The subcommittees have been rearranged and 11 areas have been newly set up in 2018.

SSDM2017 SSDM2018
Area 1Advanced LSI Processing & Materials Science Area 1Advanced CMOS: Material Fundamentals, Process Science and Device Physics
Area 2Interconnect Technologies, MEMS, and Reliability Area 3Interconnection / 3D Integrations / MEMS
Area 3CMOS Devices / Device Physics Area 1Advanced CMOS: Material Fundamentals, Process Science and Device Physics
Area 4Advanced Memory Technology Area 2Advanced / Emerging Memories and New Applications
Area 5Advanced Circuits and Systems SpecialAdvanced Circuits/Systems interacting with Innovative Devices & Materials
Area 6Compound Semiconductor Electron Devices & Related Technologies Area 4Power / High-speed Devices, and Materials
Area 7Photonic Devices and Related Technologies Area 5Advanced Photonics: Devices, Integration and Related Technology
Area 8Advanced Material Synthesis and Crystal Growth Technology Area 11Advanced Materials Synthesis and Advanced Characterization
Area 9Physics and Applications of Novel Functional Devices and Materials Area 9Novel Functional / Quantum / Spintronic Devices and Materials
Area 10Organic Materials Science, Device Physics, Applications and Printed Technologies Area 7Organic / Molecular / Bio-electronics
Area 11Sensors and Materials for Biology, Chemistry and Medicine Area 7Organic / Molecular / Bio-electronics
Area 12Spintronics Materials and Devices Area 9Novel Functional / Quantum / Spintronic Devices and Materials
Area 13Applications of Nanotubes, Nanowires, and Graphene and related 2D materials Area 8Low Dimensional Devices and Materials
Area 14Power Devices and Materials Area 4Power / High-speed Devices, and Materials
Area 15Photovoltaic Materials and Devices Area 6Photovoltaic / Energy Harvesting / Battery-related Technology
New Area Area 10Thin Film Electronics: Oxide, Non-single crystalline and Novel Process

Area 1 Advanced CMOS: Material Fundamentals, Process Science and Device Physics

SSDM2017: Area 1, Area3
Chair : O. Nakatsuka (Nagoya Univ.)

Papers related to device and material technologies for CMOS and relevant transistors are solicited including; (1) advanced and enhanced CMOS devices with performance-boosting, ultra-low power, subthreshold-slope steepening, etc.; (2) emerging material and process technologies of high mobility channel, junction/contact, MOS interfaces, three-dimensional nanostructure, and heterogeneous functions for high performance and device integration, (3) fundamental physics, theoretical simulation, and modeling for emerging transistor technologies including material, process, and device engineering, (4) design technology co-optimization for performance-boosting and improving device manufacturability, reliability, and yield.

Area 2 Advanced / Emerging Memories and New Applications

SSDM2017: Area 4
Chair : T. Sakamoto (NEC Corp.)

Papers related to advanced memory technology are solicited, including: (1) any conventional memories and novel memories such as ReRAM, MRAM, PRAM, and FeRAM; (2) memory-function related circuit elements; (3) memory device physics, reliability, and modeling; (4) cell structure, process, and materials; (5) devices for neuromorphic computing applications, and memory based logic applications.

Area 3 Interconnection / 3D Integrations / MEMS

SSDM2017: Area 2
Chair : M. B. Takeyama (Kitami Inst. of Tech.)

Paper related to interconnect materials, processes and devices are solicited including: (1) interconnection structure, low-power, reliability, Cu/low-k, barrier, carbon-based interconnects, new material and process; (2) 3D integration and packaging, including TSV, bump, bonding, stacking method, stress and thermal analysis etc.; (3) MEMS/RF, MEMS integration, and Bio-MEMS; (4) Heterogeneous 3D System-in-Package, (5) fabrication technology for optical interconnects; (6) Theoretical and simulation technology for reliable interconnects.

Area 4 Power / High-speed Devices, and Materials

SSDM2017: Area 6, Area 14
Chair : D. Hisamoto (Hitachi, Ltd.)

Papers related to power devices (Si, SiC, GaN, Ga2O3, diamond, or other materials) and high-speed compound semiconductor devices (FETs, HFETs, HEMTs, HBTs, or other novel devices) are solicited, including: (1) materials and physical properties; (2) process and characterization; (3) device physics; (4) reliability and modeling; (5) interconnect, packaging, and module technologies; (6) novel applications.

Area 5 Advanced Photonics: Devices, Integration and Related Technology

SSDM2017: Area 7
Chair : N. Nishiyama (Tokyo Tech)

Papers related to photonic technologies and physics are solicited, including: (1) photonic/optoelectronic integration such as Si photonics, hybrid photonics and photonics/electronics convergence circuits; (2) LEDs (including III-nitride, organic/inorganic and novel materials), lasers, photodetectors, optical modulators, optical amplifiers, optical isolators, optical waveguides, wavelength filters and other photonic devices; (3) implementation and packaging for optical communication system and LED lighting; (4) photonics devices and circuits for optical interconnects; (5) optical signal processing; (6) optical sensing technologies for living body, in-vehicle, and others; (7) photonic materials and process technologies; (8) device physics; (9) novel optical phenomena and applications.

