IMAPS 2019 Boston

October 1-3, 2019
October 1-2, 2019
Professional Development Courses:
September 30, 2019
SiP / SiM / CPI
(System Solutions)
Wafer Level /
Panel Level (Advanced RDL)
High Performance /
High Reliability
Advanced Package
(Flip Chip, 2.5D, 3D, Optical)
Advanced Process & Materials (Enabling Technologies)

Hynes Convention Center
900 Boylston St , Boston, MA 02115


General Chair:
Curtis Zwenger
Amkor Technology
General Chair-elect (2020):
Habib Hichri
SUSS Microtec
Past General Chair (2018):
Mark Gerber




    Premier Program Sponsor:
Premier Sponsor - SemiDice / Analog Devices

    Premier Technology Sponsor:

    Premier Technology Sponsor:
    Premier Technology Sponsor:
Bag Insert Sponsor: ASE Group
Premier Tech Sponsor - NGK NTK
Premier Tech Sponsor - 3M


A BIG round of applause for the 52nd International Symposium on Microelectronics -- IMAPS 2019 Boston!

Special thanks to our General Chair Curtis Zwenger, supported by Past General Chair Mark Gerber and incoming Chair Habib Hichri, as well as the technical and activity committees for a great program. Additionally, we thank our Premier Program Sponsor SemiDice/Analog Devices and Premier Technology Sponsors ASE Group, NTK Technologies, and 3M, plus the contributing event sponsors and long list of nearly 115 exhibiting organizations.

Final registration figures proved that IMAPS 2019 was the industry event to attend this fall, welcoming the highest number of attendees since 2016! Nearly half of participants were drawn from the northeast corridor of the US and 15% were international. More first-time attendees registered for the Symposium than any other in recent memory, and nearly 500 different industry organizations were represented. IMAPS 2019 is also where the decision makers were -- registering the biggest presence of C-suite executives since 2015.

The hard work from the technical committee paid off with four excellent keynotes, over 130 technical presentations, and a well-attended poster session finale. Professional Development Course (PDC) registrations were up a record 30%. The IMAPS 2019 Diversity and Inclusion committee also scored a record participation win with a speaker program and lively discussion centered around Breaking Through Barriers, featuring Dr. Ellen Ferraro of BAE Systems and Priya Mukundham of Rudolph Technologies.

New and improved activity programming was also appreciated in big numbers. Over 50 guests attended the popular MIT.nano facility tour, the highest ever for a symposium conference tour by more than double. The New England chapter of IMAPS brought local flair to the exhibit show floor for the first time, capping the end of the show with a finale of Boston-themed games, raffles, and prizes that elevated the exhibitor and attendee experience.

IMAPS will return to San Diego for the 53rd International Symposium on Microelectronics (IMAPS 2020) from October 2-5 at the Town and Country Hotel. Abstracts are now being accepted for speaker presentations. The sponsor and exhibitor prospectus is anticipated later this fall. Bookmark to ride the IMAPS wave to San Diego.

The 52nd International Symposium on Microelectronics was organized by the International Microelectronics Assembly and Packaging Society (IMAPS). As our industry grows, we see a continuing trend where semiconductor products span many packaging platforms. As a result, we have maintained last year’s technical program format where the tracks are alignment by package platform to improve the overall attendee’s experience. Key package platforms include SiP/SiM/CPI, Wafer Level/Panel Level, 2.5D/3D/Flip Chip/Optical, as well as High Rel/Performance and Advanced Process/Materials.

This is an exciting time to be part of the microelectronics assembly and test supply chain as our industry becomes increasingly international and cross-disciplined. The advancements in connectivity continue to enhance our personal and professional lives. This, in turn, presents new challenges and opportunities for innovative solutions where the IMAPS community can experience and contribute. Thank you all for joining us September 30-October 3 in BOSTON.



125+ presentations on FOWLP, 3D, AI, CPI, RF, Heterogenous Integr...

Professional Development Courses (PDCs)

15 short courses on: 3D, Fanout, Heterog. Integ., 5G, SiP & more...


4 Keynotes from Qualcomm, AMD, Analog Devices & Teradyne

Poster Session

Poster Session featuring 20+ presentations & Pizza Luncheon

Exhibit Hall

A huge exhibition: 113 booths...the companies you need to see

Networking and Receptions

Receptions, exhibit happy hour, and more networking & fun!

Charity Golf

David C. Virissimo 2019 Memorial Fall Golf Classic - now THURSDAY!

MIT Nano Tour

Tour of MIT.nano - a new interdisciplinary facility for nanoscale research!

Breaking Through Barriers to Expand Opportunities 
How a Diverse and Inclusive Workplace Fuels Innovation

How a Diverse and Inclusive Workplace Fuels Innovation...



View the Technical Program


We hope you had time to enjoy Boston while you were in town for IMAPS 2019!

