The 2007 IEEE MTT-S Radio and Wireless Symposium will be held in conjunction with the 7th Topical Meeting on Silicon Monolithic ICs, the IEEE Topical Symposium on Power Amplifiers for Wireless Communications, and the Radio and Wireless Exhibition. All of the technical meetings and the exhibition will be held in Halls A, B and associated meeting rooms at the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center, 300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, CA. On-site registration will open at noon on Saturday, January 6, 2007.

The technical program for RWS includes 135 papers, six workshops, two short courses and a rump session. Panel sessions have been eliminated this year in order to allow the delegates time to visit the exhibition during the noon lunch break. Workshops will be held on Sunday and Monday, RWS technical sessions on Tuesday through Thursday and two short courses on Friday. The exhibition will open on Tuesday and run until Thursday mid-afternoon. In addition, the Power Amplifier Symposium meeting will be held on Monday and Tuesday. The Silicon RF IC meetings will start on Wednesday and continue through Friday. A full program is available at or you can request a printed copy via e-mail at

Travel to Long Beach

The Long Beach area is served by three airports: Los Angeles International (LAX), John Wayne (SNA) and Long Beach (LGB), the last of which is the closest and most convenient.

Cab fares from LAX, SNA and LGB are about $45, $50 and $20, respectively. Supershuttles are available from all three airports at slightly lower rates. Rental car counters are located at each airport. Driving instructions are printed in the advance program.


While there are many nearby hotels within walking distance, there are two hotels with convention rates. The headquarters hotel is the Hyatt Regency Long Beach, located next to the convention center. The Westin Long Beach is about two blocks away. For on-line booking information, go to and click on “Hotel Information.” Transportation from the hotels will not be provided. The outlying hotels are served by a trolley service that stops in front of the convention center.

Social Highlights

A complimentary daily breakfast will be served in the convention center from 7:00 to 8:30 am. In addition, a complimentary lunch for all delegates will be served in the exhibition hall on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm. Morning and afternoon coffee breaks will also be in the exhibition hall. On Tuesday afternoon from 5:00 to 7:00 pm there will be an exhibitor-hosted reception in the exhibition hall. Complimentary beverage tickets will be included in the delegate packages.

The Power Amplifier Symposium Banquet will be held on Monday evening. The RWS Reception and Banquet will be held on Wednesday evening and the SiRF banquet will be held on Thursday evening. These events will be at the Hyatt and purchased tickets are required.

Plenary Session

The Plenary Session will be held on Tuesday starting at 8:30 am. After welcoming remarks from Mohammad Madihian, general chairman, and Aly Fathy, technical program chairman, and addresses by Nim Cheung, president – IEEE Communications Society, and Steve Kenney, president – IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society, the plenary session presentation, “Mobile Terminal – Today and Future” by Dr. Kiyohito Nagata, will be given. Nagata is currently the vice president and managing director of the Product Division at NTT DoCoMo, and has been engaged in the company’s R&D strategy planning since 1999.


The Radio and Wireless Exhibition will feature new products and services for wireless design engineers from principle suppliers in the industry, including devices, components, materials, test equipment, software, subsystems and systems. The exhibition is open Tuesday and Wednesday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and Thursday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm in exhibition halls A and B on the lower level of the convention center. Please note that children under the age of 14 will not be admitted to the exhibition halls at any time.

Cyber Café

A wireless cyber café will be available in the lobby area at the front of the building.

General Information

There will be an information booth in the registration area as well as an IEEE MTT-S membership booth. Free coffee, tea and soft drinks will be available in the refreshment area on the exhibition floor. IEEE policy prohibits recruiting of attendees during the symposium, which means that exhibitors may not post information on job opportunities or recruit for prospective employees. Smoking and personal food or beverages are not permitted anywhere in the building.