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FAQs

  

1. Why do I need to register on the IWPC website?

2. What is the Mission of the IWPC?

3. What Markets does the IWPC Focus on?

4. How many Workshops are organized annually?

5. Where are these Workshops held?

6. Who can attend IWPC Workshops?

7. How are Workshop Topics chosen?

8. What are Working Groups?

9. Who gets IWPC e-mails?

10. How can I Opt-Out from receiving IWPC Emails?

11. How can I filter IWPC topics to only those topics of interest to me?

12. I receive the IWPC e-mails, but how can I find out more?

13. Is the IWPC an Industry Lobby Organization?

14. How does the IWPC deal with Confidential Information?

15. How does the IWPC deal with Intellectual Property (IP)?

16. Is the IWPC mostly involved with Packaging?

17. What is different about the IWPC?

18. Is my company a Member of the IWPC?

19. What is the cost of IWPC Membership?

20. What happens at IWPC Workshops?

21. My company is an IWPC Member, but I can’t go to the Workshops.  How can I get access to the content presented?

22. How can I participate in IWPC Activities?

23. How can I get access to Workshop Presentations in the Research Library?

 

1. Why do I need to Register on the IWPC WEB site?

To register, please click here.

 

The IWPC Website provides a wealth of valuable and useful information for various levels of constituents, based on their level of Registration.

 

We have built the Website for a wide variety of users, including those people who just want to browse, Members, Carriers, Automakers, Government Agencies, etc.

 

As an IWPC Member, your Level 2 Website registration gives you access to:

 

 

Level 2 – Full Registration for Qualified IWPC Members

IWPC Ecosystem Directory

Can send up to 5 emails per day

IWPC Calendar of Industry Events

Access to URL Link

IWPC Calendar of Working Group Calls

Access to Information

Working Group – Full Info

Yes

Research Library

Access to Documents based on Membership Credentials

IWPC Member List Profile

Yes, based on Membership Credentials

View/Edit Member Profile

Yes, based on Membership Credentials

All other Website features

Yes

 

 

If you are not an IWPC Member, your Level 2 Website registration gives you access to:

 

 

Level 2 – Full Registration for Non IWPC Members

IWPC Ecosystem Directory

Can send up to 1 email per day

IWPC Calendar of Industry Events

Access to URL Link

IWPC Calendar of Working Group Calls

Not Available

Working Group – Full Info

Not Available

Research Library

View Archive and Document Titles Only

IWPC Member List Profile

Not Available

View/Edit Member Profile

Not Available

All other Website features

Yes

 

 

If you choose not to register, you have access to:

 

 

Level 0 - Public Access

IWPC Ecosystem Directory

Not Available

IWPC Calendar of Industry Events

View Event Name Only

IWPC Calendar of Working Group Calls

Not Available

Working Group – Full Info

Not Available

Research Library

View Archive and Document Titles Only

IWPC Member List Profile

Not Available

View/Edit Member Profile

Not Available

All other Website features

Yes

 

Please contact IWPC if you have any questions.

 

We facilitate global knowledge-capital collaboration, delivering unfiltered real time insight into vital technology, market and ecosystem evolution.  Our technology-neutral Community provides leadership to:

  • Identify new markets, products & service opportunities
  • Illuminate potential supply chain gaps
  • Network with firsthand knowledge experts

for ALL things wireless.

 

 

We separate the wireless industry into 3 market segments we call Market Thrusts:

 

Portable/Mobile – includes portable and mobile devices and short-range radios (such as WiFi, Bluetooth, etc.)

 

Infrastructure – includes cellular basestations and networks (large and small cells), including backhaul for large and small cells.

 

MMWave/uWave/THz – includes a wide variety of applications which operate at 10 GHz or higher. IE: security sensors, uWave/mmWave communication links, backhaul radios, automotive radar, VSAT, 60 GHz PAN, imaging, etc.

