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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 2019 meeting was held in Kyoto, Japan. This year it will be returning to the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Honolulu, Hawaii in June of 2020.

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
    Vivek De
    Charles Dennison
    Ichiro Fujimori
    Jeffrey Gealow
    Raj Jammy
    Mukesh Khare
    Tsu-Jae King Liu
    Stephen Kosonocky
    Gunther Lehmann
    Un-Ku Moon
    Katsu Nakamura
    Klaus Schruefer
    Hans Stork
    Jason Woo
    Texas Instruments
    Intel Corp., Research Lab
    Micron Technology
    Broadcom Corporation
    Analog Devices, Inc.
    Carl Ziess
    IBM
    University of California, Berkeley
    AMD Ft. Collins
    Infineon Technologies AG
    Oregon State University
    Analog Devices, Inc.,
    Intel Mobile Communications GmbH
    ON Semiconductor
    University of California

Chair

    Tadahiro Kuroda The Univ. of Tokyo

Members

    Steve S. Chung
    Eiji Fujii
    Toshiro Hiramoto
    Digh Hisamoto
    Makoto Ikeda
    Satoshi Inaba
    Meishoku Masahara
    Takashi Miyamori
    Katsura Miyashita
    Yasunori Mochizuki
    Tohru Mogami
    Hiroki Morimura
    Masato Motomura
    Masaaki Niwa
    Yusuke Oike
    Ken Takeuchi
    Hirotaka Tamura
    Hitoshi Wakabayashi
    Shinya Yamakawa
    Kazuo Yano
    Hoi-Jun Yoo
    Kevin Zhang
    National Chiao Tung Univ.
    Panasonic Corp.
    The Univ. of Tokyo
    Hitachi, Ltd.
    The Univ. of Tokyo
    Toshiba Memory Corp.
    AIST
    Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corp.
    Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corp.
    NEC Corp.
    AIST, Nanoelectronics Research Institute
    NTT Device Innovation Center
    Tokyo Institute of Technology
    Tohoku Univ.
    Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corp.
    Chuo Univ.
    Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd.
    Tokyo Institute of Technology
    Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corp.
    Hitachi, Ltd.
    KAIST
    TSMC

NAE Symposium Officers and Organizers - Technology

    Symposium Chair
    Program Chair
    Secretary
    Publicity Chair
    Short Course Chair
    Evening Panel Chair
    Friday Forum Chair
    Web/App
    Focus Sessions Chair
    WIE/YP
    Evening Panel Co-Organizer
    Best Student Paper Chair
    Demo Short Course Co-Org
    Focus Sessions Co-Organizer
    Forum Co-Org and Local Arr
    Demo Session Co-Organizer
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    Chorng-Ping Chang
    Tomas Palacios
    Malgorzata (Gosia) Jurczak
    Willy Rachmady
    Nirmal Ramaswamy
    Greg Yeric
    Kamel Benaissa
    Peide Ye
    Maud Vinet
    Nadine Collaert
    Ted Letavic
    Yue Liang
    Vijay Narayanan
    Seung-Chul Song
    Suman Datta
    Benjamin Colombeau
    Franck Arnaud
    Michael Delaus
    Paul Grudowski
    Bill En
    Jixin Yu
    Klaus Knobloch
    Shimeng Yu
    Applied Materials
    MIT
    Lam Research
    Intel
    Micron Technology
    ARM
    TI
    Purdue
    CEA-LETI, MINATEC
    Imec
    GLOBALFOUNDERIES
    nVidia
    IBM
    Qualcomm Inc.
    University of Notre Dame
    Applied Materials
    ST Microelectronics, Inc.
    Analog Devices
    NXP
    AMD
    Western Digital
    Infineon
    Georgia Institute of Technology

NAE Symposium Officers and Organizers - Circuits

    Symposium Chair
    Program Chair
    Best Student Paper Awards Chair
    Forum Chair
    Electronic Publication Chair
    Short Course Chair
    Demo Chair
    Secretary
    Publicity Chair
    Rump Session Chair
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    Ken Chang
    Brian Ginsburg
    J. Thomas Pawlowski
    Ron Kapusta
    Edith Beigne
    John Wuu
    Rob Aitken
    Bora Nikolic
    Bryan Casper
    Eric Naviasky
    Christoph Sandner
    Stacy Ho
    Mike Chen
    Ewout Martens
    Neale Dutton
    Jonathan Proesel
    Carolina Mora Lopez
    Alvin Loke
    Alireza Zolfghari
    Amin Arbabian
    Zhengya Zhang
    Carlos Tokunaga
    Xin Zhang
    Hylas Lam
    Danielle Griffith
    Loic Sibeud
    Patrick Mercier
    Alice Wang
    Igor Arsovski
    Parag Upadhyaya
    Samira Zali Asl
    Matthias Rose
    Paul Whatmough
    Brian Zimmer
    Xilinx Inc.
    Texas Instruments
    TBD
    Analog Devices
    Facebook Reality Labs
    Advanced Micro Devices
    ARM
    University of California, Berkeley
    Intel Corp
    Cadence
    Infineon Technologies
    MediaTek
    University of Southern California
    imec
    ST Microelectronics
    IBM Research
    imec
    TSMC
    Broadcom Inc.
    Stanford University
    University of Michigan
    Intel Corp.
    IBM
    Analog Devices
    Texas Instruments
    CEA Leti
    University of California, San Diego
    Everactive
    AveraSemi
    Xilinx
    Ferric Inc.
    NXP Semiconductors
    ARM Research
    NVIDIA

