Nano and Giga Challenges in Electronics and Photonics
From Atoms to Materials to Devices to System Architecture

Symposium and Spring School (Tutorial Lectures)
Phoenix, Arizona, March 12-16, 2007

Conference Overview

Microelectronics technologies have reached a new stage in their development: the latest miniaturization of electronic devices is approaching atomic dimensions, interconnect bottlenecks are limiting circuit speeds, new materials are being introduced into microelectronics manufacturing at an unprecedented rate, and alternative technologies to mainstream CMOS are being considered. As a marriage of today's micro-, tomorrow's nano- and future molecular electronics this series of conferences on Nano and Giga Challenges in Microelectronics (NGCM) is being launched. Following the first successful forums in Moscow, Russia (NGCM2002) and in Krakow, Poland (NGCM2004) the third meeting will be held in Phoenix, Arizona in 2007 hosted by Arizona State University in cooperation with Nano & Giga Solutions and other local, national and international organizations, Universities, research centers, companies and governmental agencies.

GIGAntic challenges for the continuing growth of information technologies beyond the fundamental physical limits in scaling electronic devices to NANO dimension has sparked an unprecedented level of interdisciplinary and international cooperation between industrial and academic researchers, companies - IT market rivals, and countries, including former political and military rivals. The next forum in Phoenix, Arizona, invites academic and industrial researchers to present tutorial, expository and original research papers dedicated to the scientific and advanced technologically problems related to the ultimate merger of micro- and nanoelectronics and photonics in specific areas, such as atomic scale materials design: theory and experiment; bio- and molecular electronics and photonics; high frequency electronics; fabrication of nanodevices; magnetic materials and spintronics; materials and processes for integrated and sub-wave optoelectronics; nanoCMOS: new materials for FETs and other devices; nanoelectronics system architecture; nano optics and lasers; non-silicon materials and devices; quantum effects in devices.


Herb Goronkin (Advisory Board), Technology Acceleration Associates, Phoenix, AZ, USA
Stephen Goodnick (Program Committee), Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA
Anatoli Korkin (Organizing and Program Committee), Nano&Giga Solutions, Gilbert, AZ, USA



The 18th Magnetic Recording Conference (TMRC 2007)
will be held May 21-23, 2007 at the
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

TMRC 2007 will focus on MAGNETIC RECORDING HEADS and RECORDING SYSTEMS. Approximately 30 invited papers of the highest quality will be presented orally at the conference and will later be published in the IEEE Transaction on Magnetics. The topics to be presented include:

  • Read and write head design and development
  • Advanced reader, assisted write technologies and write head dynamics
  • Head / media interface and reliability
  • Head testing, methods and apparatus
  • High data rate effects and advanced electrical interconnects
  • Recording systems and integration
  • Advanced recording channels and detection algorithms
  • Advanced coding and error-correction technologies
  • System reliability and mechanics

Nominations for speakers should be made to the Program Chairs:  Dr. Klaas Klaassen and Dr. Dean Palmer via e-mail by January 19, 2007. Please include a brief description or abstract to support your nomination and help the selection.

Poster sessions feature contributed posters in addition to invited speaker posters. Poster contributors must send a one-page abstract via online submission to the Poster Chairman by April 9, 2007. Poster abstracts received and approved by February 25 will be included in the Digest Book. The IEEE Magnetics Society will award partial travel funding to assist some students to attend TMRC 2007 in order to present papers or posters. The conference program and invited paper digests will be available on-line by early March 2007.

For contact and submission information see: http://www.ece.umn.edu/~MINT/TMRC2007/

Sponsored by the IEEE Magnetics Society

Municipal Conference Center of Madrid
May 4-8, 2008

All members of the international scientific community interested in new developments in magnetism and associated technologies are invited to attend. More information can be found in the conference website:



Third Seeheim Conference on Magnetism
August 26th - August 30th, 2007
Frankfurt, Germany

The 3 rd Seeheim Conference on Magnetism (SCM2007) will be focused on the magnetism of nanostructured materials, interfaces, multilayers and nanoparticles. The most recent results will be presented in the form of plenary lectures, invited and contributed talks and posters.

