Welcome to CSW2019 in Nara, Japan

It is a great pleasure to announce that the 2019-edition of Compound Semiconductor Week (CSW2019) will be held in Nara, Japan, from May 19 to 23, 2019. CSW2019 will be a joint venue for the 46th International Symposium on Compound Semiconductors (ISCS) and the 31st International Conference on Indium Phosphide and Related Materials (IPRM). CSW2019 is the premier forum for science, technology, and applications in all areas of compound semiconductors.

Nara was the capital of Japan in ancient times, 710-784 A.D. Many important designated cultural assets and national treasures can be found there, as well as temples, shrines, statues, carvings and paintings. In Nara Park, nature and history are beautifully preserved as they are, which include Todai-ji Temple, Koufuku-ji Temple and Kasuga Grand Shrine. Nara park is also famous for its hundreds of tame deer that roam freely.

About ISCS and IPRM

ISCS is the preeminent international conference in the field of III-V, II-VI, and IV-IV semiconductors. The ISCS series was initiated in 1966 under the name of “International Symposium on GaAs”. Later, in 1970 (the 3rd conference), the name of the conference was changed to “International Symposium on GaAs and Related Compounds” in order to cover not only GaAs but also GaP, InP, and their alloys in the scope of the conference. Since 1994 (the 21st conference), the conference name has been changed to “International Symposium on Compound Semiconductors (ISCS)”. The current name reflects the scope of the conference to accommodate a wide variety of compound semiconductors vital for modern electronic and optoelectronic devices.

IPRM is the major conference worldwide on Indium Phosphide and Related Materials, from physics to its applications. The first conference was held in 1989, Norman, OK, USA. The IPRM technical conference and exhibit are held yearly and its location alternates between North America, the Pacific Rim, and Europe.

the 46th ISCS

The 46th International Symposium on Compound Semiconductor

the 31st IPRM

The 31st International Conference on Indium Phosphide and Related Materials