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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.

VLSI 2021 will be held in a fully virtual format due to COVID-19.


JSAP Executive Committee
  • Tadahiro KurodaThe Univ. of Tokyo
  • Tadahiro KurodaThe Univ. of Tokyo
  • Steve S. ChungNational Yang Ming Chiao Tung Univ.
  • Toshiro HiramotoThe Univ. of Tokyo
  • Digh HisamotoHitachi, Ltd.
  • Makoto IkedaThe Univ. of Tokyo
  • Satoshi InabaKioxia Corp.
  • Taisuke IwaiFujitsu Laboratories Ltd.
  • Meishoku MasaharaAIST
  • Takashi MiyamoriToshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corp.
  • Katsura MiyashitaToshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corp.
  • Yasunori MochizukiNEC Corp.
  • Tohru MogamiAIST, Nanoelectronics Research Institute
  • Hiroki MorimuraNTT Device Innovation Center
  • Masato MotomuraTokyo Institute of Technology
  • Katsu NakamuraAnalog Devices, Inc.
  • Masaaki NiwaThe Univ. of Tokyo
  • Yusuke OikeSony Semiconductor Solutions Corp.
  • Ken TakeuchiThe Univ. of Tokyo
  • Tetsuzo UedaPanasonic Corp.
  • Hitoshi WakabayashiTokyo Institute of Technology
  • Shinya YamakawaSony Semiconductor Solutions Corp.
  • Kazuo YanoHitachi, Ltd.
  • Hoi-Jun YooKAIST
  • Kevin ZhangTSMC
IEEE Executive Committee
  • H.S. Philip WongStanford Univ.
  • Ajith AmerasekeraUniv. of California, Berkeley
  • Fariborz Assaderaghi
  • Andreia CathelinSTMicroelectronics
  • Anantha ChandrakasanMIT
  • Chorng-Ping ChangApplied Materials, Inc.
  • Ken ChangCadence
  • Vivek DeIntel Corp., Research Lab,
  • Ichiro FujimoriBroadcom Corp.
  • Jeffrey GealowAnalog Devices, Inc.
  • Brian GinsbergTexas Instruments
  • Raj JammyCarl Zeiss
  • Gosia JurczakLam Research
  • Mukesh KhareIBM
  • Tsu-Jae King LiuUniv. of California, Berkeley
  • Stephen KosonockyAMD Ft. Collins
  • Gunther LehmannInfineon Technologies AG
  • Kaizad MistryIntel
  • Borivoje NikolicUniv. of California, Berkeley
  • Tomas PalaciosMIT
  • Gary PattonIntel
  • Klaus SchrueferIntel Mobile Communications GmbH
  • Hans StorkON Semiconductor
  • Jason WooUniv. of California, Los Angeles
JFE Symposium Officers and Program Committee – Technology
JFE Symposium Officers – Technology
  • Symposium ChairShinya YamakawaSony Semiconductor Solutions Corp.
  • Program ChairKatsura MiyashitaToshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corp.
  • Secretary Masahiko KandaToshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corp.
  • Publicity ChairMunehiro TadaNanoBridge Semiconductor, Inc.
  • Evening Panel ChairHiroshi MoriokaSocionext Inc.
  • Short Course ChairKazuhiko EndoAIST
  • Publication ChairMasaharu KobayashiThe Univ. of Tokyo
  • Best Student Paper Award ChairYuri MasuokaSamsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
  • TreasurerTakaaki TsunomuraTokyo Electron Ltd.
  • Demo Session ChairKoji HamadaMicron Memory Japan, G.K.
  • Focus Session ChairKeiichi MaekawaRenesas Electronics Corp.
  • Forum ChairKazuyuki TomidaSony Semiconductor Solutions Corp.
  • Virtual Arrangements ChairShosuke FujiiKioxia Corp.
  • Workshop ChairMitsuru TakenakaThe Univ. of Tokyo
  • Program ChairKatsura MiyashitaToshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corp.
  • Osbert ChengUnited Microelectronics Corp.
  • Deoksin KilSK Hynix Semiconductor Ltd.
  • Byoung Hun LeePohang University of Science and Technology
  • Horng-Chih LinNational Yang Ming Chiao Tung Univ.
  • Hang-Ting LueMacronix International Co., Ltd.
  • Yoshitaka SasagoHitachi, Ltd.
  • Yuta ShiratoriNTT Corp.
  • Tetsu TanakaTohoku Univ.
  • Kenji TateiwaTower Partners Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
  • Aaron Voon-Yew TheanNational Univ. of Singapore
  • Huaqiang WuTsinghua Univ.
  • Yee-Chia YeoTSMC
JFE Symposium Officers and Program Committee – Circuits
JFE Symposium Officers – Circuits
  • Symposium ChairKen TakeuchiThe Univ. of Tokyo
  • Program ChairYusuke OikeSony Semiconductor Solutions Corp.
  • SecretaryMototsugu HamadaThe Univ. of Tokyo
  • Publicity ChairSugako OtaniRenesas Electronics Corp.
  • Evening Panel ChairTakashi TokudaTokyo Institute of Technology
  • Short Course ChairNoriyuki MiuraOsaka Univ.
  • Publication ChairMitsuya FukazawaRenesas Electronics Corp.
  • Best Student Paper Award ChairMasanao YamaokaHitachi, Ltd.
