LOS ANGELES–()–The IMS2020 and Microwave Week transitioned to a virtual event, officially taking place from August 4 – 6, 2020. The event will continue with the theme of ‘Connectivity Matters’—built on five pillars that link the world: 5G & 6G networks, aerospace and defense programs, autonomous vehicles, the digital economy, and ensuring the connection of under-represented communities—and feature keynote speakers from industry leaders such as Samsung, Google, California Institute of Technology, and the Telecommunication Development Bureau of the International Telecommunication Union.

Live Event Dates: 4 – 6 August 2020 (All times are PDT)

On Demand Dates: 4 August – 30 September 2020

Tuesday, 4 August 2020:

09:00 – 13:00 Three Minute Thesis (3MT)

13:00 – 15:00 Ham Radio Talk & Demo

16:00 – 17:30 RFIC Plenary

Pre-Recorded Technical Lectures, MicroApps and Industry Workshops will be available starting 08:00 PDT on Tuesday

RFIC Pre-Recorded Technical Sessions will be available immediately following the RFIC Plenary Session

Wednesday, 5 August 2020:

09:30 – 11:00 IMS Plenary

11:30 – 12:00 Joint IMS/RFIC Panel Session

13:00 – 17:00 5G Summit

16:30 – 18:00 Young Professional Panel Session

IMS Pre-Recorded Technical Sessions will be available immediately following the IMS Plenary Session

Thursday, 6, August 2020:

09:30 – 11:00 ARFTG Keynote

11:30 – 13:00 IMS Panel Session

13:30 – 15:00 WIM Panel Session

16:00 – 17:30 IMS Closing Session

ARFTG Pre-Recorded Technical Sessions will be available immediately following the ARFTG Plenary Session

Exhibition Live Hours Each Day, 4-6 August, 2020:

09:00 – 13:00 (Europe focused)

13:00 – 17:30 (US focused)

17:30 – 21:00 (Asia focused)

“Though we are physically apart for this year’s IMS, we’re excited to bring our industry together virtually,” said Timothy Lee, IMS2020 General Chair. “The keynotes for IMS2020 represent the best and brightest from our community, and we’re looking forward to having them address our attendees albeit digitally.”

This year’s keynotes and their presentations include:

  • Thomas Cho, Executive Vice President, Head of Infra & Design Technology Center at Samsung

    • Talk Title: Is the third wave coming in CMOS RF?
  • Ali Hajimiri, Bren Professor of Electrical Engineering and Medical Engineering at the California Institute of Technology

    • Talk Title: The Flexible Future of RF
  • Doreen Bogdan-Martin, Director of the Telecommunication Development Bureau of the International Telecommunication Union

    • Talk Title: Can Digital Technologies Really Change the World?
  • Hartmut Neven, Engineering Director, Google AI Quantum Team

    • Talk Title: The Road Ahead for Quantum Computing

The conference is co-located with IEEE’s Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits Symposium (RFIC) and ARFTG Microwave Measurement Conference. Events featured include the Technical Sessions, Technical Lectures, Panel Sessions, 5G Summit, Industry Workshops, MicroApps, and a Virtual Exhibition.

Registration for the virtual event can be found here. Updates regarding the event will be published on the IMS2020 website.

About IMS

The International Microwave Symposium (IMS) is the annual conference and exhibition of the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S). IMS features a large trade show with a large commercial exhibition featuring over 600 companies and a technical program offering technical sessions, interactive forums, plenary and panel sessions, workshops, technical lectures, application seminars, and a wide variety of other technical and social activities. The program covers the latest microwave and RF advancements in emerging areas such as 5G, automobile radar, wearable electronics, the Internet of Things, wireless HDMI, medical applications, satellite communications, and more. IMS2021 will be held 6 – 11 June 2021 in Atlanta, GA, USA.

For more information, visit https://www.ims-ieee.org/ or follow IMS on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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