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Looking back at MicroTech 2017

IMAPS-UK is pleased to announce a hugely successful “MicroTech” Annual Conference, which was held at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory on 16th March 2017.  Comments received by the organisers included:

“I thought MicroTech this year was excellent, very well attended, and I ran out of time to do some of the things I intended”.

“We have developed new and existing customers from the event, it was superb!”

“Very enjoyable, well done IMAPS-UK”

Some numbers about the event:

  • 125 delegates
  • 18 table-top exhibitors
  • 96% of delegates surveyed rated it excellent or very good

Click HERE to read a full review “A looking back at MicroTech 2017”

A New Committee for IMAPS-UK

It’s all change at the top for IMAPS-UK, following the election of a new Committee at the Societies AGM, held during its annual conference “MicroTech”.

The “officer positions” are now led by Dr Chris Hunt in his new role of Chair for 2017-19, with Dr Anne Vanhoestenberghe moving from the Membership Secretary position to Vice Chair, with Keith Arber stepping up once again in this role, to replace her.  The succession of Chair to Past Chair means that Dr Suzanne Costello replaces Matt Brown as Past Chair, who has been appointed as the new “Webmaster”, whilst the roles of Treasurer and Secretariat remain unchanged with Dr Peter Barnwell and Piers Tremlett responsible for these roles respectively.

Outgoing committee members include Mario D’Auria, who joined the Committee whilst studying for his PhD in 2012 and was formerly the webmaster and Sanjay Nimavet who joined in 2013 and whose creativity will be greatly missed; the Society salutes you both for your contributions and in volunteering time freely to support the microelectronics community during your period on Committee.

The AGM concluded with the nomination and election of eight “ordinary committee members” with five existing members re-elected and the new vacant positions being filled by Scott Wood of Accelonix, Martin Wickham of NPL and Bassem Mouawad of the University of Nottingham, who will attend their first Committee meeting in April 2017, where they can help shape the direction and future activities of the Society.

A listing of the new committee can be found on the following webpage:

Only Four Weeks to our Annual Conference “MicroTech 2017”

IMAPS-UK’s Annual Conference MicroTech is filling up fast, with over 60% of spaces now reserved.

The programme features invited Keynote talks from “iNEMI” and  “Fraunhofer IZM”, plus technical presentations on the latest developments, technologies and capabilities on this year’s theme: “Advanced Packaging & Technology Trends”.

In addition, there is a sold-out tabletop exhibition from leading suppliers in the Microelectronics sector and a high-impact research session and accompanying poster displays on new and emerging technologies.

MicroTech is “Where the industry meets”, here are are TEN reasons why you should attend:

1. UK’s only dedicated Microelectronics / Advanced Packaging event
2. 13 presentations on the latest developments & technologies
3. Keynotes from: iNEMI & Fraunhofer IZM
4. High impact presentations on related research
5. Academic keynote & posters presentations
6. Table top exhibits from leading suppliers
7. Low cost to attend: free parking, buffet lunch & refreshments
8. Extensive networking opportunities (over 100 attendees in 2014,15 & 16)
9. Incorporates the IMAPS-UK Annual General Meeting
10. Organised by the industry experts

The event is open to all, including non-members.

See the event webpage for more details:

Microelectronic Medical Implants: Products, Technologies & Opportunities

A new report just published by indicates that the global market for microelectronic medical implants should reach over $37.6 billion in 2021 from over $24.6 billion in 2016 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.8% from 2016 to 2021 (for more info about the report, see below).

In this context of rapidly growing market figures, why not attend our event on the challenges of Medical Electronics Devices Packaging (

Like all IMAPS-UK workshops, the programme follows a well established format of core topic talks in the morning, followed by case studies in the afternoon, to stimulate discussions.

8:30 Welcome

  • Morning: new technology trends.
    • 8:45 Telehealth – market. (Collette Johnson, Plextek)
    • 9:45 Networking break
    • 10:05 Sensor technology – Lab on chip. (Stewart Smith, University of Edinburgh)
    • 11:05 Networking break
    • 11:25 Regulatory impact on Medical Devices Packaging. (Thomas Beale)
  • 12:25 Lunch
  • Afternoon: Case studies
    • 13:30 Sonopil, at the cutting-edge of capsule endoscopy (Gerard Cummins, University of Edinburgh)
    • 13:50 Instrumented bone repair nails for load measurements (Darren Wilson, Smith & Nephew)
    • 14:10 GSK – Challenges in the emerging field of electroceuticals: (Roy Katso, GSK)
    • 14:30 Networking break
    • 14:50 Wearable sensor for sports science, challenges of commercialisation. (Sijung Hu, Loughborough Uni)
    • 15:10 Textile electronics for health monitoring, packaging of the electronics. (Steve Beeby, Southampton Uni)
    • 15:30 IMPACT: implants for hypoxia monitoring in tumour after therapy. (Alan Murray, University of Edinburgh)
  • 15:50: Close





More info about the Reserach and Markets report (
– An overview of the global markets and technologies for microelectronic medical implants
– An analysis of global market trends, with data from 2015, 2016 and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2021
– Major implant types and applications, both commercial and developmental
– Global market size and segmentation, including historical data on sales by application and implant type
– Market drivers and constraints
– A look at industry structure, competition and market shares
– Factors that may influence the long-term market for microelectronic implants
– Profiles of major players in the industry

This report covers microelectronic devices designed to operate within the human body, including:

– Pacemakers
– Implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs)
– Implantable loop recorders
– Ventricular assist blood pumps
– Artificial hearts
– Neurostimulator devices used to combat pain or to treat epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease and incontinence
– Spinal fusion stimulators
– Implanted drug infusion pumps
– Implanted monitoring devices
– Cochlear implants to treat the profoundly deaf
– Retinal implants being developed to treat the blind

For more information please click on:

Companies Mentioned:

– Abiomed Inc.
– Advanced Bionics Corp.
– Biomet Inc.
– Biophan Technologies Inc.
– Biotronik Gmbh
– Boston Scientific
– Cleveland Fes Center
– Cochlear Limited
– Cyberonics Inc.
– Envoy Medical
– Finetech Medical Ltd.
– Greatbatch Inc.
– Heartware
– Jarvik Heart Inc.
– Med-El
– Medtronic Inc.
– Neuropace Inc.
– Retina Implant AG
– St Jude Medical Inc.
– Second Sight Medical Products Inc.

Microtech 2017 – Call for posters

MicroTech 2017 brings together experts from across the microelectronics sector to discuss the latest technologies and developments, as well as providing a platform to highlight current commercial opportunities.  The event features invited Keynote talks, technical presentations & table top exhibits on the latest developments, technologies and capabilities. It also incorporates a high-impact oral session and poster displays from UK research.

This year’s conference theme is: “Advanced Packaging & Technology Trends“.

The Academic keynote will be “Internet of Skills – Where 5G IoT Communications, Robotics and AI Meet” presented by Professor Mischa Dohler, Head of the Centre for Telecom Research, Chair Professor, King’s College London, Fellow, IEEE & Royal Society of Arts.

MicroTech 2017 provides opportunity for:

  • updates on the latest developments, materials, devices & technologies in microelectronic & related packaging
  • networking with end-users, researchers, supply chains and technology providers
  • review of related research from leading Academic institutions
  • discovering new products and business solutions

If you would like to present a poster for this year’s event, please see our call for posters:

For more information, including the full programme of the day, and to register: