Society Award Winner History

Lifetime Achievement Award Winners

The Lifetime Achievement Award is given to a member of the Society who has made exceptional, visible, and sustained impact on the microelectronics packaging industry in technology, business or both. Because this award recognizes long term and exceptional impact on the greater microelectronics industry, candidates may be nominated only by senior members, life members, or previous recipients of either the Fellow or Technical Achievement awards. Recipients of this award automatically become Life Members and Fellows of the Society. 

Manford Williamson

2021 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient


Samuel Forman

2020 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient


Ephraim Suhir

2019 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient


Greg Caswell

Greg Caswell

2018 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient 


2021 - Manford Williamson

2020 - Samuel Forman

2019 - Ephraim Suhir

2018 - Greg Caswell

2017 - JP Bradley

2016 - Peter Barnwell

2015 - R. Wayne Johnson

2014 - Harry Charles

2013 - No Award

2012 - Rao Tummala

2011 - W. Kinzy Jones

2010 - No Award

2009 - No Award

2008 - Sidney J. Stein

2007 - No Award

2006 - George Harman


Daniel C. Hughes, Jr. Memorial Award Winners

The Daniel C. Hughes, Jr. Memorial Award is the highest, most prestigious annual technical honor, and is awarded to the individual who has the greatest combination of technical achievements related to microelectronics, combined with outstanding contributions supporting the microelectronics industry, academic achievement, or support and service to IMAPS. One must be an IMAPS member in good standing for a minimum of five years to qualify for this Award. Recipients of this award automatically become Life Members and Fellows of the Society.

Steve Bezuk

2021 Daniel C. Hughes, Jr. Award Recipient


Subramanian Iyer

2020 Daniel C. Hughes, Jr. Award Recipient


Howard Imhof

Howard Imhof

2019 Daniel C. Hughes, Jr. Award Recipient

E. Jan Vardaman

E. Jan Vardaman

2018 Daniel C. Hughes, Jr. Award Recipient 


2021 - Steve Bezuk

2020 - Subramanian Iyer

2019 - Howard Imhof

2018 - E. Jan Vardaman

2017 - Ephraim Suhir

2016 - Voya Markovich

2015 - Colin Johnston

2014 - No Award

2103 - Sam Forman

2012 - Lee Levine

2011 - Steve Adamson

2010 - Karel Kurzweil

2009 - James Drehle

2008 - No Award

2007 - Bruce Romenesko

2006 - Aicha Elshabini

2005 - Peter Barnwell

2004 - James J. Licari

2003 - Nihal Sinnadurai

2002 - Rao Tummala

2001 - Paul Parks

2000 - John Balde

1999 - Andy London

1998 - Harry Charles

1997 - R. Wayne Johnson

1996 - W. Kinzy Jones

1995 - Greg Caswell

1994 - Jerry E. Sergent

1993 - James R. Keski

1992 - Alan M. Hirschberg

1991 - Dietrich E. Riemer

1990 - John A. Wagnon

1989 - George G. Harman

1988 - Gerorge D. Lane

1987 - Pirchard P. Himmel

1986 - Rene E. Cote

1985 - David T. Somerville

1984 - Donald T. DeCoursey

1983 - Robert Holmes

1982 - Kermit W. Heid

1981 - J. Howard Beck

1980 - Gilbert C. Waite

1979 - Daniel D. Zimmerman

1978 - No Award

1977 - Sidney J. Stein

1976 - Donald C. Sutherland

1975 - Donald W. Hamer

1974 - Morton L. Hagenbuechle

1973 - Leslie W. Chapin

1972 - Dwight W. Callaway

1971 - Martin P. Lepsetler

1970 - Arthur H. Mones

1969 - James D'Andrea

1968 - Harry L. Coronis


The William D. Ashman - John A. Wagnon Technical Achievement Award Winners

The William D. Ashman - John A. Wagnon Technical Achievement Award is given to a member of the society who has made outstanding technical contributions to the microelectronics packaging industry, while participating and demonstrating support of activities to enhance the profession as a member. The award may be given for a specific accomplishment, a number of accomplishments over a period of years, or for overall contributions to the microelectronics industry. Recipients of this award automatically become Life Members and Fellows of the Society. In 2018, the William D. Ashman Award and the John A. Wagnon Award were condensed into one award.