JFE Symposium Officers and Organizers - Technology

    Symposium Co-Chair
    Program Co-Chair
    Secretary
    Publicity Co-Chair
    Publication Co-Chair
    Treasurer
    Short Course Co-Chair
    Evening Panel Co-Chair
    Best Student Paper Co-Chair
    Shinya Yamakawa
    Katsura Miyashita
    Masahiko Kanda
    Munehiro Tada
    Masaharu Kobayashi
    Takaaki Tsunomura
    Kazuhiko Endo
    Hiroshi Morioka
    Yuri Masuoka
    Sony Semiconductor Solutions
    Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage
    Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage
    NEC Corp
    The Univ. of Tokyo
    Tokyo Electron Ltd.
    AIST
    Socionext
    Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Chair

    Program Co-Chair Katsura Miyashita Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corp.

    Osbert Cheng
    Sung-Woong Chung
    Shosuke Fujii
    Koji Hamada
    Byoung Hun
    Horng-Chih Lin
    Hang-Ting (Oliver) Lue
    Keiichi Maekawa
    Yoshitaka Sasago
    Yuta Shiratori
    Mitsuru Takenaka
    Tetsu Tanaka
    Kenji Tateiwa
    Aaron Voon-Yew Thean
    Kazuyuki Tomida
    Huaqiang Wu
    Yee-Chia Yeo
    United Microelectronics Corp.
    SK Hynix Semiconductor Ltd.
    Kioxia Corp.
    Micron Memory Japan, Inc.
    Gwangju Institute of Science & Tech
    National Chiao Tung Univ.
    Macronix International Co., Ltd.
    Renesas Electronics Corp.
    Hitachi, Ltd.
    NTT Corp.
    The Univ. of Tokyo
    Tohoku Univ.
    TowerJazz Panasonic Semiconductor
    National Univ. of Singapore
    Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corp.
    Tsinghua Univ.
    Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC)

Officers

    Symposium Co-Chair
    Program Co-Chair
    Publication Co-Chair
    Secretary
    Short Course Co-Chair
    Publicity Co-Chair
    Evening Panel Co-Chair
    Local Arrangements
    BSPA Co-Chair
    Ken Takeuchi
    Yusuke Oike
    Mitsuya Fukazawa
    Mototsugu Hamada
    Noriyuki Miura
    Sugako Otani
    Yasuhiro Takai
    Takashi Tokuda
    Masanao Yamaoka
    Chuo Univ.
    Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corp.
    Renesas Electronics Corp.
    Keio Univ.
    Kobe University
    Renesas Electronics Corp.
    Micron Memory Japan, G.K.
    Tokyo Institute of Technology
    Hitachi, Ltd.

Chair

    Ken Takeuchi
    Chuo University

    Yoji Bando
    Tsung-Yung Jonathan Chang
    Po-Hung Chen
    Kuan-Dar Chen
    Wei Deng
    Yohei Hasegawa
    Chun-Huat Heng
    Yutaka Hirose
    Sung-Wan Hong
    Vinayak Honkote
    Minkyu Je
    Kouichi Kanda
    Jri Lee
    Nicky Lu
    Kenichi Matsunaga
    Makoto Miyamura
    Tomohiro Nezuka
    Kenichi Okada
    Kyomin Sohn
    Ho-Jin Song
    Tomohiro Takahashi
    Makoto Takamiya
    Yasuki Tanabe
    Hisakatsu Yamaguchi
    C.Patrick Yue
    Socionext Inc.
    TSMC
    National Chiao Tung Univ.
    MediaTek Inc.
    Tsinghua Univ.
    Kioxia Corp.
    National University of Singapore
    Panasonic Corp.
    Sookmyung Women’s University
    Intel Corporation
    KAIST
    Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd.
    National Taiwan University
    Etron Technology, Inc.
    NTT Corp.
    NEC Corp.
    Denso Corporation
    Tokyo Institute of Technology
    Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    POSTECH
    Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corp.
    The Univ. of Tokyo
    Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corp.
    Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd.
    Hong Kong University of Science and Technology