International Symposium on Microelectronics

General Chair of IMAPS 2020:
Habib Hichri

General Chair-elect (2021):
Mak Kulkarni
Texas Instruments

Past General Chair (2019):
Curtis Zwenger
Amkor Technology

2020 Virtual Symposium Overview | What to Expect

The 53rd International Symposium on Microelectronics, IMAPS 2020, will be hosted in a virtual environment from October 5-8. The Symposium will no longer take place in San Diego, California.

IMAPS has closely monitored the business, regulatory, and health climate surrounding COVID-19. After several months of discussions and evaluations between IMAPS leadership, event partners, and stakeholders such as exhibitors and speakers, organizers reached the conclusion that a safe and successful Symposium was no longer feasible in an in-person environment.

Preparations are well under way to launch a Symposium experience that attendees, speakers, and exhibitors can safely enjoy from home. The theme Enabling a Connected World: Always On! is more relevant than ever as we debut this highly interactive online experience with truly global reach. Attendees can continue to expect the same valuable technical content as our in-person event, including:

  • Live keynotes and panel sessions
  • Live professional development courses
  • Five tracks and over 80 technical speakers and poster presentations
    Access more presentations with on-demand presentations!
  • Face to face connections in the virtual exhibit hall
  • Attendee to attendee networking opportunities
  • And more!

The full broadcast schedule, virtual tools, and registration details will be announced soon! Stay updated right here at

This will mark the first time that such a significant change has been mandated of the IMAPS signature event and we anticipate a valuable experience for all involved. The Symposium is expected to return to its traditional face-to-face atmosphere in October 2021 for the 54th International Symposium on Microelectronics.

Symposium Program

Technical speaker presentations will be presented on-demand during the virtual symposium. Expect presentations from over 80 speakers across these technical tracks. Broadcast schedule coming soon!

SiP/SiM/CPI (Systems Solutions)

Track Chairs:

Kim Yess, Brewer Science
Suresh Jayaraman, Amkor Technology

Wafer Level/Panel Level (Advanced RDL)

Track Chairs:

Beth Keser, Intel
Rey Alvarado, Qualcomm

High Performance-High Reliability

Track Chairs:

Erica Folk, Northrop Grumman
Ivan Ndip, Fraunhofer IZM

Advanced Packaging (Flip Chip/2.5D/3D/Optical)

Track Chairs:

Sandeep Sane, Intel
Frank Eberle, Northrop Grumman
Jaimal Williamson, Texas Instruments

Advanced Process & Materials (Enabling Technologies)

Track Chairs:

Benson Chan, Binghamton University
Mark Hoffmeyer, IBM

Virtual Poster Session

Abstract Submissions and Speaker Planning

The abstract submission window has closed. Please contact Brian Schieman at with any questions.
Please click here for the speaker planning page.

Professional Development Courses

IMAPS 2020 will continue to offer supplementary classroom-style education in the form of two-hour short courses taught by industry leaders. Information about the PDC lineup and delivery style will be announced soon. 

Sponsorship and Exhibitor Opportunities

The exhibitor prospectus has been released! IMAPS is pleased to offer exhibitors three virtual environments and a valuable benefits package that will make our virtual exhibition the right choice for your organization.

Final exhibitor application deadline is September 4th. Commit now!


Registration will be available soon! Check back for final pricing on registration packages for attendees, exhibitors, sponsors, and virtual tradeshow passes.