Sponsored by
the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society and the Japan Society of Applied Physics
In Cooperation with the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers
and the IEEE Electron Devices Society


Hilton Hawaiian Village
Honolulu, Hawaii USA
June 18 - 20, 2008

TThe three day 2008 Symposium on VLSI Circuits will continue to provide the designers of integrated circuits an opportunity to meet and present important new work on all aspects of VLSI circuits in the successful atmosphere established at previous meetings. This year the VLSI Circuits Symposium and the VLSI Technology Symposium will overlap for two days to allow more opportunity for participants to interact and synergize on topics of mutual interest related to technology scaling, embedded memories, power reduction, and design-for-manufacturing (DFM).

The scope of the Symposium covers all aspects of VLSI circuits, such as:

- Circuit design to address challenges of deeply scaled technologies - e.g. DFM, variability, reliability.
- Digital circuit techniques
- Analog and mixed signal circuits such as data converters and amplifiers to address performance, power, technology scaling, and variability.
- Complex SOC systems describing new architectures and implementations.
- Circuit approaches for clock generation and distribution.
- Advances in memory circuits; especially for embedded memories in scaled technologies.
- Adaptive power techniques and power management for analog and digital circuits
- Techniques for digitally-assisted analog and analog-assisted digital including digital implementation of previously analog functions.
- Architectures and circuits for RF and wireless communications.
- Circuits for sensors and displays
- Wireline transceiver and I/O design optimized for high bandwidth and low-power spanning from chip-to-chip through long-reach applications.
- Fundamentals related to the above, including innovative transistor-level circuit design and circuits for characterizing technology changes and variations.

Papers will be considered on the basis of originality, innovation, and advancing the field. Implementation in silicon and measured results will be considered favorably in the ratings. It is understood that papers in new areas are likely to contain less quantitative evaluations than those in more established areas.


Prospective authors must submit papers in the format of two pages of camera-ready copy to:

Hard copy submissions will NOT be accepted.

Those interested in submitting papers should access the above page. The papers are to be submitted in final form and, if accepted, will be published as submitted.

To improve the probability for acceptance of a submitted paper, the paper should describe original work with specific results from experiments or simulations. The content of the paper must not be announced or published prior to the Symposium.

Submissions from universities are encouraged. Partial travel expense support for students who are presenting papers is available upon request.

The selection will be based upon the quality of the written paper and the presentation. The student who receives the Best Student Paper Award will receive a monetary award and a certificate at the opening session of the 2009 Symposium. The student must be the leading author and presenter of the paper, and must indicate in the web submission form that this is a student paper in order to be considered for this award.

Paper Submission Deadline is 17:00, January 7, 2008 (EST)

Prospective attendees can obtain further information and forms for Symposium registration and hotel reservations by contacting their respective secretariats.

The Symposium offers a choice of two one-day short courses on major topics of current interest, instructed by selected experts from across the world. The short course will be held on June 17, 2008. Details will be given in the VLSI Circuits Symposium Advance Program, which will be issued in March, 2008.

Preceding this Symposium, the 2008 Symposium on VLSI Technology
will be held at the same location.

Secretariat for VLSI Symposia (USA)
Widerkehr and Associates
19803 Laurel Valley Place
Montgomery Village, MD 20886 USA
Tel: +301-527-0900 ext. 103
Fax: +301-527-0994
Secretariat for VLSI Symposia (Japan)
c/o ICS Convention Design Inc.
Sumitomo Corp., Jinbocho Bldg.
3-24, Kanda-Nishikicho, Chiyoda-ku
Tokyo 101-8449 Japan
Tel: +81-3-3219-3541
Fax: +81-3-3292-1811