2017 ISSCC Program

ISSCC Vision Statement

The International Solid-State Circuits Conference is the foremost global forum for presentation of advances in solid-state circuits and systems-on-a-chip. The Conference offers a unique opportunity for engineers working at the cutting edge of IC design and application to maintain technical currency, and to network with leading experts.

Conference Technical Highlights

On Sunday, February 5th, the day before the official opening of the Conference, ISSCC 2017 offers:

  • A choice of up to 4 of a total of 10 Tutorials, or
  • A choice of 1 of 2 all-day Advanced-Circuit-Design Forums

The 90-minute tutorials offer background information and a review of the basics in specific circuit-design topics. In the all-day Advanced-Circuit-Design Forums, leading experts present state-of-the-art design strategies in a workshop-like format. The Forums are targeted at designers experienced in the technical field.

On Sunday evening, there are two events: A Special-Topic Session entitled, “Intelligent Machines: Will the Technological Singularity Happen” will be offered starting at 8:00pm. In addition, the Student-Research Preview, featuring short presentations followed by a poster session from selected graduate-student researchers from around the world will begin at 7:30 pm. Introductory remarks at the Preview will be provided by a distinguished member of the solid-state circuit community, Professor Hoi-Jun Yoo of KAIST, Daejeon, Korea.

On Monday, February 6th, ISSCC 2017 offers four plenary papers on the theme: “Intelligent Chips for a Smart World”. On Monday at 12:15 pm, there will be a Women’s-Networking Event, a luncheon. On Monday afternoon, there will be five parallel technical sessions, followed by a Social Hour open to all ISSCC attendees. The Social Hour, held in conjunction with Book Displays and Author Interviews, will also include a Demonstration Session, featuring posters and live demonstrations of selected papers from industry and academia. Monday evening will include 2 events entitled “Quantum Engineering: Hype, Spin, or Reality” and “Semiconductor Economics: How Business Decisions Are Engineered”.

On Tuesday, February 7th, there are five parallel technical sessions, both morning and afternoon. A Social Hour open to all ISSCC attendees will follow. The Social Hour, held in conjunction with Book Displays and Author Interviews, will also include a second Demonstration Session. Tuesday evening includes two events, entitled “Return of Survey Says!” and “When Will We Stop Driving Our Cars”.

On Wednesday, February 8th, there will be five parallel technical sessions, both morning and afternoon, followed by Author Interviews.

On Thursday, February 9th, ISSCC offers a choice of five all-day events:

  • A Short Course entitled “Ultra-Low-Power Analog Design”

Four Advanced-Circuit-Design Forums entitled

  • “Beyond the Horizon of Traditional Computing: From Deep Learning to Neuromorphic Systems”;
  • “Wireless Low-Power Transceivers for Local and Wide-Area Networks”;
  • “Wireline Transceivers for Mega Data Centers: 50Gb/s and Beyond”;
  • “Pushing the Performance Limits in Data Converters”.

Registration for educational events on Sunday and Thursday will be filled on a first-come first-served basis. Use of the ISSCC Web-Registration Site ( is strongly encouraged. Registrants will be provided with immediate confirmation on registration for the Conference, Tutorials, Forums, and the Short Course.