Shinya Yamakawa - 2021 Technology Symposium Chair

Shinya Yamakawa - 2021 Technology Symposium Chair

On behalf of the organizing committee, it is my great pleasure to invite you to join the 2021 Symposium on VLSI Technology to be held from June 14th to June 17th, 2021 at Rihga Royal Hotel Kyoto in Kyoto, Japan. Since its founding in 1981, the Symposium on VLSI Technology, jointly sponsored by the Japan Society of Applied Physics and the IEEE Electron Devices Society, has been one of the world’s premier technical conferences on semiconductor integrated circuits and microelectronics. In addition, we will have fully overlapped program with the 2021 Symposium on VLSI Circuits. The symposium programs are designed to provide the topics both from technology and circuit design aspects, which will be presented by the experts from both industry and academia.

As of August 2020, COVID-19 still has severe impact on our daily lives and health. Since your health and safety are our first concern, we held 2020 Symposia on VLSI Technology & Circuits in fully virtual format. At this moment, we are planning to hold the 2021 Symposia in Kyoto with due consideration of your health and safety. In addition to the real conference, we also plan the virtual platform which enable you to attend the Symposia online. We believe this hybrid style will offer you many benefits of both real and virtual symposiums. The final decision of the Symposia style will be made later with careful monitoring of COVID-19 situation.

Our daily lifestyle and health had been changed a lot by COVID-19. With the 2021 Symposium theme of “VLSI Systems for Lifestyle Transformation”, the VLSI society will discuss how our lifestyle and health will be improved and transformed with the state-of-the-art semiconductor science and technology for VLSI. I hope you will encourage your colleagues to submit the contributed papers in all aspects of the VLSI Technology, and I hope you will join the symposium.

 

Shinya Yamakawa
Symposium Chair, Symposium on VLSI Technology