The Topical Meeting on Silicon Monolithic Integrated Circuits in RF Systems (SiRF) was first held in Ann Arbor, Michigan, in 1998 to promote the studies on the RF application of Si-based technologies. It was intended to bring together experts from a wide spectrum of technical background ranging from materials to devices, circuits, and applications, which are all based on Si. This vertical coverage structure has continued to be the unique feature and strength of SiRF, and successfully contributed to cross-mingling between the diverse but connected technical fields.

The conference used to be held every one and half years, alternating the location between US and Europe. Since 2006, it has been anchored at US as it became a participating conference of the annual Radio and Wireless Week (RWW). The location and dates of the past conferences are:

SiRF 1998 in Ann Arbor, MI, USA, 17-18 Sept. 1998
SiRF 2000 in Garmisch, Germany, 26-28 April 2000
SiRF 2001 in Ann Arbor, MI, USA, 12-14 Sept. 2001
SiRF 2003 in Garmisch, Germany, 9-11 April 2003
SiRF 2004 in Atlanta, GA, USA, 8-10 Sept. 2004
SiRF 2006 in San Diego, CA, USA, 18-20 Jan. 2006
SiRF 2007 in Long Beach, CA, USA, 10-12 Jan. 2007
SiRF 2008 in Orlando, FL, USA, 23-25 Jan. 2008
SiRF 2009 in San Diego, CA, USA, 19-21 Jan. 2009
SiRF 2010 in New Orleans, LA, USA, 11-13 Jan. 2010
SiRF 2011 in Phoenix, AZ, USA, 17-19 Jan. 2011
SiRF 2012 in Santa Clara, CA, USA, 16-18 Jan. 2012
SiRF 2013 in Austin, TX, USA, 21-23 Jan. 2013
SiRF 2014 in Newport Beach, CA, USA, 20-22 Jan. 2014
SiRF 2015 in San Diego, CA, USA, 26-28 Jan. 2015
SiRF 2016 in Austin, TX, USA, 24-27 Jan. 2016
SiRF 2017 in Phoenix, AZ, USA, 15-18 Jan. 2017 

SiRF 2018 will continue this trend, with a renewed emphasis on promoting a dialogue between IC designers and researchers promoting non-standard technologies, exploiting the maturity of Silicon processes, but addressing the challenges of tomorrow. The three days of SiRF 2018 will chronicle recent advances in our dynamic field, and provide the platform for developing new ideas, and candid exchange, facilitated by SiRF’s single-session format. As in past years, a line-up of reputed invited speakers will stimulate our discussions, with an emphasis on emerging technologies.

This Meeting will be held during the IEEE Radio Wireless Week (RWW) in Anaheim, CA with joint sessions between SiRF and the Radio and Wireless Symposium (RWS). Our popular single session format allows active interactions between all participants. Refereed IEEE conference proceedings will be published, and a best student paper competition will be held.