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2021 IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting in San Francisco
September 21, 2021 - December 23, 2021

The 67th annual IEDM, is scheduled for December 11 – 15, 2021 at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square hotel under the theme “Devices for a New Era of Electronics: From 2D Materials to 3D Architectures.”

At IEDM each year, the world’s best scientists and engineers in nano/microelectronics gather to participate in a technical program consisting of more than 220 presentations, along with a variety of panels, focus sessions, Tutorials, Short Courses, a supplier exhibit, IEEE/EDS award presentations and other events highlighting leading work in more areas of the field than any other conference.

Also power semiconductors will be covered in the program.

An example is the tutorial to be given by Dong Seup Lee, Texas Instruments, device and process integration engineer for GaN technology. Excellent material properties of Gallium Nitride (GaN) have promised superior device performance over conventional silicon technologies in power electronics applications. Combination of large critical electric field and high electron mobility makes it possible to scale down power devices, which provides numerous benefits such as smaller input/output capacitances and low on-resistance. In addition, lack of body diode in GaN devices eliminates reverse recovery delay, allowing high frequency operation and opening possibilities for new circuit topologies. Thanks to these benefits, extensive research has been conducted in both academia and industries over the last few decades. Various process technologies have been developed and numerous studies on diverse reliability issues have been conducted. Based on all these efforts, performance and reliability of GaN power devices have improved tremendously and several manufacturers have announced commercial products in recent years. Market adoption is also growing rapidly in various areas from consumer electronics to industrial applications.

“As the COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated, the world is becoming increasingly reliant on electronic technologies. The good news is that the IEDM Tutorials and Short Courses will provide attendees with the invaluable knowledge and information needed to advance the state-of-the-art in critical areas of the field,” said Meng-Fan (Marvin) Chang, IEDM 2021 Publicity Chair, IEEE Fellow, Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering at National Tsing Hua University, and Director of Corporate Research at TSMC. “The opportunity to engage with the world’s technical leaders in these highly specialized areas is one of the hallmarks of the IEDM conference.”

“New, fast-growing electronics applications often require novel semiconductor solutions,” added Srabanti Chowdhury, IEDM 2021 Publicity Vice Chair and Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. “The IEDM Tutorials and Short Courses represent a great opportunity to explore evolving areas of the field, with topics that include novel materials and device types; advances in process and packaging technologies; new design approaches; and much more.”

For registration and other information, visit www.ieee-iedm.org.


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