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 Wong Stanford University


Ajith Amerasekera University of California, Berkeley
Fariborz Assaderaghi SiTime
Andreia Cathelin STMicroelectronics
Anantha Chandrakasan MIT
Chorng-Ping Chang Applied Materials, Inc.
Ken Chang Cadence
Vivek De Intel Research Lab
Ichiro Fujimori Broadcom Corp.
Jeffrey Gealow Analog Devices, Inc.
Brian Ginsburg Texas Instruments
Raj Jammy Carl Zeiss
Gosia Jurczak Lam Research
Mukesh Khare IBM
Tsu-Jae King Liu University of California, Berkeley
Stephen Kosonocky Uhnder
Gunther Lehmann Infineon Technologies AG
Kofi Makinwa TU Delft
Kaizad Mistry Intel
Borivoje Nikolic University of California, Berkeley
Tomas Palacios MIT
Gary Patton Intel
Klaus Schruefer Intel Mobile Communications GmbH

JSAP Executive Committee


Tadahiro Kuroda The University of Tokyo


Steve S. Chung National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University
Mototsugu Hamada The University of Tokyo
Toshiro Hiramoto The University of Tokyo
Digh Hisamoto Hitachi, Ltd.
Makoto Ikeda The University of Tokyo
Satoshi Inaba Kioxia Corp.
Taisuke Iwai Fujitsu Ltd.
Meishoku Masahara AIST
Takashi Miyamori Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corp.
Katsura Miyashita Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corp.
Yasunori Mochizuki NEC Corp.
Tohru Mogami AIST, Nanoelectronics Research Institute
Jun Terada NTT Device Technology Labs
Masato Motomura Tokyo Institute of Technology
Katsu Nakamura Analog Devices, K.K.
Masaaki Niwa The University of Tokyo
Yusuke Oike Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corp.
Ken Takeuchi The University of Tokyo
Takaaki Tsunomura Tokyo Electron Ltd.
Tetsuzo Ueda Panasonic Corp.
Hitoshi Wakabayashi Tokyo Institute of Technology
Shinya Yamakawa Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corp.
Kazuo Yano Hitachi, Ltd.
Hoi-Jun Yoo KAIST
Kevin Zhang TSMC

NAE Symposium Officers and Program Committee

Technology Symposium Officers

Symposium Chair Tomas Palacios MIT
Program Chair Gosia Jurczak Lam Research
Secretary Vijay Narayanan IBM
Publicity Chair Franck Arnaud ST Microelectronics
Evening Panel Chair Peide Ye Purdue University
Short Course Chair Suman Datta University of Notre Dame
Publication Chair Shimeng Yu Georgia Tech
Best Student Paper Award Chair Michael Delaus Analog Devices
Demo Session Chair Seung-Chul Song Qualcomm
Forum Chair Yue Liang nVidia
Local Arrangements Chair Maud Vinet CEA-LETI
Website/App Chair Paul Grudowski NXP Semiconductors N.V.
Diversity & YP Chair Ted Latavic GlobalFoundries
Focus Session Chair Nadine Collaert imec
Workshop Chair Benjamin Colombeau Applied Materials

Circuits Symposium Officers

Symposium Chair Brian Ginsburg Texas Instruments Inc.
Program Chair Borivoje Nikolić University of California, Berkeley
Secretary & Invited Paper Chair Ron Kapusta Analog Devices
Publicity Chair Neale Dutton ST Microelectronics
Panel Session Chair John Wuu Advanced Micro Devices
Short Course Chair Alvin Loke NXP Semiconductors N.V.
Publication Chair & Web Chair Carolina Mora Lopez imec
Best Student Paper Award Chair Stacy Ho MediaTek Inc.
Demo Session Chair Carlos Tokunaga Intel Corp.
Forum Chair Christoph Sandner Infineon Technologies AG
Virtual Arrangements Chair Patrick Mercier University of California, San Diego

Members: Technology Track

Ashish Agrawal Intel
Gary Bronner Rambus
Alessandro Calderoni Micron
Srabanti Chowdhury Stanford University
Bill En AMD
Klaus Knobloch Infineon
Nandu Mahalingam Texas Instruments
Thomas Mikolajick NamLab
Max Shulaker MIT
Greg Yeric Cerfe Labs
Jixin Yu Western Digital

