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Microwave Events Calendar

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Update for July 2021: we are trying to keep track of the conferences that have been cancelled, postponed, or gone virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Below  you'll find a list of the major conferences and symposia in the microwave and related industries.  Most of them occur around the same time every year, so we're listing them all in chronological order. 

ATTENTION EVENT ORGANIZERS! If you are organizing an event that is relevant to microwave engineers, please email us a note and we'll add it to this calendar.

JANUARY

IEEE Radio & Wireless Week, 16 - 19 January 2022, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Currently planned as a live event.

The annual IEEE Radio Wireless Week consists of five co-located topical conferences:

  • RWS: IEEE Radio and Wireless Symposium
  • PAWR: IEEE Topical Meeting on Power Amplifiers for Wireless and Radio Applications
  • SiRF: IEEE Topical Meeting on Silicon Monolithic Integrated Circuits in RF Systems
  • TWIOS: IEEE Topical Workshop on the Internet of Space (IoS)
  • WiSNet: IEEE Topical Meeting on Wireless Sensors and Sensor Networks

Rather than trying to keep track of five web sites, you can learn about all the conferences on Radio Wireless Week's web page.

Terahertz, RF, Millimeter, and Submillimeter-Wave Technology and Applications IX, 22-27 January 2022, San Francisco, California, USA

This is being planned as a live event.

This event is part of the much larger Photonics West conference put on by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics.

http://spie.org/PWO/conferencedetails/thz-rf-mm-submm-wave-technology

FEBRUARY

European Microwave Week, 13-18 February 2022, London, UK

After cancelling 2020, and holding 2021 virtually, the 51st annual European Microwave Week (EuMW) 51st annual conference is planned as live event in 2022.

The best boondoggle is of course EuMW. Get your passport ready, and get away from Starbucks, TGI Friday's, Chipotle, Comfort Inn and all the other crap venues in the New World wasteland! EuMW is actually four conferences on different microwave topics, including wireless, radar, and integrated circuits.

European Microwave Week

IEEE International Solid State Circuits Conference, 20- 24 February 2022, San Francisco, California, USA

This is a being planned as a live event.

From their web site:

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IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference - (ISSCC)

MARCH

GOMACTech, 21 - 24 March 2022, Miami, Florida, USA

Currently being planned as a live event.  It was cancelled in 2020, and done virtually in 2021.

Possibly the coolest symposium for defense types, the Government Microcircuit Applications and Critical Technologies Conference audience is restricted to U.S. citizens only. In 2014, Charleston was great, if you don't mind eating barbecue twice a day. In 2015 it was held in St. Louis, Missouri, in 2016 it moved to Orlando. GOMACTech is always held at a hotel that can meet government per diem rates, which explains why it has been held at Bally's Casino in Las Vegas several times, and Reno in 2017. Don't expect it to be held at a waterfront property in Boston! 

GOMACTech

IMAPS packaging conference, 2 - 5 March 2020, Fountain Hills, Arizona

This conference was cancelled for 2020. No word on 2021.

This is the 13th year of the IMAPS device packaging conference. It's held at a resort in Arizona, bring your golf shoes and "go green" and rent some sticks. If you're on government per diem, you'll be purchasing your own meals! The "M" in IMAPS should stand for "marketing", this is not an IEEE-type event. But if you happend to be looking to buy some packaging, they've got you covered! In addition to the requisite supplier exhibition, IMAPS provides processional development courses, the day before the conference starts.

IMAPS Device Packaging Conference (broken link)

IEEE Radar Conference, 21 - 25 March 2022, New York City, New York, USA

RadarConf20 was fully virtual.  So was RadarConf 2021. RadarConf 2022 is being planned as a live event.

IEEE RadarConf 2022

APRIL

ARMMS Microwave conference, April and November 

2020 conference was cancelled.  Note sure about what happened in 2021.  2022 conference is in planning stages.

The Automated RF and Microwave Measurement Society has a conference twice a year in the U.K., once in April and once in November. Approximately 15 papers are presented over a two-day period. ARMMS provides past papers on their web site for downloading. From their web site:

The original aims of the society have expanded over the years as instrumentation has become more automated and we now cover diverse topics in Radio and Radar design and test, metrology, medical, materials testing etc.

ARMMS Microwave conference

MAY

Components for Military & Space Electronics (CMSE) Conference & Exhibition, 21 - 23 April 2020,
Los Angeles, California, USA 

2020 conference was cancelled.  2021 was a virtual conference.  2022 has not been announced as of July 2021.

This three-day conference includes over 25 technical presentations and a full day of cutting edge industry tutorials from experts in the field along with keynote talks from technical leaders at NASA and USAF SMC. CMSE is the most comprehensive conference addressing successful practices for the use of both military and COTS components in military and space systems. Personnel working in this field are encouraged to attend this event conveniently hosted at Four Points by Sheraton LAX, CA.

