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IMAPS 2012 - San Diego
45th International Symposium on Microelectronics
Bringing Together The Entire Microelectronics Supply Chain!

September 9 - 13, 2012
San Diego Town & Country Convention Center
San Diego, California, USA

IMAPS 2012 - San Diego

Conference and Exhibition:
September 11-13, 2012
Professional Development Courses:
September 9 - 10, 2012

Purchase IMAPS 2012 Proceedings USB Drive

Thank you for attending IMAPS 2012 San Diego.

We had 1010 total registrations at IMAPS 2012. This overall number was down slightly from last year, mainly due to a small decline in exhibits booths, and fewer exhibits only registrations.

  • "Full Symposium" registrations (those registered to attend the full conference) were up 19% from 2011, up 10% from 2010, and up 20% from 2009. This was the largest number of full registrations in the past 5 years -- a great sign as we move into 2013!
  • IMAPS 2012 featured 76% more sponsors compared to 2011 (30 this year, 17 in 2011)
  • We had more members, non-members, speakers, session chairs and students compared to IMAPS 2011
  • We saw about 100 less exhibit booth staff and exhibit only visitors compared to 2011 -- our main reason for the slight decline in total number of participants
  • Our attendees came from 25 countries around the globe -- Germany, UK, Japan, China,  Taiwan, Korea, France, Turkey, Brazil, Mexico to name a few.
  • More than 434 people attended from the host state of California.
  • More than 431 different companies were represented at IMAPS 2012.
  • More than 120 "Chief Executives" (C-Level, Presidents, VP, etc) were in attendance.

130 exhibit booths were on display at IMAPS 2012. Speaking with many exhibitors, it seems that the quality of the leads this year were quite good. As a result, 60 booths have already been reserved for IMAPS 2013 Orlando.

    Technical Program | Final Program PDF

    General Chair:
    Richard Sigliano
    Kyocera America, Inc.

    Technical Chair:
    Matt Nowak
    Qualcomm, Inc.

    Technical Co-Chair - USA:
    Martin Goetz
    Northrop Grumman Corporation
    Technical Co-Chair - Europe:
    Ivan Ndip
    Fraunhofer IZM
    Technical Co-Chair - Asia:
    Choon Lee
    Amkor Technology

    Final Program PDF


    Professional Development Courses (PDCs):
    Pacific Salon Rooms & Windsor
    September 9-10

    Conference, Sessions & Exhibition:
    September 11-13

    Sunday, September 9 -- 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Monday, September 10 -- 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Tuesday, September 11 -- 7:00 AM - 6:30 PM
    Wednesday, September 12 -- 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Thursday, September 13 -- 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    Monday, September 10 -- SET-UP ONLY: 9am-6pm
    Tuesday, September 11 -- 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
    Wednesday, September 12 -- 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
    Thursday, September 13 -- 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (MOVE-OUT: 12:00pm -12:00am)

    The 45th International Symposium on Microelectronics will be held at the Town and Country Convention Center, San Diego, California, USA, and is being organized by the International Microelectronics And Packaging Society (IMAPS). The IMAPS Technical Committee seeks original papers that present progress on technologies throughout the entire microelectronics/packaging supply chain. The 45th Symposium on Microelectronics will cover three tiers of electronics: Systems and Applications; Design and related measurements; and Materials, Process and Reliability. IMAPS 2012 will feature 6 technical tracks that span the three days of sessions on: 3D IC/Packaging; Modeling, Design & Reliability; Next Generation Materials; Advanced Technologies; Assembly and Packaging; and the international track entitled Packaging & System Integration: A Global Perspective. There will also be an Interactive University Poster Session. The 2012 San Diego Symposium is loaded with new/enhanced features, including: a revamped Thursday program that features 2 keynotes on 3D, a new 3D panel discussion, and sessions in the afternoon; exhibitor "power hour" presentations each day in the hall; and much more.

    IMAPS 2012 will feature...

    Complimentary Exhibit Hall Passes Exhibits Passes are complimentary this year for all attendees. This complimentary registration will allow participants to visit the exhibitors, the welcome reception, the keynote presentations, the GBC Marketing Forum. (PDCs, Sessions, Proceedings and Lunch are not included)
    World-Renown Keynote Presentations
    Keynote - Matt Grob
    Matt Grob, Qualcomm
    The Path to a 1000x Increase in Capacity for Mobile Networks

    Keynote - Mehran Mehregany
    Mehran Mehregany, Case Western Univ.
    Wireless Health: Remaking of Medicine by Pervasive Technologies

    Keynote - Subu Iyer
    Subu Iyer, IBM
    3D Integration - A Systems' perspective to Orthogonal Scaling

    Keynote - Rao Tummala
    Rao Tummala, Georgia Tech 3DPRC
    Inorganic-organic Packaging as the Basis for Smart Systems Packaging Revolution

