has been awarded by the ESSCIRC/ESSDERC Steering Committee to
  • Joseph Borel
  • Walter Heywang
  • Cyril Hilsum
  • Paul G.A. Jespers
  • Leo J. Tummers
  • E. Vittoz

in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the ESSCIRC/ESSDERC conference series.

The aim of the ESSCIRC conference is to provide an annual European forum for the presentation and discussion of recent advances in solid-state circuits and technologies. ESSCIRC and its sister conference ESSDERC, which deals with solid-state devices, are governed by a single Steering Committee. The increasing levels of integration for system-on-chip design made available by advances in silicon technology are stimulating the need for deeper interaction amongst technologists, device experts and circuit and system designers. ESSCIRC and ESSDERC will be jointly organised in 2005. While keeping separate Technical Programme Committees, ESSCIRC and ESSDERC will share plenary keynote presentations and tutorials bridging both communities. Delegates registered for either conference are encouraged to attend any of the scheduled parallel sessions. ESSCIRC’05 will especially focus on high performance circuits, advanced concepts and revolutionary circuit architectures. Suggested topics for original contributions to be submitted to ESSCIRC’05 include (but are not limited to) the main following areas: ANALOGUE CIRCUITS Amplifiers, dc-dc converters, continuous-time and discrete-time filters, comparators, multipliers, voltage references, power managements circuits, consumer electronics. DIGITAL CIRCUITS Digital VLSI systems, microprocessors, microcontrollers, coprocessors, I/O and interchip communication, logic arrays, clocking, digital signal processors, graphic processors, image and voice processing and compression circuits, memories. RF AND COMMUNICATION CIRCUITS Transceiver circuits and subcircuits, frequency synthesis, phase-locked loops, active antennas, power amplifiers, circuits for optical communication. MIXED SIGNAL CIRCUITS AND MICROSYSTEMS System-on-chip, smart-power circuits, smart cards, microsensors, sensor interface circuits, imagers, MEMS. DATA CONVERTERS Nyquist-rate and oversampled A/D and D/A converters, sample and hold circuits, A/D and D/A converter calibration circuits.

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