About The Symposia

The VLSI Symposia began in 1981 as the Symposium on VLSI Technology as an international conference on current semiconductor research and developments. Its sponsors continue to be the IEEE Electron Devices Society and Solid-State Circuits Council and the Japan Society of Applied Physics in cooperation with the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers. Its intent was to provide an intense but limited size meeting place for US & Japanese researchers and engineers to more openly discuss and exchange new ideas and directions.

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.

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 each other. These interactions are augmented with workshops, 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 1999 meeting was held in Kyoto, Japan. This year it will be returning to the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Honolulu, Hawaii in June, 2000.

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