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2014 SSCS Adcom
The SSCS AdCom during its biannual meeting on February 9, 2014 in San Francisco. Next fall, the group will meet in Venice, Italy, to coincide with ESSCIRC.
SSCS Chapter Chairs  Luncheon, February 2014
Thirty chapter representatives met and remet at the 2014 SSCS Chapter Chair Luncheon during ISSCC in February.
The quarterly IEEE Solid-State Circuits Magazine celebrates and summarizes the work of pioneering and contemporary inventors of key IC technologies with invited, tutorial-level feature papers to keep SSCS members technically in the know.
DL Members
DL Alvin Loke at SSCS-Singapore (left); DL Gabriel Rebeiz at SSCS-Leuven. Lecturers serving through 2014: R.J. Baker, F. Dielacher, C.Enz, M. Flynn, K.Gunnam, H.Hashemi, H. Luong, F. O'Mahony, J.Savoj. Through 2015: W.Dehaene, P. Heydari, E. Klumperink, J.Long, B. Nikolic, U. Pfeiffer, J.Rabaey, Sang-Pen (Ben) U, J.Van der Spiegel, F. Svelto.
ISSCC 2014
The Societys flagship conference in February explored how shared networks, infrastructure and data storage, and new ways of securing them, are emerging to create a truly connected world.
2014 SSCS membership offers the new RFIC Virtual Journal -- a curated, multi-media collection of papers from the publications of 3 IEEE societies -- in addition to all SSCS-sponsored content in IEEE Xplore, including the JSSC and the tutorial SSCS Magazine, A quarterly members-only webinar lecture series is also planned.
High-Tech High Heels
SSCS is a new supporter of the High-Tech High Heels summer camp program for high school juniors considering careers in science, technology, engineering and math. Backed by the IEEE Women in Engineering Committee, the 10-year-old project offers intensive two-week workshops on Advanced Placement physics.
Dr. Irwin Jacobs IEEE MOH 2013
The Society wishes to congratulate IEEE Life Fellow Dr. Irwin Jacobs, Qualcomm Founder and 2013 IEEE Medal of Honor recipient, pictured here with SSCS President Dr. Rakesh Kumar, and past Presidents Dr. Lew Terman and Prof. Bruce Wooley at a Qualcomm reception in San Diego on June 6th.
IEEE "Rapid Post" makes new JSSC articles available in advance of the full electronic and print issues. Rapid posted articles are peer-reviewed and edited, but not paginated.
SSCS President Bill Biderman presents plaque to Rakesh Kumar during 2014 Adcom.

Featured News


Webinar From Noon - 2 PM EDT on  October 20th: "Digital Frequency Synthesis: Journey towards Spectral Purity, Ultra-Low Power and Millimeter-Wave Operation"

by R. Bogdan Staszewski, an IEEE Fellow and the recipient of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Industrial Pioneer Award in 2012.


Staszewski portrait 900x1500-6As CMOS processes scale down, raw transistor performance and power consumption dramatically improve, but difficulties arise in implementing traditional phase-locked loop (PLL) architectures in frequency synthesizers, which are key components of RF and mixed-signal system-on-chip (SoC) solutions. Starting with the 130nm CMOS node, digitally intensive and all-digital PLLs --  consisting of a digitally controlled oscillator (DCO) to generate a multi-GHz output clock and a time-to-digital converter (TDC) to digitize the generated output phase  -- have emerged as alternatives to the traditional charge-pump PLLs; the loop filter between the DCO and TDC is built of logic gates.

A major misconception the digital frequency synthesizers have always faced is that they somehow produce more noise and spurs while consuming more power. This seminar reouns the journey of digital frequency synthesis from its humble beginnings in 2000 to the current 28nm node, where it outperforms its traditional analog counterparts in almost all respects, including high spectral purity performance, ultra-low power, and mm-wave operation.

Register at:

Final Deadline for 2015 VLSI-TSA Paper Submissions is October 31st

Download CFP
The conference will take place in Hsinchu, Taiwan, on April 27-29.

Register as an Early Bird for ASSCC 2014 through October 7th

Get an Extra $50 Discount as an SSCS Member

ASSCC 2014 in Kaohsiung, Taiwan on Nov. 10-12, will feature four keynote talks, four tutorials,three social events, two industry programs, 16 sessions with 86 papers, and best student paper demos.

