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 2018 meeting was held in Honolulu, Hawaii. This year it will be returning to the RIHGA Royal Hotel in Kyoto, Japan in June of 2019.


Tadahiro KurodaKeio Univ.
Tadahiro KurodaKeio Univ.
Eiji FujiiPanasonic Corp.
Toshiro HiramotoThe Univ. of Tokyo
Dai HisamotoHitachi, Ltd.
Makoto IkedaThe Univ. of Tokyo
Satoshi InabaToshiba Memory Corp.
Meishoku MasaharaAIST
Takashi MiyamoriToshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corp.
Yasunori MochizukiNEC Corp.
Tohru MogamiAIST, Nanoelectronics Research Institute
Masato MotomuraHokkaido Univ.
Masaaki NiwaTohoku Univ.
Satoshi ShigematsuNTT Corp.
Ken TakeuchiChuo Univ.
Hirotaka TamuraFujitsu Laboratories Ltd.
Hitoshi WakabayashiTokyo Institute of Technology
Shinya YamakawaSony Semiconductor Solutions Corp.
Kazuo YanoHitachi, Ltd.
Hoi-Jun YooKAIST
Kevin ZhangTSMC
H.S. Philip WongStanford Univ.
Ajith AmerasekeraUniv. of California, Berkeley
Fariborz Assaderaghi NXP Semiconductors
Andreia Cathelin STMicroelectronics
Anantha Chandrakasan MIT
Chorng-Ping ChangApplied Materials, Inc.
Ken Chang Xilinx Inc
Vivek De Intel Corp., Research Lab
Ichiro Fujimori Broadcom Corp.
Jeffrey GealowAnalog Devices, Inc.
Raj Jammy Carl Zeiss
Mukesh Khare IBM
Tsu-Jae King Liu Univ. of California, Berkeley
Stephen Kosonocky AMD Ft. Collins
Gunther Lehmann Infineon Technologies AG
Kaizad Mistry Intel Corp.
Un-Ku Moon Oregon State Univ.
Katsu Nakamura Analog Devices, Inc.
Klaus Schruefer Intel Mobile Communications GmbH
Hans Stork ON Semiconductor
Jason WooUniv. of California
JFE Symposium Officers – Technology  
Symposium ChairMeishoku MasaharaAIST
Program ChairShinya YamakawaSony Semiconductor Solutions Corp.
SecretaryKazuyuki TomidaSony Semiconductor Solutions Corp.
Publicity ChairTakaaki TsunomuraTokyo Electron Ltd.
Publication ChairKen UchidaKeio Univ.
TreasurerKatsura MiyashitaToshiba Corp.
Short Course ChairMunehiro TadaNEC Corp.
Evening Panel ChairMasaharu KobayashiThe Univ. of Tokyo
Program ChairShinya YamakawaSony Semiconductor Solutions Corp.
Osbert ChengUnited Microelectronics Corp.
Steve S. ChungNational Chiao Tung Univ.
Sung-Woong ChungSK Hynix Semiconductor Ltd.
Kazuhiko EndoAIST
Koji HamadaMicron Memory Japan, Inc.
Masaharu KobayashiThe Univ. of Tokyo
Byoung Hun LeeGwangju Institute of Science and Technology
Hang-Ting LueMacronix International Co., Ltd.
Keiichi MaekawaRenesas Electronics Corp.
Meishoku MasaharaAIST
Yuri MasuokaSamsung Electronics Co., Ltd
Katsura MiyashitaToshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corp.
Hiroshi MoriokaSocionext Inc.
Yuta ShiratoriNTT Corp.
Nobuyuki SugiiHitachi, Ltd., Research & Development Group
Munehiro TadaNEC Corp.
Shinichi TakagiThe Univ. of Tokyo
Tetsu TanakaTohoku Univ.
Kenji TateiwaTowerJazz Panasonic Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
Kazuyuki TomidaSony Semiconductor Solutions Corp.
Takaaki TsunomuraTokyo Electron Ltd.
Ken UchidaKeio Univ.
Huaqiang WuTsinghua Univ.
Shinya YamakawaSony Semiconductor Solutions Corp.
Yee-Chia YeoTSMC
JFE Symposium Officers – Circuits  
Symposium ChairMakoto IkedaThe Univ. of Tokyo
Program ChairKen TakeuchiChuo Univ.
SecretaryYusuke OikeSony Semiconductor Solutions Corp.
Publicity ChairMototsugu HamadaKeio Univ.
Publication ChairNoriyuki MiuraKobe Univ.
Short Course ChairYasumoto TomitaFujitsu Laboratories Ltd.
Evening Panel ChairKenichi OkadaTokyo Institute of Technology
Local ArrangementsKouichi KandaFujitsu Laboratories Ltd.
Program ChairKen TakeuchiChuo Univ.
Yasuki TanabeToshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corp.
Yoji BandoSocionext Inc.
Tsung-Yung Jonathan ChangTSMC
Mitsuya FukazawaRenesas Electronics Corp.