Members: Circuits Track

Igor Arsovski Marvell Technology Group
Vanessa Chen Carnegie Mellon University
Qinwen Fan TU Delft
Danielle Griffith Texas Instruments Inc.
Gernot Hueber Silicon Austria Labs
Seung Kang Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
Namik Kocaman Broadcom
Hylas Lam Analog Devices
Phillip Nadeau Analog Devices
Nereo Markulic imec
Priyanka Raina Stanford University
Arijit Raychowdhury Georgia Institute of Technology
Matthias Rose NXP Semiconductors N.V.
Farhana Sheik Intel
Don Stark Facebook
R. Bogdan Staszewski University College Dublin
Axel Thomsen Cirrus Logic, Inc.
Parag Upadhyaya Xilinx, Inc.
Marian Verhelst KU Leuven
Paul Whatmough Arm Research
Xin Zhang IBM Corp.
Zhengya Zhang University of Michigan
Brian Zimmer nVIDIA Corp.

JFE Symposium Officers and Program Committee

Symposium Officers

Symposium Co-Chair Katsura Miyashita Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corp.
Symposium Co-Chair Yusuke Oike Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corp.
Program Co-Chair Takaaki Tsunomura Tokyo Electron Ltd.
Program Co-Chair Mototsugu Hamada The University of Tokyo
Secretary Sugako Otani Renesas Electronics Corp.
Secretary Tetsu Ohtou Tokyo Electron Ltd.
Publicity Co-Chair Kazuhiko Endo AIST
Publicity Co-Chair Mitsuya Fukazawa Renesas Electronics Corp.
Evening Panel Co-Chair Munehiro Tada NanoBridge Semiconductor, Inc.
Evening Panel Co-Chair Tomohiro Nezuka MIRISE Technologies Corp.
Short Course Co-Chair Kazuyuki Tomida Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corp.
Short Course Co-Chair Kentaro Yoshioka Keio University
Publication Co-Chair Mitsuru Takenaka The University of Tokyo
Publication Co-Chair Kazutaka Miyano Micron Memory Japan, G.K.
Best Student Paper Award Co-Chair Kenji Tateiwa Tower Partners Semiconductor(TPSCo)
Best Student Paper Award Co-Chair Makoto Miyamura NEC Corp.
Forum Co-Chair Shosuke Fujii Kioxia Corp.
Forum Co-Chair Makoto Takamiya The University of Tokyo
Treasurer Masaharu Kobayashi The University of Tokyo
Demo Session Co-Chair Yuri Masuoka Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Demo Session Co-Chair Hisakatsu Yamaguchi Fujitsu Ltd.
Focus Session and Invited Paper Co-Chair Tomohiro Takahashi Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corp.
Focus Session Co-Chair Hang-Ting Lue Macronix International Co., Ltd.
Virtual Arrangements Co-Chair Noriyuki Miura Osaka University
Workshop Co-Chair Masahiko Kanda Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corp.
Workshop Co-Chair Kouichi Kanda Fujitsu Research

Members: Technology Track

Osbert Cheng United Microelectronics Corp.
Koji Hamada Micron Memory Japan, G.K.
Tuo-Hung Hou National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University
Deoksin Kil SK Hynix
Rihito Kuroda Tohoku University
Byoung Hun Lee Pohang University of Science and Technology
Hiroshi Morioka Socionext Inc.
Yuta Shiratori NTT Corp.
Aaron Voon-Yew Thean National University of Singapore
Ryuta Tsuchiya Hitachi, Ltd.
Huaqiang Wu Tsinghua University
Yoshiki Yamamoto Renesas Electronics Corp.
Yee-Chia Yeo TSMC

Members: Circuits Track

Tsung-Yung Jonathan Chang TSMC
Po-Hung Chen National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University
Wei Deng Tsinghua University
Chun-Huat Heng National University of Singapore
Sung-Wan Hong Sogang University
Vinayak Honkote Intel Corporation
Tetsuya Iizuka The University of Tokyo
Takayuki Iwai Kioxia Corp.
Minkyu Je KAIST
Satoshi Kondo Toshiba Corp.
Youngjoo Lee Pohang University of Science and Technology
Ying-Zu Lin MediaTek
Kenichi Matsunaga NTT Corp.
Kenichi Okada Tokyo Institute of Technology
Yukihiro Sasagawa Socionext Inc.
Chun Shiah Etron Technology, Inc.
Kyomin Sohn Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Takashi Tokuda Tokyo Institute of Technology
Masanao Yamaoka Hitachi, Ltd.
Chia-Hsiang Yang National Taiwan University
C. Patrick Yue Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

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