JANE M. SHAW is senior manager of Thin Film Materials and Processes at IBM's T. J. Watson Research Center. She received a B.S. in biology and chemistry from Elms College. Her experience has been in new fabrication techniques, polymers, metallization and interconnection technology for chip and packaging applications.

WILLARD H. SUTTON is senior research scientist at the United Technologies Research Center. Dr. Sutton received a B.S. from Alfred University and an M.S. and Ph.D. in ceramics technology from Pennsylvania State University. He has experience in ceramic technology as it is applied to metallurgical processes, especially in superalloy processing, vacuum melting and refining, high-temperature melt purification, and microwave firing of ceramic materials.

PING K. TIEN is fellow emeritus in the Photonics Research Laboratory at AT&T's Bell Laboratories. Dr. Tien received a B.S. from National Central University (China) and an M.S. and Ph.D. from Stanford University. His research is in device physics, microwave electronics, wave propagation, acoustics in solids, gas lasers, superconductivity, and integrated optics. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering.

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