A Message from the Chair

Wai Tung Ng, General Chair, ISPSD 2022

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the ISPSD conference organizing committee, it is my great honor and pleasure to welcome you to the 34th IEEE International Symposium on Power Semiconductor Devices and ICs. ISPSD brings together the world’s foremost experts and leading companies on power semiconductor devices and integrated circuit technology. Since the first meeting held in Tokyo in 1988, ISPSD has become the premier international forum for technical discussions on all aspects of power semiconductor devices and integrated circuits with an annual attendance of about 500 engineers, scientists and students. The conference location is rotating each year among Japan, North America, Europe and Other Areas.

In 2022 the conference is returning to North America’s beautiful city of Vancouver, BC Canada. The technical program committee is working hard to bring you another excellent peer-reviewed program with short courses on Sunday, plenary sessions on Monday, and oral/poster sessions through out the conference. The current worldwide shortage of semiconductor devices and VLSI chips, especially of power devices and power ICs, has significantly impacted the production of many products, ranging from computers, home appliances, to conventional and electric vehicles. This makes the exchange of information and ideas at ISPSD 2022 even more important and meaningful! We hope to see your participation through submissions of your latest research to ISPSD 2022.

At this time, ISPSD 2022 is still seeking sponsors and exhibitors to display their cutting edge technology and products relevant to the power semiconductor community. We truly hope that we can see many of you in-person at these exhibition booths, fingers crossed!

The 2020 and 2021 conferences had been forced to be conducted on-line due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With the ramp up in worldwide vaccination rate and easing travel restrictions, we are targeting an in-person or hybrid (in-person/on-line) ISPSD 2022. We believe that aside from the technical presentations, face to face interaction among colleagues in our tightly knitted community is the most fruitful cause for attending. It is still premature to finalize the conference format due to the unexpected rage of new COVID variants. We will continue to monitor the situation closely. Please check our website’s front page for frequent updates and COVID related information.

See you at ISPSD 2022!

Wai Tung Ng
General Chair, University of Toronto