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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 26 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 2017 meeting was held in Kyoto, Japan. This year it will be returning to the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Honolulu, Hawaii in June of 2018.

Best Student Paper Award


The VLSI Symposia has established a Best Student Paper Award to encourage the research of student projects which will lead the next generation.

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Former Best Student Paper Award winners
Technology
Former Best Student Paper Award winners
Circuits

Best Demo Paper Award

The VLSI Symposia has established a Best Demno Paper Award to encourage the research of student projects which will lead the next generation.

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Future Symposia

Past Symposia

Committees

Chair

    H.S. Philip Wong
    Stanford

Members

    Ajith Amerasekera
    John Chen
    Vivek De
    Giovanni DeMicheli
    Charles Dennison
    Ichiro Fujimori
    Jeffrey Gealow
    Raj Jammy
    Mukesh Khare
    Tsu-Jae King Liu
    Stephen Kosonocky
    Gunther Lehmann
    Ming-Ren Lin
    Un-Ku Moon
    Katsu Nakamura
    Tak Ning
    Klaus Schruefer
    An Steegan
    Hans Stork
    Jason Woo
    Kevin Zhang
    Texas Instruments
    nVidia
    Intel Corp., Research Lab,
    EPFL
    Micron Technology
    Broadcom Corporation
    Analog Devices, Inc.,
    Carl Ziess
    IBM
    University of California, Berkeley
    AMD Ft. Collins
    Infineon Technologies AG
    GLOBALFOUNDRIES
    Oregon State University
    Analog Devices, Inc.,
    IBM
    Intel Mobile Communications GmbH
    imec
    ON Semiconductor
    University of California
    Intel

Chair

    Tadahiro Kuroda Keio University

Members

    Eiji Fujii
    Toshihiro Hiramoto
    Dai Hisamoto
    Makoto Ikeda
    Satoshi Inaba
    Toshihiko Kanayama
    Kinam Kim
    Chih-Yuan (C.Y.) Lu
    Meishoku Masahara
    Yoshio Masubuchi
    Akira Matsuzawa
    Masayuki Mizuno
    Yasunori Mochizuki
    Tohru Mogami
    Masato Motomura
    Masaaki Niwa
    Satoshi Shigematsu
    Jack Y.-C. Sun
    Hirotaka Tamura
    Akira Toriumi
    Taku Umebayashi
    Hatoshi Wakabayashi
    Kazuo Yano
    Hoi-Jun Yoo
    Panasonic Corp.
    The University of Tokyo
    Hitachi Ltd.
    The University of Tokyo
    Toshiba Corp.
    AIST
    Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Macronix International Co., Ltd.
    AIST
    Toshiba Corp.
    Tokyo Institute of Technology
    NEC Corp.
    NEC Corp.
    PETRA
    Hokkaido Univ.
    Tohoku University
    NTT Device Innovation Center
    TSMC
    Fujitsu Laboratories, Ltd.
    The Univ. of Tokyo
    Sony Corp.
    Tokyo Institute of Technology
    Hitachi, Ltd.
    KAIST

NAE Symposium Officers - Technology

    Symposium Chair
    Program Chair
    Secretary
    Publicity Chair
    Short Course Chair
    Evening Panel Chair

    Publication Chair

    Focus Sessions Chair

    Best Student Paper/Friday Forum Chair
    Mukesh Khare
    Chorng-Ping Chang
    Tomas Palacios
    Malgorzata (Gosia) Jurczak
    Willy Rachmady
    Nirmal Ramaswamy
    Luca Selmi
    Eric Pop
    Maud Vinet
    IBM
    Applied Materials
    MIT
    ASM
    Intel Corp.
    Micron
    University of Udine
    Stanford
    CEA-LETI

Members

    Program Chair Chorng-Ping Chang Applied Materials

Members

    Kelly Baker
    Kamel Benaissa
    Jian Chen
    Nadine Collaert
    Suman Datta
    Emmanuel Dubois
    Gertjan Hemink
    Ted Letavic
    Yue Liang
    Vijay Narayanan
    Yang Pan
    Eric Pop
    Thomas Skotnicki
    Seung-Chul Song
    Maud Vinet
    Peide Ye
    Greg Yeric
    NXP
    Texas Instruments
    AMD
    Imec
    University of Notre Dame
    IEMN/CNRS
    Western Digital
    GLOBALFOUNDRIES
    nVidia
    IBM
    Lam Research
    Stanford
    STMicroelectronics
    Qualcomm Inc.
    CEA-LETI, MINATEC
    Purdue
    ARM

NAE Symposium Officers - Circuits

    Symposium Chair
    Program Chair
    Publicity Chair
    Secretary
    Short Course Chair
    Panel Session Chair
    Forum Chair
    Electronic Publication Chair
    Demo Chair
    Best Student Paper Award
    Gunther Lehmann
    Ken Chang
    Ron Kapusta
    Brian Ginsburg
    Borivoje Nikolic
    Rob Aitken
    Naveen Verma
    Bryan Casper
    Dennis Sylvester
    Thomas Pawlowski
    Infineon Technologies AG
    Xilinx Inc.
    Texas Instruments
    University of California at Berkeley
    ARM
    Princeton University
    Intel
    Michigan University
    Micron

Chair

    Ken Chang Xilinx Inc.