Kuan-Neng Chen

2021 Ashman-Wagnon Technical Achievement Award Recipient


Chuan Seng Tan

2020 Ashman-Wagnon Technical Achievement Award Recipient


Eric Beyne

Eric Beyne

2019 Ashman-Wagnon Technical Achievement Award Recipient

Scott Clary

Scott Clary

2018 Ashman-Wagnon Technical Achievement Award Recipient

2021 - Kuan-Neng Chen

2020 - Chuan Seng Tan

2019 - Eric Beyne

2018 - Scott Clary


William D. Ashman Award

The William D. Ashman award recognizes a member of the society who has made significant technical contributions to the electronics packaging industry, while participating and demonstrating support of activities to enhance the profession as a member. The award may be given for a specific accomplishment, a number of accomplishments over a period of years, or for overall contributions to the microelectronics industry. In 2018, the William D. Ashman Award and the John A. Wagnon Award were condensed into one award.

2017 - Klaus-Dieter Lang

2016 - Dongkai Shangguan

2015 - Ray P. Petit

2014 - Andy Mackie

2013 - John Lau

2012 - Andrew Standjord

2011 - Robert Darveaux

2010 - James Jian-Qiang Lu

2009 - Peter Ramm

2008 - W. Kinzy Jones

2007 - No Award

2006 - Roupen Keusseyan

2005 - No Award

2004 -Rajan Chanchani

2003 - Rene E. Cote

2002 - Leonard W. Schaper

2001 - No Award

2000 - Philip E. Garrou

1999 - Christian Belady

1998 - Jerry E. Sergent

1997 - Michael Pecht

1996 - E. Bruce Hultmark

1995 - F. Wayne Martin

1994 - James D. Welterlen

1993 - Wulf H. Knausenberger

1992 - Charles A. Harper

1991 - George Messner

1990 - Christian M. Val

1989 - Richard C. Landis

1988 - George G. Harman

1987 - Werner Englemaier

1986 - Dimitry G. Grabbe

1985 - Bill M. Hargis

1984 - John W. Balde

1983 - John Bauer

1982 - No Award

1981 - Jon Prokop

1980 - Daniel I. Amey


John A. Wagnon Award

The John A. Wagnon Technical Achievement Award is given to a member of the Society who, in the opinion of the John A. Wagnon Technical Achievement Award Selection Committee, has made outstanding technical contributions related to microelectronics technology. The award may be given for a specific accomplishment, for a number of accomplishments over a period of years, or for general overall contributions to the microelectronics industry. In 2018, the William D. Ashman Award and the John A. Wagnon Award were condensed into one award.

2017 - Venky Sundaram

2016 - Ivan Ndip

2015 - No Award

2014 - Jeffrey Gotro

2013 - Michael Osterman

2012 - Dan Evans

2011 - Fred Barlow

2010 - Shi-Wei Ricky Lee

2009 - Ho-Ming Tong

2008 - Hans J. Hesse

2007 - Ajay Malshe

2006 - Art Dobie

2005 - Itsuo Watanabe

2004 - Daniel I. Amey

2003 - Masahide Tsukamoto

2002 - Theodore G. Tessier

2001 - Ephraim Suhir

2000 - Samuel J. Horowitz

1999 - Lee Levine

1998 - Randall C. Ragan

1997 - Kashmiri L. Mittal

1996 - Aicha Elshabini

1996 - Roupen Keusseyan

1995 - Radomir Kuzel

1995 - Richard Brown

1995 - Terry R. Bloom

1994 - Christian M. Val

1993 - R. Wayne Johnson

1992 - Rao Tummala

1991 - Alvin H. Weinberg

1991 - W. Kinzy Jones

1990 - Paul Van Loan

1989 - Donald J. Spigarelli

1989 - Frank W. Kulesza

1988 - J.P. Bradley

1987 - Stanley Ruthberg

1987 - Charles Y. Kuo

1987 - Harry K. Charles Jr.

1986 - Greg Caswell

1986 - Akira Ikegami

1986 - David K. Flattery

1985 - Jerry E. Sergent

1984 - Paul A. Totta

1984 - Cornelius Y. Huang

1984 - Rudolph J. Bacher

1984 - John P. Farrell

1984 - Stewart G. Stalnecker

1984 - Sei-Ichi Denda

1983 - Roydn D. Jones

1983 - Nihal Sinnadurai

1982 - John R. Larry

1982 - James J. Licari

1982 - Dietrich E. Riemer

1981 - Thomas T. Hitch

1981 - George G. Harman

1981 - Ronald C. Headley

1981 - James A Loughran

1981 - Robert W. Vest

1980 - Salvadore V. Caruso 


Fellow of the Society Award

The Fellow of the Society Award honors and recognizes those who have made significant and continuing contributions to IMAPS over the years at any level – local or national. A nominee must have been an IMAPS member for five (5) consecutive years. Examples of the nomination criteria usually considered for this award are: (1) service as an officer of a local chapter or in a national office; (2) service as a member of a local, regional, or national committee or task force; and/or (3) presentation of papers or conducting of short courses at local, regional, or national symposia. Recipients of this award automatically become Life Members of the Society.

Manford Williamson

2021 Follow of the Society Award Recipient


Steve Bezuk

2021 Fellow of the Society Award Recipient


Kuan-Neng Chen

2021 Fellow of the Society Award Recipient 


Susan Trulli

2021 Fellow of the Society Award Recipient 


2021 - Manford Williamson

2021 - Steve Bezuk

2021 - Kuan-Neng Chen

2021 - Sue Trulli

2020 - Benson Chan

2020 - Habib Hichri

2019 - Chuan Seng Tan

2019 - Kuo-Ning Chiang

2018 - Mark Gerber

2018 - Osamu Suzuki

2018 - Lee J. SMith

2017 - Lee Hoffmeyer

2017 - John Redman

2017 - Steve Annas

2017 - Ephraim Suhir

2017 - Klaus-Dieter Lang

2016 - Martin Schneider-Ramelow

2016 - Ken Peterson

2015 - Daniel D. Evans Jr.

