GBC - Addressing the Business Side of Microelectronics
(formerly the Microelectronics Market Research Council, MMRC)

GBC Winter Conference 2005

The Business of Device Packaging and 2005 Industry Forecast

March 16-17, 2005
Hilton Scottsdale Resort & Villas
6333 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85250-5428
P: 480-948-7750

Co-located with IMAPS International Conference on Device Packaging, March 13-16, 2005
Attend/Exhibit at Device Packaging and recieve a discounted registration to this GBC Meeting!


Register On-line | View Device Packaging Conference Program | Hotel Information

Wednesday March 16, 2005

7:00 AM: GBC Golf Tournament
Sanctuary GC, Scottsdale, AZ

3:00 PM: Registration Begins

5:30 PM: Welcome Reception

6:30 PM: Keynote Session

Todd Bankofier
President and CEO, Arizona Technology Council and member of Arizona Governor’s Council on Innovation and Technology

Todd Bankofier was appointed President of the Arizona Technology Council on December 10th, 2002. The AZ Tech Council has a strategic mission to lead a unified effort to grow the technology economy in Arizona, thus elevating the state’s stature as a top-tier center for technology based industries in the country.

Prior to this role he served for four years as Executive Director of National Sales for XO Communications, a national telecommunications company. In his management capacity at XO he witnessed first hand both the explosive growth of the Dot.com boom and the travails of a technology company, which filed Chapter 11 after struggling through a severe industry downturn.

Prior to his role at XO he served for four years as the Sr. Vice President of the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce. He oversaw all the Economic Development and Public Policy initiatives for the Chamber including creation and implementation of the annual public policy agenda, the Arizona Venture Capital Conference, Bid Source; the state’s largest government procurement assistance program, all business retention and expansion programs, supplier/vendor management, and all capital access programs. Todd has over 10 years experience in lobbying at the Federal, State, County and City levels. In Washington, D.C. he served as an assistant to the Assistant Secretary at the U.S. Department of Energy and served on the staff of the Senator Paul Laxalt, NV.


Thursday March 17, 2005

7:00 AM: Registration

7:30 AM: Continental Breakfast

8:00 AM: Opening Remarks
Michael O’Neill, GBC Steering Committee Chair

Session 1: The Business of Device Packaging
Session Chair: Mike O’Neill, Heraeus Inc., CMD

8:10 AM: Ceramics: A Case for a Business
Doug Russell, Natel Engineering

8:55 AM: Overcoming the Hurdles to RF SiP
Joseph Adam, Skyworks Inc.

9:40 AM: Break

10:00 AM: title TBD
Steve Greathouse, Intel

Session 2: 2005 Microelectronics Market Forecast
Session Chair: George Toskey, Dow Corning

10:45 AM: title TBD
Jim Walker, Gartner – Dataquest

11:30 AM: Where Do Semiconductors Go from Here: New Markets
Morry Marshall, SEMICO

12:15 PM: Lunch

1:30 PM: Updated Global Semiconductor Forecast
Bill McClean, IC Insights

Session 3: 2005 Microelectronics Industry Financial Outlook
Session Chair: Laurie Roth, K&S

2:15 PM: The Impact of Off-Shoring and the Sub-Con Business Model
Bill Lu, Piper Jaffray, & Co.

3:00 PM: Break

3:20 PM: Industry Update
Timothy Arcuri, Smith Barney

4:05 PM: Technologies Worth Investing In - How Does Wall Street Decide Where to Place its Bets
Brett Hodess, Merrill Lynch

4:55 PM: Panel Discussion

6:00 Closing Remarks and Adjourn

7:00 PM GBC Wild West St Patty’s Day Dinner
Rawhide Western Town and Steakhouse
(Bus Departs 6:40 PM)


Housing Accomodations
Hotel Cut-Off is February 10, 2005

Housing Accommodations must be made directly to:

Hilton Scottsdale Resort & Villas
6333 North Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85250-5428
P: 480-948-7750

Book on-line to get the IMAPS Group rates or when making reservations over the phone, please reference IMAPS.

Single/Double: $169/night


Register On-line | View Device Packaging Conference Program | Hotel Information