The International Symposium on Power Semiconductor Devices and ICs (ISPSD) is the 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 and integration, device reliability, and device/circuit interactions.

The conference is held annually in continental regions across the world on a rotating basis. ISPSD 2018 marks the thirtieth anniversary of the conference. This year's event will be held in North America at the historic Palmer House Hilton Hotel, located in the heart of downtown Chicago, USA.

News & Highlights

**IMPORTANT NOTE on the Visa Invitation Letter: Attendees from certain countries are required to obtain a US visa when attending ISPSD 2018. Some embassies may need to verify that registration fees have been paid in full and may require applicants to appear in person for an interview, causing delays in the application process. Applicants affected by these procedures are informed that additional screening is needed. Therefore, attendees should apply for a visa no later than three months prior to the conference.

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February 6, 2017 Short Course schedule and tentative Technical Program posted.
January 4, 2018 Conference registration is now OPEN. Early rates are available until April 15.
Online hotel reservation is now OPEN. Group rates are available until April 13.
Exhibitors & Sponsors registration and payment can be completed here.
November 2, 2017 Abstract submission is CLOSED. Authors will be notified by December 22, 2017.
October 13, 2017 The abstract submission deadline has been extended to October 31, 2017.
August 20, 2017 Paper abstract submissions are now being accepted through our ePapers Portal. Please see Call for Papers for abstract requirements.
August 2, 2017 Call for TPC Nomination is now CLOSED.
July 27, 2017 Open call for Short Course speakers - If you would like to propose a topic for a one hour short course session please visit Short Course Call for Proposal.
July 4, 2017 ISPSD 2018 is seeking nominations for Technical Program Committee members. Please submit your nominations for qualified candidates. See Call for TPC Nomination for details.
June 20, 2017 ISPSD 2018 website officially launched - please check back regularly for updates

Important Dates

Short Course proposal deadline October 30, 2017
Abstract submission deadline (extended) October 31, 2017
Short Course speaker notification December 15, 2017
Author notification December 22, 2017
Late news submission deadline (limited acceptance) March 1, 2018
Final manuscript submission deadline March 15, 2018
Early registration deadline April 15, 2018

What's New

(Updates to the website will be listed here)

February 7, 2018 Tentative Technical Program schedule updated
February 6, 2018 “Short Course” and “Technical Program” pages updated
January 4, 2018 “Registration” and “Exhibitors & Sponsors” links updated
October 18, 2017 “Registration” and “Committee Members” updated
September 30, 2017 “Exhibitor Sponsor brochure” uploaded
September 26, 2017 “Call for Papers” topic descriptions and “Site Map” updated
September 15, 2017 Menu reorganization and “Travel Information” updated
August 29, 2017 “ISPSD Conference Guidelines” posted under “General Information”
August 20, 2017 “Paper Submission” page now live
August 3, 2017 “Things to do in Chicago” and “Conference Venue” under General Information updated
July 27, 2017 “Short Course Call for Proposal” added
July 21, 2017 “Message from the Chair” added
July 20, 2017 Domain migration completed
July 19, 2017 Domain migration to initiated
July 4, 2017 “Call for TPC Nomination” added
June 29, 2017 “General Information” and “Contact Us” updated
June 20, 2017 ISPSD 2018 website live