Focused Technical Topics: 

  • Hermetic vs Non-Hermetic Packaging…..Is our Fate Sealed?
  • Copper Wire Bonding for High Reliability Applications
  • COTS:  Success Stories and Challenges 
  • Passive Components for Hi Rel … BME , PME Tantalums ect
  • Obsolete Components and Counterfeit Parts
CMSE 

CS MANTECH, 24-27 May 2021, Virtual

This conference was cancelled for 2020. 2021 was held virtually. No word on 2022.

Here's their mission statement (we copied from their website!)

CS MANTECH is a not-for-profit organization whose focus is to provide a forum for members of the compound semiconductor community to exchange and discuss new ideas to better serve the public in general.

CS MANTECH, "CS" meaning compound semi, was once called GaAs MANTECH. This organization posts their material on line for free downloading, so you can learn what your competitors are bragging about by perusing abstracts from prior years.

CS MANTECH

JUNE

IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium, 19-24 June 2022, Denver, Colorado, USA

IMS 2020 was fully virtual.  2021 was a hybrid, with conferece June 7-10 in Atlanta, and a virtual confetence on 20-25 June.  2022 is being planned as a live event.

This conference IMS is the biggest annual meeting by far of microwave types, it runs concurrently with IEEE's RFIC Symposium.

IMS

JULY

 

AUGUST

EDICON, Wednesdays in April 2022, online

The Electronic Design Innovation Conference and Exhibition (EDI CON), in conjunction with Microwave Journal (MWJ) and Signal Integrity Journal (SIJ), it will host EDI CON ONLINE, an online, interactive event for high frequency and high speed design engineers on Wednesdays in August, 2022.  The interactive technical sessions will occur at no cost to attendees, and sponsors will have the opportunity to present workshops and keynote sessions as part of the daily schedule.

EDI CON ONLINE

SEPTEMBER

European Solid-State Device Research Conference, European Solid-State Circuits Conference, 6-9 September 2021, Grenoble, Switzerland

The 2021 conference will be a hybrid of live and virtual events.

The aim of ESSCIRC and ESSDERC is to provide an annual European forum for the presentation and discussion of recent advances in solid-state devices and circuits.

ESSDIRC/ESSCIRC 2021

OCTOBER

Association of Old Crows Convention, 25-27 October 2022, Washington DC, USA

This conference was cancelled in 2020. We're not sure what happened in 2021. for 2022 it is planned as a live event.

Old Crows are a group of people that are interested in electronic warfare. They hold many conferences on different topics throughout the year, but the main convention is in the Fall.

AOC Convention

NOVEMBER

ARMMS Microwave conference, April and November 

2020 conference was cancelled.  Not sure what is going on in 2021.  There is a live event planned for April 2022.

The Automated RF and Microwave Measurement Society has a conference twice a year in the U.K., once in April and once in November. Approximately 15 papers are presented over a two-day period. ARMMS provides past papers on their web site for downloading. From their web site:

The original aims of the society have expanded over the years as instrumentation has become more automated and we now cover diverse topics in Radio and Radar design and test, metrology, medical, materials testing etc.

ARMMS Microwave conference

Asia Pacific Microwave Conference, 28 Novenber -12 December, Brisbane, Australia

2020 conference was virtual.  2021 is planned as a live event.

You'd be surprised at what you can learn at this conference, even if you only speak English.

APMC

DECEMBER 

IEEE BiCMOS and Compound Semiconductor Integrated Circuits and Technology Symposium (BCICTS), 
5 - 8 December 2022, Monterey, California, USA

This conference was held virtually in 2020, and will be held as a live event in 2021.

Starting in 2018, the IEEE Bipolar and BiCMOS Circuits and Technology Meeting (BCTM) and the IEEE Compound Semiconductor Integrated Circuit Symposium (CSICS) have merged under a new name: IEEE BiCMOS and Compound Semiconductor Integrated Circuits and Technology Symposium (BCICTS) pronounced “Be-Six.” That's a lot of initials, but the important thing to know is that this is a personal favorite of Microwaves101's Unknown Editor, who had his real name appear on a paper at the 2013 conference. He's even been known to tweet during the event. The audience is truly international,  and because it draws people back each year most of the audience and chair people know each other (but are glad to welcome new attendees). Coverage includes all aspects of the technology: materials, device fabrication, device phenomena, TCAD modeling, compact modeling, integrated circuit design, testing, and system applications. A wide range of integrated circuit technologies are covered, including bipolar, BiCMOS, SiGe, GaAs, GaN, InP, SiC, and CMOS. The latest results in wireless, analog, RF, microwave, high-speed digital, mixed signal, opto-electronic, millimeter wave, and THz integrated circuits are embraced.

This may be the only IEEE symposium that never has to hire a band for its reception, thanks to multi-talented members.

IEEE BCICT Symposium

IEEE International Electron Device Meeting, 11 -15 December 2021, San Francisco, California, USA

IEDM 2020 was held virtually.  The conference for 2021 will be live.

From their site:

With a history stretching back nearly 60 years, the IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM) is the world’s pre-eminent forum for reporting technological breakthroughs in the areas of semiconductor and electronic device technology, design, manufacturing, physics, and modeling.

IEDM

 

Author : Unknown Editor

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