European Microwave Integrated Circuits Conference 2020

14th - 15th September 2020 

 

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The 15th European Microwave Integrated Circuits Conference (EuMIC) will be held in Utrecht, The Netherlands, as part of the European Microwave Week 2020. Initiated by the GAAS® Association in 1990 and renamed in 2006, the conference visits Utrecht in 2020 for the first time.

The EuMIC conference is jointly organised by the GAAS® Association and EuMA. It is the premier European technical conference dealing with microwave integrated components whether based on silicon, III-V material or photonics. It has established itself as a key contributor to the success of the overall European Microwave Week and remains the largest scientific event in Europe related to microwave integrated circuits.

The aim of the conference is to promote the discussion of recent developments and trends, and to encourage the exchange of scientific and technical information covering a broad range of high-frequency related topics, from materials and technologies to integrated circuits and applications; encompassing all relevant aspects such as theory, simulation, design and measurement. Research and innovation in this field are at the core of the coming 5G communications networks, Internet-of-Things or sustainable electronics.

Technological innovations continue to drive challenges for ever more accurate modelling and simulation tools, as well as for the characterisation techniques used at both device and circuit levels. Nowadays GaAs and silicon-based IC technologies are extensively used in microwave/millimetre-wave systems, while GaN is becoming commercially available, emerging technologies such as CNT or graphene-based devices could play a role in the coming years, with an expected huge impact on system performance. Moreover, new materials and devices push integrated circuit capability to millimetre-wave and even to THz bands, while highspeed digital and photonic integrated circuits represent other key areas of interest. In the modelling area, topics related to device and system small- and large-signal characterisation, test set-ups and modelling approaches up to the THz band are of interest. In the technology area, papers on nanotechnologies for microwaves, as well as wide-bandgap devices and technologies for integrated microwave photonics are specifically solicited. Topics related to semiconductor devices, IC reliability and 3D-interconnects in ICs are also invited to the conference. Finally, contributions are encouraged in the areas of circuit design and applications, 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 transceivers.

If you are interested in the subject of microwave and RF microelectronic devices and ICs, the EuMIC conference is a unique event to have a glimpse at the “wireless revolution”, learn about the latest advances in the field and meet internationally recognised experts from both industry and academia.

Conference Topics

Characterization, Modelling and Circuit Simulation

G01 Physics Based Device Modelling and Simulation
G02 TCAD Device Modelling and Simulation
G03 Small Signal, Large Signal and Noise Modelling
G04 Linear, Nonlinear and Noise Characterisation Techniques
G05 Linear and Nonlinear CAD Techniques for Devices and Circuits
G06 Multi-Physics Device and IC Modelling and Simulation (Thermal, EM, Transport)

Technologies and Devices

G07 Nano-Materials, Technologies and Devices for Microwave to Terahertz Applications
G08 Device and IC Manufacturing: Reliability, Processes and Testing
G09 Passive Devices, Hetero-Integration and 3D-Interconnects in ICs
G10 Si-Based Microwave and Millimetre-Wave Devices
G11 Compound Semiconductor Technologies and Devices
G12 New and Emerging Material and Device Concepts (Quantum electronics, CNT, Organic, etc.)
G13 Devices for Terahertz Electronics and Integrated Microwave Photonics

Circuit Design and Applications

G14 RF and Microwave Integrated Circuits
G15 Millimetre-Wave and Submillimetre-Wave Integrated Circuits
G16 Integrated Receivers, Transmitters and Transceivers
G17 Power Amplifier ICs, including Effciency Enhancement, Linearization
G18 Integrated High-Speed Data Transceivers
G19 Integrated Frequency Sources
G20 ICs for Phased Array Antennas
G21 Microwave Photonics Integrated Circuits
G22 GB/s Data Converters
G23 Design methodology for RF and Microwave Integrated Circuits

Conference Highlights

About 100 papers and poster papers will be presented with contributions from Europe, Asia, North America, the Middle East and a growing number of emerging countries. High-quality papers and posters will be accepted after a rigorous review process and made available in the Conference Proceedings. Lively industrial panel sessions will also be organised. Keynote speakers from industry and academia will present invited talks on hot topics. Tailored short courses and workshops will complement the programme.

EuMIC Microwave Prize

The EuMIC Technical Programme Committee and the EuMW Steering Committee will award the EuMIC 2020 Microwave Prize of €3,000 to the author(s) of the best paper at the 15th 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 Technical Programme Committee of the EuMIC and the EuMW Steering Committee will award a EuMIC Young Engineers Prize of €2,000 to a young engineer or researcher whom 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 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 authors of the paper (effectively co-authors state that their contribution was merely advisory). Further, rules are similar to EuMC and EuRAD.

GAAS® PhD Student Fellowship

The GAAS® Association sponsors three student fellowships of €2,000 each, to be given to young full-time Ph.D. students each having an accepted paper at EuMIC 2020. The purpose is to recognise and provide financial assistance to international Ph.D. students who show promise and interest in pursuing a graduate degree in microwave electronics. Applications should be submitted between 1 January 2020 and 8 May 2020 to the EuMW Grants Chair (grants@eumw2020.org). For further details, see the GAAS® Association website: www.gaas-symposium.eu.

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 with 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, graduate or a Ph.D. 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, from Russia and from low-income countries. The value of the grant is €750 in addition to a free EuMIC registration. Applications should be sent to the Grants Chair (grants@eumw2020.org) by 8 May 2020.

Grant Application Details

15th EuMIC Team

Chair: 
François Deborgies
ESA
eumic.chair@eumw2020.org

Co-Chair:
Stefan Heinen
RWTH Aachen University
eumic.cochair@eumw2020.org

TPC Chair:
Domine Leenaerts
NXP
eumic.tpc@eumw2020.org

TPC Co-Chair:
Christian Fager
Chalmers University of Technology
eumic.tpcco@eumw2020.org

 

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