On behalf of the Executive and Steering Committees, I would like to cordially invite you all to the 2023 IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits (RFIC’23) Symposium. The IEEE RFIC Symposium (RFIC) is the premier annual forum focused on presenting the latest breakthroughs and research results in all areas related to RF, mmWave and wireless ICs. The RFIC Symposium, combined with the International Microwave Symposium (IMS), ARFTG and the Industry Exhibition, form “IMS Week,” the world’s largest RF and microwave technical meeting of the year. RFIC’23 will be held at the beautiful San Diego Convention Center, in the heart of the “America’s Finest City,” San Diego, Calif., from Sunday morning, 11 June, through Tuesday night, 13 June. The RFIC’23 Plenary Session will be on Sunday night, followed by a welcome reception and the Symposium Showcase. The RFIC technical sessions will be held on Monday and Tuesday in parallel tracks. Our sessions will include topics spanning from highly integrated wireless systems-on-chip and low-power radios to new power amplifiers, voltage-controlled oscillators and front-end circuitry designs. As mmWave 5G/6G research is getting considerable attention lately, increasingly more mmWave and terahertz (THz) IC content is being published at RFIC. RFIC’23 also continues to include sessions on RF systems and applications, and on the emerging RFIC technologies.

RFIC’23 will feature a rich educational program on Sunday, 11 June 2023, with 11 RFIC focused workshops and one technical lecture. The workshops cover a wide range of advanced topics in RFIC technology. The excellent 80-minute technical lecture will be delivered by Prof. Behzad Razavi of University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) on “Modern Radio Architectures – From WiFi to 5G and Beyond.” This lecture covers both RFIC and radio system design aspects, and would be instructive and beneficial for students, newcomers and for senior practicing designers. Following the full day of Sunday workshops, the RFIC Plenary Session will be held in the evening beginning with conference highlights, the presentation of the Student Paper Awards and the Industry Best Paper Awards. The RFIC’23 Plenary Session will conclude with two visionary plenary talks: “The Roaring 20s: A Renaissance for the Semiconductor Industry?” by Dr. Todd Younkin, president and CEO of the Semiconductor Research Corporation; and “Future System-on-Chip for Full Spectrum Utilization from RF to Optics” by Prof. Mau-Chung Frank Chang, the Wintek chair in electrical engineering and distinguished professor of UCLA. Immediately after the plenary session, the RFIC Reception and Symposium Showcase will follow, with highlights from our industry showcase and student paper finalists in an engaging social and technical event supported by RFIC’23 corporate sponsors. The showcase will provide authors the opportunity to demonstrate their work in a lab-like environment for close-up discussions.

On Monday and Tuesday, RFIC will offer panel sessions during the lunch breaks. Monday’s panel will debate “How Soon Will We Become Cyborgs?” and Tuesday’s RFIC/IMS joint panel will discuss “AI/ML Based Wireless System Design and Operation – Hope or Hype?” RFIC’23 will feature a new, dedicated Student Session, where students can meet, interact and learn about exciting technology trends and their potential future careers from industry experts. This new Student Session includes an industry chip chatting and reception on Tuesday afternoon, where prominent industry leaders will discuss “3 Things to Know to Start Your RFIC Design Career with a Bang.” All parties are welcomed to stay chip chatting at the RFIC nacho station with free food and drinks. Please visit RFIC’23 website (http://rfic-ieee.org/) for more details and updates.