Vol. 65, No. 3, October 2019

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IRPS 2020 Call for Papers

The International Reliability Physics Symposium (IRPS) is the world’s premier forum for leading-edge research addressing developments in the Reliability Physics of devices, materials, circuits, and products used in the electronics industry. IRPS is the conference where emerging reliability physics challenges and practical solutions to achieve realistic end-of life projections are first discussed.

This year, the IRPS will be held March 29th – April 2nd at the Hilton DFW Lakes Executive Conference Center, Dallas, TX. The IRPS begins with two full days of tutorials and a year-in-review on Sunday, March 29th and Monday, March 30th followed by three days (Tuesday - Thursday, March 31st- April 2nd) of plenary and parallel technical sessions presenting original, state-of-the-art work. Abstracts are due by October 25th, 2019. Late paper submission due January 24th, 2020.

The IRPS draws presentations and attendees from industry, academia and governmental agencies worldwide. No other meeting presents as much leading work in so many different areas of reliability of electronic devices, encompassing silicon device, non-silicon device, process technology, nanotechnology, optoelectronics, photovoltaic, MEMS technology, circuits and systems reliability including packaging. This year, the IRPS is soliciting increased participation in the following areas: Wide bandgap semiconductors device reliability, 2.5/3D packaging; ESD in advanced nodes, Emerging memory reliability, Circuit and System reliability and aging, Beyond CMOS – reliability issues in neuromorphic computing, and Reliability and testing challenges in automotive electronics.

For the first time in over a decade, IRPS is returning to Dallas, Texas, a major international hub. In Dallas you can EXPLORE the cosmopolitan downtown, museums, and shopping. You can also DISCOVER nearby Fort Worth and its historic Fort Worth Stockyards. While in Texas make sure to DELIGHT in the numerous Tex-Mex and BBQ restaurants.

Opportunities at the symposium include:

  • Two-Day Tutorial Program (Sunday – Monday, March 29th – March 30th). The IRPS tutorial program is a comprehensive two-day event designed to help both the new engineer and experienced researcher. The program contains both beginner and expert tracks and is broken down into topic areas that allow the attendee to participate in tutorials relevant to their work with minimal conflicts between subject areas.

  • Year-in-Review Session (Monday, March 30th). These seminars provide a summary of the most significant developments in the reliability community over the past year. This serves as a convenient, single-source of information for attendees to keep current with the recent reliability literature. Industry experts serve as the “tour guide” and save you time by collecting and summarizing this information to bring you up to date in a particular area as efficiently as possible.

  • Evening Poster Reception. The poster session provides an additional opportunity for authors to present their original research. The setting is informal and allows for easy discussion between authors and other attendees.

  • Evening Session Workshops. These workshops enhance the symposium by providing the attendees an opportunity to meet in informal groups to discuss key reliability physics topics with the guidance of experienced moderators. Some of the workshop topics are directly coupled to the technical program to provide a venue for more discussion on the topic.

  • Vendor Exhibits. Held in parallel with the technical sessions, the equipment demonstrations provide a forum for manufacturers of state-of-the-art laboratory equipment to present their products. Attendees are encouraged to visit the manufacturers’ booths for information and demonstrations.

  • IRPS Paper Awards. IRPS bestows awards for Best Paper, Outstanding Paper, Best Poster and Best Student Paper. The Best Paper author is typically invited to present the paper at ESREF in October.

  • IEW Co-Location. This year the IRPS will be co-located with the International ESD Workshop. Now in its 14th year, the IEW provides a relaxed, invigorating atmosphere to present new work and engage in discussions about the latest issues confronting the ESD and EOS communities.

For registration and other information, visit the IRPS-2020 home page at www.irps.org.

The IRPS committee members look forward to seeing you in Dallas!

Gaudenzio Meneghesso, 2020 IRPS General Chair, University of Padova
Barry P. Linder, 2020 IRPS Publicity Chair, IBM