- Buyers Guide
The next 2 weeks are crunch time for those attending IMS 2012 in Montreal. Exhibitors are getting their last minute booth posters and displays ready that did not make their ground shipment and presenters are finishing up their presentations. Microwave Journal mailed out the May IMS Show issue in mid-May so that everyone would have time to read the stories, articles and show information. Our June Semiconductor issue is at the printer and we will have a limited number of copies available at IMS.
This year, Microwave Journal improved the IMS 2012 Product Showcasesection. We put the exhibitor list in front of a nice spread of the floor plan that we had custom drawn so that it was actually readable down to the booth number level (which none that I have seen in the past were). Then we put the Product Showcase from our advertisers in order by booth rows so that visitors can walk the floor and easily find products of interest. Next we tied in the May Puzzler in the back of the magazine with the Product Showcase – find the answers to the Puzzler in the Product Showcase to complete the “Scavenger Hunt” and turn them into our booth (#2018) for a daily chance to win a Kindle Fire. In addition, we will be handing out limited quantities of our MTT-Shirt.
We have a strong online component also with a dedicated IMS 2012 Online Show Daily web pagethat has links to all of our news, stories, articles, products, Twitter Feed, blogs plus pictures and videos coming later after the event. We have put together Pinterest IMS Product Showcase boards by product category as another easy way to discover new products at the exhibition.
- Amplifier and Module products
- Software and Test &Measurement products
- Cable and Connector products
- Source and Timing products
- Passive and Control products
- Materials, Manf. Equipment and Services
At IMS 2012, we are running 2 special panel sessions. The first is a special expert panel on “Where are the Emerging RF Market Opportunities are for GaN?” starting Wednesday at 8-10 am in room 516 and includes experts from Cree, Nitronex, RFMD, TriQuint, NXP, UMS and Strategy Analytics. The second is the MicroApps keynote also on Wednesday at noon in the MicroApps Theater on Device Characterization Methods & Advanced RF/Microwave Designgiven by Agilent, Anritsu, AWR and Maury Microwave.
Our Editor’s schedules are pretty full at this point so we will do our best to make it around to see everyone.