Monday, 31 December 2007

Happy new year!

With our best wishes, we hope the new year 2008 will bring happiness and joy to you and all your loved ones.

Benjamin and Rodrigo

Thursday, 20 December 2007

2008 IEEE Compound Semiconductor IC Symposium

The 2008 IEEE Compound Semiconductor IC Symposium (CSICS 20008)
will take place in Monterey (in the Portola Plaza Hotel) in October 12-15 2008.

CSICS is the major conference in Compound Semiconductor technologies integrated circuits. The scope of the conference includes all topics related to the fabrication, design, applications, testing, packaging and reliability of compound semiconductor devices and circuits. All compound semiconductor technologies are addressed: GaAs, GaN, SiGe, InP,...

The deadline for electronic receipt of abstracts is May 12 2008.

Extended versions of selected papers will be published in a special issue of the IEEE Journal of Solid State Circuits.

Besides, CSICs 2008 will offer the popular primer course "Basics of GaAs, InP and SiGe RFICs".

And, last but not least, the Symposium offers the possibility to enjoy several days in the beautiful and picturesque city of Monterey, with its famous Monterey Bay Aquarium, wonderful beaches, the Monterey Bay harbor and hundreds of dining and entertainment options, including the famous Bubba Gump Shrimp restaurant!

Wednesday, 19 December 2007

Nanotube-Producing Bacteria

Two engineers at the University of California, Riverside are part of a team that has found semiconducting nanotubes produced by living bacteria – a discovery that could help in the creation of a new generation of nanoelectronic devices.

Have a look at the full story at Semiconductor Online, or have a look at the original press release.

Genus Shewanella. The nanotube filaments produced by biological means could point toward semiconductor manufacturing processes with a smaller energy and environmental footprint. Image credit: Hor-Gil Hur, GIST

Tuesday, 18 December 2007

A paper on IEEJ Transactions on Electrical and Electronic Engineering

In this month's issue (Volume 3, Issue 1, 2008), I've found an interesting paper from the HiSim people. Have a look at it:
A Gate-Current Model for Advanced MOSFET Technologies Implemented into HiSIM2
(Ryosuke Inagaki, Norio Sadachika, Dondee Navarro, Mitiko Miura-Mattausch, Yasuaki Inoue)

Tuesday, 11 December 2007

IEEE Staff Member Awarded

William F. Van Der Vort, executive director of the IEEE Electron Devices Society, received this year's Eric Herz Outstanding Staff Member Award.
The annual IEEE-sponsored award recognizes leadership and contributions to the success of the IEEE over a long period of time. Read on at

Saturday, 8 December 2007

International Symposium on Flexible Electronics 2008

The first International Symposium on Flexible Electronics (ISFE 2008) will be held in Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain, on April 6-9 2008.

This new conference is sponsored by the Engineering Conferences International (ECI) Foundation, together with the Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV, Tarragona, Spain)

The deadline for 300-word abstracts for oral presentations has been extended to December 17 2008.

Abstracts for posters can be sent until February 2008, but will not be published in the Book of Abstracts.

The invited speakers who have confirmed their participation are:

Prof. Michael S Shur (RPI, Troy, NY, USA)
Prof. Yue Kuo (Texas A&M University)
Prof. M. Jamal Deen (McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada)
Prof. Takao Someya (Tokyo University, Japan)
Dr Warren Jackson (HP, Palo Alto, CA, USA)
Prof. William Eccleston (University of Liverpool, UK)
Dr Euan Smith (CDT, Cambridge, UK)
Dr Hagen Klauk (Max Planck Institute for Solid-State Physics, Stuttgart, Germany)

Sunday, 2 December 2007

MIXDES Special Session on Compact Modelling

Let me remind you about a special session on Compact Modelling which
will be held during the nearest MIXDES Conference, Poznan', June 19-21,
2008 ( Its main topic, i.e. "Compact Modeling and
Characterization of Nano CMOS Technologies" is very, very closely
related the COMON domain. I am sure, that Your participation would
enrich the session level and would be very helpful for COMON activity.

Papers in JAP

Nonequilibrium transport of charge carriers and transient electroluminescence in organic light-emitting diodes
V. R. Nikitenko and H. von Seggern
J. Appl. Phys. 102, 103708 (2007) (9 pages)

Generation-recombination and thermal noise coupling in the drift-diffusion model
Fabio E. Zocchi
J. Appl. Phys. 102, 103712 (2007) (5 pages)

Quantum conductance in single- and double-wall carbon nanotube networks
M. Baxendale, M. Melli, Z. Alemipour, I. Pollini, and T. J. S. Dennis
J. Appl. Phys. 102, 103721 (2007) (6 pages)

Determination of trap distributions from current characteristics of pentacene field-effect transistors with surface modified gate oxide
Susanne Scheinert, Kurt P. Pernstich, Bertram Batlogg, and Gernot Paasch
J. Appl. Phys. 102, 104503 (2007) (8 pages)

A numerical model for explaining the role of the interface morphology in composite solar cells
C. M. Martin, V. M. Burlakov, H. E. Assender, and D. A. R. Barkhouse
J. Appl. Phys. 102, 104506 (2007) (9 pages)