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Microwave Events Calendar

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Update for August 2020: 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, 17 - 20 January 2021, San Diego, California, USA

Currently planned as a hybrid (virtual/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.

FEBRUARY

IEEE International Solid State Circuits Conference, 14- 18 February 2021, San Francisco, California, USA

No word on whether this will be a virtal event.

From their web site:

Traditional computing solutions tend to be very vertically oriented. The cloud brings the promise of many benefits such as flexible computing power, shared software applications, and centralized databases. Solutions for bridging the gaps in the cloud will need to evolve from the technologies and systems we have today. New approaches to sharing networks, infrastructure and data storage will be required, as will new approaches to securing these shared resources. These solutions will challenge systems designers to consider new system architectures and will also require advances in circuit and technology.

IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference - (ISSCC)

MARCH

Terahertz, RF, Millimeter, and Submillimeter-Wave Technology and Applications IX, 6-11 March 2021, San Francisco, California, USA

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

GOMACTech, 29 March - 1 April 2021, Charleston, South Carolina, California, USA

This is an ITAR restricted conference. It can't be held virtually. It was cancelled for 2020.

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)

APRIL

ARMMS Microwave conference, April and November 

2020 conference was cancelled.  2021 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 conference is in planning stages.

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, 11-14 May 2019, Tucson, Arizona USA

This conference was cancelled for 2020. No word on 2021. But you can download the 2020 papers!

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, 21 - 26 June 2020, Los Angeles, California, USA

IMS has been moved to a fully virtual event that will be broadcast August 4th through 6th, and then available for replay through the end of September. They've also made it FREE for IEEE-MTT members!

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

IMS

JULY

 

AUGUST

 

SEPTEMBER

European Microwave Week, 13 -18 September 2020, Utrecht, the Netherlands

European Microwave Week (EuMW) organizers have decided to reschedule the event to 10-15 January 2021.  It is  still pla

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 RadarConf, 21 - 25 September 2020, Florence, Italy

RadarConf20 has been re-envisioned as a dual physical and virtual conference to acomodate speakers and attendees who may not be allowed to travel.

This years' conference theme is "Renaissance Meets Advancing Technology".

IEEE RadarConf 2020

OCTOBER

EDICON, Tuesdays in October 2020, 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 Tuesdays in October, 2020.  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

Association of Old Crows Convention, December 8 - 10 2020, Washington DC, USA

Slightly later than usual, this is still planned as an in-person 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

IEEE BiCMOS and Compound Semiconductor Integrated Circuits and Technology Symposium (BCICTS), 
8 - 11 November 2020, Monterey, California, USA

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

ARMMS Microwave conference, April and November 

2020 conference was cancelled.  2021 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

Asia Pacific Microwave Conference, 10 - 13 November 2020, Hong Kong SAR, PR China

2020 conference will be a virtual event held from 8 - 11 December 2020.

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

APMC

DECEMBER 

IEEE International Electron Device Meeting, 14 -16 December 2020, San Francisco, California, USA

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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