European Microwave Integrated Circuits Conference 2023

18TH – 19TH SEPTEMBER 2023

 

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The 18th European Microwave Integrated Circuits Conference (EuMIC) will be held in Berlin, Germany, as part of the European Microwave Week 2023. Initiated by the GAAS® Association in 1990 and renamed in 2006, the conference is being held from the 18th to the 19th of September 2023 in Berlin, Germany, in the hub27 at Messe Berlin. Berlin, as the capital of Germany is an international hub for technical, financial, and entrepreneurial start-up activities in a truly dynamic city that never goes to sleep! The EuMIC conference is jointly organized by the GAAS® Association and EuMA, and is the premier European technical conference for all topics ranging from RF, microwave, and terahertz electronics over to ultra-fast mixed-signal circuits and systems to optoelectronics. Established as the key contributor to the success of the overall European Microwave Week the EuMIC conference is the largest scientific event in Europe related to microwave integrated circuits.

The aim of the conference is to showcase recent notable achievements and innovative trends within our industry and to encourage the exchange of scientific and technical information covering a broad range of high- frequency related topics in integrated circuits, ranging from devices and technologies to monolithic integrated circuits dedicated to system-in- package and system-on-chip applications; encompassing all relevant aspects such as theory, modelling, simulation, design, and measurement. Research in the field of microwave, terahertz, and optical electronics is crucial to enable innovations on the technology and infrastructure level in new and emerging applications of information and communication technology and sensing.

Mega trends such as 6G and terahertz connectivity, connected and environmental-aware vehicles, smart and intelligent sensing, pan- global satellite coverage, Smart City & Smart Factory developments all rely on high frequency devices and solutions. In addition, they drive the technology-pull and motivate in which field to invest and where to focus your IC start-up company. Traditionally, the EuMIC conference has focused mostly on III-V compound semiconductor technologies, we are particularly keen and encourage more Si-based contributions as we recognise the rapidly progressing applicability of SiGe BiCMOS and CMOS/SOI solutions for microwave and millimetre-wave applications.

The targeted technological innovations continue to drive challenges for modelling fidelity, simulation complexity, design specifications as well as for the characterisation techniques applied at both device and circuit levels. While GaAs and silicon-based IC technologies are extensively used in today’s systems, technologies such as wide-bandgap semiconductor (SiC, GaN, etc.), CNT, and graphene-based devices demonstrate a huge impact on the overall system performance and energy-efficiency. Moreover, new materials and devices push integrated circuit capability to millimetre-wave and even to THz bands, while in high-speed mixed-signal and digital integrated circuits microwave-oriented design techniques and paradigms become essential. The combination of photonics and electronics in optoelectronic integrated circuits represent other key areas of interest. In the modelling area, topics related to devices and circuits, small- and large-signal characterisation, test setups using single or multi- tone or wideband modulated excitation signals up to the THz regime are of prime interest. In the technology area, contributions in the field of nanotechnologies for microwaves, as well as wide-bandgap devices and technologies for microwave photonics are specifically solicited. Topics related to semiconductor devices, IC reliability, wafer-level packaging and 3D-interconnects of ICs are also invited to the conference. Finally, contributions in the areas of application-specific circuit design, RF, and microwave ICs, millimetre- and submillimetre-wave ICs, photonic ICs, mixed-signal and high-speed digital ICs, tunable and reconfigurable ICs as well as integrated detectors, receivers, transmitters, and complete transceivers are highly encouraged.

If you are eager to hear of the latest advances in RF/ microwave/mmWave device or IC technology, and how these will drive the next Telecom, Industrial, Automotive and Smart City revolutions, attend the EuMIC conference in September 2023! The organizational team is putting together an outstanding program, which ensures that you will be excited.

Authors of EuMIC 2023 papers will be encouraged to submit an extended version of their paper to a special issue dedicated to EuMIC in the EuMA’s International Journal of Microwave and Wireless Technologies.

Conference Topics

Modelling, Simulation of Devices and Circuits

G01 TCAD and Multi-Physics Based Device and IC Modelling and Simulations
G02 Linear, Nonlinear and Noise Characterization and Modelling Techniques
G03 Linear and Nonlinear CAD Techniques for Devices and Circuits
G04 Advanced Methods for Microwave Integrated Circuit Design and Modelling (also including AI, DL, ML, ANN) Technologies, Devices and IC-Processes
G05 Nano-materials, Technologies and Devices for Microwave to THz Applications
G06 Device and IC Manufacturing: Reliability, Processes and Testing
G07 Passive Devices, Hetero-Integration and 3D-Interconnects in ICs
G08 Si-Based Microwave and Millimetrewave Technologies and Devices
G09 Compound Semiconductor Technologies and Devices
G10 New and Emerging Material and Device Concepts (Quantum Electronics, CNT, Organic, …)
G11 Devices for THz Electronics and Integrated Microwave Photonics
G12 Wafer Level Packaging