Please submit your abstract as a Word-Document attached to an eMail to ghafari@int.fzk.de

- the maximal abstract size is 3000 characters or two pages

- the abstract submission deadline is June 30, 2007

- notification of the presenting authors on the acceptance and session assignment of their abstracts will be sent out by eMail before July 2nd, 2007

- please review your abstract carefully before submitting it.

If your digest is accepted for presentation at the conference, you may contribute a paper for consideration for publication in the Journal "PHYSICA STATUS SOLIDI , 2008 ". The maximum paper length is 4 journal pages for contributed papers and 6 journal pages for invited papers.

Latest developments in the field of magnetism of magnetic materials are correlated with nanostructures in the form of particles, surfaces, multilayers, interfaces and interface dominated materials. These novel materials enter into many aspects of magnetism such as:

- Permanent Magnets and Ferrites
- Amorphous Alloys
- Nanocrystalline Materials
- Domain Walls, Modeling and Hysteresis



- Magneto-resistance
- Magneto-impedance
- Giant-magneto-resistance
- Magneto-Optics
- Magnetoresistance in transition metal oxides

- Superlattice
- UltrathinFilms
- Multilayers

- Ultrafine Particles
- Dots
- Current induced magnetization, Spin Torque, Injection and accumulation
- Surface and Interfaces
- Magnetic fluids and Nanoparticles

- Exchange Interactions ( Multilayers, Transition Metals and compounds, Rare earth and Compounds)
- Crystal field anisotropy
- Magneto- elastic interactions

- Dynamic Effects in nanomaterials
- Relaxation, Spin Waves and Solitons

- Recording Media & Devices
- Magnetic Sensors and memory
- Magneto- optics
- Measurement Techniques

For more information, visit:


This conference is supported by
Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe
Technische Universität Darmstadt
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

Magnetics 2007 will focus on the latest advancements in magnetic applications, technology and materials. Serving OEM developers of products that utilize magnets and magnet systems, design engineers, OEM developers involved in EMC technology and magnetic effects, magnetics manufacturers and integrators, and material suppliers in the magnetics market.

Magnetics 2007 is an opportunity to learn from technical experts and network with peers, professionals and potential business partners involved in a variety of applications.


Key Subject Areas Will Include:

• Testing & Instrumentation
• Magnetic Materials
• Power Electronics
• EMI / EMC / Shielding
• Magnetic Assembly & Mfg
• Brakes
• Motors
• Data Storage
• Nano Magnetics


• Sensors & Motion Control
• Testing & Instrumentation
• Magnetic Materials
• Metrology
• Electro-Magnetic Software
• Magnetic Components
• Magnetic Equipment
• Specialized Coatings & Adhesives
• Pricing & Economics

Web Site: www.magneticsmagazine.com/mag_conf_index.htm

Military Sensing Symposium
August 21-23, 2007
Laurel, Maryland

This year’s Military Sensing Symposia (MSS) Specialty Group on Battlespace Acoustic & Seismic Sensing, Magnetic and Electric Field Sensors will be August 21 to 23, 2007 in Laurel, Maryland. There will be an emphasis on magnetic sensing as applied to ground based, water based, and airborne systems. Topics include MEMS type magnetic sensors and other advances in magnetic sensors, reducing magnetic noise from moving platforms and urban backgrounds, fusing magnetic sensor data with data from other sensor modalities, and magnetic sensor algorithms. The majority of the conference is devoted to acoustic, seismic, electric field sessions, and the fusion of the data with other modalities.

Abstracts are due by March 9 2007, and can be submitted on line by visiting the website www.sensiac.gatech.edu. For more information contact the SENSIAC office at 404-407-7367 or email mss@gtri.gatech.edu. All attendees must have US citizenship. The first two days of the conference are unclassified, but a SECRET clearance is required for attending on the third day.