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John Shen, General Chair, ISPSD 2018

Dear Colleagues,

Thank you for your interest in the 30th IEEE International Symposium on Power Semiconductor Devices and ICs (ISPSD 2018) to be held May 13-17 in Chicago, USA. Since its first meeting in Japan in 1988, ISPSD has become the world’s premier forum for technical discussions in all areas of power semiconductor devices and power integrated circuits, including but not limited to device physics, modeling, design, fabrication, materials, packaging, device reliability, and device/circuit interactions. The power semiconductor industry has steadily grown into a $30 billion business worldwide over the past three decades, which enables energy-efficient power electronic applications such as solar power, wind power, electric vehicles, data centers, and industrial drives. Most of the breakthrough power device technologies were first reported and presented at ISPSD conferences before they became phenomenal commercial successes. ISPSD2018 will celebrate 30 years of excellence in advancing power semiconductor technologies with a series of technical and social events during the conference.

Chicago is the third largest city in the United States with non-stop flights connecting to most major cities in Asia, Europe, and North America. This great city is an international hub for finance, commerce, industry, technology, telecommunications, and transportation. Chicago is the headquarters to 12 Fortune 500 companies, and has major automotive OEMs and suppliers, industrial equipment manufacturers within 300 mile radius including Ford, GM, Chrysler, Delphi, Rockwell, Eaton, Johnson Control, Caterpillar, and Cummings. The city of Chicago is the birth place of modern skyscrapers and a living museum of modern architecture. ISPSD 2018 will be held in the historical Palmer House Hilton Hotel in the beautiful and safe downtown district of Chicago with numerous museums, parks, theaters, restaurants, and shops within a walking distance. We trust you and your family will enjoy your stay in Chicago.

ISPSD 2018 will offer plenary speeches, short courses, oral/poster technical sessions, and industry exhibitions. We welcome you to participate in ISPSD2018 as an author, a presenter, an attendee, an exhibitor, a sponsor, a volunteer, or any combined role of the above. Together we help to enable a more sustainable future.

Sincerely Yours,

John Shen
General Chair, ISPSD 2018