The International Microelectronics and Packaging Society (IMAPS) is a 44 year old Society with 4000 members in the US and seventeen International Chapters worldwide (www.imaps.org). The Lifetime Achievement Award, initiated in 2006, has only been awarded twice previously prior to the award to Prof. W. Kinzy Jones. Dr. Jones is Past President of IMAPS and a Fellow of the Society.
The Lifetime Achievement Award is given to a member of the Society who, in the opinion of the Lifetime Achievement Awards Selection Committee, has made exceptional, visible, and sustained impact on the microelectronics packaging industry in technology, business or both. Because this award recognizes long term and exceptional impact on the greater microelectronics industry, candidates may be nominated only by senior members, life members, or previous recipients of either the Fellow or Technical Achievement awards. Recipients of this award automatically become Life Members and Fellows of the Society.