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2020 IEEE SSC Society AdCom Election Is Now Open- VOTE by Nov 2nd

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Honoring James D. Meindl, Microelectronics Pioneer


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James D. Meindl, a treasured friend, colleague, and mentor, died on 7th of June at his home in Greensboro, Ga., at the age of 87. Meindl was a giant in the world of semiconductors, a gentleman, and a leader of the highest magnitude. For his contributions to microelectronics, the IEEE Life Fellow received the 2006 IEEE Medal of Honor.

To Learn more about James Meindl Visit the SSCS Memoriam.

2020 IEEE Robert N. Noyce Medal Recipient


One of IEEE’s highest awards, the 2020 IEEE Robert N. Noyce Medal, goes to IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society member Susumu Kohyama. To learn more about the award recipients watch here.   


IEEE Journal on Exploratory Solid-State Computational Devices and Circuits

Special Issue on Coupled Oscillators for Non- von Neumann Computation

Submission Deadline: September 30th, 2020

Online Issue Publication: January 1st, 2020

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2020 IEEE Young Professionals Hall of Fame Award

The SSCS Young Professionals Group is one of the 2020 IEEE Young Professionals Hall of Fame Award winners! Congratulations to our YP team for the award, and more importantly for their successes in engaging and serving our YP's.


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Submit Your Research to 2021 IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conference (CICC) 


The IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conference is a premier conference devoted to IC development. The conference program is a blend of oral presentations, exhibits, panels and forums. The conference sessions present original first published technical work and innovative circuit techniques that tackle practical problems. CICC is the conference to find out how to solve design problems, improve circuit design techniques, get exposure to new technology areas, and network with peers, authors and industry experts. CICC 2021 will be held as a virtual conference with no author travel required.

Abstract and Summary Submission Deadline

Technical Session Papers: 11:59pm PST 3 November 2020

Industry Session Papers: 11:59pm PST 11 December 2020


The Selected Tracks for the 2021 CICC Conference

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·         Analog Circuits and Techniques 

·         Data Converters 

·         Design Foundations 

·         Digital Circuits, SoCs, and Systems 

·         Emerging Technologies, Systems, and Applications 

·         Next-generation technology and sensors

·         Biomedical circuits, systems, and applications

·         Power Management 

·         Wireless Transceivers and RF/mm-Wave Circuits and Systems

·         Wireline and Optical Communications Circuits and Systems 

To learn more about submitting visit the CICC website. 


RFIC 2021 Call for Papers

The 2021 IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits Symposium (RFIC 2021) is the premier forum focused exclusively on presenting the latest research results in RF, millimeter-wave, and wireless integrated circuits. The Symposium is part of Microwave Week 2021, the world’s largest RF & microwave technical convention.

Continuing in 2021: RFIC has expanded its focus to include systems, applications, and interactive demonstrations, including 5G systems, radar systems, terahertz systems, biomedical systems, and optoelectronic systems.

Technical Areas: The symposium solicits papers describing original work in all areas related to RF, millimeter-wave, THz, and wireless ICs and systems. Work must be demonstrated through IC hardware results and measurements.

· Wireless Radios and Systems-on-Chip: innovative circuit and system-on-chip concepts related to software- defined radio, cognitive radio, interference cancellation, full-duplex, advanced SOCs for cellular/WiFi, GPS, low-power radio circuits for sensors, IoT, Zigbee, biomedical applications, radio architectures suitable for energy harvesting, wake-up receivers, etc.

· mmWave Communication Circuits and Systems-on-Chip: >20GHz (i.e., mmWave through THz) circuits and SOCs for wireless communication, including 5G, phase shifters, phased arrays, beamformers, and transceivers.

· Radar, Imager, and Sensor Systems-on-Chip: integrated radar, imaging, spectroscopy, and sensing circuits at microwave through THz frequencies, including vehicular radar SOCs.

· Transmitters and Power Amplifiers: for RF through mmWave frequencies and higher, power amplifiers, drivers, modulators, digital transmitters, advanced TX circuits, linearization and efficiency enhancement techniques, etc.

· Front-End Circuits: LNAs, mixers, VGAs, T/R switches, integrated FEM, amplifiers, filters, demodulators.

For additional details on submitting a paper or the RFIC 2021 Symposium click here.

Technology Spotlight

New Opportunities in Non-Uniform Sampling by Mike Chen


Date: October 23, 2020

Time: 11AM EDT


Uniform sampling has been widely adopted in today’s circuit designs, ranging from data converters (ADC and DAC), and discrete-time signal processing (such as switched-capacitor filters). It is a well-developed processing technique that leads to many circuit architectures. However, Nyquist theory does not limit us to processing the samples at a uniform time grid so long as the average sample rate is sufficiently high, i.e., no loss of signal information. Why not sample the analog signal in a non-uniform time grid? What is the benefit by doing so? What is the underlying signal processing implication? In this talk, we will provide a background overview and explore new opportunities in non-uniform sampling (NUS) along with several silicon prototypes (from data converter to RF transceiver) that leverage non-uniform sampling. Thanks to the unique properties of NUS, there are interesting possibilities for future circuit- and system-level architectural innovations.

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