This year, the IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits (RFIC) Symposium will be back to Atlanta, Georgia. It will be held on June 15-17, 2008, in conjunction with the IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (IMS). It opens Microwave Week 2008, the largest worldwide RF/microwave meeting of the year.

The RFIC Symposium brings focus to the technical accomplishments in RF systems, circuit, device and packaging technologies for mobile phones, wireless communication systems, broadband access modems, radar systems and intelligent transport systems.

The RFIC Symposium continues to build upon its heritage as one of the foremost IEEE technical conferences dedicated to the latest innovations in RFIC development of wireless and wire line communication ICs, with an exciting technical program. Running in conjunction with the International Microwave Symposium and Exhibition, the RFIC Symposium adds to the excitement of the microwave week with three days focused exclusively on RFIC technology and innovation.

The activity of the RFIC technologies becomes stronger than ever and the number of submitted papers is at its highest level. Our Technical Program Committee has carefully reviewed and selected excellent papers that cover the whole technical fields of RFIC technology. The symposium will feature 12 workshops and tutorials on Sunday, June 15th. In addition, 26 oral sessions, an Interactive Forum, and two panel sessions will be given on Monday and Tuesday, covering nearly all facets of RFIC technology. Details of the technical program can be found on the RFIC2008 website:

A Plenary Session will be held on Sunday evening, with keynote addresses given by two renowned industry leaders. The first speaker, Robert Van Buskirk, President, RFMD Multi-market Products Group, will present a talk entitled "Best of Both Worlds: Multi-market Diversity Embedded in a Scale RF Semiconductor Business." The second speaker, Dr. Zol Cendes, Chairman, Ansoft, will give a talk entitled "First Pass System Success - When First Pass Silicon Success is Not Enough." The three best student paper awards will also be presented in the Plenary Session. The highly anticipated RFIC Reception will follow immediately after the Plenary Session, providing a relaxing time for all to mingle with old friends and catch up on the latest news.

On behalf of the RFIC Technical Program Committee, we look forward to seeing you at the 2008 RFIC Symposium in Atlanta.

Jenshan Lin
General Chair

Tina Quach & Yann Deval
Technical Program Co-Chair