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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.
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 Magazine
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.
SSCS DL Program Fall 2014
DL Roster through 2015:Wim Dehaene, Payam Heydari, Eric Klumperink, John Long, Borivoje Nikolic, Ullrich Pfeiffer, Jan Rabaey, Sang-Pan U (Ben), Francesco Svelto, Jan Van der Spiegel.
ISSCC 2015 Small Chips for Big Data
ISSCC 2015 will explore Big Data advances in system and circuits technology and architectures that have arisen and are on the horizon to meet the challenges of IoT, healthcare, machine learning, sensor systems, and the worldwide web, opening new vistas for society with opportunities for new lifestyles .
ISSCC Academic and Industrial Demonstration Sessions, held each year during the evening social hours, feature informal interactions between conference goers and the authors orf papers, selected from the regular sessions, that exemplify real-life applications of new ICs presented at the conference.
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.
SSCS President Bill Biderman presents plaque to Rakesh Kumar during 2014 Adcom.

Featured News


Webinar on "NAND Flash Memory -The Lifetime Pursuit of Original Ideas
Celebrating The Contributions of Prof. Fujio Masuoka in Flash Memory
and as a Mentor"

January 6, 2015 at 9AM EST

The IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society is pleased to announce a members-only, no-fee webinar on January 6, 2015 at 9AM EST that encapsulates the contributions to flash memory technology of NAND pioneer Dr. Fujio Masuoka. In the broadcast,  Dr. Masuoka offers firsthand reminiscenes about the origins in the 1980s of this now-key market field. In an introduction, his colleague and friend,  Dr. Koji Sakui, attests to Dr. Masuoka's reach as a teacher and mentor on memory. 






Dr. Hideto Hidaka, who coordinated their webinar, served as guest edtior of the fall 2013 IEEE Solid-State Circutis Magazine, which surveys the origins and development of NAND design in Japan with retrospectives by Drs. Masuoka and Sakui and NAND scientists Drs. Ken Takeuchi and Seijichi Aritome. In his introduction, Dr. Hidaka says the issue "tells the whole story of the innovative spirits toward establishing the cutting-edge industry today."

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Register for the webinar.
Read more about the origin and early years of NAND Flash Memory in the SSCS Magazine.

Koji Sakui
received the B.E. and M.E. degrees, both in instrumental engineering, from Keio University in 1979 and 1981, respectively, and the ph.D. degree from Tohoku University in 1995.
In 1981, he joined the Toshiba Research and Development Center, where he was engaged in the circuit design of DRAM’s. Since 1990 he has been engaged in the development of high density NAND Flash memories. He managed Flash Memory Design Department of SoC R & D Center to develop 90nm, 70nm, and 55nm NAND Flash memory design. He moved to Sony Corporation in 2004, and served as a General Manager of Memory System Department. In 2007, he moved to NAND Products Group, Intel Corporation, where he was a Research Scientist. In 2009, he became a Visiting Professor of Tohoku University. In 2010, he joined Micron as Sr. Architect and Technologist – Memory Innovations. Also, since 2009, he has been a part-time professor of Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan.
Dr. Sakui is a member of the IEEE Electron Device Society, and served a Memory Coordinator for ITC (International Test Conference) in 2001, and a Technical Program Committee for NVSMW (Non-Volatile Semiconductor Memory Workshop), currently IEEE IMW (International Memory Workshop) from 1998 to 2012. He holds 94 US patents granted, and published over 24 technical papers. He received Kanagawa Governor Patent Award in 1997 and Kanto District Patent Award in 2005. In 2012, he became an IEEE Fellow, with the accompanying citation: “for the contribution to NAND flash memories.”

Hideto Hidaka engaged in R&D activities in semiconductor memory technology and IPs, he held engineering and management positions at Mitsubishi Electric and Renesas Technology, and is a Corporate Chief Professional in Renesas Electronics Corp. Japan, responsible for corporate-wide IP creations.
He has served in TPCs for IEEE conferences; ISSCC (2004-2012, Program Chair 2012), A-SSCC, ICICDT, and VLSI-TSA, has been an elected SSCS AdCom member (2012-14) particularly engaged in publications activities for SSCS Magazine (Advisory & Guest Editor), JSSC (Assoc. Editor), and T-VLSI (Steering), and is the Vice-Chair of SSCS Kansai (West Japan) Chapter. He received the BS/MS/Ph.D. degrees from the University of Tokyo and was a visiting scientist at the MIT.


