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IMAPS 2016 - Pasadena
Packaging the Connected World

IMAPS 2016 Pasadena

October 11-13, 2016
October 11-12, 2016
Professional Development Courses:
October 10, 2016
General Chair:
Erica Folk
Northrop Grumman Corp.
Technical Chair:
Dan Krueger
Honeywell FM&T
Technical Co-Chair - USA:
Mary Cristina Ruales Ortega
University of Missouri, Kansas City
Technical Co-Chair - Europe:
André Rouzaud
Technical Co-Chair - Asia:
Woong-Sun Lee
SK Hynix, Inc
Assistant Technical Co-Chair - USA:
Samson Shahbazi, Heraeus
Aric Shorey, Corning
Assistant Technical Co-Chairs - Europe:
Gabriel Parès, CEA LETI
Steffen Kroehnert, Nanium
Assistant Technical Co-Chair - Asia:
Kwang Sung Choi, ETRI
Seungwook Yoon, STATS ChipPAC Ltd.

& Hotel

Early Registration & Hotel Deadlines: September 14, 2016

Thank you for participating in IMAPS 2016, Pasadena -- Packaging the Connected World --
the 49th International Symposium on Microelectronics!

IMAPS Pasadena is the LARGEST Conference Program for Microelectronics,
Assembly, 2.5/3D, Emerging Applications, Materials &
Advanced Packaging in the FALL of 2016:
3 Days, 25 Sessions, 5 Keynotes, 140+ Speakers!!


  • 3D & Interposers Galore!
    • TSMC, Flextronics NASA/JPL, Amkor, & Plexus
  • 15 Short Courses (PDCs) on Monday
    • Courses from Qualcomm, Intel, ASE, Georgia Tech, Cal Poly, Indium, and more...
  • Monday - new INDUSTRY TOUR of
    SUSS Photonic Systems Inc. - Corona, CA
  • Tuesday - Opening Ceremonies Plenary Session
  • Nearly SOLD-OUT Exhibit Hall & "Research Lab Corridor"
  • "Posters & Pizza" interactive session
  • Tons of Networking!
    • Welcome Reception - Monday
    • Lunch in the exhibits - Tues. & Wed.
    • "Dessert Happy Hour" - Tuesday
    • Happy Hour in Exhibit Hall - Wednesday
  • PEER-REVIEWED Proceedings Manuscripts!
    • 5 "Best of Track" Outstanding Papers
    • 1 "Best of Symposium"
    • More than $5000 in student awards
  • IMAPS Microelectronics Foundation David C. Virissimo Memorial Golf Classic

Warm greetings and a BIG "Hello" to IMAPS members and the worldwide microelectronics community!

Erica Folk, Northrop Grumman
General Chair, IMAPS 2016
Dan Krueger, Honeywell FM&T
Technical Chair, IMAPS 2016

Welcome to the IMAPS 49th Annual International Symposium on Microelectronics. We hope that you will be able to join us from October 10th to 13th at the Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, California and participate in the many events that are planned for IMAPS 2016.

You will find a "revamped" IMAPS 2016 program with technical sessions balancing between emerging, new and mature topics, and a large cross-section of vendors exhibiting their products and technologies in the exhibition hall.

The IMAPS committees and many dedicated volunteers have been working together over the past six months to prepare for the 2016 Symposium with an emphasis on bringing exciting topics that are relevant within the microelectronics community. This year’s Technical Committee, chaired by Dan Krueger, is currently preparing technical sessions with topics ranging from high reliability systems to fan-out wafer level and embedded packages. The conference theme for IMAPS 2016 is “Packaging the Connected World.” Building on the successes of the previous symposia, the technical program in 2016 will also run parallel tracks covering:


Complementing the technical sessions, we are also planning multiple Professional Development Courses (PDCs) with variety of topics bound to enhance and broaden your technical portfolio. This will be held on Monday, October 26, prior to the kick-off of the technical sessions.

The IMAPS Exhibition returns featuring a 2-day show floor with more than 120 exhibit booths already reserved, featuring companies and research labs that will showcase a vast array of new products serving all segments of the microelectronics industry, including Consumer, Healthcare and Biomedical, Military, Aerospace, Computing, and Automotive/Industrial. Browsing the exhibit hall and talking to the exhibitors are bound to be exciting and we hope that this enables you to learn the latest and greatest solutions to the changing needs in your business and research.

We hope you can take some time from your busy schedules to attend IMAPS 2016, to learn about the changing world of microelectronics packaging in the 21st century. Next stop: Pasadena!


...and that's only the technical side of the Symposium! There was also a lot of other exciting activites -- the IMAPS Microelectronics Foundation David C. Virissimo Memorial Golf Classic, the Welcome Reception and opening ceremonies, to name only a few.

We hope you enjoyed the 49th International Symposium on Microelectronics - IMAPS 2016, Pasadena!

Technical Program | PDCs (Short Courses)



Student Presenters:

The Microelectronics Foundation sponsors Student Paper Competitions and Awards in conjunction with IMAPS 2016. Students submitting their work and identifying that "Yes, I'm a full-time student" on the abstract submission form, will automatically be considered for these awards. The review committee will evaluate all student papers/posters and award the following at the 2016 Symposium:

  • Three (3) "Outstanding Student Paper" Awards - $500 Each Award
  • One (1) "Best Student Paper of Symposium" Award - $2000 Award
  • One (1) "Best Student Poster Presentation" Award - $250 Award

The selected student must attend the event to present his or her work and receive the award.

