Microwave Journal

Coming Events

August 1, 2001

2001 IEEE Emerging Technologies Symposium on Broadband Communications for the Internet Era

September 10­11, 2001

Dallas, TX

Sponsor: IEEE, Dallas Section. Topics: Third-generation cellular, LMDS, network planning and management, Internet standards and protocols, wireless infrastructure, fiber optics, WDM, optical CDMA, WLL, WLANs, Bluetooth, software radio, systems-on-a-chip, embedded processors, embedded ASICs, MMICs, optoelectronics, MEMs, smart antennas, digital signal processing, PDAs, Ad-hoc networks, secure networks, mobile satellite broadband-GEO, MEO and LEO, low power integrated circuits, coding and modulation schemes, digital subscriber loop, wireless digital subscriber loop, metro access networks, optical ethernet, cable modems, streaming audio and video services, wireless Internet, location-based services, IP over WDM, new services, network architectures, business models and other broadband access technologies. Contact: Donald Butler, symposium chair, Southern Methodist University (214) 768-3081 or e-mail: dpb@engr.smu.edu.

4th European Microwave Week

September 24­28, 2001

London, UK

Sponsors: Electronics Group of CMP Europe on behalf of the European Microwave Association, the GAAS Association and IEEE MTT. The European Microwave Week will feature three conferences, an exhibition and a host of related workshops and short courses. GAAS 2001, the 31st European Microwave Conference and the 2001 European Conference on Wireless Technologies will all form components of the event.

34th IICIT Symposium

October 1­3, 2001

Anaheim, CA

Sponsor: International Institute of Connector and Interconnection Technology Inc. (IICIT). Topics: RF/microwave interconnections, fiber optics, high speed connectors, automotive, surface-mount technology, space and hi-rel applications, materials and test equipment. Four technical tutorials focusing on interconnection products and technology, and a marketing seminar are included as part of the symposium. For more information visit www.iicit.org. Contact: Suzanne Romeo, IICIT managing director (800) 854-4248.

34th International Symposium on Microelectronics

October 9­11, 2001

Baltimore, MD

Sponsor: International Microelectronics and Packaging Society (IMAPS). Topics: ball grid arrays, chip scale packaging, flip chip technology, fine pitch soldering, chip-on-board design process and characterization technology, lead-free developments, conductive adhesives and new inorganic materials developments, quality and reliability, thick film technology, MEMS, design for manufacturability, economics and marketing, market and market trends, and technology roadmaps and trends for electronic assembly. For more information visit www.imaps.org/imaps2001. Contact: IMAPS, 611 2nd Street, NE, Washington DC 20002 (703) 758-1060, fax (703) 758-1066 or e-mail: IMAPS@imaps.org.

GHz Interconnect Workshop

October 21­24, 2001

Chandler, AZ

Call for Papers. Submitted papers should address challenging problems, relevant solutions, recent developments and emerging applications in the following areas: innovative applications and designs, design and implementation considerations and issues, software tools for design and simulation, interdependence of high frequency packaging requirements, MMIC and hybrid circuits, new packaging techniques and structures, advancement in high frequency-compatible materials, materials testing and characterization, circuit fabrication and assembly considerations, system and component reliability, and high volume manufacturing. Contact, David Light, program chairman, Tessera, 3099 Orchard Drive, San Jose, CA 95134 (408) 383-3671, fax (408) 894-0768 or e-mail: davidl@tessera.com.

2001 IEEE GaAs IC Symposium

October 21­24, 2001

Baltimore, MD

Topics: Innovative RFIC device and circuit concepts, circuit design and fabrication, manufacturing technology and cost issues, CAD/CAM/CAT tools and techniques, IC testing and methodology, packaging technology, reliability, advanced device applications, system applications (commercial and military), and optoelectronic and OEIC applications. For more information, contact: 2001 IEEE GaAs IC Symposium c/o IEEE, Attn: Mary Clemente, 445 Hoes Lane, Piscataway, NJ 08855 (732) 562-5350, fax (732) 981-1203 or e-mail: m.e.clemente@ieee.org.

23rd Antenna Measurement Techniques Association (AMTA) Symposium

October 21­26, 2001

Denver, CO

Sponsors: National Institute of Standards and Technology, Ball Aerospace and Antenna Systems Technology Magazine. This annual event is intended for people in the antenna and radar cross section industries. The symposium consists of a four-day technical program plus over 25 specialty vendors with exhibits. Contact: Mike Francis, 2001 AMTA Symposium c/o NIST, Mailstop 813.02, 325 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80305 (303) 497-3321, fax (303) 497-6665 or e-mail: francis@boulder.nist.gov or Paul Kolesnikoff, 2001 AMTA Symposium c/o Ball Aerospace & Technology Corp., MS AMC, PO Box 1538, Broomfield, CO 80038 (303) 533-7225, fax (303) 533-7379 or e-mail: pkolesni@Ball.com.

Fixed Wireless Broadband Technology Europe

November 5­7, 2001

Amsterdam, Holland

This event is fully endorsed by the Broadband Wireless Association and Wireless Communications Association International. It is dedicated to the needs of the fixed wireless industry, featuring an exhibition, strategic conference and a technical workshop. The event delivers a commercial platform that puts suppliers and technologists in direct contact with local, regional and national wireless broadband operators worldwide. For more information visit www.kc-global.com/FixedWirelessBroad bandTechnology.asp. Contact: Naheed Islam +44 (0) 20 7704 6151, fax +44 (0) 20 7354 9590 or e-mail nislam@thecwcgroup.com.

IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium and Exhibition

June 2­7, 2002

Seattle, WA

Call for papers. Topics: Research, development and applications of RF and microwave theory and techniques. Complete information on how to submit a paper and register for the conference as well as other important information can be found at www.ims2002.org. Deadline: November 26, 2001. In addition to the IMS2002, a microwave exhibition and historical exhibit, the RFIC Symposium and the ARFTG Conference will also be held as part of the technical sessions. For exhibition information, contact: Kristen Dednah, Horizon House Publications, 685 Canton St., Norwood, MA 02062 (781) 769-9750 or e-mail kdednah@mwjournal.com.