  • Demo ChairTomohiro TakahashiSony Semiconductor Solutions Corp.
  • Forum ChairKouichi KandaFujitsu Laboratories Ltd.
  • Invited Paper ChairTomohiro NezukaMIRISE Technologies Corp.
  • Virtual Arrangements ChairMakoto TakamiyaThe Univ. of Tokyo
  • Workshop ChairYoji BandoSocionext Inc.
  • Program ChairYusuke OikeSony Semiconductor Solutions Corp.
  • Tsung-Yung Jonathan ChangTSMC
  • Po-Hung ChenNational Yang Ming Chiao Tung Univ.
  • Kuan-Dar ChenMediaTek Inc.
  • Wei DengTsinghua Univ.
  • Chun-Huat HengNational University of Singapore
  • Sung-Wan HongSogang University
  • Vinayak HonkoteIntel Corporation
  • Minkyu JeKAIST
  • Johannes Maximilian KühnPreferred Networks, inc.
  • Jri LeeNational Taiwan Univ.
  • Nicky LuEtron Technology, Inc.
  • Kenichi MatsunagaNTT Corp.
  • Makoto MiyamuraNEC Corp.
  • Kazutaka MiyanoMicron Memory Japan
  • Kenichi OkadaTokyo Institute of Technology
  • Kyomin SohnSamsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
  • Ho-Jin SongPOSTECH
  • Hisakatsu YamaguchiFujitsu Laboratories Ltd.
  • Yoichi YoshidaKioxia Corp.
  • Kentaro YoshiokaKeio Univ.
  • C. Patrick YueHong Kong Univ. of Science and Technology
NAE Symposium Officers and Program Committee – Technology
NAE Symposium Officers – Technology
  • Symposium Co-ChairTomas PalaciosMIT
  • Program ChairGosia JurczakLam Research
  • SecretaryNirmal RamaswamyMicron Technology Inc.
  • Publicity Co-ChairFranck ArnaudST Microelectronics
  • Evening Panel Co-ChairPeide YePurdue Univ.
  • Short Course Co-ChairSuman DattaUniv. of Notre Dame
  • Publication Co-ChairShimeng YuGeorgia Tech
  • BSPA Co-ChairMichael DelausAnalog Devices
  • Demo Session Co-ChairSeung-Chul SongQualcomm
  • Diversity & YP Co ChairTed LatavicGlobalFoundries
  • Focus Session Co-ChairNadine Collaertimec
  • Forum Co-ChairYue LiangnVidia
  • Virtual Arrangement Co-ChairVijay NarayananIBM
  • Website/App Co ChairPaul GrudowskiNXP
  • Workshop Co-ChairBenjamin ColombeauApplied Materials
  • Program ChairGosia JurczakLam Research
  • Ashish AgrawalIntel
  • Gary BronnerRambus
  • Srabanti ChowdhuryStanford University
  • Bill EnAMD
  • Klaus KnoblochInfineon
  • Nandu MahalingamTexas Instruments
  • Thomas MikolajickNaMLab
  • Max ShulakerMIT
  • Greg YericCerfe Labs
  • Jixin YuWestern Digital
NAE Symposium Officers and Program Committee – Circuits
NAE Symposium Officers – Circuits
  • Symposium Co-ChairBrian GinsburgTexas Instruments Inc.
  • Program Co-ChairBorivoje NikolićUniv. of California, Berkeley
  • Secretary & Invited Papers Co-ChairRon KapustaAnalog Devices
  • Publicity Co-ChairNeale Dutton ST Microelectronics
  • Panel Sessions Co-ChairJohn WuuAdvanced Micro Devices
  • Short Course Co-ChairAlvin LokeNXP Semiconductors N.V.
  • Publication Co-ChairCarolina Mora LopezIMEC
  • Best Student Paper Award Co-ChairStacy HoMediaTek Inc.
  • Forum Co-ChairChristoph SandnerInfineon Technologies AG
  • Demo Session Co-ChairCarlos TokunagaIntel Corp.
  • Virtual Arrangements Co-ChairPatrick MercierUniv. of California, San Diego
  • Workshop Co-ChairFarhana SheikhIntel Corp.
  • Program Co-ChairBorivoje NikolićUniv. of California, Berkeley
  • Amin ArbabianStanford Univ.
  • Igor Arsovski
  • Vanessa ChenCarnegie Mellon Univ.
  • Danielle GriffithTexas Instruments Inc.
  • Seung KangQualcomm Technologies, Inc.
  • Hylas LamAnalog Devices
  • Nereo MarkulicIMEC
  • Jonathan ProeselNubis Communications
  • Arijit RaychowdhuryGeorgia Institute of Technology
  • Matthias RoseNXP Semiconductors N.V.
  • Loic SibeudCEA Leti
  • Don StarkGoogle
  • R. Bogdan StaszewskiUniversity College Dublin
  • Axel ThomsenCirrus Logic, Inc.
  • Parag UpadhyayaXilinx, Inc.
  • Marian VerhelstKatholieke Universiteit Leuven
  • Paul WhatmoughArm Research
  • Samira Zali AslFerric, Inc.
  • Xin ZhangIBM Corp.
  • Zhengya ZhangUniv. of Michigan
  • Brian ZimmerNVIDIA Corp.
  • Alireza ZolfaghariBroadcom Inc.