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Pan Pacific conference and exhibition a success
Keywords SMTA, Microelectronics, Conferences
The fifth annual Pan Pacific Microelectronics Symposium was held this year on 25-27 January. The Island of Maui provided a perfect setting for what has become a highly regarded international event. The unique environment of this conference provided a setting for networking opportunities among attendees that is unlike any other. According to the attendees, "the Pan Pacific is the perfect forum for us to stay in touch with key industry leaders."
Chuck Bauer, TechLead, was the North American coordinator and noted over a 20 percent growth since the 1999 event. "The number of countries represented were well distributed and included the Azerbijan Republic, Canada, China, Denmark, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Scotland, Singapore, Taiwan, and the United States!"
Conference chair and chief technology officer at STATS, B.J. Han, said, "The conference ran well. Everyone expressed interest in coming back next year. The plenary session had good feed back, and attendance was well distributed among all countries represented. All the sessions were very well attended, and outstanding networking went on. The overall conference, in my opinion, was a great success - thanks to Chuck!"
The 58 papers presented during the conference focused on microelectronics packaging, interconnection, and assembly. The 2001 Pan Pacific event is sure to build on the success from its previous years. It is never too early to mark your calendar, and attendees are surprised that the expense of attending the Pan Pacific is often less than traveling from the east coast to the west coast. One individual noted, "I pay similar rates for hotels at conferences on the mainland. And these facilities are tremendous!"