CFP for JXCDC - A New Interdisciplinary Open Access Journal

jxcdc banner-r-koThe JXCDC, a new multi-disciplinary Open Access IEEE journal cosponsore by the Solid-State Circuits Society, is dedicated to the publication of solid-state circuits research using exploratory materials and devices for novel energy efficient computation beyond standard CMOS(Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor) transistor technology.

JXCDC will focus on the exploration of materials, devices and computation circuits to enable Moore’s Law to continue for computation beyond a 10 to 15 year horizon -- the end of the roadmap for CMOS technologies --  with density scaling and improved energy efficiency. Appropriate topics are research milestones in the integration of exploratory materials, devices and computation circuits based upon any of the following:

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




First Pre-Conference Preparation Offered to the Public

issccx poster2015 jpgThis year, for the first time, the IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) will offer an online tutorial course prior to the conference to prepare participants  to maximize their conference experience.

issccx prereg qr codeOpen to the public at no cost, the 11-module set of 10-18-minute videos titled "ISSCC Previews: Circuit and System Insights" introduces several key circuit concepts, trends, and  broad themes that will be central to ISSCC 2015.

"ISSCC Previews: Circuit and System Insights" is now open to everyone for pre-registration at The modules,  powered by the edX platform on the IEEx school site, will be posted online on December 1, 2014 through February 28, 2015.

Each video, taught by a leading expert, will provide background for, and an overview of, state-of-the-art essentails and  key challenges facing solid-state circuit design today in several fields, including wireless and wireline communication, analog, digital, and memory. Optional questions at the end will enable participants to test their understanding of the material. The eleven modules are:

  • How Far Can We Go With Electrical I/O?, Elad Alon, University of California, Berkeley
  • Exascale Computing—Fact or Fiction?, Shekhar Borkar, Intel
  • Voltage Scaling Limits: How Low Can Vmin Go?, Leland Chang, IBM
  • Millimeter-wave and Terahertz Integrated Circuits in Silicon Technologies: Challenges and Solutions, Payam Heydari, University of California, Irvine
  • Creating Energy Efficient Digital Systems, Mark Horowitz, Stanford University
  • Innovation Trend of Semiconductor Memories, Nicky Lu, Etron Technology, Inc.
  • Techniques and Trade-offs in Low Power Wireless Transceivers, Al Molnar, Cornell University
  • A/D Converter Figures of Merit and Performance Trends, Boris Murmann, Stanford University
  • N-Path Filters, Bram Nauta, University of Twente - Impact of Scaling on Analog Design, Willy Sansen, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
  • How to Extract Power from a Solar Cell, Stefano Stanzione, IMEC Netherlands


ISSCC is the flagship conference of the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society, and  the premier forum for advances in solid-state circuits and integrated systems-on-a-chip. Held annually in San Francisco, the 2015 conference will celebrate its 62nd anniversary, and is expected to attract over 3000 circuit experts from around the world.

ISSCC 2015 will feature more than 200 stimulating technical papers covering the latest innovations in circuit and system design.In addition, there will be three exciting Plenary talks; Plenary videos from recent years can be found at the ISSCC website:

Five Elected for AdCom 2015-2017

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Andreia Cathelin, Pavan Hanumolu and Patrick Yue gained new places on the SSCS Administrative Committee, as Kofi Makinwa and Roland Thewes return for second terms.

Click here for their bios


 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

Upcoming SSCS Conferences

2015 IEEE International Solid- State Circuits Conference - (ISSCC)
San Francisco, CA USA Feb 22, 2015 - Feb 26, 2015
2015 IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conference - CICC 2015
San Jose, CA USA Sep 28, 2015 - Sep 30, 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
Honolulu, HI 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
2015 Design, Automation & Test in Europe Conference & Exhibition (DATE)
Grenoble cedex 2, France Mar 9, 2015 - Mar 13, 2015
2015 IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits Symposium (RFIC)
100 N 3rd St, AZ USA May 17, 2015 - May 19, 2015
2015 Symposium on VLSI Circuits
Kyoto, Japan Jun 16, 2015 - Jun 19, 2015
2015 IEEE Compound Semiconductor Integrated Circuit Symposium (CSICS)
New Orleans, LA USA Oct 11, 2015 - Oct 14, 2015
2015 International Workshop on Biometrics and Forensics (IWBF)
Gjøvik, Norway Mar 3, 2015 - Mar 4, 2015
2015 International Conference on Biometrics (ICB)
Phuket, Thailand May 20, 2015 - May 22, 2015
2015 28th International Conference on VLSI Design (VLSID)
Bangalore, India Jan 3, 2015 - Jan 7, 2015
2015 Formal Methods in Computer-Aided Design (FMCAD)
Austin, TX USA Sep 27, 2015 - Sep 30, 2015

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