Saturday, August 1, 2009


The biennial International Semiconductor Device Research Symposium will take place on December 9-11, at the University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland USA.

This Symposium focuses on exploratory research in electronic and photonic materials and devices. Areas such as novel device concepts, processing technologies, advanced modeling, nanotechnology, nanoelectronics, wide band-gap semiconductors, MEMS materials and devices, oxides and dielectrics, magnetic materials and devices, organic and polymer opto-electronic materials and devices, ultra high frequency devices & RF effects, and high power-high temperature devices are included. The Symposium brings together diverse participants in multidisciplinary areas, and provides a forum for extended personal scientific interaction for engineers, scientists, and students working in the field of advanced electronic materials and device technologies.
Moreover, it has a topic dedicated to Compact Modeling, so it can be interesting to go there and have a look.

Extended abstracts from the conference are published online through IEEE Xplore.
Furthermore, presenters may optionally submit a full-length manuscript to be considered for publication in a special issue of Solid State Electronics.

Another interesting advantage of presenting a paper at ISDRS 2009 is that it is held just after IEDM, and very close to the IEDM venue (Baltimore, Maryland), so researchers who present papers at ISDRS can attend before IEDM and then go to ISDRS.

In fact, ISDRS an alternative to IEDM, especially for university teams, in the sense that IEDM is more industrial oriented, while ISDRS focuses more on device properties research and device modeling.

The University of Maryland in College Park is located just 4 miles outside of Washington DC. It is inside of the Capital beltway, accessible by the Washington DC Metro System (green line), and can be reached from all three of the Washington and Baltimore airports.

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