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The 5th European Microwave Integrated Circuits (EuMIC) Conference will be held from September 27 - 28, 2010 in Paris, France as part of the European Microwave Week. This conference has evolved from the highly successful GAAS® Symposium and is now organised jointly by GAAS® Association and EuMA. This microwave integrated circuits conference will continue to help make European Microwave Week the largest event in Europe related to the RF microelectronics.
Microwave Monolithic Integrated circuits, MMIC and RFIC, are the foundation of today's telecommunication and sensor systems. While GaAs and silicon based IC-technologies are used in today's microwave link, radar, and remote sensing applications, emerging technologies such as wide band gap (SiC, GaN etc), InP/antimonide and CNTs, Graphene based devices are expected to become commercially available within a few years, with an expected large impact on system performance. The downscaling of silicon technologies such as CMOS and SiGe-HBT according to Moore's law, has now resulted in device performance close to the III-V technologies with cut-off frequencies exceeding 400 GHz. As predicted, highly integrated microwave and millimetre-wave systems will likely be available also for broader consumer mass market applications due to the reduced cost and increased functionality. As a result of the downscaling, there are however many challenges to conquer such as the resulting low breakdown voltage, which complicates the generation of microwave and millimetre-wave power with decent effi ciency, higher 1/f noise in devices leading to higher phase noise in local oscillators, substrate noise/coupling etc.
To provide short time-to-product, fi rst-pass success in the design and short foundry turn-around time becomes very important. In addition, as the complexity of the circuits is increased, accurate modelling of active and passive components as well as the effi ciency of CAD/CAE tools become increasingly important. As a result, new systems working in the microwave and millimetre-wave range will facilitate totally new services in the areas of safety and security, high bit-rate wireless lastmile access, and multigigabit/s low-cost wireless links for home, entertainment, medical, and secure communication. In such a swiftly changing environment, it is essential to be well informed about current state-of- the-art technology, especially the latest developments.
EuMIC is the leading conference for MMICs/RFICs and their applications in Europe, and therefore acts as the ideal event to keep up to date with the latest achievements in the fi eld. EuMIC also includes topics on recent breakthroughs and advances on HF electronic and optoelectronic. The aim of the conference is to promote the discussion of recent developments and trends, and encourage the exchange of scientifi c and technical information on physical fundamentals, material technology, process development and technology, physics based and empirical behavioral modelling of microwave and optoelectronic active devices, design of monolithic ICs based on GaAs, InP, SiGe, GaN, SiC, RF CMOS and other semiconductor materials. Special emphasis will be given to applications covering the fi eld of telecommunications (RF, microwave and optical), automotive, sensors, MEMS, defense and space, as well as emerging technologies such as wide band-gap semiconductors.
G1 Physics Based Device Modelling and Simulation
G2 TCAD Device Modelling
G3 Noise modelling and characterisation
G4 Linear and Non-Linear CAD Techniques for Devices and Circuits
G5 Mixed-Signal Modelling
G6 Modelling of Passive RF, Microwave and mm Wave Components (common topic with EuMC)
G7 Complex modelling (Transport & Thermal &EM Modelling)
G8 Linear and Non-Linear device characterisation
G9 Nano-technologies and Quantum Devices for microwaves
G10 III-V Compound Semiconductors Devices and IC-Technologies
G11 Si-based Devices and IC-Technologies
G12 Wide-Bandgap Semiconductors Devices and Technologies
G13 RF-MEMS and MOEMS (common topic with EuMC)
G14 Reliability, Yield and Statistical Analysis
G15 3D-Interconnects and SIP Technologies
G16 Devices for Microwave-Photonics
G17 Microwave Monolithic ICs
G18 Devices and circuits for Millimetre-waves and THz
G19 Power Amplifi ers and Linearizers (common topic with EuMC)
G20 Mixed Signal ICs (common topic with EuWIT)
G21 Tunable and Reconfi gurable RF Circuits (common topic with EuMC, EuWIT)
Over 100 papers will be presented with contributions from Europe, Asia and the USA and a growing number of emerging countries. Papers and posters will be made available on CD-ROM in the Conference Proceedings. Lively industrial panel sessions will also be organised. Keynote speakers from industry and the scientifi c community will present invited papers on topics of current and emerging importance in the microwave and millimetre-wave fi eld (processes, devices, circuit theory, and industrial applications). Tailored Short Courses and Workshops will complement the programme.
The Technical Programme Committee of EuMIC and the EuMW Steering Committee will award the EuMIC Prize of £ 3,000 to the author(s) of the best contributed paper to the EuMIC 2010.
The EuMIC Technical Programme Committee and the EuMW Steering Committee will award the Young Engineer Prize of £ 2,000 to a young engineer or researcher who has presented an outstanding paper at the European Microwave Integrated Circuits Conference. To be eligible candidates must (1) be aged 30 or younger at the date of the award, (2) be the fi rst author of the paper, (3) be the presenter either of an oral or poster session. Applicants must state the purpose to which the prize will be put. The successful applicant may use part of the prize to fund attendance at the following year's European Microwave Integrated Circuits Conference.
The GAAS Association sponsors three student fellowships of £ 2,000 each, to be given to young full-time PhD students each having an accepted paper at EuMIC 2010. The purpose is to recognise and provide fi nancial assistance to international PhD students who show promise and interest in pursuing a graduate degree in microwave electronics. Applications should be submitted before May 16, 2010 to the GAAS Association and to the EuMIC Chairman. For further details see the GAAS Association web-site www.gaas-symposium.org.
Reduced fees are implemented for students as well as senior persons aged 65 years or more. The European Microwave Association will also provide up to 10 student grants consisting of £ 500. Applications should be sent to the EuMC Chair by May 16, 2010. The European Microwave Association will also provide a number of grants for delegates coming from Newly Independant States, Russia and from low-income countries. The value of the grant is £ 500 and a reduced registration fee for the EuMC. Applications should be sent to the EuMC Chair by May 16, 2010.
Prof. Frederic Aniel
Université Paris 11, Orsay
ESA - ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands
STMicroelectronics Crolles, France