Welcome to
14th Conference on PhD Research
in Microelectronics and Electronics


The SMACD & PRIME 2018 Conference Programs have just been released here. The list and schedule of paper presentations can be found here.

Information and details about the Social Events are available here.

1st day Tutorials

PRIME and SMACD 2018 are hosting two exciting tutorials for our first day of the Conferences, July 2nd:

"From Power Management to Energetic Intelligence: an evolutionary challenge for students, educators and designers" by Prof. Nicola Femia (University of Salerno).

"Design for reliability: from devices to systems" by Dr. Hussam Amrouch (KIT, Germany), Prof. Montserrat Nafría (UAB, Spain) and Dr. Elisenda Roca (CSIC, Spain)

Plenary Speakers

Sachin S. Sapatnekar University of Minnesota Challenges in Analog/Mixed-Signal Design Automation

Marcel Urban ams AG Magnetic and inductive position sensors for industrial and automotive application. From silicon design to system design.

Richard Shi University of Washington, Accelerating Mixed-Signal Design Verification: Turn a SPICE netlist into a SystemVerilog Model.

Roger Panicacci ON Semiconductor, Innovating Vision Beyond the Human Eye Navigating the Expanding CMOS Image Sensor Design Space.

PRIME 2018 Paper Publication

The conference is technically co-sponsored by IEEE, IEEE CAS and IEEE CEDA. The conference proceedings will be submitted for inclusion in IEEExplore.

PRIME and SMACD 2018 Special Issue

The top ranked papers in both conferences PRIME and SMACD 2018 will be invited to submit extended versions for a Special Issue of Integration, The VLSI Journal (Elsevier).

SMACD and PRIME 2018 Company Fair & Sponsors

A Company Fair is being organized to allow academia researchers and Ph.D. students, attending to both conferences (PRIME 2018 and SMACD 2018), to get in contact with industries and other research institutions (and vice-versa) to promote networking and identify future opportunities and collaborations. We are proud to feature companies such as Dialog Semiconductor, Allegro MicroSystems, LLC and and ST Microelectronics (Gold Sponsors), ON Semiconductor, ASICentrum, S3 Semiconductors and Infineon Technologies AG (Silver Sponsor), and Coilcraft, ams AG, and EUROPRACTICE (Bronze Sponsors).





General Information

14th Conference on PhD Research in Microelectronics and Electronics (PRIME 2018) will be held from the 2nd to the 5thof July 2018 in Prague, Czech Republic at the FNSPE, Czech Technical University in Prague.

PRIME 2018 conference program will reflect the wide spectrum of research topics in Microelectronics and Electronics, building bridges between various research fields. In addition to the technical sessions, opportunities for the conference attendees will be the keynote talks, workshops and social events.

PRIME has been established over the recent years as an important conference where PhD students and post-docs with less than one year post-PhD experience can present their research results and network with experts from industry, academia and research.

PRIME 2018 will be co-chaired, co-located with the 15th International Conference on Synthesis, Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Methods and Applications to Circuit Design (SMACD 2018).

The main objectives of PRIME are

  • to encourage favourable exposure to Ph.D. students in the early stages of their careers,
  • to benchmark Ph.D. research in a friendly and cooperative environment,
  • to enable sharing of student and supervisor experiences of scientific and engineering research,
  • to connect Ph.D. students and their supervisors with companies and research centres.

Areas of interest

PRIME 2018 areas of interest are listed below. Other topics within electronics field will also be considered.

  • Micro/Nanoelectronics
  • Semiconductors
  • Analog/Digital Signal Processing
  • Computer Aided Design
  • Analog/Digital/Mixed/RF IC Design
  • Integrated Power ICs
  • Sensors/Systems and MEMS
  • Semiconductor Memories
  • RF, Microwave and mm-wave Circuits
  • VLSI and SoC Applications
  • Visual Signal Processing
  • Energy Harvesting
  • Automotive
  • Flexible Electronics
  • Technical Trends & Challenges
  • Biomedical Electronics