Lobster Fenway Park Hynes Convention Center



Premier Sponsor - SemiDice / Analog Devices



Student Presenters:

The Microelectronics Foundation sponsors Student Paper Competitions and Awards in conjunction with IMAPS 2018. 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 2019 Symposium:

  • Three (3) "Outstanding Student Paper" Awards
  • One (1) "Best Student Paper of Symposium" Award
  • One (1) "Best Student Poster Presentation" Award

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

The Microelectronics Foundation


IMAPS 2019 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:

  • Peer review feedback to authors: now AUGUST 21-23, 2019
  • Final/corrected Papers due: now SEPTEMBER 12, 2019
  • SPEAKERS MUST BE REGISTERED ON/BEFORE AUGUST 29, 2019, OR YOU WILL BE REMOVED FROM THE PROGRAM LISTING (this also helps ensure our speakers register early and get the early registration - the best price!)
  • Early Registration / Hotel Deadline: August 29, 2019
  • 2-3 Sentence BIO due NOT LATER THAN: September 15, 2019
  • Speaker/Chair Breakfast Meeting: Morning of your Session/Presentation (TBD)
  • Slides/Presentation/Posters Ready for Presentation: on/before September 30, 2019
  • Oral session room presentations: powerpoint or pdf format recommended, 16:9 (widescreen) aspect ratio
  • Speaker Presentation Times: 20 minutes for talk + 5 minutes for questions
    (Keynotes: 40 minutes for talk + 5 minutes for questions)

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 interruption 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.

The Posters & Pizzas Interactive Session will be held Thursday, October 3 in the Convention Center Foyer from 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM. POSTER SETUP FROM 10:30 AM UNTIL 11:40AM.


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 Symposium.



Registration & Hotel Information:

Full attendee registrations (not exhibits only) includes the Opening Ceremonies, IMAPS Annual Business Meeting, IMAPS Awards Ceremony, Keynote Presentations, Welcome Reception, Technical Sessions, Plenary Sessions, Panel Discussion, Exhibit attendance, Breaks, Exhibit Hall Reception on Wednesday, Exhibit Hall Lunch on Tuesday, one 2019 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 1, 2019. No refunds will be issued after that date.

Early Fee
Through 8/29/2019
Advance/Onsite Fee
After 8/29/2019
IMAPS Member
Chapter Officer
Student (IMAPS Member)
Student (Non-Member)
Exhibits Visitor Pass (LUNCH INCLUDED)
Exhibits Visitor Pass (NO LUNCH INCLUDED)
Complimentary - $0
Registration available onsite in Boston Only
(no online / early registration for free "exhibits only" badge)
Short Course / Professional Development Course "PDC" (one 2-hour PDC: Monday -- can take up to four total)
$325 per pdc
$425 per pdc
Golf (1 Golfer, Thursday, October 3) - Newton Golf Course



Hotel Reservations:

The Symposium program will be held at the: Hynes Convention Center, 900 Boylston St , Boston, MA 02115.

The Sheraton Boston is the official host hotel for the IMAPS 2019 housing block. Located in the heart of downtown Boston, the Sheraton is also connected via skybridge directly to the Hynes Convention Center where all symposium programming and exhibits are being held. Book your room today!

Hotel Reservations must be made directly with the official host hotel:

Sheraton Boston
39 Dalton Street, Boston, MA 02199


PREMIER Sponsors:


    Premier Program Sponsor:
Premier Sponsor - SemiDice / Analog Devices

    Premier Technology Sponsor:

    Premier Technology Sponsor:
    Premier Technology Sponsor:
Bag Insert Sponsor: ASE Group
Premier Tech Sponsor - NGK NTK
Premier Tech Sponsor - 3M
Networking / Event Sponsors:

Lunch & Break Sponsor:

EMD Performance Materials - Corporate Sponsor

Lunch Sponsor:

Lunch Sponsor: MRSI

Keynote/Plenary Sponsor:

Keynote Sponsor: SAMTEC

Posters & Pizza Sponsor:

Northrop Grumman EC - Poster Session Sponsor

Student & Diversity Programs Sponsor:

Honeywell - Student Programs Sponsor

Coffee Break Sponsor:

Break Sponsor: Geib Refining

Coffee Break Sponsor:

Break Sponsor: Spectrum Semiconductor Materials

Bag Insert Sponsor:

Bag Insert Sponsor: NorCom Systems

Golf Sponsors
Technic - Golf Hole Sponsor
Golf Hole Sponsor: Amkor Technology
Stellar Industries - Golf Hole Sponsor

Break Sponsor: Geib Refining

Media Sponsors
3D Incites - Media Sponsor
Media Sponsor: MEPTEC
Media Sponsor: US Tech
Media Sponsor: Semiconductor Digest
Media Sponsor: Electronics Cooling


  • Amkor
  • ASE
  • Canon
  • Corning
  • EMD Performance Materials
  • Honeywell
  • Indium
  • Kester
  • Kyocera America
  • Master Bond
  • Micro Systems Technologies
  • MRSI
  • Palomar
  • Promex
  • Qualcomm
  • Quik-Pak
  • Raytheon
  • Rochester Electronics
  • Specialty Coating Systems
  • Spectrum Semiconductor Materials
  • Technic