2013 Chairman's Message

On behalf of the Symposium organizing committee, the IEEE Electron Devices Society, the Microwave Theory and Techniques Society, and the Solid-State Circuits Society, we invite you to be a part of the 2013 IEEE Compound Semiconductor IC Symposium (CSICS). This will be the 35th year that the IEEE CSICS (originally GaAs IC Symposium) has been held.  We have chosen to locate this year’s Symposium in beautiful Monterey, California.

From its beginning in 1978 as the GaAs IC symposium, the IEEE Compound Semiconductor IC Symposium (CSICS) has evolved to become the preeminent international forum for developments in compound semiconductor integrated circuits and devices, embracing GaAs, InP, GaN, SiGe, and more recently CMOS and 2-D photonic crystal device technology.  Who would have thought in 1978, or even as recently as 2005, that CMOS would join the compound semiconductor device family, and that III-V and Ge channels would become serious contenders for the 14 nm node?

This year, coverage includes all aspects of the technology, from materials and device fabrication and modeling to IC design and testing, high volume manufacturing, and system applications. Additionally, the latest results in high-speed digital, analog, microwave, millimeter wave, THz, mixed-signal, and optoelectronic integrated circuits will be presented.

There are several social events that allow our attendees to interact in a relaxed setting. These include the Sunday Evening Opening Wine and Cheese Cocktail, the Monday evening Exhibition Opening Reception and the Technology Exhibition Luncheon on Tuesday. We also offer daily breakfast, and morning and afternoon coffee breaks Monday through Wednesday.

CSICS will offer the following short courses:

        1) Terabit Optical Communications;

        2) Sub-Millimeter Wave and THz Systems and Measurements.  

In addition a tutorial on Introduction to Si RFIC Design will be tought by Dr. Waleed Khalil from Ohio State University.  This is a new and exciting course we recommend for anyone interested in learning about Si RFIC design, whether you are new to circuit design or wanting to expand your knowledge and design skills to the rapidly growing and evolving world of Si RFICs.

Please join us at the Compound Semiconductor IC Symposium in Monterey!

Francois Colomb, Chair