2015 - Thomas Marinis

2015 - Yasumitsu Orii

2015 - Colin Johnston

2015 - Ray P. Petit

2014 - Robert Dean

2014 - Jeffrey Gotro

2014 - Ken Kuang

2014 - Andy Mackie

2014 - Ivan Ndip

2013 - Sam Forman

2013 - John Lau

2013 - Ricky Lee

2013 - Matt Nowack

2013 - Adam Schubring

2013 - Jin Yu

2012 - Rick Sigliano

2012 - Joe Soucy

2012 - Andrew Standjord

2012 - Ephrain Suhir

2012 - David Virissimo

2012 - Kalita Wtodzimierz

2012 - Larry Zawicki

2011 - Margorzata Jakubowski

2011 - Bruce Kim

2011 - John Menaugh

2011 - Anwar Mohammed

2011 - Clark Steddom

2010 - James Jian-Qiang Lu

2010 - Karel Kurzweil

2010 - Jie Xue

2010 - David Saums

2010 - Patrick McCluskey

2010 - Mike McKeown

2010 - Barbara Dziurdzia

2009 - Peter Ramm

2009 - James Drehle

2009 - Steven L. Capp

2009 - Fred Barlow

2009 - Timonthy G. Lenihan

2009 - John Pan

2009 - Andrzej Dziedzic

2008 - W. Kinzy Jones

2008 - Sidney J. Stein

2008 - Brian Waterfield

2008 - Maurice Lowery

2007 -  Douglas C. Hopkins

2007 - Susan Munyon

2007 - Larry Rexing

2007 - Bruce Romenesko

2006 - David Malanga

2006 - Alvin Weinberg

2006 - Shinichi Wakabayashi

2006 - George G. Harman

2006 - Roupen Keusseyan

2005 - Michal Ciez

2005 - Yuzo Shimada

2005 - Lee R. Levine

2005 - Ernie Vasvary

2004 - Rajen Chanchani

2004 - Yoshitaka Fukuoka

2004 - Leszek Golonka

2004 - John Graves

2004 - Thomas J. Green

2003 - Selim Achmatowicz

2003 - Don Brown

2003 - Shen-Li Fu

2003 - Harvey Smith

2002 - Kaoru Hashimoto

2002 - Herbet Neuhaus

2002 - Stanislaw Nowak

2002 - Leonard Schaper

2002 - Rao R. Tummala

2001 - Bernard Greenstein

2001 - Paul E. Collander

2001 - William J. Grieg

2000 - Philip Garrou

2000 - Samuel F. Forman

2000 - Yoshikazu Nakamura

2000 - Peter G. Barnwell

2000 - Robert Dell'Acqua

1999 - Christian Belady

1999 - Arthur W. Dobie

1999 - Koji Nihei

1998 - Hans O. Danielsson

1998 - Mary McDonald

1998 - Benedykt Licznerski

1998 - Nihal Sinnadurai

1998 - Sei-Ichi Denda

1998 - Gabor Harsanyi

1997 - Delip R. Bokil

1997 - Fumio Miyashiro

1997 - Michael Pecht

1997 - Robert W. Bibby

1996 - E. Bruce Hultmark

1996 - Soren Norlyng

1996 - Len Anderson

1996 - Harry K. Charles, Jr.

1996 - Iwao Tachikawa

1995 - F. Wayne Martin

1995 - Ronald P. Anjard

1995 - Andy London

1995 - Hugh J. Curnan

1995 - Charles Brown

1995 - Richard W. Gehman

1994 - Donald C. Wood

1994 - James D. Welterlen

1994 - R. Wayne Johnson

1994 - Dennis C. Keyfauver

1993 - Wulf H. Knausenberger

1993 - Janette R. Thomas

1993 - Sigurd R. Wathne

1993 - Greg Caswell

1993 - Norio Miura

1993 - George S. Freeman

1993 - Aicha Elshabini

1992 - W. Kinzy Jones

1992 - Charles A. Harper

1992 - Rene E. Cote

1992 - Loren E. Saar

1991 - George Messner

1991 - Albert R. Hilbinger

1991 - James C. Lawson

1991 - Paul H. Beddo

1990 - George S. Szekely

1990 - Christian M. Val

1990 - Donald J. Spigarelli

1990 - Gary W. Johnson

1990 - Charles Q. Scrantom

1990 - Carl Missele

1989 - Werner F. Grundmann

1989 - Richard C. Landis

1989 - Robert W. Burns

1989 - Phillip G. Creter

1988 - Ira L Custman

1987 - Ray P. Petit

1987 - Roger L. Cadenhead

1987 - Werner Engelmaier

1987 - Allen B. Timberlake

1986 - John R. Thorne

1986 - Tadashi Kubota

1986 - Dietrich E. Reimer

1986 - Dimitry G. Grabbe

1986 - Robert Holmes

1985 - Joseph A. Scordato

1985 - Bill M. Hargis

1985 - Alan M. Hirschberg

1985 - Vernon B. Powers

1985 - J.P. Bradley

1985 - John A. Wagnon

1984 - George G. Harman

1984 - Robert V. Allen

1984 - Tokio Muto

1984 - Jason D. Provance

1984 - David T. Somerville

1984 - Russell Atkinson

1984 - John (Jack) W. Balde

1983 - Edward M. Gildein

1983 - Dr. James R. Keski

1983 - Robert D. Gold

1983 - John Bauer

1983 - James E. Byrum

1983 - Gerald Goldstein

1982 - Jon F. Krause

1982 - Dennis L. Bryant

1982 - Paul F. Parks, Sr.

1982 - Manford S. Williamson

1981 - Jerry E. Sergent

1981 - Jon Prokop

1981 - Richard P. Himmel

1981 - Robert L. Waer

1981 - Kermit W. Heid

1981 - Karel Kurzweil

1981 - Daniel I. Amey

1981 - Eizi Sugata

1981 - Robert E. Hicks

1981 - J. Howard Beck

1981 - Randolf Early

1981 - Geroge W. West

1981 - George D. Lane

1981 - Thomas B. Gillis

1980 - Gilbert C. Waite

1979 - Daniel D. Zimmerman

1978 - No Award

1977 - Sidney J. Stein

1976 - Donald C. Sutherland

1975 - Donald W. Hamer

1974 - Morton L. Hagenbuechle

1973 - Leslie W. Chapin

1972 - Dwight D. Callaway

1971 - Martin P. Ledbetter

1970 - Arthur H. Mones

1969 - James D'Andrea

1968 - Harry L. Coronis


Sidney J. Stein International Award

The Sidney J. Stein International Award recognizes an individual who has provided significant international technical and/or leadership contributions to the microelectronics packaging industry, while participating and demonstrating support of IMAPS International activities to enhance the electronics packaging profession. A minimum of 5 years service with an International IMAPS chapter is a pre-requisite.

