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About the Symposia

Professors Shoji Tanaka and Walter Kosonocky, founders of the Symposia, first organized the VLSI Technology Symposium in 1981 with the hope of offering an opportunity for world’s top technologists to engage in an open exchange of ideas on what was quickly becoming a revolution in the world’s industrial capability. Since then, the Symposium has been held annually and has grown to be an important and valuable event for people working in the VLSI business. The presentation of high-quality papers has made it possible for attendees to learn about new directions in the development of VLSI technology. The friendly atmosphere has made this an enjoyable learning experience.

The Symposium on VLSI Technology has alternated each year between sites in US and Japan. In 1987, the first Symposium on VLSI Circuits was held in conjunction with the Technology Symposium in recognition of the growing interest to provide the same small but intense and open forum for discussing circuit and system implementations. Since then, this annual meeting has increased its value over the past 30 years. We are confident that so many new technologies and circuits were introduced in the past Symposia and thus have contributed to the prosperity of the world. Its sponsors continue to be the IEEE Electron Devices Society and Solid-State Circuits Society, and the Japan Society of Applied Physics in cooperation with the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers.

For many reasons, these meetings have remained linked for the past years to provide opportunities for technology people and circuit and system designers to interact with each other. These interactions are augmented with short courses, invited speakers and several evening rump sessions. In recognition of the efforts of organizers, authors and participants to make the Symposia successful, there is ample banquet and entertainment prearranged.

The 2016 meeting was held in Honolulu, Hawaii. This year it will be returning to the RIHGA Royal Hotel in Kyoto, Japan in June of 2017.

