By Topic

Solid-State Circuits Society Newsletter, IEEE

Issue 1 • Date Jan. 2004

Filter Results

Displaying Results 1 - 15 of 15
  • Contents

    Page(s): 1
    Save to Project icon | Request Permissions | PDF file iconPDF (100 KB)  
    Freely Available from IEEE
  • ISSCC focuses on embedded systems

    Page(s): 1 - 6
    Save to Project icon | Request Permissions | Click to expandQuick Abstract | PDF file iconPDF (1272 KB)  

    I SSCC is the foremost global forum for presentation and discussion of new developments in the integrated circuit industry. The theme for 2004 is “Embedded systems for a connected world.” The intelligence in integrated circuits is attributable to their embedded microprocessors, and now they are used for every aspect of computing and control, including their own efficiency and performance. Memories (SRAM, DRAM, and Nonvolatile) are integrated in order to achieve higher performance, and/or lower power. Other imbedded functions include analog circuits, such as A/D and D/A converters, DSPs, RF CMOS and CMOS image sensors, and wireline communication interfaces. ISSCC 2004 will introduce major progress in embedded systems for wireless, wireline, and mobile applications. View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • Call for nominees for SSCS administrative committee election

    Page(s): 6
    Save to Project icon | Request Permissions | PDF file iconPDF (62 KB)  
    Freely Available from IEEE
  • Call to nominate candidates for the IEEE Solid-State Circuits award

    Page(s): 7
    Save to Project icon | Request Permissions | PDF file iconPDF (47 KB)  
    Freely Available from IEEE
  • IEEE lunch at ISSCC offers clues to more successful patents

    Page(s): 7
    Save to Project icon | Request Permissions | Click to expandQuick Abstract | PDF file iconPDF (47 KB)  

    In a dramatic shift from just twenty years ago, when patents issued in information technology cited only previous patents, today's patents are increasingly based on fundamental sources such as scientific and technical literature. A recent study by a nationally recognized research firm, CHI Research, analyzed the relationship of valuable corporate patent portfolios and IEEE literature They found that technology built on IEEE science is more likely to be more valuable than peer technology not built on IEEE science. The study also found that IEEE publications are cited in hightech patents more than any other scientific-technical publisher. In addition, the publications of the IEEE Society sponsoring this newsletter are cited in patents more than any other IEEE publication. View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • Application-driven organic electronics workshop

    Page(s): 8 - 9
    Save to Project icon | Request Permissions | Click to expandQuick Abstract | PDF file iconPDF (76 KB)  

    The IEEE Solid-State Circuit Society's Long-Range Planning Committee has launched an effort to explore profound changes in circuit and system design in the postMoore era and their potential implications on applications, interdisciplinary collaboration, and the role of the society as a service organization. As a member of that committee, Professor Hugo DeMan has stated that the biggest challenge to this ambitious goal is “to bring visionary people together who are willing to start a dialogue on what future microsystems will look like and how we will join forces to make progress in this new field of “super circuit' design.” The Solid-State Circuit Society has the right combination of long-term vision coupled with the practical realities of commercial design to play a major role in stimulating creative thinking. A major challenge in this effort is to determine the mechanisms that are best suited to stimulate a dialogue among disciplines that we envision will become well-connected. View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • Another IEEE membership bennefit, online access to Transactions on Device and Materials Reliability

    Page(s): 9
    Save to Project icon | Request Permissions | Click to expandQuick Abstract | PDF file iconPDF (72 KB)  

    Started in 2001, this IEEE transaction (T-DMR) focuses on component reliability and documents the search for the root cause of failure in increasingly more complex devices and in the materials used to make these devices. The physics of failure, a watchword in the semiconductor industry, reveals new phenomenon that show up as weakness in design, process, material, or application. The determination and elimination of the root cause of failure invariably involves a multidisciplined effort. Electrical engineering, physics, materials, chemistry, processing, and packaging mix to generate a cost-effective solution. View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • Congratulations to new SSCS senior members

    Page(s): 9
    Save to Project icon | Request Permissions | PDF file iconPDF (72 KB)  
    Freely Available from IEEE
  • SSCS elects five AdCom members

    Page(s): 10 - 11
    Save to Project icon | Request Permissions | Click to expandQuick Abstract | PDF file iconPDF (70 KB)  

    Five new members will join the IEEE SSCS Administrative Committee when it meets 15 February 2004. The SSCS membership elected Bryan Ackland, Gary Baldwin, Tom Lee, Jan M. Rabaey, and Jan Van der Spiegel last fall. The AdCom is responsible for overseeing conferences, publications, and other potential technical activities within the Society's field of interest. Each AdCom member serves a three-year term. Terms are staggered so there are always some experienced members and some new members. The Nominating Committee puts together a ballot of candidates each summer. A member can petition to be included on the ballot. See details online at sscs.org/nomelec.htm. View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • Letter to the editor — It wasn't Madame Curie

    Page(s): 11
    Save to Project icon | Request Permissions | PDF file iconPDF (61 KB)  
    Freely Available from IEEE
  • Solid-State Circuits Society is volunteer powered — The CICC case study

    Page(s): 12 - 14
    Save to Project icon | Request Permissions | Click to expandQuick Abstract | PDF file iconPDF (83 KB)  

    SSCS and IEEE have uncovered, through member surveys this year, the fact that many members don't realize that volunteers really do most of the work in IEEE. And many members say they would like to volunteer but don't know how. View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • Books of interest to SSCS

    Page(s): 15 - 17
    Save to Project icon | Request Permissions | PDF file iconPDF (86 KB)  
    Freely Available from IEEE
  • Chapters make SSCS vital around the world

    Page(s): 17 - 18
    Save to Project icon | Request Permissions | Click to expandQuick Abstract | PDF file iconPDF (100 KB)  

    Bulgaria Chapter-Albert Wang, of the Illinois Institute of Technology and SSCS Distinguished Lecturer visited the SSC/ED chapters in Sofia and Varna, Bulgaria, in early August 2003. Marin Hristov of the Technical University of Sofia, Chapter Chair of the SSC Sofia Chapter, organized the visit in Sofia, which included general discussion of IEEE chapter activities and issues, as well as lab visits. In the afternoon, Wang delivered a Distinguished Lecture at Melexis, a major microelectronics company in Bulgaria. The lecture was very well received by an audience of approximately forty. Technical discussions followed the lecture. The next day Jordan Kolev of the Technical University at Varna hosted a chapter meeting with Wang presenting another Distinguished Lecture on ESD protection. View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • The Denver chapter celebrates its first anniversary

    Page(s): 19
    Save to Project icon | Request Permissions | Click to expandQuick Abstract | PDF file iconPDF (76 KB)  

    The SSCS Denver Chapter recently celebrated its first anniversary, having hosted regular monthly technical seminars and occasional social meetings throughout its inaugural year. Attendance regularly exceeded 20 to 35 people, especially positive considering that the meetings were scheduled for Friday afternoons! So far, seminars have been held at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado, thanks to the assistance of Professor Derek Lile of the EE Department. View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • SSCS events calendar

    Page(s): 20
    Save to Project icon | Request Permissions | PDF file iconPDF (83 KB)  
    Freely Available from IEEE

Aims & Scope

This Periodical ceased production in 2008. The current retitled publication is IEEE Solid-State Circuits Magazine.

Full Aims & Scope