Tanja Braun

2021 Sidney J. Stein Award Recipient


Susan Trulli

2020 Sidney J. Stein Award Recipient


E. Jan Vardaman

Jan Vardaman

2019 Sidney J. Stein Award Recipient

Hsiang-Chen Hsu

Hsiang-Chen Hsu

2018 Sidney J. Stein Award Recipient


2021 - Tanja Braun

2020 - Susan Trulli

2019 - Jan Vardaman

2018 - Hsiang-Chen Hsu

2017 - Hitoshi Sakamoto

2016 - Matthew Brown

2015 - Kishio Yokouchi

2014 - No Award

2013 - Doug Bokil

2013 - Nihal Sinnadurai

2012 - Yasumitsu Orii

2011 - No Award

2010 - Paul E. Collander

2009 - Professor Jin Yu

2008 - Peter Barnwell

2007 - Fumio Miyashiro

2006 - Soeren Noerlyng

2005 - Sei-Ichi Denda

2004 - Shen Li Fu

2003 - Karel Kurzweil

2002 - Hans Danielsson

2001 - Marcio Biasoli


Outstanding Educator Award

The IMAPS Outstanding Educator Award recognizes an individual who has provided significant contributions to education for the electronics packaging industry and/or to the advancement of IMAPS Student Chapters. Note that this does not have to be restricted exclusively to academic education.


Subu Iyer

2021 Outstanding Educator Award Recipient


Benson Chan

Benson Chan

2019 Outstanding Educator Award Recipient

Venky Sundaram

Venky Sundaram

2018 Outstanding Educator Award Recipient

Jens Mueller

Jens Muller

2017 Outstandning Educator Award Recipient

2021 - Subu Iyer

2020 - No Award

2019 - Benson Chan

2018 - Venky Sundaram

2017 - Jens Muller

2016 - No Award

2015 - Arif Ege Engin

2014 - No Award

2013 - Douglas C. Hopkins

2012 - Bruce Kim

2011 - John Pan

2010 - Janet K. Lumpp

2009 - Z. Joan Delalic

2008 - Guna Selvaduray

2007 - Aicha Elshabini


IMAPS Leadership Award

The IMAPS Leadership Award was created in 2019 to recognize significant contributions to the growth of the Society in terms of mentorship, technical or business achievement. Aimed at mid-career thought leaders in microelectronics, nominees are expected to have 8-20 years in the field and 5 years in the society.

Amy Lujan

2021 Leadership Award Recipient


Rozalia Beica

2020 Leadership Award Recipient 


2021 - Amy Lujan

2020 - Rozalia Beica


Emerging Leaders Award

Created in 2019, the Emerging Leaders Award recognizes the contributions made by emerging talent with 3-8 years in the field and Society membership for a minimum of 2 years.


Amit Kumar

2020 Emerging Leader Award Recipient

Zhenzhen Shen

Zhenzhen "Jenny" Shen

2019 Emerging Leader Award Recipient

2021 - No Award

2020 - Amit Kumar

2019 - Zhenzhen "Jenny" Shen


IMAPS Foundation’s Steve Adamson Student Recognition Award

The IMAPS Foundation’s Steve Adamson Student Recognition Award honors an active student member’s participation in IMAPS events, chapters, and programs. Significant technical research and/or service contributions to IMAPS and the microelectronics industry will be considered during the judge’s review. Nominees must be current IMAPS student members at an undergraduate or graduate level taking courses or in an approved internship in either engineering or natural sciences. Students must attend a four-year college or university. 