Committees

Chair 
Tadahiro KurodaKeio Univ.
Members 
Eiji FujiiPanasonic Corp.
Toshiro HiramotoThe Univ. of Tokyo
Dai HisamotoHitachi, Ltd.
Makoto IkedaThe Univ. of Tokyo
Satoshi InabaToshiba Corp.
Toshihiko KanayamaAIST
Kinam KimSamsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Chih-Yuan(C.Y.) LuMacronix International Co., Ltd.
Meishoku MasaharaAIST
Yoshio MasubuchiToshiba Corp.
Akira MatsuzawaTokyo Institute of Technology
Masayuki MizunoNEC Corp.
Yasunori MochizukiNEC Corp.
Tohru MogamiPETRA
Masato MotomuraHokkaido Univ.
Masaaki NiwaTohoku Univ.
Satoshi ShigematsuNTT Device Inovation Center
Jack Y.-C. SunTSMC
Hirotaka TamuraFujitsu Laboratories, Ltd.
Akira ToriumiThe Univ. of Tokyo
Taku UmebayashiSony Corp.
Hitoshi WakabayashiTokyo Institute of Technology
Kazuo YanoHitachi, Ltd.
Hoi-Jun YooKAIST
Chair 
H.S. Philip WongStanford Univ.
Members 
Ajith AmerasekeraTexas Instruments
Chorng-Ping ChangApplied Materials, Inc.
Ken ChangXilinx Inc.
Vivek DeIntel Corp.
Giovanni De MicheliEPFL
Charles DennisonMicron Technology, Inc.
Ichiro FujimoriBroadcom Corp.
Jeffrey GealowAnalog Devices, Inc.
Raj JammyCarl Zeiss
Mukesh KhareIBM
Tsu-Jae King LiuUniv. of California, Berkeley
Stephen KosonockyAMD
Gunther LehmannInfineon Technologies AG
Ming-Ren LinGLOBALFOUNDRIES
Un-Ku MoonOregon State Univ.
Katsu NakamuraAnalog Devices, Inc.
Tak NingIBM
Klaus SchrueferIntel Mobile Communications GmbH
An SteeganImec
Hans StorkON Semiconductor
Jason WooUniv. of California, Los Angeles
Kevin ZhangIntel Corp.
JFE Symposium Officers – Technology  
Symposium ChairSatoshi InabaToshiba Corp.
Program ChairMeishoku MasaharaAIST
SecretaryKazuhiko EndoAIST
Publicity ChairKen UchidaKeio Univ.
Publication ChairMunehiro TadaNEC Corp.
TreasurerKatsura MiyashitaToshiba Corp.
Short Course OrganizerShinya YamakawaSony Semiconductor Solutions Corp.
Evening Panel ChairTakaaki TsunomuraTokyo Electron Ltd.
Chair  
Program ChairMeishoku MasaharaAIST
Members  
Siyoung ChoiSamsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Steve S.ChungNational Chiao Tung Univ.
Sung-Woong ChungSK hynix Inc.Local Publicity
Kazuhiko EndoAIST
Masaharu KobayashiThe Univ. of Tokyo
Byoung Hun LeeGwangju Institute of Science and Technology
Hang-Ting LueMacronix International Co., Ltd.Local Publicity
Hideharu MiyakeMicron Memory Japan, Inc.
Katsura MiyashitaToshiba Corp.
Hiroshi MoriokaSocionext Inc.
Nobuyuki SugiiHitachi, Ltd.
Hiroki SugiyamaNTT Corp.
Munehiro TadaNEC Corp.
Shinichi TakagiThe Univ. of Tokyo
Tetsu TanakaTohoku Univ.
Kenji TateiwaTowerJazz Panasonic Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
Takaaki TsunomuraTokyo Electron Ltd.
Ken UchidaKeio Univ.
Shinya YamakawaSony Semiconductor Solutions Corp.
Tomohiro YamashitaRenesas Electronics Corp.
Yee-Chia YeoTSMC
Tri-Rung YewUnited Microelectronics Corp.
JFE Symposium Officers – Circuits  
Symposium ChairMasato MotomuraHokkaido Univ.
Program ChairMakoto IkedaThe Univ. of Tokyo
SecretaryMakoto TakamiyaThe Univ. of Tokyo
Publicity ChairKazuhisa SunagaNEC Corp.
Publication ChairYasumoto TomitaFujitsu Laboratories Ltd.
Short Course ChairKen TakeuchiChuo Univ.
Evening Panel ChairMasao ItoRenesas System Design Co., Ltd.
Local ArrangementsNoriyuki MiuraKobe Univ.
Chair  
Program ChairMakoto IkedaThe Univ. of Tokyo
Members  
Kenichi AgawaToshiba Corp.
Jonathan ChangTSMC
Koji FujiiNTT Microsystem Integration Labs.
Masanori HashimotoOsaka Univ.
Yutaka HirosePanasonic Corp.
Hiroki IshikuroKeio Univ.
Masao ItoRenesas System Design Co., Ltd.
Minkyu JeKAIST
Kouichi KandaFujitsu Laboratories Ltd.
Ming-Dou KerNational Chiao Tung Univ.
Jri LeeNational Taiwan Univ.
Nicky LuEtron Technology, Inc.Local Publicity
Noriyuki MiuraKobe Univ.
Masanori NatsuiTohoku Univ.
Srikanth NimmagaddaIntel Technology India Pvt Ltd.
Hiromasa NodaMicron Memory Japan, Inc.
Jun OhtaNara Institute of Science and Technology
Yusuke OikeSony Semiconductor Solutions Corp.
Kenichi OkadaTokyo Institute of Technology
Takeshi OkumotoSocionext Inc.
Hyunchol ShinKwangwoon Univ.
Yun-Shiang ShuMediaTek Inc.
Jae-Yoon SimPOSTECH
Kyomin SohnSamsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Kazuhisa SunagaNEC Corp.
Makoto TakamiyaThe Univ. of Tokyo
Ken TakeuchiChuo Univ.
Yasumoto TomitaFujitsu Laboratories Ltd.
Hayato WakabayashiSony Electronics Inc.
Masanao YamaokaHitachi, Ltd.
Yong Ping XuNational Univ. of Singapore
C. Patrick YueHong Kong Univ. of Science and Technology
NAE Symposium Officers – Technology  
Symposium Co-Chair
Mukesh KhareIBM
Program Co-ChairChorng-Ping ChangApplied Materials, Inc.
SecretaryTomas PalaciosMIT
Publicity Co-ChairGosia JurczakASM
Publication Co-ChairLuca SelmiUniv. of Udine
Short Course Co-ChairWilly RachmadyIntel Corp.
Evening Panel Co-ChairCarlos MazureSoitec Group
Chair  
Program Co-ChairChorng-Ping ChangApplied Materials, Inc.
Members 
Reza ArghavaniLam Research
Larry BairAMD
Kelly BakerFreescale/NXP
Kamel BenaissaTexas Instruments
Nadine CollaertImec
Gertjan HeminkSanDisk
Adrian IonescuSwiss Federal Institute of Technology
Gosia JurczakASM
Ted LetavicGLOBALFOUNDERIES
Yue LiangnVidia
Carlos MazureSoitec Group
Vijay NarayananIBM
Tomas PalaciosMIT
Eric PopStanford Univ.
Willy RachmadyIntel Corp.
Nirmal RamaswamyMicron Technology, Inc.
Sayeef SalahuddinUniv. of California, Berkeley
Luca SelmiUniv. of Udine
Thomas SkotnickiSTMicroelectronics
Seung-Chul SongQualcomm Inc.
Maud VinetCEA-LETI, MINATEC
Peide YePurdue Univ.
Geoffrey YeapTSMC
Greg YericARM
NAE Symposium Officers – Circuits  
Symposium Co-Chair
Gunther LehmannInfineon Technologies AG
Program Co-ChairKen ChangXilinx Inc.
SecretaryBrian GinsburgTexas Instruments
Publicity Co-ChairRon KapustaAnalog Devices, Inc.
Short Course Co-ChairBora NikolicUniv. of California, Berkeley
Evening Panel Co-ChairRobert AitkenARM
Chair  
Program Co-ChairKen ChangXilinx Inc.
Members 
Robert AitkenARM
Vineet AgrawalCypress Semiconductor Corp.
Edith BeigneCEA-LETI
Ben CalhounUniv. of Virginia
Bryan CasperIntel Corp.
Mike ChengUniv. of Southern California
Yun ChiuUniv. of Texas at Dallas
John DeBrosseIBM
Steve DillenQualcomm Technologies Inc.
Neale DuttonST Microelectronics
Brian GinsburgTexas Instruments
Stacy HoMediaTek Inc.
Erwin JanssenNXP Semiconductors
Ron KapustaAnalog Devices, Inc.
Haechang LeeGoogle
Kofi MakinwaDelft Univ. of Technology
Dejan MarkovicUniv. of California, Los Angeles
Ewout Martensimec
Alyosha MolnarCornell Univ.
Afshin MomtazBroadcom Corp.
Eric NaviaskyCadence
Reza NavidRambus Inc.
Bora NikolicUniv. of California, Berkeley
J. Thomas PawlowskiMicron Technology, Inc.
Yogesh RamadassTexas Instruments
Christoph SandnerInfineon Technologies AG
Dennis SylvesterUniv. of Michigan
Vivienne SzeMIT
Naveen VermaPrinceton Univ.
Eric WangIntel Corp.
John WuuAMD

Best Student Paper Award

Future Symposia

    June, 2018 - Hilton Hawaiian Village, Honolulu

Past Symposia