About the Symposia

The founders of the Symposia, Professors Shoji Tanaka and Walter Kosonocky, first organized the VLSI Technology Symposium in 1981 to provide 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 developed into an important and valuable event for people working in the VLSI industry. The presentation of high-quality technical papers has enabled attendees to learn about new directions in the development of VLSI technology. The Symposium’s collegial atmosphere has made this an enjoyable learning experience.

The Symposium on VLSI Technology has alternated each year between sites in the US and Japan. In 1987, the first Symposium on VLSI Circuits was held in conjunction with the VLSI Technology Symposium in recognition of the growing interest to provide the same intensely focused and open forum for discussing circuit and system implementations. During the past 30 years, this annual gathering has increased in value for all participants, with many new technologies and circuits introduced during past Symposia, which have contributed to the prosperity of the world. The Symposia 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.

The two Symposia remained linked for many years to provide opportunities for technology engineers and scientists and circuit and system designers to interact with each other. These interactions are augmented with short courses, invited speakers and several evening panel sessions, including joint focus sessions integrating papers from both disciplines. In recognition of the efforts of organizers, authors, and participants in making the Symposia successful, an extensive entertainment and banquet program is included.

Now in its 42nd year of delivering a unique convergence of technology and circuits for the microelectronics industry, the 2022 IEEE Symposium on VLSI Technology & Circuits will be merged into one Symposium to maximize the synergy across both domains, and will be held as a five-day hybrid event, combining both live sessions onsite at the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Honolulu, HI from June 13 – 17, 2022, as well as on-demand access to selected presentations and panel sessions.

Test of Time Award

Established in 2021, the Test of Time Award recognizes the most impactful Symposium papers from each track, published 10 years or more ago, that have established their significance in history.

Test of Time Award Honorees

Best Student Paper Award

Since 2004, the VLSI Symposium has presented a Best Student Paper Award to encourage the research of student projects which will lead the next generation.

Former Best Student Award Winners

Best Demo Paper Award

Since 2017, the VLSI Symposium has presented a Best Demo Paper Award to recognize outstanding Demo paper from each track.

View Former Best Demo Paper Award Winners

Future Symposia

June, 2023 – Rihga Royal Hotel, Kyoto, Japan

2022 Committees

IEEE Executive Committee


H.S. Philip WongStanford University


Ajith AmerasekeraUniversity of California, Berkeley
Fariborz AssaderaghiSiTime
Andreia CathelinSTMicroelectronics
Anantha ChandrakasanMIT
Chorng-Ping ChangApplied Materials, Inc.
Ken ChangCadence
Vivek DeIntel Research Lab
Ichiro FujimoriBroadcom Corp.
Jeffrey GealowAnalog Devices, Inc.
Brian GinsburgTexas Instruments
Raj JammyCarl Zeiss
Gosia JurczakLam Research
Mukesh KhareIBM
Tsu-Jae King LiuUniversity of California, Berkeley
Stephen KosonockyUhnder
Gunther LehmannInfineon Technologies AG
Kofi MakinwaTU Delft
Kaizad MistryIntel
Borivoje NikolicUniversity of California, Berkeley
Tomas PalaciosMIT
Gary PattonIntel
Klaus SchrueferIntel Mobile Communications GmbH

JSAP Executive Committee


Tadahiro KurodaThe University of Tokyo


Steve S. ChungNational Yang Ming Chiao Tung University
Mototsugu HamadaThe University of Tokyo
Toshiro HiramotoThe University of Tokyo
Digh HisamotoHitachi, Ltd.
Makoto IkedaThe University of Tokyo
Satoshi InabaKioxia Corp.
Taisuke IwaiFujitsu Ltd.
Meishoku MasaharaAIST
Takashi MiyamoriToshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corp.
Katsura MiyashitaToshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corp.
Yasunori MochizukiNEC Corp.
Tohru MogamiAIST, Nanoelectronics Research Institute
Jun TeradaNTT Device Technology Labs
Masato MotomuraTokyo Institute of Technology
Katsu NakamuraAnalog Devices, K.K.
Masaaki NiwaThe University of Tokyo
Yusuke OikeSony Semiconductor Solutions Corp.
Ken TakeuchiThe University of Tokyo
Takaaki TsunomuraTokyo Electron Ltd.
Tetsuzo UedaPanasonic Corp.
Hitoshi WakabayashiTokyo Institute of Technology
Shinya YamakawaSony Semiconductor Solutions Corp.
Kazuo YanoHitachi, Ltd.
Hoi-Jun YooKAIST
Kevin ZhangTSMC

NAE Symposium Officers and Program Committee

Technology Symposium Officers

Symposium ChairTomas PalaciosMIT
Program ChairGosia JurczakLam Research
SecretaryVijay NarayananIBM
Publicity ChairFranck ArnaudST Microelectronics
Evening Panel ChairPeide YePurdue University
Short Course ChairSuman DattaUniversity of Notre Dame
Publication ChairShimeng YuGeorgia Tech
Best Student Paper Award ChairMichael DelausAnalog Devices
Demo Session ChairSeung-Chul SongQualcomm
Forum ChairYue LiangnVidia
Local Arrangements ChairMaud VinetCEA-LETI
Website/App ChairPaul GrudowskiNXP Semiconductors N.V.
Diversity & YP ChairTed LatavicGlobalFoundries
Focus Session ChairNadine Collaertimec
Workshop ChairBenjamin ColombeauApplied Materials

