We just returned from SEMI-THERM 28 in San Jose, California, and we wanted to share with you our 5 favorite things about this year’s conference:
#5: Attending Technical Sessions
Six new technical short courses were offered in the SEMI-THERM pre-conference program, and the sessions during the main conference covered a wide range of interesting topics. I was most impressed with the two luncheon talks: Peter Rodgers’ “Status and Challenges of Meeting Global Energy Demands for 2030” and Terry Turchie’s “Hunting the Lone Wolf,” which took us inside the minds of terrorists to tell us how they think and why they do what they do. Both talks generated a lot of much-deserved buzz.
#4: Exploring San Jose
What better place to host an electronics conference than in San Jose? It’s home to the largest concentration of technology expertise in the world with more than 6,600 technology companies employing more than 254,000 people. It was also fun to try out the Californian cuisine in some of the city’s restaurants and check out the nightlife in San Pedro Square.
#3: Planning with the Editorial Board
The members of the Electronics Cooling editorial board are scattered all over the world, so it was nice to have a chance to sit down together and talk about the magazine. Bruce Guenin, Clemens Lasance, Jim Wilson and our newest member, Madhu Iyengar, discussed the future of the magazine. I think readers are in for a real treat as we continue to grow the magazine.
#2: Browsing the Exhibit Hall
Thirty-five companies exhibited their products and technologies in the Exhibit Hall at this year’s SEMI-THERM and we noticed some new names and faces. It gave attendees a little taste of the exciting developments that continue to occur in the thermal management industry.
#1: Meeting Readers at Our Booth
Most of all, we enjoyed meeting and chatting with attendees and fellow exhibitors at the Electronics Cooling booth. We got to hand out the March edition of the magazine, which includes brand-new features and our expanded Buyers’ Guide. We also showed off the new Electronics Cooling Buyers’ Guide app, which is available on all mobile devices.
SEMI-THERM 28 was a great success and we’re already looking forward to next year.
Was there something you particularly enjoyed about the show? Let us know by commenting below.