International Microwave Symposium


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IMS is the flagship event in a week dedicated to all things microwaves and RF. The week also includes the IEEE MTT-S Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits Symposium (RFIC) and the Automatic Radio Frequency Techniques Group (ARFTG).


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Welcome to IMS2022

Welcome to IMS2022 in Denver, Colorado.  We are very excited about IMS coming to Denver for many reasons.  We are planning a live show, a robust technical program, great social opportunities and Denver is a wonderful place.  Several new innovations have been put into place that will make it easier and more beneficial for industry presenters to participate and to tie their work to their exhibits.  This will be a great chance to re-establish connections and make new ones. Come explore the peaks of microwave engineering!

We have introduced several different programs aimed at presenters coming from industry.  There will be an Industrial Showcase which will be a reception where papers with industrial authors can present a poster that will showcase their work and they can answer any questions about their work or company. Industry supported papers will have the opportunity to add a slide to their presentation that will acknowledge the industry support and associated booth number (if there is one), a similar mechanism is being set up for Interactive Forum presentations.  There will be an industry paper contest.  The winner gets a full-page ad in the IEEE Microwave Magazine or Microwave Journal. 

New in 2022 will be the Systems Forum.  This will be a three-day forum that will bring together the latest in telecommunications, radar and space applications.  There will be contributions from MTT-S Sister Societies, RFIC and ARFTG. We will also be continuing the program where the 50 top-ranked papers, as determined by the Technical Paper Review Committee, will be invited to submit the paper to the IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters (MWCL) for publication.

Downtown Denver is a vibrant community.  The main hotels are all within six blocks of the Colorado Convention Center.  There is a great mix of shops, restaurants and entertainment venues within the downtown area. Denver is known for having great weather – over 300 days of sunshine a year! The Rocky Mountains are a short drive away.

We are excited about being live in Denver.  This will be a great opportunity for the microwave community to come together and for you to show your technology to existing and new customers.  We look forward to seeing you in Denver, 19-24 June 2022!

Ron Ginley

IMS2022 General Chair

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IMS 2023 Sails into San Diego

May 8, 2023
Regarded as the flagship event dedicated to the RF and microwave world, IMS 2023 returns to beautiful San Diego in June with a host of technical sessions, workshops, boot camps...
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Blink and You'll Miss 'Em: IMS 2021's MicroApps

June 1, 2021
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The International Microwave Symposium Goes Virtual (Part 3)

Aug. 11, 2020
The virtual International Microwave Symposium will remain available for visitors through the end of next month, although the active components of the event have gone by. Here ...
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The International Microwave Symposium Goes Virtual (Part 2)

Aug. 10, 2020
When it’s time to railroad, you lay rail, and so the industry must adapt. That’s why the International Microwave Symposium, the largest gathering of RF and microwave professionals...
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The International Microwave Symposium Goes Virtual (Part 1)

Aug. 7, 2020
When it’s time to railroad, you lay rail, and so the industry must adapt. That’s why the International Microwave Symposium, the largest gathering of RF and microwave professionals...
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Phase-Noise Test System Reaches the Limits of Physics

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What's New at IMS 2021: Virtual Day 1

June 21, 2021
In this Media Gallery, we present some of the exciting new products that will make their debut at the IMS 2021 virtual exposition.
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What's New at IMS 2021: Live Day 4

June 10, 2021
Exhibits are closed at IMS 2021, but we continue our coverage of exciting new products that were launched on the exhibition's bustling show floor earlier this week.
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What's New at IMS 2021: Live Day 3

June 9, 2021
It's the third day of the IMS live event in Atlanta. Come along as we continue our coverage of exciting new products debuting on the exhibition's bustling show floor.
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What's New at IMS 2021: Live Day 2

June 8, 2021
In this Day 2 Media Gallery, we continue our coverage of exciting new products debuting at the live portion of IMS taking place in Atlanta.

What's New at IMS 2021: Live Day 1

June 7, 2021
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Aug. 12, 2020
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