ISCAS 2002

IEEE International Symposium

on Circuits and Systems

Sunday, 26 May 2002 - Wednesday, 29 May 2002

Scottsdale Princess Resort

Scottsdale, Arizona

ISCAS 2002 Theme: Circuits and Systems for Ubiquitous Computing


Challenges for the Future Generations of Systems on Silicon
Fred Shlapak
Motorola SPS Sector
Monday, 27 May

The pace of technology and demands on the semiconductor industry make forecasting ever more challenging. However, trends in communications, data processing, automotive, security and other markets provide the industry enough insight to understand that significant changes-and need for corresponding preparations - are certain.

The evolution of the markets will require new approaches to IC design, software integration, manufacturing practices, business models and differentiation among the needs of the global regions.

To compete in this decade, we've got to consider:

  • What are the implications of migration to 300mm manufacturing?
  • Will the foundries radically change the semiconductor manufacturing landscape?
  • What regions will emerge as the hot spots for this decade?
  • What factors are most likely to push us against the "Red Brick Wall" for technological advance?
  • What are the drivers for higher utilization of the available bandwidth?
  • How should we respond to these challenges?

The pace of our industry suggests that this may be the most difficult decade to predict. It should be a very interesting ride.

The 2002 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems is sponsored by:
and supported by:
Texas Instruments
Date     Announcement
    6 March     Preliminary conference schedule available. See "Program" area of website.
    29 January     Session information for accepted papers is now available.
    19 January     The list of accepted papers has been posted. Please see the Paper Submission page for the link.
Tutorial Proposal Deadline         Friday, 21 September 2001
Paper Submission Deadline         Monday, 29 October 2001
Paper Acceptance Notification         Friday, 18 January 2002
Author Registration Deadline         Friday, 1 March 2002
Final Submission Deadline         Friday, 1 March 2002
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