IMAPS Society Awards
IMAPS is proud to recognize its members with a robust awards tradition. IMAPS has many deserving members who have given their time, energy, and expertise to ensure our industry has a robust future. Every year IMAPS members recognize the Society’s members who have done such notable work that they deserve the distinction of the Society’s awards. Our portfolio of awards publicly acknowledges each honoree's significant impacts on the membership and the microelectronics packaging industry.
2021 Society Awards
Nominations are closed for the 2021 Society Awards.
All nominations are considered for review for a 3-year period or until the nominee wins said award, whichever comes first. New nominations in 2022 will be accepted directly from nominees who wish to be considered (self-nominations) in addition to nominations made on behalf of fellow members.
Nominees for each award are evaluated by the Selection Committee. The 2022 Selection Committee is chaired by the First Past President, Rich Rice.
Contact Brian Schieman, at 919-293-5000 or email@example.com if you have any questions about the awards or the nomination process.
IMAPS First Past President and 2022 Awards Chair
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The Ten Awards Presented Annually Are:
The IMAPS Leadership Award (NEW!) recognizes 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.
The Emerging Leaders Award (NEW!) recognizes the contributions made by emerging talent with 3-8 years in the field and Society membership for a minimum of 2 years.
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. Recipients of the Hughes Award are no longer eligible for the Ashman-Wagnon Award.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. Recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award are no longer eligible for any other awards, except "President's Awards" which are special awards determined by the sitting IMAPS President with support of the Executive Council.
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. The winner must be present at the award ceremony.