“San Francisco is 49 square miles surrounded by reality,” said Paul Kantner, but come the week of May 22, it will be surrounded by thousands of microwave engineers. The April Microwave Journal is the IMS2016 issue with complete IMS conference and exhibition coverage. This special edition will have an IMS2016 Preview covering an overview of the conferences, special sessions, keynotes, and major product releases from leading microwave companies. In addition, the issue will cover the Microwave Journal MicroApps panel session, “The 5G IoT Conundrum,” Exhibitor listing and Show Map, plus the New Product Showcase from exhibiting companies that is organized by booth location for easy navigating at the show.

The April cover feature is titled, “The Big Merge” as Qorvo and ADI give an insider’s look into the merger process including how each company tackled challenges such as rationalizing products and technologies, merging cultures and facilities, and the strategic value in combining resources to become a stronger company. Other planned articles and special reports include:

·         “Paving The Way For 5G Realization and Millimeter-Wave Communication Systems by Keysight Technologies and University of California San Diego

·         “What’s Driving the IoT? It’s Not Just Consumers” by National Instruments

·         “Adaptive Gate Bias Module Ensures Amplifier Performance” by NXP

·         “A Not-so-Brief History of IC-based RF Power Detection” by ADI.

There is a good variety of applications and topics covered in this huge issue that exceeds 250 pages each year. In addition to the 50,000 readers the issue reaches each month, April gets extra distribution at IMS in the delegate bags and at our booth so don’t miss out on this great opportunity to promote your company.

Our Frequency Matters video series will also cover the IMS2016 event in early May providing a tour of the exhibition floor to pre-orient everyone to the layout and location of various major companies and special areas of interest. We will do a special episode from the IMS show floor so drop by our booth if you want to make a cameo appearance Thursday morning. We will continue to have special guests and interviews so let us know if you have any ideas for the show. Our video crew will also be navigating the exhibition floor and shooting video demos and interviews for our video library which now has more than 1,000 videos from our Microwave Media members. Take advantage of the networking and high visibility opportunities that IMS2016 offers and enjoy IMS2016 in beautiful San Francisco.