Suraj Ravimanalan

2021 IMAPS Foundation’s Steve Adamson Student Recognition Award Recipient

Edmond Elburn

Edmond Elburn

2018 IMAPS Foundation's Steve Adamson Student Recognition Award Recipient 


2021 - Suraj Ravimanalan

2020 - No Award

2019 - No Award

2018 - Edmond Elburn


Corporate Recognition Award Winners

The Corporate Recognition Award honors and recognizes a corporation (or the appropriate division or department of a corporation) that, in the opinion of the Corporate Recognition Award Selection Committee, has made significant technical contributions to the microelectronics industry, while demonstrating support of IMAPS through participation in such activities as Organizational and Regular Memberships, promoting member participation in IMAPS-sponsored activities, sponsorships, Educational Foundation contributions, and by exhibiting at the Annual Symposium.

Amkor Technology

2021 Coporate Recognition Award Recipient 


ASE, Inc

2020 Corporate Recognition Award Recipient


EMD Performance Materials

2019 Corporate Recognition Award Recipient


NAMICS Corporation

2018 Corporate Recognition Award Recipient


2021 - Amkor Technology

2020 - ASE, Inc.

2019 - EMD Performance Materials

2018 - NAMICS Corporation

2017 - NTK Technology

2016 - Quik-Pak, a division of Promex Industries

2015 - Indium Corporation

2014 - Honeywell

2013 - Sikama International

2012 - Kyocera America

2011 - Palomar Technologies

2010 - Nordson ASYMTEK

2009 - Cisco Systems, Inc.

2008 - Hesse & Knipps

2007 - DuPont Microcircuit Materials

2006 - Natel Engineering Co., Inc.

2005 - Heraeus Incorporated-Circuit Materials Division

2004 - Stellar Industries

2003 - Ferro Corporation

2002 - Semi Dice, Inc.

2001 - Sefar America - MEC Division

2000 - Kyocera, Inc.

1999 - Scrantom Engineering, Inc.

1998 - Chip Supply, Inc.

1997 - Motorola, Inc.

1996 - State of the Art, Inc.

1995 - Ablestik, EMA/EMCA-REMEX Productions

1994 - CTS Microelectronics

1993 - Mini-Systems, Inc.

1992 - IBM Corporation (East Fishkill, New York)

1991 - No Award

1990 - Ratheon Company

1989 - No Award

1988 - Hughes Aircraft Company (Tucson, Arizona)

1987 - The Boeing Company

1986 - Electro-Science Laboratories, Inc.

1985 - Heraeus - Cermalloy Division

1984 - AMI Corporation

1983 - Tektronix, Inc.

1982 - Hughes Aircraft, Industrial Electronics Group

1981 - Western Electric, Merrimack Valley Works

1980 - Rockwell International

1979 - General Electric, Mobile Communications Division

1978 - DuPont Company, Electronic Materials Division

1977 - Electro Scientific Industries, Inc.

1976 - Beckman Industries

1975 - No Award

1974 - Globe Union Inc., Central Lab Division

1973 - CTS Corporation

1972 - RCA Corporation

1971 - Sprague Electric Company

1970 - General Motors Corp., Delco Division


President's Award

The President's Award recognizes members for their dedication and service to IMAPS. Recipients are chosen each year by the current sitting IMAPS President.

Adrienne Gerard

2021 President's Award Recipient 


Ron Huemoeller

2021 President's Award Recipient


Brian Schieman

2020 President's Award Recipient


Curtis Zwenger

2020 President's Award Recipient


2021 - Adrienne Gerard

2021 - Ron Huemoeller

2020 - Brian Schieman

2020 - Curtis Zwenger

2019 - No Award

2018 - Susan Trulli

2017 - Nozad Karim

2017 - Mike Gervais

2016 - David C. Virissimo

2015 - Voya Markovich

2015 - IMAPS Staff

2014 - No Award

2013 - Colin Johnston

2013 - Rajen Chanchani

2013 - Pete Elenius

2012 - No Award

2011 - Aicha Elshabini

2011 - Phillip Garou

2011 - Howard Imhof

2010 - Steve Adamson

2010 - Nihal Sinnadurai

2010 - W. Kinzy Jones

2009 - Michael Ehlert

2009 - C. Michael Newton

2009 - Mark Occhionero

2008 - Lee Levine

2008 - Ken Kuang

2008 - Jens Muller