The Microelectronics Foundation


IMAPS 2016 Poster Session:
Interactive Poster Session Student papers will be considered for this interactive session. Students submitting abstracts for the poster session will be required to submit a full paper which will be PEER-REVIEWED and considered for paper and poster awards noted above. If you are interested in presenting in the interactive session at IMAPS Symposium, select the "Poster Session" option under the session field on the abstract submission form.


Speaker/Author Information:

  • Notice of Acceptance: June 1, 2016
  • Manuscripts Due for Peer-Review: July 15, 2016
  • Peer-Review Comments to Author: August 29, 2016
  • Final Papers Due To IMAPS: September 16, 2016
  • Early Registration / Hotel Deadline: September 14, 2016
  • Speaker Bios Due: October 1, 2016
  • Powerpoint/Presentation file used during session:
    • Speaker's responsibility to bring to session on USB
    • Recommended to have back-up on personal laptop or email to prior to event
  • Technical Presentation Time: 25 minutes (20 to present; 5 for Q&A)
  • Keynote Presentation Time: 45 minutes (40 to present; 5 for Q&A)

Paper Format/Template
IMAPS emailed all the speakers the required paper template upon acceptance and with instructions for paper submission and peer review.

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, IMAPS laptop (with Microsoft Windows and recent OFFICE suite), microphone, and slide remote/laser pointer.

All session 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. This process is repeated for each speaker in the session. Many sessions will take refreshment breaks (see program).

Poster Session/Information
The poster session is planned to be an INTERACTIVE presentation. This means you do not start and complete a scheduled talk without interuption like in a regular/oral session. Speakers should have talking points and be at their poster throughout the entire session. You can "present" your scheduled materials, but more often the attendees will review your slides and ask questions. Or you can watch them and talk to them depending on which slide they are on. .

Authors may either print out each of their powerpoint slides on regular paper and tack them up in order, or prepare a large poster (or 2 even). Recommended poster size is typically 3x4 feet, with the max space on the board being 4 ft high x 8 ft wide. IMAPS staff will provide tacks to secure your print outs. The session is first-come-first-serve so there are not assigned poster boards/locations. POSTER SETUP FROM 10AM UNTIL 11:15AM.

Photography is not permitted in the session rooms.

Silence all mobile phones during session attendance.

Special Paper Recognition - Cash Awards Offered!

6 "Best of Track" Outstanding Papers - Six (6) $500 Cash Awards
Six "Best of Track" Winners will then be reviewed for...

1 Best Paper of the Symposium - One (1) additional $500 Cash Award for a "Best of Track" Winner

IMAPS Microelectronics Foundation Student Paper Awards
The Foundation is offering CASH AWARDS to the best papers submitted and presented by students at IMAPS 2015.


Registration & Hotel Information:
(Early Registration Deadline: September 14, 2016)

Full attendee registrations (not exhibits only) includes the Opening Ceremonies, IMAPS Annual Business Meeting, IMAPS Awards Ceremony, Keynote Presentations, Welcome Reception, Technical Sessions, GBC Plenary Session, Panel Discussion, Exhibit attendance, Breaks, Exhibit Hall Reception on Wednesday, Exhibit Hall Lunch on Tuesday, one 2016 Proceedings Download (and access via our Mobile APP) and an automatic one-year IMAPS membership renewal for individual and student members in good standing at the time of registration. For an additional fee you can register for a Professional Development Course (PDC), the Golf Tournament, and other activities/purchases. All prices below are subject to change.

Full Symposium cancellations will be refunded (less a $100 processing fee) only if written notice is postmarked on or before September 14, 2016. No refunds will be issued after that date.


Early Fee
Through 9/14/2016
Advance/Onsite Fee
After 9/14/2016
IMAPS Member
Chapter Officer
Student (IMAPS Member)
Student (Non-Member)
Exhibits Guest Pass - NO LUNCH INCLUDED
Short Course "PDC" (one 2-hour course: Monday)
Golf (1 Golfer, Monday)



Hotel Reservations (Hotel Deadline: September 14, 2016)
Reservations must be made directly with the:

Sheraton Pasadena Hotel (HOST HOTEL - NEXT DOOR TO CC)


Hilton Pasadena Hotel (6-minute Walk to CC)

Book your hotel reservation today! We have reserved a block of rooms at the host hotel to accommodate our attendees. The discounted room rates are only available until the hotel deadline listed above, or until the room block sells out (and they often sell out early - before the expire dates). Reservations received after the noted deadline or after the room block has been filled may be subject to significantly higher rates. IMAPS room blocks at most hotels historically sell out ahead of the discount deadline, so we encourage you to make your hotel reservations quickly for the best price and availability.

Hotel Scams Alert - The only way to book a room in the official IMAPS Housing Block using the reservations information above. IMAPS does not authorize any other hotel service/group to operate on its behalf.



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Dessert "Happy Hour" Sponsor:

Palomar Technologies: Dessert "Happy Hour" Sponsor
Posters & Pizza Sponsor:

Northrop Grumman EC - Poster Session Sponsor
Keynote Sponsor:

Applied Materials - Keynote Sponsor

Lunch Sponsor:
EMD Performance Materials - Corporate Sponsor

Student Programs Sponsor:
Honeywell - Student Programs Sponsor

Coffee Break Sponsor:

Fujifilm Dimatix - Coffee Break Sponsor

Coffee Break Sponsor:
MRSI - Break Sponsor

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Technic - Golf Hole Sponsor
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