembly Services. Hybrid Assembly circa 1977 courtesy of Bruce Romenesko, JHU/APL. Hybrid circa 1967 courtesy of Alan Hirschberg, Northrup Grumman.