The International Microelectronics Assembly and Packaging Society (IMAPS) opens its 50th annual technology conference in Raleigh with special outreach to students interested in tech careers and to regional nonprofit groups.

The Raleigh area has a really vibrant and fast-developing technology scene that we wanted our members and attendees to experience,” says Michael O’Donoghue, the IMAPS Executive Director. “We see tremendous potential for positive collaboration between the established technology companies that attend the IMAPS Symposium and the new start-ups, incubators, entrepreneurs, and the local organizations that support them.” 

Students are invited to participate in an informal networking event on Tuesday with industry leaders at lunch in the exhibit hall. Career opportunities, navigating the hiring process, and other topics will be discussed.

IMAPS also invited local nonprofit organizations for discussions and information sharing in an area adjacent to the exhibit hall on Tuesday as well.

Invited groups include “several technology incubators, electronics industry associations for energy-efficient power electronics and cleantech, business mentoring and networking groups, as well as organizations dedicated to promoting STEM activities for local students, and local economic development agencies.”

Also at the conference, which runs through Oct. 12, researchers will present a variety of technical papers; industry leaders will participate in panel discussions, and microelectronics, semiconductor packaging and circuit design companies will be presenting in an exhibit hall. 

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