Welcome Note from Chair of ISCDG 2013

Dear Friends and Colleagues,
It is a great pleasure for me to welcome you to the IEEE International Semiconductor Conference Dresden Grenoble 2013 (ISCDG 2013) taking place in Dresden. The objective of the ISCDG is to enhance the visibility of international excellence of the European players in micro- and nanoelectronics.

Only some weeks ago, the European Commission proposed a New European Industrial Strategy for Electronics to mobilise €100 billion in new private investments for micro- and nanoelectronics. Its goal is to strengthen the advanced manufacturing in Europe. With this decision, the Commission acknowledges the fact that the European electronics sector underpins Europe’s wider industrial competitiveness because it is a Key Enabling Technology for other sectors, like energy, automotive and health care. Therefore, a growing electronics sector is essential for growth and jobs in Europe. Micro- and nanoelectronic components and systems are not only essential for digital products and services, they are also the basis for innovation and competitiveness in all large industry sectors.

With ISCDG 2013 we address actual topics in the field of More Moore as well as More than Moore. We will have outstanding keynote presentations from the automotive application point of view by Toyota Motor Corporation as well as from European and global key players in microelectronics, namely ST Microelectronics, GLOBALFOUNDRIES and Infineon Technologies.

Moreover we will have 13 invited talks by international experts and 40 oral presentations selected by the technical program committee. I warmly thank the different committees and teams for their efforts in making this event a reality. Especially I want to thank Christoph Kutter as the Technical Program Chair of this event for his engagement.
I look forward to meeting you in Dresden. You will meet leading players and experts from all over the world. Do not miss to visit the beautiful historic city center of Dresden and the other sightseeing highlights of Dresden and its surroundings. The get-together on Thursday evening will be on the conference site.

Thomas Gessner
General Chair of the ISCDG 2013