iMAPS New England Chapter
International Microelectronics Assembly and Packaging Society
About iMAPS NE Chapter

iMAPS New England
1970 ~ Present


Largest, most active iMAPS chapter...


Chapter Leadership
FY 2015 ~ 2016

Largest active chapter committee in the society.


iMAPS NE Overview
The New England Chapter of iMAPS, formed in 1970 and chartered in 1972, is the largest chapter in the entire society. We are fortunate and proud to have the largest active chapter committee working to provide outstanding programs and service to our membership. The members of the Executive Committee and Operating Committees plus other individuals serving the chapter are listed on our Committee Information page. If you are interested in serving on one of our committees or would like to devote some time to handling specific tasks in symposium, publicity, arrangements, registration, newsletter or some other function, contact one of the committee chairs or the chapter president. We never turn down anyone who wants to get involved.

Originally formed in 1967 under the name ISHM (International Society for Hybrid Microelectronics), our society merged in 1997 with IEPS (International Electronic Packaging Society) to form what we now know as iMAPS (International Microelectronics Assembly and Packaging Society). The society has a long tradition of fostering development, supporting education and disseminating information related to microelectronics and packaging technologies and providing forums for presentation of technological advances. Our parent society, iMAPS, annually conducts numerous Advanced Technology Workshops and The International Symposium on Microelectronics. iMAPS also supports education through its Student Chapter program and grants provided to individual students through The iMAPS Educational Foundation.

For 42 consecutive years, our chapter has conducted The Annual New England Symposium & Expo, widely regarded as the largest and most prestigious regional microelectronics symposium held anywhere. There are typically six to eight technical sessions, 50-60 exhibition booths, a luncheon, hors d'oeuvres in the exhibit hall, raffle prizes donated by exhibitors and the chapter, and special themed activities highlighting timely topics such as Robotics, Space Programs etc. It's an exciting day of exposure to new technology mixed with a dash of fun. In addition, iMAPS New England organizes six or seven informative technical meetings, open houses or facilities tours each year. We regularly hold joint meetings with chapters of other related technical societies to broaden our understanding of the industry as a whole. For several years we have organized joint meetings with The New England Section of AcerS [the American Ceramic Society], IEEE, AVS, and The Boston Chapter of SMTA [Surface Mount Technology Association]. These joint meetings have been so successful that we plan to continue in future years. Check our Calendar Page for more information on Chapter and Society events. In order to stress the importance of getting to know our colleagues, one hour of each meeting is devoted strictly to socializing and networking with other participants. This hour enables members to discuss emerging technologies, career issues and market developments.

The New England Chapter of iMAPS has always stressed the importance of technical advancement and knowledge, along with an enjoyable time. We think this combination is a key factor making our chapter unique and successful in the recruitment of quality leaders and new members, while making our meetings informative and stimulating. We invite anyone in our area, or visitors planning to be in the area, to attend one of our meetings. Upcoming meetings are listed on the Events Section of our home page. Meeting topics are added to the schedule and updated as they are identified and confirmed by The Technical Program Committee.