Press release

‘Connectivity Matters’ at IMS2020 in Los Angeles

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The world’s leading microwave and RF researchers, designers, developers, and academics will head to Los Angeles for the IEEE MTT-S 2020 International Microwave Symposium (IMS2020) from June 21 – 26. IMS2020 is the flagship conference of Microwave Week, the world’s largest event for RF and Microwave technology. The six-day event, taking place at the Los Angeles Convention Center, will attract an expected 10,000 attendees from 48 countries and over 600 exhibiting companies.

Centered around the theme of ‘Connectivity Matters,’ this year’s conference is 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. IMS2020 will bring experts to Los Angeles to present the latest research, developments and insights on topics such as 5G, millimeter wave systems, and terahertz theory and techniques. Key industry leaders and companies will be presenting the latest cutting-edge products and services that enable solutions for wireless communications, test & measurement, and more.

“This year’s event will showcase the latest technology being developed in our industry from an important technology hub – Los Angeles,” said Timothy Lee, IMS2020 General Chair. “The microwave and RF industry connects the world and IMS is the epicenter for fostering innovation and changing the future of wireless. At IMS2020 we’re demonstrating that ‘Connectivity Matters’ – not only advancing the industry and developing cutting-edge technology but making sure we are serving everyone and connecting the unconnected.”

This year’s conference is co-located with IEEE’s Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits Symposium (RFIC) and ARFTG Microwave Measurement Conference. Events featured include the Technical Lectures, Hands on Tutorials (HOT Topics), Industry Workshops, 5G Summit, Women in Microwaves, RF Bootcamp, Young Professionals, and several notable keynote speakers including:

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

Ali Hajimiri, Bren Professor of Electrical Engineering and Medical Engineering at the California Institute of Technology

Mark Dankberg, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, VIASAT

Doreen Bogdan-Martin, Director of the Telecommunication Development Bureau of the International Telecommunication Union

Harmut Neven, Engineering Director, Google AI Quantum Team

Early bird registration is open until May 25, 2020. To register or for information on programming, exhibitors, technical competitions, travel logistics, press registration, and more, please head to 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 June 6 – 11 in Atlanta.

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