Advanced Technology Workshop on
Advanced Packaging for Wireless Medical Devices

San Diego Marriott Mission Valley
San Diego, California
January 26-27, 2016

General Co-Chair:
Matt Nowak
General Co-Chair:
Vern Stygar
Asahi Glass Company
General Co-Chair:
Tim LeClair

Abstracts Still Being Accepted - Submit TODAY
Early Registration & Hotel Deadlines: December 22, 2015

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The International Microelectronics Assembly and Packaging Society (IMAPS) will host an Advanced Technical Workshop in San Diego on Advanced Packaging for Wireless Medical Devices on January 26-27, 2016. The workshop will bring together technologists in semiconductor packaging with life science experts interested in applying the Internet of Things to healthcare. The workshop will provide a venue for papers, poster sessions, and discussions focused on traditional packaging, and emerging packaging technologies for medical diagnostic devices including RF circuits used to monitor patients or to connect remote patients with doctors. Attendees at this event will be exposed to a wide variety of disciplines to encourage new products, discussions and collaborations. The two day event will draw invited experts in the fields of medicine, chemistry, RF, and semiconductor packaging. Abstracts are now being accepted for emerging fields such as remote diagnostics, micro reactors, and Lab on Chip devices.

The workshop will feature a full day of speaker presentations as well as:


Medical Devices in the Wireless Era

Jack Young Jack Young, Senior Director, Qualcomm Life Fund
Qualcomm Ventures

The advent of the connected health has fueled a new generation of companies trying to turn healthcare into a system where information can flow more easily to drive more efficient and effective care.  The excitement around the possibilities has driven billions of dollars of investment over the last few years.  With this investments, there seems to be a pattern emerging -- bring the data on-line from many sources, aggregate the data, analyze the data, and then use the insights to effect change.  In other words -- mobilize, organize, analyze, catalyze.  What will the future hold?  Venture funding in digital health continues to rise despite a dip in pharma and med-tech investment.  Start-ups that reached scale have raised massive new rounds.  Institutional and corporate investors have built up portfolios. This talk will provide an overview of this exciting new application space and will highlight opportunities for medical sensor, wearable and device companies.


Title TBD

Peter Peumans Peter Peumans, Program Director Life Science Technologies

Peter Peumans is the Director of the bio- and nanoelectronics department where he leads imec's life science activities. Prior to joining imec, Dr. Peumans was a professor of electrical engineering at Stanford University where his work focused on large area electronics, solar energy conversion and biomedical electronics. Dr. Peumans holds a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Princeton University, and a bachelor’s and master’s degree from the Katolieke Universiteit Leuven. He is also the recipient of an NSF CAREER award and a Belgian-American Educational Foundation honorary fellowship.



Miniaturization Strategies for Mobile Medical Products
- range of applications driving miniaturization
- design rules and guidelines
- materials and package technology selection
- interconnect and assembly methods
- performance, compatibility, and reliability issues

Consumable Medical Devices that utilize Si Micro-Chips

- end markets; consumer, clinical, laboratory, other
- functions; analytical, diagnostic, therapeutic, other
- microchip purposes; fluidics, electrical, optical, other
- packaging; interconnect, modules, instrument interfacing
- cost, assembly, reliability, supply chain

Those wishing to present at the workshop must submit a 500+ word abstract electronically IMMEDIATELY, using the online submission form at: Please contact Brian Schieman by email at if you have questions. Full papers are not required. A post-conference download containing the presentation material as supplied by the presenter onsite will be distributed to all attendees. Speakers are required to pay a reduced registration fee.


Priced at $600 for IMAPS members, $700 for non-members, and $300 for speakers, attendance will be limited to maintain a workshop atmosphere.

Speaker Dates/Information:

  • Abstract Deadline Extended to: November 13, 2015
  • Speaker Email Notification: November 30, 2015
  • Early Registration Deadline: December 22, 2015
  • Hotel Cut-off: December 22, 2015
  • Speaker 2-3 sentence biography due not later than: January 15, 2016
  • Powerpoint/Presentation file for Workshop DOWNLOAD due not later than: January 27, 2016
  • Powerpoint/Presentation file used during session: Speaker's responsibility to bring to session on USB (recommended to have back-up on personal laptop/usb or email to prior to event)
  • Technical Presentation Time: 30 minutes (25 to present; 5 for Q&A)

Student Paper/Poster Competition sponsored by The Microelectronics Foundation:

The Microelectronics Foundation sponsors Student Paper Competitions in conjunction with all Advanced Technology Workshops (ATWs) and Conferences. 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 competitions. The review committee will evaluate all student papers/posters and award at least one student author with a $1,000 check at the ATW/Conference. The selected student must attend the event to present his or her work and receive the award.

The Microelectronics Foundation


Registration Information: (Early Registration Deadline: December 22, 2015)

Member, Non-member, Speaker/Chair, Student and Chapter Officer registration fees include: access to all technical sessions, meals, refreshment breaks, and one (1) DOWNLOAD of presentations; download will contain the presentations as submitted by the presenter. Download will be available 15 business days after the event. Also includes a one-year IMAPS individual membership or membership renewal at no additional charge which does not apply to corporate or affiliate memberships. All prices below are subject to change.

Early Fee
Through 12/22/15
Advance/Onsite Fee
After 12/22/15
IMAPS Member
Session Chair
Chapter Officer
Premier Event Sponsorship
(includes: 1 attendee registration, 1 tabletop exhibit, print advertisement in programs, flyer/giveaway distributed to all attendees, logo/advertisement on event webpages)

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Hotel Reservations (Hotel Deadline: December 22, 2015)

Reservations must be made directly with the:

San Diego Marriott Mission Valley
8757 Rio San Diego Drive
San Diego, California 92108

$149 single/double + tax/fees

Online Reservations

Phone Reservations: 619-692-3800 - reference IMAPS when making reservation

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.


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