Read more about the program.  Register here:

CFP for 2nd Asian Image Sensors and Imaging Systems Symposium Open Through October 10

Sponsoredon 1-2 December, 2014,  on the Tamachi Campus of the Tokyo Institute of Technology by IEEE SSCS Japan Chapter and co-sponsored by the Technical Group on Information Sensing Technologies (IST), the Institute of Image Information and Television Engineers (ITE), and IEEE SSCS Kansai Chapter in cooperation with the Group of Information Photonics (Optical Society of Japan), the CMOS, Computational Optics, and Nanophotonic Information Systems Working Groups.

For details and up-to-date  information: see


 A new IEEE Open Access Publication

To provide a unique interdisciplinary forum for scientists and engineers to critique and document progress, and explore pormising alternatives in the field of CMOS technology for computational devices, circuits and architecture,  this new open access journal will focus on the exploration of materials, devices and circuits to enable Moore’s Law to continue for computation beyond a 10 to 15 year horizon (beyond the end of the roadmap for CMOS technologies) with associated density-scaling and improvement in energy efficiency.  Examples of appropriate topics for submission are: 

•    Quantum electronic devices (e.g. tunneling)
•    Spintronics and Nanomagnetics devices
•    Straintronics (piezo-electric) devices
•    Plasmonics
•    Functional materials
•    High fan-in, fan-out logic circuits
•    Reconfigurable and non-volatile computation circuits
•    Computation circuits comprehending the on-chip communication means

Inquiries for the JxCDC Journal should be sent to JXCDC@IEEE.ORG

Detailed instructions for paper submissions


CFP for VLSI DAT 2015 Open Through October 18, 2014

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Proposals, which may be up to four pages long for next year's international VLSI Design, Automation & Test conference in Hsinchu, Taiwan, on April 27-29, must be submitted electronically at

IEEE Technology Time Machine


The IEEE TTM 2014 is the third organized Symposium on future technologies to globally predict the interplay science, technology, society, and economics may have on one another. Multiple future technologies will be discussed interactively between attendees and speakers. IEEE is bringing world renowned experts to present a 2035 vision for each of the six areas described below. Two expert challengers will further examine the vision and provide a discourse that extends to participant roundtable discussions followed by an interactive readout for all to partake in. The participant conclusions reached will be edited to create a series of formal white papers through the assistance of experienced science and innovation journalists.

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Attendee Letter...

Patronage and Exhibitor Brochure...

International Solid-State Circuits Conference Call for Papers


As a last reminder, note that the ISSCC 2015 paper deadline is Monday, September 8, 2014 (3 pm ET or 19:00 GMT). 

If you intend to submit a paper, it is important that you register as early as possible your intent, by completing the questionnaire on the ISSCC Submissions Website. Once the questionnaire has been completed, a simple upload of your paper is all that is needed! Note that participants selected for a Demonstration Presentation are eligible for an Outstanding Demonstration Award.

For news of the Plenary and Educational Events (updated) at ISSCC 2015, please see: Poster  

For the Call for Papers, including information on the Demonstration Sessions and Student Activities at ISSCC 2015, please see: Call for Papers

SSCS Adcom Slate for 2015-2017

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AdCom 2015-2017 Slate Attracts Five Newcomers

Andreia Cathelin, Pavan Hanumolu, Ali Sheikholeslami, Hirotaka Tamura, and Patrick Yue are joined by
incumbents Hideto Hidaka, Kofi Makinwa, and Roland Thewes, who seek second Terms.


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Upcoming SSCS Conferences

2014 IEEE Asian Solid-State Circuits Conference (A-SSCC)
KaoHsiung, Taiwan Nov 10, 2014 - Nov 12, 2014
2015 IEEE International Solid- State Circuits Conference - (ISSCC)
San Francisco, CA USA Feb 22, 2015 - Feb 26, 2015
2016 IEEE International Solid- State Circuits Conference - (ISSCC)
San Francisco, CA USA Jan 31, 2016 - Feb 4, 2016
2016 IEEE Symposium on VLSI Circuits
TBD, TBD USA Jun 15, 2016 - Jun 17, 2016
2017 IEEE International Solid- State Circuits Conference - (ISSCC)
San Francisco, CA USA Feb 5, 2017 - Feb 9, 2017

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