When you think of the word Hawaii, what first comes to mind? Sunshine, beautiful beaches, snorkeling, and a great place to visit are immediate thoughts many of us would have. In addition to all of this, add one more thought: three days of some of the most remarkable RFIC technology to be found anywhere in the world. Mark your calendar and make reservations for the 2007 IEEE RFIC Symposium ( ) to be held in Honolulu, Hawaii from June 3rd through June 5th.

Once again, this year’s RFIC Symposium continues its tradition as the premier conference showcasing the latest advancements and innovations occurring in RF integrated circuits, wireless sub-systems, broadband communications, and circuit technology for emerging wireless applications. The symposium continues to provide a forum for some of the most innovative advancements from both industry and academia.

The vitality of the RFIC community appears stronger than ever, as an all-time record number of manuscripts were submitted to this year’s conference. The Technical Program Committee has worked diligently to provide a superior venue for this vast array of RFIC technology. The symposium will feature 15 workshops and tutorials on Sunday, June 3rd. In addition, 30 oral sessions, an Interactive Forum, and two panel sessions will be given on Monday and Tuesday, covering nearly all facets of RFIC technology.

A Plenary Session will be held on Sunday evening, with keynote addresses given by two renowned industry leaders. The first speaker, Charles Persico, Senior Vice President of Engineering at Qualcomm Inc. will present a talk entitled “Wireless Convergence - Your Phone is Not Just a Phone Anymore.“ The second speaker, Dwight C. Streit, Ph.D., Vice President, Electronics Technology, Northrop Grumman Space Technology, will discuss “Technology Directions for Future RF Applications.“ The three best student paper awards will also be presented in the Plenary Session. The highly anticipated RFIC Reception will follow immediately after the Plenary Session, providing a relaxing time for all to mingle with old friends and catch up on the latest news.

On behalf of the RFIC Technical Program Committee, we look forward to seeing you at the 2007 RFIC Symposium. Mahalo.

Luciano Boglione
RFIC General Chair

Tina Quach & Jenshan Lin
RFIC Technical Program Chairs

Sponsored by the IEEE MTT-S, EDS, and SSCS