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 21 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 2011 meeting was held in Kyoto, Japan. This year it will be returning
to the Hilton Hawaiian Village in June 2012.
Symposia in the Past