Area 6 Photovoltaic / Energy Harvesting / Battery-related Technology

SSDM2017: Area 15
Chair : M. Ikegami (Toin Univ. of Yokohama)

Papers related to experimental and theoretical studies of solar cells, solid-state rechargeable batteries, capacitors, and other ambient energy harvesters including rectenna, solid oxide fuel cells, piezoelectric generators, thermoelectric generators, etc. The scope of this area includes: (1) Novel materials for energy generation/conversion/storage systems including superionic conductors; (2) Processes, characterizations, and physical properties of solid-state materials and devices for energy generation/conversion/storage systems including superionic conductors; (3) Device physics and numerical simulation/modeling; (4) Cathode/anode/electrolyte developments for electrochemical energy storage devices (batteries, capacitors); (5) Module technologies, including encapsulation and interconnections;

Area 7 Organic / Molecular / Bio-electronics

SSDM2017: Area 10, Area 11
Chair : T. Shimada (Hokkaido Univ.)

The scope of this area is devices using organic or molecular materials, or dealing with biological, chemical or medical applications. Papers in the following lists are solicited, including peripheral area.(1) organic and molecular electronics and related phenomena; (2) organic transistors and light emitting devices; (3) organic photovoltaics; (4) physical and chemical sensors, memories, actuators; (5) biological material and related phenomena; (6) imaging and spectroscopy systems; (7) bio- and medical-sensors; (8) bio MEMS/NEMS, CMOS and related devices; (9) µ-TAS and Lab on a Chip (LOC).

Area 8 Low Dimensional Devices and Materials

SSDM2017: Area 13
Chair : K. Kawaguchi (Fujitsu Labs. Ltd.)

Papers related to low-dimensional materials such as quantum dots, nanowires, nanotubes, graphene, and 2D materials, and their device applications are solicited. The scope includes both experimental and theoretical studies on (1) growth and characterization; (2) fundamental physics; (3) electronic and optical devices; (4) sensors; (5) interconnections; (6) energy harvesting; (7) nano-mechanics; (8) novel functional devices.

Area 9 Novel Functional / Quantum / Spintronic Devices and Materials

SSDM2017: Area 9, Area 12
Chair : J. Nitta (Tohoku Univ.)

Papers related to new physics and its applications in novel functional/quantum/ spintronic devices and materials are solicited, including: (1) quantum-mechanical phenomena and nano-devices utilizing single electron, exciton, photon, plasmon, and other quanta; (2) spin transport and spintronic devices; (3) spin-related interaction with light and high-frequency electromagnetic waves; (4) emerging material systems such as topological insulators, graphene, diamond NV centers, and 2D materials; (5) emerging device systems aiming at neuromorphic computing or neuro science.

Area 10 Thin Film Electronics: Oxide, Non-single crystalline and Novel Process

SSDM2017: - * New Area in SSDM2018
Chair : S. Higashi (Hiroshima Univ.)

Papers are solicited on technical innovations relating thin-film materials, processing, and manufacturing technologies covering (1) oxide and non-single-crystalline materials for thin film electronics including amorphous, nanosized, low-dimensional, microcrystalline, polycrystalline, and multicrystalline materials; (2) homogeneous and compound thin-film materials synthesis, growth, and other process technologies including deposition, crystallization, layer transfer, liquid process, and novel approaches; (3) device fabrication, characterization, reliability, modeling, and their applications.

Area 11 Advanced Materials Synthesis and Advanced Characterization

SSDM2017: Area 8
Chair : A. Kikuchi (Sophia Univ.)

Papers related to advanced material synthesis and characterization technologies are solicited, including: semiconductors and functional materials based advanced technologies of (1) growth and synthesis; (2) fabrication; (3) doping; (4) nanostructures; (5) nanomaterials; (6) structural characterization; (7) optical characterization; (8) electrical and magnetic characterization.

Special Advanced Circuits/Systems interacting with Innovative Devices & Materials

SSDM2017: Area 5
Chair : R. Kuroda (Tohoku Univ.)

This special area will focus on state-of-the-art circuit/system technologies and applications, especially, interacting with devices and materials for advanced performance and innovative functionalities. This area will organize general sessions based on contributed papers and invited-speaker-oriented topical sessions on specific topics that will change every year; e.g. bio, neuroscience, sensors, imager, photonics, flexible electronics, MEMS, energy harvest, ultra-low power system, circuits using new devices and materials, etc. In 2018, “Ion/photon coupled systems” and “Innovative device based circuits” will be covered as the topical sessions. Regular circuit/system and application oriented papers of including, but not limited to such topics will also be welcome and strongly recommended to submit to this area.