 

 

 

Currently, the IWPC organizes ~10 workshops per year divided between the 3 Market Thrusts we focus on, subsequently attracting global participation.

 

 

5. Where are these Workshops held?

 

If it is for an important topic, there is the strong possibility of organizing workshops in other regions of the world, such as China, India, Korea, Japan, and other areas.

 

 

 

Only IWPC Members and specially invited guests are permitted to attend IWPC Workshops.

 

Further, we explicitly do not permit:

 
  • The Press

  • Consultants

  • Analysts

  • Third party sales reps

from attending IWPC Workshops.

 

We only permit persons with first hand technical or business knowledge to attend – as they have the most information to contribute to the discussion.

 

 

 

The IWPC seeks and requests ideas for workshop topics from many sources, including: frequent and ongoing conversations with Members, surveys at the end of each workshop, annual membership and carrier surveys, email input from Members, insight gained from attending major conferences and trade shows, and any other available sources.

 

Also, the IWPC Technical Advisory Panel provides further input into these topics and topic priorities.

 

If you have a workshop topic suggestion, please contact IWPC.

 

 

 

As a result of a Workshop, our Members may request that we continue a dialog on a particular topic after the workshop has been completed.

 

IF a topic can be supported with the proper leadership, statement of work, deliverables, schedules, etc – the IWPC will consider setting up a Working Group, made up of Leadership and others who want to continue this dialog.

 

Often, the work of these Working Groups leads to White Papers, Best Practices Documents, or Requirements Documents submitted to other “Standards” organizations and/or future workshops.

 

You can see the current list of Active Working Groups by clicking on the Working Groups Tab on the Home Page.

 

If you have a Working Group suggestion, please contact IWPC.

 

 

 

We continuously work to send our e-mails only to the individuals that want to receive them.

 

We send them to members and individuals who have expressed interest in one of our events or activities as well as those who have requested information from us.

 

If an individual no longer wants to be informed about upcoming events or e-mails, they simply need to let us know.

 

 

There are two places in which to accomplish this:

      If you have already registered on the IWPC website, you can go to the My Profile button on the top right corner of the Home Page. 

Click on the IWPC Email – Filter tab.  There, you can select the "No IWPC Email Notices" check box. 

IWPC will be notified accordingly, and we will update your records.

           From the Home page, you can click on the link Subscribe to Free IWPC Announcements in the lower left corner.  

There, you can select the "No IWPC Email Notices" check box.  IWPC will be notified accordingly, and we will update your records.

 

Similar to #10, you can accomplish this in the same two places:

 If you have already registered on the IWPC website, you can go to the My Profile button on the top right corner of the Home Page. 

Click on the IWPC Email – Filter tab. 

There, you can select the checkboxes pertaining to the topics that interest you.  IWPC will be notified accordingly, and we will update your records.

           From the Home page, you can click on the link Subscribe to Free IWPC Announcements in the lower left corner.   

There, you can select the checkboxes pertaining to the topics that interest you
.  IWPC will be notified accordingly, and we will update your records.


 

 

Through this website, you will find information on Members, information on how to join the IWPC, one of the most complete Wireless Industry Calendars of Events in the world, information on upcoming IWPC events, a very complete Acronym dictionary, a thorough list of Useful Links, and, of course, our Research Library. While all the information is available to our members, quite a lot of information is available to everyone, based on your Registration status.

 

You can also contact us directly via e-mail with your request: info@iwpc.org

 

 

 

No.

 

The IWPC is a technology neutral, non-political industry forum for open interactive discussion across the entire supply chain.

 

 

 

Anything that members say at a workshop is entirely voluntary and will be considered non-confidential.  A warning to this effect is given at the beginning of every workshop.

 

If any member inadventently provides some confidential information, that member should let the IWPC know, and such material will be deleted from the recordings. 

