The 6th European Microwave Integrated Circuits (EuMIC) Conference will be held from 10 - 11 October 2011 in Manchester, UK as part of the European Microwave Week. This microwave integrated circuits conference will continue to help make European Microwave Week the largest event in Europe related to RF microelectronics.
Monolithic Microwave Integrated circuits, MMICs and RFICs, are the foundation of today's communication and sensing systems. While GaAs and silicon based IC technologies are used extensively in today's systems, emerging technologies such as wide band gap (SiC, GaN, etc.), InP/antimonide CNT and Graphene based devices are expected to become commercially available within a few years, with a big 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. Highly integrated microwave and millimetrewave systems will also be available for many more consumer mass market applications.
As a result of the downscaling, there are, however, numerous technical challenges to overcome, including low breakdown voltage, higher 1/f noise, substrate noise, and many others.
To provide short time-to-product, first-pass success in the design becomes critical. Accurate component modelling and efficient CAD/CAE tools are vitally important. Success in these technologies will enable new services in the areas of safety and security, high bitrate wireless access, and multigigabit/s low-cost wireless links. In such a swiftly changing environment, it is essential to be well informed about the latest technological developments.
EuMIC is the leading conference in Europe for MMIC and RFIC technology, design and applications and is the ideal event to keep abreast of the latest achievements in the field.
The conference will promote the exchange of scientific and technical information on physical fundamentals, material technology, process technology, physics-based and empirical modelling of microwave and optoelectronic 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 field of telecommunications (RF, microwave and optical), automotive, sensors, MEMS, defence 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
G7 Multiphysics modelling
G8 Linear and Non-Linear device characterisation
G9 Nano-technologies and Quantum Devices
G10 III-V Compound Semiconductor Devices and IC Technologies
G11 Si-based Devices and IC Technologies
G12 Wide-Bandgap Semiconductor Devices and Technologies
G13 RF MEMS and MOEMS (common topic with EuMC)
G14 Reliability, Yield and Statistical Analysis
G15 3D-Interconnects and SIP Technologies (common topic with EuMC)
G16 Devices for Microwave Photonics (common topic with EuMC)
G17 Microwave Monolithic ICs
G18 Devices and circuits for Millimetre-wave and THz operation (common topic with EuMC)
G19 Power Amplifiers and Linearisation (common topic with EuMC)
G20 Mixed Signal ICs
G21 Tuneable and Reconfigurable RF Circuits (common topic with EuMC)
G22 Integrated transceivers (common topic with EuMC)
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 scientific community will present invited papers on topics of current and emerging importance in the microwave and millimetre-wave field (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 EuMIC 2011.
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 under 30 years of age at date of award, (2) be the first author of the paper, (3) be the presenter of the paper in an oral or a poster session. The first author must have a major contribution in the work reported; the date of birth of the first author must be given and the major contribution must be described in an electronic statement signed by all other authors of the paper effectively the co-authors state that their contribution was merely advisory and this statement must be submitted together with the original submission. The number of co-authors of the paper is not limited. 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 2011. The purpose is to recognise and provide financial assistance to international PhD students who show promise and interest in pursuing a graduate degree in microwave electronics. Applications should be submitted before June 1st 2011 to the GAAS Association and to the EuMIC Chairman. For further details see the GAAS Association web-site www.gaas-symposium.org.
Reduced registration fees are offered 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 EuMIC Chair by June 1st 2011. The European Microwave Association will also provide a number of grants for delegates coming from Newly Independent States, Russia and from low-income countries. The value of the grant is €500 and a reduced registration fee for the EuMIC. Applications should be sent to the EuMIC Chair by June 1st 2011.
Professor Ali A Rezazadeh
University of Manchester
Dr. John Atherton
WIN Semiconductors Corp