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2010 Spring Conference
Emerging Markets: Segments to Strengthen the


March 7-8, 2010
Radisson Fort McDowell Resort and Casino
Scottsdale/Fountain Hills, AZ

(in conjunction with Device Packaging 2010)

Michael McKeown, Orthodyne Electronics (a unit of Kulicke & Soffa)
Iris Labadie, Kyocera America
Peter Tortorici of Medtronic, Inc.

Participants can gain industry, management, and technical insight to gain a competitive advantage for both product development and marketing. Participants can also network in receptions, meals, and golf outings.

Sunday March 7, 2010
12:45 pm -- Tee Time/Start for GBC Golf Outing.
Firerock Country Club in Fountain Hills - 

Cost: $140.00 per Player
Includes: Transportation to the Golf Course, Golf Cost, cart, box lunch, two drink tickets, and range balls for each player.

Note: The Course can reserve the cost of rental Clubs for an additional fee. Please let us know or the course know once you have registered if you will require the use of rental clubs. Rental Clubs are NOT included in the registration Fee. Tee Time Start: 12:45 pm (Transportation to Gold Course leaving at 11:45 am from Radisson Fort McDowell Lobby.

6:00 - 7:00 PM -- Registration
6:00 - 8:00 PM -- GBC Welcome Reception (Beverages and Appetizers)

Monday, March 8, 2010

7:00 AM - 5:00 PM -- Registration
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM -- Continental breakfast

Opening Remarks followed by Keynote Presentation
8:00 AM - 9:15 AM

Opening Remarks
Arne Knudsen,  General Manager, Development, Kyocera America, Inc.
Chair, IMAPS Global Business Council

Keynote:   “Future Drivers for Electronics Systems and Packaging.”
Brandon Prior, Senior Consultant, Prismark Partners LLC.

Telecommunications (4G and Wi-Max) and Infrastructure
Session 1:  9:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Moderator: Iris Labadie, Market Development Specialist of Kyocera America, Inc.

"Emerging Trends in Mobile Communications."
Ms. E. Jan Vardaman, President of TechSearch International, Inc.

"Disruptive Technologies in the Wireless and 4G Markets.”
Rich Rice, Senior Vice President, ASE (US), Inc.

"RF Power Device Requirements for 4G Base Station Amplifiers."
Eric Toulouse, Manager RF Division Strategy, Freescale Semiconductor

Brief Break

Photovoltaics Market
Session 2: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Moderator: Mike McKeown, Eastern Regional Sales Manager of Orthodyne Electronics

"Renewable Energy Business Model."
Jennie Hwang, CEO, H-Technologies Group and Adjunct Professor Case Western University

“Photovoltaic Industry Overview and Current Trends in Technology.”
Ryan Simpson, Product Manager – Marketing, Kyocera Solar

Lunch Presentation
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Moderator: Laurie Roth, President of Laurie Roth Marketing

"Analyzing the IC Market Upturn"
Bill McClean, President, IC Insights

Biomedical Market
Session 3: 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Moderator: Peter Tortorici, Process Development Manager of Medtronic, Inc.

“Emerging Markets for Microfluidics Applications.”
Frédéric Breussin, Yole Développement

LED Market
Session 4: 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Moderator: Peter Tortorici, Process Development Manager, Medtronic, Inc.

Business Perspectives & Market Road Map in Solid State Lighting.”
George Panagotacos, Director, Lighting and Displays, Teledyne Microelectronic Technologies
High Power LED Market-Impact on Supporting Technologies.”
Franklin Wall, Senior Development Engineer, Phillips Lumileds Lighting Company

Automotive Market
Session 5: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Moderator: Peter Tortorici, Process Development Manager, Medtronic, Inc.

“Thermal Management of Power Semiconductor Packages for the Transition to More Electric-Dominant Vehicle Propulsion.”
Jason Lustbader, Senior Research Engineer,  NREL – National Renewable Energy Laboratory

“Power Electronic Packaging for Hybrid Vehicular Applications.”
Laura Marlino, Deputy Director, Power Electronics Center, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Brief Break

Military Markets
Session 6: 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
Moderator: Michelle Bourke, Kilbrydon Consulting

“Thermal Management Challenges for HEV-EV Powertrain Drives and Energy Storage.”
David Saums, Principal, DS&A LLC        

"Technology, Trends and Opportunities in Radar and Communications." 
Andrew Piloto, Member Technical Staff, Kyocera America, Inc. 

Conference Review and Evaluation Forms
4:45 – 5:00

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM - Device Packaging Welcome Reception
(GBC Attendees Invited - Beverages and Appetizers)

On-line Registration | Device Packaging 2010


Hotel Reservation Deadline - February 4, 2010

Housing accommodations must be made directly to:

Radisson Fort McDowell Resort & Casino
10438 North Fort McDowell Road
Scottsdale/Fountain Hills, AZ 85264

$149 single/double

Phone Reservations: (480) 789-5300

Online Reservations: Or use Promotional Code: IMAP10 from the hotel’s direct website:

**Working on special reservation process for government rate.


If you have questions about the Global Business Council or would like to get more involved, please contact:

Steve Greene
IMAPS Membership Manager
611 2nd St, Ne
Washington, DC 20002



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