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March 18-21, 2024

Embassy Suites by Hilton,
Charleston Convention Center
Charleston, SC,  USA

Weather Data Source: Charleston 30 days weather


This year's theme: Community and Collaboration
Open to U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents only

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GOMACTech was established primarily to review developments in microcircuit applications for government systems. Established in 1968, the conference has focused on advances in systems being developed by the Department of Defense and other government agencies and has been used to announce major government microelectronics initiatives such as VHSIC and MIMIC, and provides a forum for government reviews.


Welcome to GOMACTech 2024

This year’s conference theme is “Community and Collaboration,” and our robust program supports this theme by fostering awareness and communications to directly meet US government needs in critical technology areas including artificial intelligence (AI)/machine-learning (ML); electronic warfare; energy-efficient systems; advanced material processes; emerging technologies; high-performance digital and mixed-signal technologies; packaging; photonics; power electronics; radiation-hardened systems; radio frequency components; and trusted, assured, and cyber-secure technologies.


The conference starts on Monday, 18 March, with our signature workshops. The first is our annual Trusted Suppliers Industry Day, designed this year to provoke thoughtful conversations and up-to-date information on the many activities being pursued to restore US leadership in semiconductor manufacturing with a semiconductor supply chain that considers security along with technical performance. Monday also features two additional workshops: The Microelectronics Assurance Workshop, focusing on the needs of key stakeholders to ensure the confidentiality and integrity of microelectronic components used in DoD systems; and the On-shore Advanced Packaging Capabilities Workshop, during which the government Reshore Ecosystem for Secure Heterogeneous Advanced Packaged Electronics (RESHAPE) and Defense Production Act Investment (DPAI) teams will present overviews of currently funded on-shore advanced packaging capabilities.

Our Monday programming will conclude with a welcome reception in the Ballroom Foyer, which is open to all registered attendees. Please join us!

GOMACTech 2024 formally opens on Tuesday, 19 March, with an outstanding morning Plenary Session that includes keynote addresses by Dr. Jay Lewis, director of the National Semiconductor Technology Center (NSTC) program for the CHIPS R&D Office at the Department of Commerce; Mr. Maynard Holliday, assistant secretary of defense for critical technologies in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering; and Dr. Tina Kaarsberg, acting program manager for the Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Technologies Office (AMMTO) of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

Dr. Lewis’s talk is titled, “A Vision for Innovation Through Collaboration in the National Semiconductor Technology Center (NSTC);” Mr. Holliday’s address features a “DoD Microelectronics Overview,” and Dr. Kaarsberg’s talk focuses on “Microelectronics Energy Efficiency and Power Electronics for Zero Carbon.”

The keynote addresses are followed by our 2024 Jack S. Kilby Lecture speakers. Dr. Tim Morgan, acting technical director for the Microelectronics Commons, will be speaking on “Microelectronics Commons: A National Network for Defense Microelectronics Innovation,” and Dr. Subramanian Iyer, director of the National Advanced Packaging Manufacturing Program (on assignment from UCLA), will speak on “Packaging: Then, Now and in the Future.”

This year, we are also hosting five panel discussions: “DoD Workforce Development Accomplishments and Future Directions,” STEM the ‘Leaky Pipeline’ I,” and “Leveraging Startup Innovation within the DoD Microelectronics Community,” on Wednesday, 20 March; and “STEM the ‘Leaky Pipeline’ II” and “The T&AM MPW Program Panel Discussion” on Thursday, 21 March.

The plenary, technical, and topical sessions are the major venues for information exchange at the conference, to help the community understand microelectronics and semiconductor investments, needs, and transition opportunities. Other opportunities for technical interaction are provided by the exhibits program, which includes major semiconductor, integrated circuit, and packaging manufacturers and commercial vendors of devices, equipment, software, intellectual properties, systems, and services for nearly every facet of the electronics business. The exhibition opens on Tuesday, 19 March, at noon, and runs through Wednesday, 20 March, at 4:00 pm. On Tuesday evening, all attendees can network in a relaxing atmosphere during the Exhibitors’ Reception.

Wednesday evening features the Evening Social, held this year at the South Carolina Aquarium, one of Charleston’s premier attractions. A buffet-style dinner will be included, and we will have ample opportunity to view the attractions. This is a ticketed event with an attendance cap; therefore, if you are planning on attending, please buy your ticket before Wednesday.

On Thursday morning, 21 March, a poster session that includes our annual student poster competition will take place. The poster session is an opportunity for direct networking with the researchers on critical topics that affect the United States Government (USG).

This year’s technical program is a result of the hard work and enthusiasm of the GOMACTech 2024 Technical Program Committee. The committee members discussed and collaborated on the technical topic areas, sessions, and presentations. The quality of the conference reflects this comprehensive team effort. We hope that you find GOMACTech 2024 an enlightening, rewarding, and enjoyable experience. Thank you for your active participation.

Luciano Boglione
Naval Research Laboratory  
General Chair

Vipul J. Patel
Department of the Air Force
Technical Program Chair
Wayne Churaman
Army Research Laboratory

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