2018 International Conference on Solid State Devices and Materials

Greeting

On behalf of the entire SSDM Committee, it is my great pleasure to welcome you to the 2018 International Conference on Solid State Devices and Materials (SSDM2018) to be held on September 9-13, 2018 in Tokyo. This year we are commemorating the 50th SSDM conference since the first one was held in 1969.
SSDM has contributed to device technology and materials science related to electronic as well as photonic devices, including circuits and systems, and new technologies such as nano, organic, spin and bio devices. This year, all technical areas have been newly reorganized, and a new area of energy harvesting and battery-related technology has been added. It is becoming increasingly important for people working in different areas to get together to discuss their work with each other.
This year, 834 high-quality abstracts were submitted from 29 countries around the world. Roughly half the submitted papers were from Japan and the other half were from overseas.
On Sunday September 9, two short courses will be offered. One is “Li-ion battery and Fuel cell technology: Fundamentals and Beyond” and the other is “Breaking technology in thin-film electronics”. These two courses are not tutorials and are for experts and advanced students in each field. The short courses will be followed by the “Industrial Session”, in which industrial leaders of advanced Si technology in the 80’s and 90’s in Japan deliver their views on what they learned through their experiences in business and engineering, and how we should proceed in future. Young engineers from overseas as well as from Japan are extremely welcome.
On Monday September 10, a Special Short Course focusing on advanced Si technology will be held in the morning. Again, this is not a tutorial course and is for experts in various technology areas, because even those who are working on new technologies should be aware of advances in Si technology. In the afternoon, a Special Symposium will be held at the Yasuda Auditorium. This symposium will discuss both historical aspects and future prospects of the SSDM from the viewpoints of electronic and photonic devices, followed by future technology based on new findings in physics and material sciences. Video interviews with G. Moore and R. Dennard will also be played.
The Plenary Session on Tuesday September 11 will feature three invited talks: “A mathematical challenge to a new phase of materials science”, presented by Motoko Kotani of Tohoku University, “Exploration of Materials and Devices for Beyond CMOS Technology for Computing” by Ian Young of Intel Corporation, and “Skin-Inspired Electronics” by Zhenan Bao of Stanford University. The regular program starting immediately after the plenary session will include 73 invited papers, 340 contributed oral papers, and 243 poster papers, including 71 late-news papers.
On behalf of everyone involved in the organization of SSDM2018, I would like to express my sincere appreciation to all the contributors sharing their latest results and ideas in their presentations to make SSDM2018 such a stimulating and exciting conference. We also express our sincere gratitude to JSPS as well as to many corporations and foundations for their financial support. The SSDM is sponsored by The Japan Society of Applied Physics.
It is again my great honor and pleasure to extend a warm welcome to everyone attending SSDM2018. I hope you enjoy the exciting program of this special commemorative conference.
September 2018
Akira Toriumi
General Chair, Organizing Committee, SSDM2018
The University of Tokyo
Japan