Thirteenth Annual <http://www.bitsworkshop.org/> March 4 - 7, 2012 <http://www.bitsworkshop.org/> H I L T O N P H O E N I X E A S T / M E S A H O T E L; M E S A , A Z For What's NOW & NEXT in Burn-in and Test of Packaged ICs ANNOUNCING * BiTS 2012 Advance Program and Registration The Advance Program for BiTS 2012 has been posted to the BiTS website (www.bitsworkshop.org <http://www.bitsworkshop.org/> ) and Attendee Registration is now open! A great program is scheduled so make your plans to attend the 13th annual BiTS Workshop, March 4 - 7, 2012, at the Hilton Phoenix East / Mesa Hotel in Mesa, Arizona. * The Technical Program is highlighted by: - 33 paper and poster presentations that feature an extensive array of timely and fundamental topics - all presented by your colleagues involved with burn-in and test of packaged ICs. - A Tutorial on the "Fundamental Properties of Electrical Contacts" - our instructor is world renowned expert, Dr. Roland Timsit of Timron Scientific Consulting, Inc. You don't want to miss this tutorial so sign up early as it's sure to fill up fast! - Once again a complimentary TechTalk is offered. Geometric Design & Tolerancing expert Thomas Allsup of Anida Technologies builds on his very popular BiTS 2006 Tutorial on GD&T fundamentals, and covers the latest changes plus examines some actual drawings. This TechTalk is not to be missed by anyone involved in tooling design. Seating is limited so sign up right away! - Get a glimpse of the "business" side of sockets in 3 presentations within the Marketplace Reports segment of the program. - The Featured Speakers, top tier technical experts, inspire and provide fresh insights while setting the stage for the Technical Program to come * DISTINGUISHED SPEAKERS - John Morrissey, ATCED Test Tooling Manager & Mark Hopman, STTD Wafer Test & Tooling Manager; at Intel Corporation * KEYNOTE SPEAKER- Jim Feldhan, President of Semico Research * Nowhere else but at the BiTS EXPO 2012 will you find such a collection of global companies that serve the socket and related technology industries showcasing their wares in one spot. Browse, explore, and chat face-to-face with knowledgeable reps. Visit the BiTS website to see the current list of exhibitors. * And you'll find many opportunities to network with your colleagues to learn and share ideas. Laissez les bons temps rouler at the BiTS "Bayou Bash" featuring Cajun cuisine and New Orleans-style Jazz. You'll think you've died and gone to Bourbon Street. Attendee registration for the 2012 BiTS Workshop is now OPEN! You'll save by registering in advance: register by 2/17/2012 to receive the discounted advance registration rate! There are two ways that you can register as an attendee and for the Tutorial: * Online at the BiTS website (www.bitsworkshop.org <http://www.bitsworkshop.org/> ) - it's fast, easy & secure. * By mail or fax - see the BiTS website to download the registration form and for instructions. Register Now: TechTalk is included free, within available limited seating, with your Professional registration. And be sure to add the BiTS Tutorial to your Attendee/Professional registration. Whether new to the business or a veteran, this year's tutorial, taught by a world renowned expert, is a terrific value (elsewhere the cost can be over $1000) and will help to build your knowledge about electrical contact theory and practice. Tutorial attendance is limited so register now! For registration inquiries contact the BiTS Registration Office at <mailto:registration2012@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> registration2012@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx; 979-846-6800 For Accommodations, the Hilton Phoenix East / Mesa Hotel is your best bet for great rates, complimentary internet and airport transfers, not to mention the ease and convenience of staying at the BiTS 2012 venue. BiTS has arranged for a limited number of rooms to be set aside at the special discount rate of $169/night (available through 2/10/2012). The rooms go fast, so reserve yours now - See the BiTS website for details. We have a great program planned and we hope you'll join us at BiTS 2011. Best Regards, The BiTS Workshop bitsinfo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 845-226-7560 Follow BiTS on: <http://www.linkedin.com/groupRegistration?gid=1892311> <http://rss.icerocket.com/xmlfeed?id=190391> P.S. If you are on the BiTS postal mailing list, you'll soon be receiving the BiTS 2012 Advance Program & Registration Form flyer - it's is in the mail now!! Premier Sponsor: <http://www.multitest.com/bits> Exclusive Publication Sponsor: <http://www.chipscalereview.com/> About the BiTS Workshop BiTS IS THE WORLD'S PREMIER WORKSHOP dedicated to providing a forum for what's NOW & NEXT in burn-in & test of packaged ICs. Last year's workshop brought together hundreds of participants, representing more than 100 companies from around the world, and there were more than 40 exhibitors at the BiTS EXPO. 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