Mototsugu HamadaKeio Univ.
Yohei HasegawaToshiba Memory Corp.
Masanori HashimotoOsaka Univ.
Yutaka HirosePanasonic Corp.
Makoto IkedaThe Univ. of Tokyo
Ashok JagannathanIntel Corp.
Minkyu JeKAIST
Kouichi KandaFujitsu Laboratories Ltd.
Hiroaki KatsuraiNTT Device Innovation Center
Ming-Dou KerNational Chiao-Tung Univ.
Jri LeeNational Taiwan Univ.
Chun-Cheng LiuMediaTek Inc.
Nicky LuEtron Technology, Inc.
Noriyuki MiuraKobe Univ.
Masanori NatsuiTohoku Univ.
Tomohiro NezukaDenso Corp.
Yusuke OikeSony Semiconductor Solutions Corp.
Kenichi OkadaTokyo Institute of Technology
Sugako OtaniRenesas Electronics Corp.
Kyomin SohnSamsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Kazuhisa SunagaNEC Corp.
Yasuhiro TakaiMicron Japan
Ken TakeuchiChuo Univ.
Takashi TokudaNara Institute of Science and Technology
Yasumoto TomitaFujitsu Laboratories Ltd.
Young-Jin WooSilicon Works
Yong Ping XuNational Univ. of Singapore
Masanao YamaokaHitachi, Ltd.
C. Patrick YueHong Kong Univ. of Science and Technology
NAE Symposium Officers – Technology  
Symposium Co-Chair
Chorng-Ping ChangApplied Materials, Inc.
Program Co-ChairTomas PalaciosMIT
SecretaryGosia JurczakASM
Publicity Co-ChairWilly RachmadyIntel Corp.
Publication Co-ChairThomas SkotnickiWarsaw Univ. of Technology
Short Course Co-ChairNirmal RamaswamyMicron Technology Inc.
Evening Panel Co-ChairGreg YericARM
Program Co-ChairTomas PalaciosMIT
Kelly Baker NXP
Kamel Benaissa Texas Instruments
Colombeau BenjaminApplied Materials, Inc.
Jian ChenAMD
Nadine CollaertImec
Suman DattaUniv. of Notre Dame
Emmanuel DuboisIEMN/CNRS
Arnaud FranckST Microelectronics
Gertjan HeminkWestern Digital Corp.
Yue LiangnVidia
Vijay NarayananIBM
Yang PanLam Research
Eric PopStanford Univ.
Seung-Chul SongQualcomm Inc.
Peide YePurdue Univ.
NAE Symposium Officers – Circuits  
Symposium Co-Chair
Ken ChangXilinx Inc.
Program Co-ChairBrian GinsburgTexas Instruments
Secretary & Invited PapersBora NikolicUniv. of California, Berkeley
Publicity Co-ChairBryan CasperIntel Corp.
Short Course Co-ChairJohn WuuAMD
Panel Sessions Co-ChairEric NaviaskyCadence
Demo Co-ChairRobert AitkenARM
Web & Electronic Publication Co-ChairEdith BeigneCEA-LETI
Forum Co-ChairRon KapustaAnalog Devices, Inc.
Best Student Paper Award Co-ChairJ. Thomas PawlowskiMicron Technology, Inc.
Program Co-ChairBrian GinsburgTexas Instruments
Vineet AgrawalCypress Semiconductor Corp.
Robert AitkenARM
Amin ArbabianStanford Univ.
Edith BeigneCEA-LETI
Bryan CasperIntel Corp.
Ken ChangXilinx Inc.
Mike ChenUniv. of Southern California
Neale DuttonST Microelectronics
Brian GinsburgTexas Instruments
Danielle GriffithTexas Instruments
Stacy HoMediaTek Inc. USA
Erwin JanssenNXP Semiconductors
Ron KapustaAnalog Devices, Inc.
Hylas LamAnalog Devices, Inc.
Alvin LokeQualcomm Inc.
Carolina Mora LopezIMEC
Kofi MakinwaDelft Univ. of Technology
Dejan MarkovicUniv. of California, Los Angeles
Ewout MartensImec
Patrick MercierUniv. of California, San Diego
Eric NaviaskyCadence
Bora NikolicUniv. of California, Berkeley
J. Thomas PawlowskiMicron Technology, Inc.
Jonathan ProeselIBM
Christoph SandnerInfineon Technologies AG
Loic SibeudCEA-LETI
Vivienne SzeMIT
Carlos TokunagaIntel Corp.
Alice WangPsikick
John WuuAMD
Xin ZhangIBM
Zhengya ZhangUniv. of Michigan
Alireza ZolfaghariBroadcom Corp.

Best Student Paper Award

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

BSPA Application Form

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Best Demo Paper Award

The VLSI Symposia has established a Best Demo Paper Award.

View Former Best Demo Paper Award Winners

Future Symposia

    June, 2020 - Hilton Hawaiian Village, Honolulu

Past Symposia