Welcome to the 2013 IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC). This year, we will celebrate the 60th anniversary of ISSCC. ISSCC is the flagship conference of the Solid-State Circuits Society, and is the premier forum for the presentation of advances in solid-state circuits and systems-on-a-chip. The Conference offers a unique opportunity to network with leading experts in the field. For 2013, the Conference theme is “60 Years of (Em)Powering the Future”. On this milestone occasion, we are planning several special events which we hope you will be able to attend. A diverse set of exciting plenary presentations is being organized to cover this theme and other important trends. The Conference will feature more than 200 technical presentations representing benchmark results, designs in state-of-the-art processes, and circuits in emerging device technologies. ISSCC 2013 will also feature a variety of educational events (tutorials, a short course, and advanced-circuit forums), and evening sessions. We will highlight systems aspects of regular-paper presentations with selected demonstrations in the Industry Demonstration Session (IDS) and the Academic Demonstration Session (ADS). As well, we will feature student work through the Student-Research Preview (SRP) which will provide an excellent opportunity for students to network and present work-in-progress. In addition, SRP applicants can apply to present at ADS.
I sincerely hope that you plan to participate at ISSCC 2013, whether as a presenter, author, or attendee. I look forward to your active contributions and support at ISSCC 2013.
Conference and Executive Committee Chair, ISSCC 2013