The International Microelectronics And Packaging Society (IMAPS) has announced that it will sponsor a new symposium -- ICAPS 2002, The International Conference on Advanced Packaging and Systems, scheduled to debut at the Reno Hilton Hotel, Reno, Nevada, March 10-13, 2002. IMAPS is seeking previously unpublished papers on recent works on appropriate topics. Abstracts of 250-300 word length should be submitted electronically by September 14, 2001, using the online submittal form at: www.imaps.org/abstracts.htm. For questions send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kamelian, a fiber optic components start-up based in Oxford, England, has strengthened its senior management team with the appointment of Bob Press as vice president of marketing and John McEachran as vice president of manufacturing. Together, they bring extensive experience in fiber optics and semiconductor production to the company. Press holds a BSc (Hons) degree in materials science from the University of Bath and has extensive experience in the fiber optics industry. McEachran has an MSc in manufacturing management and technology and has more than twenty years of senior management experience in high-volume semiconductor manufacturing.