The program for this year’s International Microwave Symposium (IMS), the annual conference and exhibition of the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S), is now available. The IMS 2009 conference will feature 430 technical presentations, organized in four technical tracks: Microwave Modeling; Active Components; Passive Components; and Microwave Systems. The program will include 30 workshops, five short courses, five panel sessions and one rump session offering attendees many opportunities to explore a wide range of topics in wireless communication, radar, RF technologies, high frequency semiconductors, electromagnetics, commercial and military RF, microwave and mm-wave electronics. IMS 2009 is the centerpiece of Microwave Week, and will be held June 7 to 12 in Boston, MA, at the new Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.

“IMS will bring thousands of the RF/microwave industry’s leading experts, researchers and developers to Boston this June to participate in the largest technical program and exhibition serving the RF/microwave community,” said Fred Schindler, Chairman, IMS 2009 and Director, RF Micro Devices Boston Design Center. “This year IMS will offer attendees even more opportunities for learning about the latest advancements in the field and making connections with colleagues, customers and partners.”

The IMS 2009 technical program’s 430 papers were selected from the 868 submitted this year from 45 countries. The IMS 2009 Technical Program co-chairs, Mark Gouker and Larry Kushner, oversaw the thorough review process completed by a volunteer review committee of 240 members.

Focus Sessions

The IMS 2009 program chairs have identified the following five focus sessions that highlight a wide variety of advanced technologies and will be of special interest to attendees working in these areas:

•Heterogeneous Integration on Silicon (Session TH1C) will present work in the area of compound semiconductor device integration on silicon.

•THz CMOS (Session TU4C) will present the state-of-the-art work in CMOS at near-Terahertz frequencies.

• RF Positioning (Session TH4C) – will focus on non-GPS based positioning techniques. Computationally Efficient Design Optimization (Session WE1G) will focus on modeling and simulation topics.

• Recent Advances in Superconductor Technology (Session TH4E) will cover a variety of applications from cellular base station filters to particle accelerators.