Ken Takeuchi - 2021 Circuits Symposium Chair

Ken Takeuchi - 2021 Circuits Symposium Chair

We cordially invite you to attend the 2021 Symposium on VLSI Circuits that will be held from June 14th to June 17th at RIHGA Royal Hotel Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan. The 2021 Symposium is the 35th Symposium on VLSI Circuits, where industry and university engineers and researchers from all over the world report innovative circuit/system techniques of VLSIs. The Symposium is recognized as one of the premier international conferences on Solid-State Circuits, covering a broad range of topics important to VLSI circuit and system designers as well as technology developers. The Symposium will cover digital circuits, processors, SoCs, machine learning accelerators, memories, biomedical circuits, sensors and displays, power conversion circuits, analog circuits, wireless and wireline communication circuits.

As for the symposium structure, the Symposium is committed to the health and safety of speakers, attendees and staff. We are carefully monitoring official guidance related to the novel Covid-19 and will determine the structure of the Symposium. The previous 2020 Symposium was held with fully virtual on-line format. As of August 2020, we plan to hold the 2021 Symposium with “heterogeneous integration of the real and the virtual symposium” that include benefits of both real and virtual symposiums. The final decision of the symposium structure will be made later based on the latest status of Covid-19.

The symposium theme is “VLSI Systems for Lifestyle Transformation”. Even when Covid-19 is recovered in the future, our society may face the drastic lifestyle transformation. People may come to work in more remote manners and are less likely to physically move for both personal and business issues. The microscopic lifestyle change of individual people as well as macroscopic social structure change such as the company organization, city planning and transportation may occur. At the 2021 Symposium, considering these lifestyle transformations, we will discuss how state-of-the-art VLSIs can contribute to such lifestyle and heath transformations.

The Symposium holds the fully overlapped program with the 2021 Symposium on VLSI Technology. The single registration allows all participants to attend both Technology and Circuits sessions, covering state-of-the art device technologies, circuits and systems of VLSIs. The Symposium provides excellent opportunities for interactions among VLSI circuit and technology experts. These rich technical contents will undoubtedly attract you and we are sure that the Symposium will be a fruitful and enjoyable experience for you.


Ken Takeuchi
Symposium Chair, Symposium on VLSI Circuits