 

Therefore, responsibility for maintaining the confidentiality of any individual members’ trade secrets or confidential information rests SOLELY with each member, and each member indemnifies IWPC and holds it harmless against the inadvertent publication of such confidential information.

 

 

 

Since the IWPC does not create formal technical specifications, there is no requirement for members to provide licenses to any patents, and no patent licenses are granted to the members of IWPC. 

 

Any material that a member contributes to the IWPC for inclusion in IWPC documents or IWPC materials will be provided with a copyright license from such member to the IWPC to reproduce, publish, distribute, display and to prepare derivative works of such contributions. 

 
 

 

No - see details below.

 

IWPC was founded in 1998, and the primary theme at that time was focused on Wireless Packaging. In fact, the acronym IWPC stands for International Wireless Packaging Consortium.

 

Starting in 2005, we branched out to address contemporary Wireless topics that were important to our Members and the ENTIRE wireless industry supply chain.

 

We changed our name to: International Wireless Industry Consortium, but kept the acronym IWPC, since everyone knew us by that name.

 

 

 

The IWPC is a unique organization. It brings together - in a collaborative and non-confrontational environment – senior representatives of the entire wireless supply chain.

 

Workshop topics are deliberately chosen to expose big issues of the current scene.

 

One might think that this potentially volatile mix of people and issues would result in an awkward, sterile environment.

 

However, the IWPC informal workshop format has quite the opposite effect; it leads to a level of trust and honest dialogue between delegates which rarely happens in commercial industry conferences, where corporate messaging often rules supreme.

 

We do not sell exhibition space or accept sponsorship to speak.  We do not allow press, media, or analysts to attend as well.

 

Our members consistently find that we provide a tremendous value to them.

 

 

 

To find out if your company is an IWPC Member company, please click on the Members List navigation button on the Home Page.

 

To find out about an IWPC Membership, please contact IWPC for details.

 

 

 

Membership fees are dependent on the Thrusts your company is interested in and is scaled based on the annual revenues of your company.

 

To find out about an IWPC Membership, please contact IWPC for details.

 

 

 

The IWPC creates a very rare opportunity for the entire supply chain to dialog, giving everyone an opportunity to understand the needs of their customers and their suppliers.

 

IWPC Workshops are run in a highly interactive format to maximize questions and answers between all parties. We use the “Socratic Method” to encourage Q&A.

 

Workshops are limited to 100 people maximum; we have found that if we have too many people in the room, the level of interactability is reduced.

 

The workshop time is split up into roughly 3 equal segments: Approximately 1/3 of the time is spent on Presentations, 1/3 of the time is spent on Q&A, and 1/3 of the time is spent on Social Interaction.

 

Only firsthand knowledge experts are permitted in the workshop. This, along with the informal “Socratic Method”, leads to a level of trust and honest dialogue between delegates which rarely happens in commercial industry workshops.

 

Many members tell us that what they learn in two days at an IWPC workshop would have taken 6 months or more to learn on their own.

 

 

 

All of the information presented at all IWPC Workshops is available for members in the IWPC Research Library shortly after the completion of each Workshop.

 

We also take 'recordings' of all of the presentations – showing the slides synchronized with all of the speaker and audience audio.

 

Watching these recordings is essentially the same as sitting in the audience.

 

To view this content, please be sure to complete your Level 2 Registration on the Website. This will give you the credentials to access the Research Library.

 

 

 

The first step is for your company to become an IWPC Member.

 

Contact IWPC for details.

 

 

 

Once your company is an active IWPC Member and you have a Level 2 Registration on the IWPC Website, you can get access to the Research Library – based on the status of your Membership.

  

  • IWPC Ecosystem Directory (5 email messages per day)

  • Research Library Documents and Movies (membership period specific)

  • IWPC Calendar of Industry Events

  • IWPC Calendar of Working Group Calls

  • Working Groups – Full Info

  • IWPC Member List Profile

  • View/Edit Member Profile

  • All other Website features

 

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