Friday, June 3, 2011

Heading Off to IMS2011 in Baltimore

The "dance card" is full (actually overflowing) and the pre-show coverage, articles, May show issue and Online Show Daily are ready. Our Online Show Daily page will be updated each day (or even more often) with the latest news items and features a real-time Twitter Feed, blog updates, exclusive show articles and chair message plus will have pictures and videos just following the show.

The biggest surprise leading up the show for me was all the acquisitions (Skyworks acquired SiGe and Advanced Analogic Tech plus NI acquired AWR and Phase Matrix). In addition, the abundance of news items and new product releases has already been at the highest level that I can remember which should make for an interesting show.

Microwave Journal will host the MicroApps Nonlinear Characterization Forum on Wed at noon which will be webcast live from the event. After the experts from Agilent, Anritsu, R&S (NMDG) and Tektronix (Cardiff Univ) speak, there will be a Q&A session with both the live and virtual audiences, a first for IMS.

The Plenary Session will be given by Dr. Rhodes, "Migration of WCDMA and 4G LTE Into Existing Cellular Bands". Our May Cover Story was about the history of filter companies in the Maryland area and mentions Dr. Rhodes' accomplishments in this area. The closing keynote session is given by Dr. Guerci who is an expert on Cognitive Radar and was the author of our Cover Story in Jan this year.

It should be an exciting show this year and it is a nice short flight for us from the Boston area. Let us know how you are making out at the show and if you have any exciting news.

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