Members

    Vineet Agrawal
    Amin Arbabian
    Edith Beigne
    Ben Calhoun
    Mike Chen
    Min Chen
    Neale Dutton
    Stacy Ho
    Erwin Janssen
    Haechang Lee
    Alvin Loke
    Carolina Mora Lopez
    Kofi Makinawa
    Dejan Markovic
    Ewout Martens
    Alyosha Molnar
    J. Thomas Pawlowski
    Jonathan Proesel
    Yogesh Ramadass
    Christoph Sandner
    Vivienne Sze
    Eric Wang
    John Wuu
    Alireza Zolfghari
    Cypress Semiconductor Corp.
    Stanford
    CEA Leti
    University of Virginia
    USC
    ADI/Linear
    STMicroelectronics
    MediaTek USA
    NXP Semiconductors
    Google
    Qualcomm
    IMEC
    Delft University of Technology
    UCLA
    IMEC
    Cornell University
    Micron Technology, Inc.
    IBM
    Texas Instruments
    Infineon
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Intel Corporation
    Advanced Micro Devices
    Broadcom

JFE Symposium Officers - Technology

    Symposium Co-Chair
    Program Co-Chair
    Secretary
    Publicity Co-Chair
    Publication Co-Chair
    Treasurer
    Short Course Co-Chair
    Evening Panel Co-Chair
    Focus Sessions Co-Chair
    Best Student Paper Co-Chair
    Meishoku Masahara
    Shinya Yamakawa
    Kazuyuki Tomida
    Takaaki Tsunomura
    Ken Uchida
    Katsura Miyashita
    Munehiro Tada
    Masaharu Kobayashi
    Kazuhiko Endo
    Hiroshi Morioka
    AIST
    Sony Semiconductor Solutions
    Sony Semiconductor Solutions
    Tokyo Electron Limited
    Keio University
    Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage
    NEC
    The University of Tokyo
    AIST
    Socionext

Chair

    Program Co-Chair Shinya Yamakawa Sony Semiconductor Solutions

Members

    Osbert Cheng
    Steve S. Chung
    Sung-Woong Chung
    Byoung Hun
    Hang-Ting (Oliver) Lue>
    Yuri Masuoka
    Hideharu Miyake
    Yuta Shiratori
    Nobuyuki Sugii
    Shinichi Takagi
    Tetsu Tanaka
    Kenji Tateiwa
    Tomohiro Yamashita
    Yee Chia Yeo
    United Microelectronics Corp.
    National Chiao Tung Univ.
    SK Hynix Inc.
    Gwangju Institute of Science and Tech.
    Macronix International Co., Ltd.
    Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Micron Memory Japan, Inc.
    NTT Corp.
    Hitachi, Ltd.
    The University of Tokyo
    Tohoku University
    TowerJazz Panasonic Semi. Co., Ltd.
    Renesas Electronics Corp.
    TSMC

Officers

    Symposium Co-Chair
    Program Co-Chair
    Publicity Co-Chair
    Local Arrangements
    Publication Co-Chair
    Secretary
    Evening Panel Co-Chair
    Demo Co-Chair
    Secretary
    Invited Paper Co-Chair
    Makoto Ikeda
    Ken Takeuchi
    Motosugu Hamada
    Kouichi Kanda
    Noriyuki Miura
    Yusuke Oike
    Kenichi Okada
    Sugako Otani
    Yasumoto Tomita
    Masanao Yamaoka
    University of Tokyo
    Chuo University
    Keio University
    Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd.
    Kobe University
    Sony Corp.
    Tokyo Institute of Technology
    Renesas Electronics Corp.
    Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd.y
    Hitachi, Ltd.

Chair

    Makoto Ikeda
    University of Tokyo

Members

    Kenichi Agawa
    Yoji Bando
    Jonathan Chang
    Mitsuya Fukazawa
    Masanori Hashimoto
    Yutaka Hirose
    Hiroaki Inoue
    Ashok Jagannathan
    Minkyu Je
    Hiroaki Katsurai
    Ming-Dou Ker
    Jri Lee
    Chun-Cheng Liu
    Nicky Lu
    Masanori Natsui
    Tomohiro Nezuka
    Hyunchol Shin
    Kyomin Sohn
    Ho-Jin Song
    Kazuhisa Sunaga
    Yasuhiro Takai
    Takashi Tokuda
    Yong Ping Xu
    Patrick Yue
    Toshiba Corporation
    Socionext Inc.
    TSMC
    Renesas Electronics Corp.
    Osaka University
    Panasonic Corporation
    NEC Corporation
    Intel Technology India Pvt. Ltd.
    KAIST
    NTT Device Technology LAboratories
    National Chao-Tung University
    National Taiwan University
    MediaTek Inc.
    Etron Technology, Inc.
    Tohoku University
    Denso Corporation
    Kwangwoon University
    Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    POSTECH
    NEC Corporation
    Micron Memory Japan
    Nara Institute of Science and Technology
    National University of Singapore
    Hong Kong University of Science and Technology