    14 Professional Development Courses 2.5D & 3D Interposer...(NEW); Mechanical Design & Reliability Analysis...(NEW); High Temperature Electronics...(NEW); Basics of Microelectronics Packaging; Packaging Industry Updates & Trends; Polymers in Electronic Packaging; TSV...3D IC/Si Integrations; Signal/Power Integrity; Screen Printing; Design & Analysis of Experiments; and many more.
    An Unmatched, Global Technical Program
    30 Sessions, 200+ Papers and a University Poster Session
    6 Concurrent Technical Tracks
    2.5D/3D Packaging; Modeling/Reliability; Next Gen. Materials; Assembly & Packaging; Advanced Technologies; Packaging & System-Integration: A Global Perspective
    Program Grid (PDF) | Interactive Poster Session
    State-of-the-Art Exhibition and Technology Showcase Dedicated exhibit hall displaying new products and concepts.
    Global Business Council Marketing Forum This GBC Fall Market Forum is a business session that will provide industry insight to IMAPS 2012 participants. It will feature two presentations on microelectronics in the biotechnology and automotive market sectors. A lively networking reception will follow to help strengthen industry partnerships. All IMAPS 2012 participants involved in business development and supply chains should participate.
    Invaluable Student Program Student Industry Panel/Reception, Qualcomm HQ Tour, Student Competitions and other programs are designed to provide students with technical information, industry insight, and valuable connections.

    ...and that's only the technical side of the Symposium! There were also a lot of other exciting activites held -- the 18th Annual Golf Classic, the Welcome Reception and opening ceremonies, a deep sea fishing trip, to name only a few.

    We hope you enjoy the 45th International Symposium on Microelectronics - IMAPS 2012, San Diego!


    Technical Program


    Speaker Information:

    Notice of Acceptance: May 21, 2012
    Final Manuscripts Due: July 9, 2012
    Early Registration / Hotel Deadline: August 15, 2012

    Speaker Breakfast (Attend ONLY morning of your talk):
    Town & Country WINDSOR Room -- Tues-Thursday 6:30am-7:30am

    Speaker Ready Room:
    Town & Country PACIFIC SALON 7 -- Tuesday-Thursday | During Registration Hours

    Presentation Format/Template:
    IMAPS does not require you to use a conference powerpoint template.
    You are able to use your regular company/preferred powerpoint templates.
    Please include the IMAPS show name and dates on your template and/or an IMAPS logo.

    Dress Code:
    There is no officially "dress code" for IMAPS Conferences. We ask you to be BUSINESS CASUAL or whatever more you prefer. Most speakers tend to be in business pants and button down/company logo shirts (Women in dresses or the same). Suits, sport coats and ties are common as well. We do not recommend casual attire.

    Session rooms will be equipped with:
    Screen, projector, podium, laptop (with Microsoft Windows and recent OFFICE suite), microphone, aisle microphone for audience questions, in-room sound, audio connection if you need the laptop sound to play through the speakers, speaker timers, and slide remote/laser pointer.

    All presentations are 20 minutes followed by 5 minutes for Questions
    You are required to load your powerpoint/presentation onto the session laptop yourself using your USB drive.
    Speak with your session chair if you need assistance.

    About the Session:
    Sessions begin with Session Chairs making general announcements. Session Chairs will then introduce speakers by reading BIOs. Speaker will present for 20 minutes, followed by 5 minutes for questions. Session Chairs will thank the speakers. Best of Session speakers will be identified immediately following their presentations. This process is repeated for each speaker in the session. Many session will take refreshment breaks (see program).

    Photography is not permitted in the session rooms.

    Silence all mobile phones during session attendance.


    Abstracts are no longer being accepted. All speakers were emailed confirmation of their acceptance to IMAPS 2012. If you did not receive notice about the status of your abstract, or if you have questions about the technical program, please email Brian Schiemant at or call 202-548-8715.

    There is a lot of detailed information for speakers and session chairs online: Session Chairs will see guidelines by following this link. Speakers will be able to pull up information on: the Visa process; speaker guidlines; manuscript guidlines; poster presentation rules; Copyright form; ITAR information; and more.

    Special Paper Recognition - Cash Awards Offered!

    Best Paper of the Symposium - One (1) $2000 Cash Award
    Outstanding Paper - Two (2) $500 Cash Awards

    Best Paper of Session - top 5 considered for Best of Symposium and Outstanding Papers.

    IMAPS Microelectronics Foundation Student Paper Awards
    The Foundation is offering $5000 in awards to the best papers submitted and presented by students at IMAPS 2012.

    Accepted papers may be considered for publication in the IMAPS Journal of Microelectronics and Electronic Packaging.


    Hotel Reservations (Hotel Deadline: August 15, 2012)
    Reservations must be made directly with the:

    Town and Country Resort and Convention Center
    500 Hotel Circle North
    San Diego, CA 92108


    IMAPS cannot guarantee room availability and/or rates after the published hotel deadline. Book your rooms directly with the hotel before the deadline noted above.

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  • Amkor
  • ASE
  • Canon
  • Corning
  • EMD Performance Materials
  • Honeywell
  • Indium
  • Kester
  • Kyocera America
  • Master Bond
  • Micro Systems Technologies
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