IEEE International Semiconductor Conference (CAS)
The 38th edition of International Semiconductor Conference (CAS 2015), sponsored by IEEE Electron Devices Society, will be held in Romania, at the hotel Sinaia, from the mountain resort Sinaia (Romania), from October 12-14, 2015. More information can be found at www.imt.ro/cas.
The first edition of the CAS conference was organized in 1978, by ICCE (Institute . Starting with 1991, CAS was opened to the international scientific community and changed its name accordingly to the International Semiconductor Conference, still maintaining the same acronym (CAS). In 1995 the conference has become an IEEE event, being sponsored by the IEEE EDS. In the last decade, the Conference profile has been gradually extended from semiconductor devices physics and technology (including semiconductor materials and microelectronics) to micro- nanotechnologies. In the last couple of years the topics have been:
- Nanoscience and Nanoengineering
- Micro- and nanophotonics and Optoelectronics
- Microwave and Millimeter Wave Circuits and Systems
- Microsensors and Microsystems
- Semiconductor Devices
- Integrated Circuits
- Physics of Materials
Since 1997 the organizer of CAS has been the National Institute for Research and Development in Microtechnologies (IMT-Bucharest, www.imt.ro), coordinated by the Romanian Ministry of Education and Scientific Research. Mission of IMT consists in research and development in micro-nano-bio-technologies, technology transfer, education and training, dissemination. The institute is a pole of multidisciplinary research, integrating research, education and technology transfer, emerging as a regional centre. Between 2003 and 2015 IMT was involved in approximately European 43 projects (FP6, FP7 and related).
Satellite events have accompanied the conference almost every year. These events were workshops organized by FP6 and FP7 European Projects such as: WAPITI (STREP), PATENT (NoE), 4M (NoE), AMICOM (NoE), INTEGRAplus (IP), MEMS-4-MMIC (STREP), SMARTPOWER (IP), MIMOMEMS (CSA), SOI-HITS (IP), NANOCOM (ENIAC). Other events have been thematic workshops: « New trends in Automotive electronics and semiconductor” (organized by Infineon Technology Romania) and ”IEEE EDS Mini-Colloquium NADE –Nanoelectronic Devices – Present and Perspectives” (organized by IEEE EDS Romania Chapter).
Prominent personalities, from academia and companies, were invited every year as speakers in the plenary sessions: Dr. M. C. Rocco, National Science Foundation USA, Dr. A. Wild, ENIAC Joint Undertaking Belgium, Prof. F. Udrea, Cambridge Univ. UK, Prof. H. Hartnagel Darmstadt Univ. Germany, Prof R.Sorrentino, Univ Perugia, Italy, Dr. D. Grützmacher, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Germany and many others.