Circuits Symposium Officers

Symposium ChairBrian GinsburgTexas Instruments Inc.
Program ChairBorivoje NikolićUniversity of California, Berkeley
Secretary & Invited Paper ChairRon KapustaAnalog Devices
Publicity ChairNeale DuttonST Microelectronics
Panel Session ChairJohn WuuAdvanced Micro Devices
Short Course ChairAlvin LokeNXP Semiconductors N.V.
Publication Chair & Web ChairCarolina Mora Lopezimec
Best Student Paper Award ChairStacy HoMediaTek Inc.
Demo Session ChairCarlos TokunagaIntel Corp.
Forum ChairChristoph SandnerInfineon Technologies AG
Virtual Arrangements ChairPatrick MercierUniversity of California, San Diego

Members: Technology Track

Ashish AgrawalIntel
Gary BronnerRambus
Alessandro CalderoniMicron
Srabanti ChowdhuryStanford University
Bill EnAMD
Klaus KnoblochInfineon
Nandu MahalingamTexas Instruments
Thomas MikolajickNamLab
Max ShulakerMIT
Greg YericCerfe Labs
Jixin YuWestern Digital

Members: Circuits Track

Igor ArsovskiMarvell Technology Group
Vanessa ChenCarnegie Mellon University
Qinwen FanTU Delft
Danielle GriffithTexas Instruments Inc.
Gernot HueberSilicon Austria Labs
Seung KangQualcomm Technologies, Inc.
Namik KocamanBroadcom
Hylas LamAnalog Devices
Phillip NadeauAnalog Devices
Nereo Markulicimec
Priyanka RainaStanford University
Arijit RaychowdhuryGeorgia Institute of Technology
Matthias RoseNXP Semiconductors N.V.
Farhana SheikIntel
Don StarkFacebook
R. Bogdan StaszewskiUniversity College Dublin
Axel ThomsenCirrus Logic, Inc.
Parag UpadhyayaXilinx, Inc.
Marian VerhelstKU Leuven
Paul WhatmoughArm Research
Xin ZhangIBM Corp.
Zhengya ZhangUniversity of Michigan
Brian ZimmernVIDIA Corp.

JFE Symposium Officers and Program Committee

Symposium Officers

Symposium Co-ChairKatsura MiyashitaToshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corp.
Symposium Co-ChairYusuke OikeSony Semiconductor Solutions Corp.
Program Co-ChairTakaaki TsunomuraTokyo Electron Ltd.
Program Co-ChairMototsugu HamadaThe University of Tokyo
SecretarySugako OtaniRenesas Electronics Corp.
SecretaryTetsu OhtouTokyo Electron Ltd.
Publicity Co-ChairKazuhiko EndoAIST
Publicity Co-ChairMitsuya FukazawaRenesas Electronics Corp.
Evening Panel Co-ChairMunehiro TadaNanoBridge Semiconductor, Inc.
Evening Panel Co-ChairTomohiro NezukaMIRISE Technologies Corp.
Short Course Co-ChairKazuyuki TomidaSony Semiconductor Solutions Corp.
Short Course Co-ChairKentaro YoshiokaKeio University
Publication Co-ChairMitsuru TakenakaThe University of Tokyo
Publication Co-ChairKazutaka MiyanoMicron Memory Japan, G.K.
Best Student Paper Award Co-ChairKenji TateiwaTower Partners Semiconductor(TPSCo)
Best Student Paper Award Co-ChairMakoto MiyamuraNEC Corp.
Forum Co-ChairShosuke FujiiKioxia Corp.
Forum Co-ChairMakoto TakamiyaThe University of Tokyo
TreasurerMasaharu KobayashiThe University of Tokyo
Demo Session Co-ChairYuri MasuokaSamsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Demo Session Co-ChairHisakatsu YamaguchiFujitsu Ltd.
Focus Session and Invited Paper Co-ChairTomohiro TakahashiSony Semiconductor Solutions Corp.
Focus Session Co-ChairHang-Ting LueMacronix International Co., Ltd.
Virtual Arrangements Co-ChairNoriyuki MiuraOsaka University
Workshop Co-ChairMasahiko KandaToshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corp.
Workshop Co-ChairKouichi KandaFujitsu Research

Members: Technology Track

Osbert ChengUnited Microelectronics Corp.
Koji HamadaMicron Memory Japan, G.K.
Tuo-Hung HouNational Yang Ming Chiao Tung University
Deoksin KilSK Hynix
Rihito KurodaTohoku University
Byoung Hun LeePohang University of Science and Technology
Hiroshi MoriokaSocionext Inc.
Yuta ShiratoriNTT Corp.
Aaron Voon-Yew TheanNational University of Singapore
Ryuta TsuchiyaHitachi, Ltd.
Huaqiang WuTsinghua University
Yoshiki YamamotoRenesas Electronics Corp.
Yee-Chia YeoTSMC

Members: Circuits Track

Tsung-Yung Jonathan ChangTSMC
Po-Hung ChenNational Yang Ming Chiao Tung University
Wei DengTsinghua University
Chun-Huat HengNational University of Singapore
Sung-Wan HongSogang University
Vinayak HonkoteIntel Corporation
Tetsuya IizukaThe University of Tokyo
Takayuki IwaiKioxia Corp.
Minkyu JeKAIST
Satoshi KondoToshiba Corp.
Youngjoo LeePohang University of Science and Technology
Ying-Zu LinMediaTek
Kenichi MatsunagaNTT Corp.
Kenichi OkadaTokyo Institute of Technology
Yukihiro SasagawaSocionext Inc.
Chun ShiahEtron Technology, Inc.
Kyomin SohnSamsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Takashi TokudaTokyo Institute of Technology
Masanao YamaokaHitachi, Ltd.
Chia-Hsiang YangNational Taiwan University
C. Patrick YueHong Kong University of Science and Technology

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