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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

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Keynote - Matt Grob

Tuesday, September 11, 2012
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Matt Grob, Qualcomm
Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer

Presentation Title:
The Path to a 1000x Increase in Capacity for Mobile Networks

Matt Grob is executive vice president and chief technology officer for Qualcomm Incorporated. In this role, he is responsible for the oversight of Qualcomm's technical path, the coordination of R&D activities across the company and the development of next-generation wireless technologies. Grob also leads Corporate R&D and provides oversight to Qualcomm Corporate Engineering Services.

Matt joined Qualcomm in 1991 as an engineer. His contributions include system design, standardization and project leadership for programs including the early CDMA data services; the Globalstar satellite based mobile voice and data system and later 1x EV-DO high-speed wireless Internet access technology. Matt's focus on cellular data services led to his assignment as co-project engineer for the HDR (High Data Rate) program starting in 1997. This new high-speed Internet access technology become standardized as 1x EV-DO, and commercialized throughout the world. Innovations and techniques from these programs also benefit UMTS evolution including HSPA. In 1998, Matt became the head of Corporate R&D's system engineering department.

In 2006, Matt took the role of leading the Corporate R&D division. The division's mission is to push the boundaries of wireless technology, to innovate and explore new services and technologies - focusing on longer-term and often higher-risk technologies and projects. During the past 5 years, Corporate R&D's efforts have expanded in scale and scope. While maintaining a very strong focus on core cellular WAN technology, Corporate R&D has broadened its mission to include exciting new areas including Augmented Reality, Wireless Charging, processor and applications enhancements, peer-to-peer technologies, position location, and Wireless LAN.

Matt holds a number of patents in the area of wireless data services and technology and holds a BSEE from Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois as well as an MSEE from Stanford University.


Keynote - Mehran Mehregany

Wednesday, September 12, 2012
11:45 AM - 12:30 PM

Mehran Mehregany, Ph.D.
Case Western University

Presentation Title:
Wireless Health: Remaking of Medicine by Pervasive Technologies

Mehran Mehregany received his M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1986 and 1990, respectively. From 1986 to 1990, he was a consultant to the Robotic Systems Research Department at AT&T Bell Laboratories, where he was a key contributor to ground-breaking research in microelectromechanical systems (MEMS). He joined the Department of Electrical Engineering and Applied Physics at Case Western Reserve University as an Assistant Professor in 1990. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 1994 and Full Professor in 1997, held the George S. Dively Professor of Engineering endowed chair (1998 to 2000), and has since held the Goodrich Professor of Engineering Innovation endowed chair. He served as the Director of the MEMS Research Center( 1995 to 2002) and Chairman of the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department (January 2003 to January 2006) at Case. He served as the founding Executive Vice President of Engineering, Chief of Engineering Research, and the Gary and Mary West Endowed Chair of Wireless Health Technology at the West Wireless Health Institute from November 2009 through August 2010 (while on a leave from the University), during which time he formulated the Institute's engineering program, recruited the initial talent, and launched the initial research activities and product developments, including Sense4Baby. He has been serving as the Director of the Wireless Health Program (San Diego (based), Cleveland) since 2010, while also serving as Faculty Director of Development for the Case School of Engineering 2010- 2011, and has a secondary appointment in the Biomedical Engineering Department.

Professor Mehregany is well known for his research in the area of MEMS and silicon carbide, as well as for offering the first MEMS educational resource (starting in early 1990's) and the first graduate education program in wireless health (starting in 2011). He has over 350 publications describing his work, holds 19 U.S. patents, is the recipient of a number of awards/honors and has founded several technology startups. He served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering (1/1996 to 12/1997) and Assistant-to-the-President of the Transducers Research Foundation (1994 to 2004), where he currently serves as a Trustee and the Treasurer. He is an Editor for the Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems. He is the Technical Program Chair (2012) and General Chair (2014) of the Solid-State Sensors, Actuators & Microsystems Workshop, the premier Americas' venue on the topic. He has served on the Board of Directors of EvoNexus (San Diego's only community-supported, fully pro-bono technology incubator), and is on the Advisory Board of the San Diego Venture Group and the Advisory Board of the Electrical Engineering Department at University of Southern California. He has been an active entrepreneur over his career, with NineSigma, Inc. and Qualtre, Inc. being two currently operating technology startups he co-founded. His current research interests are micro/nano-electro-mechanical systems, silicon carbide technology and microsystems, and wireless health.


Keynote - Subu Iyer

Thursday, September 13, 2012
8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

Subu Iyer, IBM Fellow
IBM Systems and Technology Group

Presentation Title:
Three-Dimensional Integration - A Systems' perspective to Orthogonal Scaling

Subramanian S. Iyer is IBM at the Systems & Technology Group, and is responsible for technology strategy and competitiveness, embedded memory and Three-Dimensional Integration.He obtained his B.Tech in Electrical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering at the University of California at Los Angeles. He joined the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center in 1981 and was manager of the Exploratory Structures and Devices Group till 1994, when he founded SiBond LLC to develop and manufacture Silicon-on-insulator materials. He has been with the IBM Microelectronics Division since 1997. Dr. Iyer has received two Corporate awards and four Outstanding Technical Achievement awards at IBM for the development of the Titanium Salicide process, the fabrication of the first SiGe Heterojunction Bipolar Transistor, the development of embedded DRAM technology and the development of eFUSE technology. His current technical interests and work lie in the area of 3-dimensional integration for memory sub-systems and the semiconductor roadmap. He is a Master Inventor. He received the Distingushed Aluminus award from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay in 2004. Dr. Iyer has authored over 175 articles in technical journals and several book chapters and co-edited a book on bonded SOI. He has served as an Adjunct Professor of Electrical Engineering at Columbia University, NY. He is the recepient of the 2012 IEEE Daniel Nobel award for emerging techologies In his spare time, he studies Sanskrit and role of Indic languages, traditions and culture in different parts of the world.


Keynote - Rao Tummala

Thursday, September 13, 2012
8:45 AM - 9:30 AM

Rao Tummala, Director
Georgia Tech 3D Systems Packaging Research Center

Presentation Title:
Inorganic-organic Packaging as the Basis for Smart Systems Packaging Revolution

Prof. Rao Tummala is a Distinguished and Endowed Chair Professor, and Founding Director of NSF ERC at Georgia Tech, pioneering Moore's Law for System Integration. Prior to joining Georgia Tech, he was an IBM Fellow, pioneering the first plasma display and multichip electronics for mainframes and servers.

He has received many industry, academic and professional society awards including Industry Week's award for improving U.S. competitiveness, IEEE's David Sarnoff, IMAPS' Dan Hughes, Engineering Materials from ASM, Total Excellence in Manufacturing from SME. He received Distinguished Alumni Awards from University of Illinois, Indian Institute of Science and Georgia Tech. In 2011, Prof. Tummala received the Technovisionary Award from Indian Semiconductor Association and IEEE Field Award for contributions in electronics systems integration, and cross-disciplinary education. He received his BS from Indian Institute of Science, and Ph.D. from University of Illinois.

Prof. Tummala has published about 500 technical papers, holds 74 patents and inventions; authored the first modern Microelectronics Packaging Handbook, the first undergrad textbook Fundamentals of Microsystems Packaging, and the first book introducing the System-On-Package technology. He is a Fellow of IEEE, a member of National Academy of Engineering as well as past President of IEEE-CPMT and the IMAPS Societies.


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