Integrated Circuit Design

G13 RF, Microwave, and Millimetre-wave Integrated Circuits up to 100 GHz
G14 Millimetre-wave (beyond 100 GHz) and THz Integrated Circuits
G15 Integrated Receivers, Transmitters, and High-Speed Transceivers
G16 Power Amplifier Integrated Circuits
G17 Integrated Frequency Sources and Frequency Conversion
G18 ICs for Phased Array Antennas, MIMO, and Beamforming Transceivers and Building Blocks
G19 Microwave Photonics Integrated Circuits and Silicon Photonic Transceivers
G20 Mixed-signal Integrated Circuits and GB/s Data Converters
G21 Low Noise Integrated Circuits
G22 Si-based Integrated Circuits Design
G23 Si-based Power Amplifier Integrated Circuits

Emerging Technologies and Applications

G24 Microwave and Millimetre-wave Integrated Circuits for Innovative Applications (Smart Industry, Smart Devices, 6G, M2M, LoRa, RFID, IoS, IoT, ...)
G25 Wearable Integrated Electronics for Sensing Applications from MHz to THz
G26 Microwave Integrated Circuits for Autonomous Systems and Vehicular Communications (V2X, C-ITS, ...)
G27 Microwave Integrated Circuits for Quantum Computing

Conference Highlights

More than 100 papers and poster papers will be presented with contributions from Europe, Asia, Middle East, North and South America as well as emerging countries. High-quality papers and posters will be accepted after a rigorous review process and made available in the conference proceedings and online. Keynote speakers from industry and academia will present invited talks on hot topics. Tailored short-courses, workshops and lively panels round off the programme.

EuMIC Microwave Prize

The EuMIC Technical Programme Committee and the EuMW Steering Committee will award the EuMIC 2023 Prize of €3,000 to the author(s) of the best contributed paper at the 18th European Microwave Integrated Circuits Conference. An extended version of the winning paper will be considered for publication in the International Journal of Microwave and Wireless Technologies.

EuMIC Young Engineers Prizes

The EuMIC Technical Programme Committee and the EuMW Steering Committee will award an EuMIC Young Engineer Prize of €2,000 to young engineers or researchers who have presented an outstanding paper at the European Microwave Integrated Circuits Conference. To be eligible, candidates must be (1) under 30 years of age at date of award, (2) the first author of the paper, and (3) be the contribution presenter in an oral or a poster session. The first author must have made a major contribution to the work reported, which must be described in an electronic statement signed by all co-authors of the paper (effectively co-authors state that their contribution was merely advisory). Further rules are similar to EuRAD and EuMC.

Tom Brazil Fellowship Award Student Essay Competition

As part of the fellowship award, for the next three years, starting in 2021, the GAAS® Association will promote an essay competition in memory of Prof. Tom Brazil, a great contributor to the Microwave Community and a well-known friend and colleague to many of us. To be eligible to participate, the student has to be enrolled in a full-time PhD or graduate degree programme in microwave electronics.

The student should write a 4000-word essay or max of 12 pages, including diagrams and tables, reporting His/Her view on “Microwaves for global challenges,” thus describing what kind of future microwave activities would be important and why. The essays will be shortlisted, and the top three will be asked to do a final pitch during EuMW week.

The best essay will be awarded a prize of €2,500. For the second and third place, prizes of €1,500 and €1,000 are granted.

Applications should be sent to the email address brazilaward.eumw2023@eumwa.org by 25th August 2023.

Reduced Fees and Special Grants

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 six student grants of €750 and free EuMIC registration. Applicants for a student grant must be aged 30 or younger at the time of the European Microwave Week, be a full-time student, i.e., an undergraduate or a PhD student, and they will be asked to provide a supervisor’s written confirmation of their current student status. The European Microwave Association will also provide a number of grants for delegates coming from the Newly Independent States and from low-income countries. We will be particularly proud to support applications from Ukrainian scholars. The value of the grant is €750 in addition to a free EuMIC registration. Applications should be sent to the EuMW 2023 Grants Chair by emailing grants.eumw2023@eumwa.org within the deadline (see “Important Dates” section

18th EuMIC Team

Chair: 
Friedel Gerfers
eumic.chair.eumw2023@eumwa.org

Co-Chair:
Corrado Carta
eumic.cochair.eumw2023@eumwa.org

TPC Chair:
Ulrich Lewark
eumic.tpc.chair.eumw2023@eumwa.org

 

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