WCA 2004 Technical Symposium and Business Expo
January 21-23, 2004
San Jose, CA

This 10th annual symposium gathers technically-oriented wireless broadband carriers and their leading vendors. The event complements WCA's larger annual summer show held in Washington, DC, focusing more on regulatory matters. Investment and business planning issues are common to both shows. The symposium attracts strong attendance from leading international carriers, often at the CEO and CTO levels. This year's theme is "Broadband: Connected Anywhere." The symposium is projected to draw over 1000 delegates from 25 nations and features 45 exhibitors and 100 speakers. For more information, visit or contact Colleen O'Reilly, (202) 452-7823 or e-mail:

Commercialization of Military and Space Electronics Conference and Exhibition
February 9-12, 2004
Los Angeles, CA

Organized by Components Technology Institute Inc. in cooperation with EIA/ECA and IMAPS, this conference primarily addresses military and space electronics issues. It will specialize in COTS systems, subsystems, circuit boards and components while also emphasizing new technology, processes and design practices. Emphasis will be placed on practical solutions, new techniques and how to assess the risks of COTS and make cost-effective decisions that meet the mission requirements. Working groups and discussion sessions are planned on specific topics of concern to the industry. New issues identified by the delegates to the previous year's conference will also be addressed. Topics include: design practices, technology trends, applications, case studies/history, obsolescence management, radiation hardness, risk mitigation, selecting COTS and commercial suppliers, testing requirements and results, and constructive and destructive physical analysis. For more information, contact: Leon Hamiter, (256) 536-1304, or e-mail:, or visit

International Symposium on Advanced Radio Technologies (ISART)
March 2-4, 2004
Boulder, CO

The 6th annual ISART is a forum created to explore the current state of the radio art and to identify directions in which the technology may evolve. This yearÕs technical program will showcase geolocation technology. Topics include: geolocation, location-based services, electromagnetics, radios, spectrum, telecommunications development, wireless networks and public safety. For more information, visit

CTIA Wireless 2004
March 22-24, 2004
Atlanta, GA

This event focuses on bringing together the enterprise industry with the consumer and vertical markets to exchange ideas, create partnerships and collaborate to further advance wireless telecommunications. This global event draws attendees from dozens of different industries in more than 80 countries around the world, serving every aspect of wireless providers, users, developers, buyers and manufacturers. For more information, visit

International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE)
March 22-26, 2004
Las Vegas, NV

This show plays host to more than 350 exhibiting companies and 10,000 attendees in the mobile communications industry. Along with base station workshops, the IWCE conference program features the latest developments in business, regulatory/policy, interoperability, transportation and utility applications, public safety and homeland security. For more information, visit

Advanced Technology Workshop on Military, Aerospace, Space and Homeland Security: Packaging Issues and Applications
March 28-30, 2004
Baltimore, MD

Sponsor: International Microelectronics and Packaging Society (IMAPS). This workshop will focus on the latest military, aerospace, space and homeland security electronic devices, systems and applications with particular emphasis on design, fabrication, assembly, testing and materials selection operations. Topics: lead free soldering, MCM packaging for military, aerospace, space applications, outsourcing of military, aerospace, space packaging, homeland security applications and packaging issues, biometric access, smart cards, flip chip implementation in high reliability applications, microwave packaging for military and aerospace systems, high performance packaging developments, passivation issues, reliability factors and nanopackaging for integrated systems. For more information, visit

Wireless and Microwave Technology Conference
April 15-16, 2004
Clearwater, FL

The 6th annual conference will address up-to-date multidisciplinary research needs and interdisciplinary aspects of wireless and RF technology. Topics include: next generation (3G/4G) wireless communication systems, 802.11/HiperLAN2 wireless LAN systems (OFDM and multi-carrier), Bluetooth/personal area networks (PAN)/wide area networks (WAN), spread spectrum wireless systems, smart antennas, adaptive antenna arrays, MIMO and space-time processing. Call for Papers. Submit two pages maximum in MS Word or a .pdf electronically to by January 1, 2004.

Ceramic Interconnect Technology:
The Next Generation II
April 27-28, 2004
Denver, CO

The 2004 conference on Ceramic Interconnect Technology is an industry meeting for ceramic interconnect and ceramic microsystems technologies sponsored by professional and technical organizations focusing on ceramic technology. For more information, visit

IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium and Exhibition
June 6-11, 2004
Fort Worth, TX

This symposium will serve as the centerpiece of Microwave Week 2004. Topics: research, development and application of RF and microwave theory and techniques. In addition to IMS2004, a microwave exhibition, a historical exhibit, the RFIC symposium and the ARFTG conference will be held during Microwave Week 2004. The technical sessions will run Tuesday through Thursday of Microwave Week. Workshops will be held Sunday, Monday and Friday. The ARFTG Microwave Measurements Conference will be held on Friday. For further information, contact: Karl Varian, general chair, Raytheon Co. (972) 344-2616 or e-mail: For exhibition information, contact: Kristen Dednah, Horizon House Publications, 685 Canton St., Norwood, MA 02062 (781) 769-9750 or e-mail: The official show Web site is