GOMACTech was established primarily to review developments in microcircuit applications for government systems. Established in 1968, the conference has focused on advances in systems being developed by the Department of Defense and other government agencies and has been used to announce major government microelectronics initiatives such as VHSIC and MIMIC, and provides a forum for government reviews.
Dear 2023 Attendees:
This year’s conference is titled “Microelectronics – the Engine to Keep the US Moving Forward,” and our robust technical program supports this theme with topics including Advanced Silicon-Based RF, Alternative Computing Paradigms, Counterfeit Detection and Avoidance, GaN Power Electronics, and much, much more.
The conference kicks off on Monday, 20 March, with our annual Trusted Suppliers Industry Day, created with the objective of promoting discussion among members of industry and government agencies that represent the interests of integrated-circuit and electronics producers who serve defense and aerospace applications. We have seen tremendous change since last year’s Industry Day, not only with the enactment and funding of the CHIPS and Science Act but also with the increasing uncertainty regarding China’s intentions with Taiwan. To provide insight into these issues, Dr. Tai Ming Cheung, recipient of multiple DoD Minerva Research Initiative awards and director of the University of California Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation (IGCC), is scheduled to deliver the keynote address on the emergence of the Chinese techno-security state. Monday also features four workshops/tutorials: Advanced GaN Modeling, JFAC Hardware Assurance, GEEGAH Fab Capabilities & PDK for Acoustoelectric Devices, and AKOUSTIS Fab Capabilities & PDK for AIN/ScAIN.
Our Monday programming will conclude with a reception on the resort’s Flamingo Lawn, which is open to all registered attendees. Please join us!
GOMACTech-23 formally opens on Tuesday, 21 March, with an outstanding morning Plenary Session that includes the keynote address “3DHI and the Coming Inflection Point in Microelectronics Manufacture” by Dr. Mark Rosker, director of DARPA's Microsystems Technology Office. Rosker will be followed by Ezra Hall, senior director of Global Aerospace and Defense Business at GlobalFoundries, whose talk is titled “Aligning Defense Microelectronics Technologies with Industry Needs: Fueling U.S. Success.”
The keynotes will be followed by the Jack S. Kilby Lecture Series, with presentations from Dr. Waleed Khalil, professor of electrical and computer engineering at Ohio State University and the ElectroScience Lab, who will speak on “Analog Hardware Security: What We Don’t Know Will Hurt Us,” Mark M. Tehranipoor, chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at the University of Florida, with a talk titled “Secure Silicon Development Lifecycle: Pre and Post CHIPS,” and Krystal Puga, Lunar Mission Architect for the Space Systems Sector at Northrop Grumman Corp., with the presentation, “James Webb Space Telescope Development and Latest Discoveries.”
This year, we are also hosting three panel discussions: “Chips and Science Act Impact to DoD,” on Monday, 20 March; and “Sifting Through the Chaos: Are Best Practices Achievable?” and “Perspectives on Computational Methods for Radiation Hardness Qualification,” on Wednesday, 22 March. Be sure to check our on-site signage and online program for additional events that may have been added closer to our conference date.
The plenary, technical, and topical sessions are the major venues for information exchange at the conference. Other opportunities for technical interaction are provided by the exhibits program, which includes major IC manufacturers and commercial vendors of devices, equipment, systems, and services for nearly every facet of the electronics business. The exhibition opens on Tuesday, 21 March, at noon, and runs through Wednesday, 22 March, at 4:00 pm. On Tuesday evening, all attendees can network in a relaxing atmosphere during the Exhibitors’ Reception.
Wednesday evening features the Evening Social, held this year at the San Diego Zoo, one of the country’s premier zoos. A buffet-style dinner will be included, and we will have the opportunity to meet some of the animals “up close and personal.” This is a ticketed event with an attendance cap, so if you’re planning on attending, buy your ticket before Wednesday.
On Thursday morning, 23 March, a poster session that includes our annual student poster competition will take place.
GOMACTech was established primarily to review developments in microcircuit applications for government systems. Established in 1968, the conference has focused on advances in systems being developed by the Department of Defense and other government agencies and has been used to announce major government microelectronics initiatives such as VHSIC and MIMIC, and to provide a forum for government reviews.
The GOMACTech Conference is an Unclassified, Export-Controlled event that requires participants to be U.S. Citizens or legal U.S. Permanent Residents. All registrants must provide proof of U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Resident status prior to being permitted entry into the conference. Additionally, a signed Non-Disclosure Statement will be required.
GOMACTech-23 provides a forum for discussing and demonstrating advanced microelectronics and microsystems that can provide the means to develop confidence in transformational, leap-ahead technologies, and capabilities. GOMACTech is the premier forum for reporting on government-funded microcircuit research and other research efforts that focus on the technology needs of government systems.
This year’s technical program is a result of the hard work and enthusiasm of the GOMACTech-23 Technical Program Committee. The committee members discussed and collaborated on the topics and presentations. The quality of the conference reflects this comprehensive team effort. We hope that you find GOMACTech-23 an enlightening, rewarding, and enjoyable experience. Thank you for your active participation.
Dr. Morgan Thoma
U.S. Army Research Laboratory
Defense Microelectronics CFT
Naval Research Laboratory
Technical Program Chair
The GOMACTech Conference is an Unclassified, Export-Controlled event that requires participants to be U.S. Citizens or legal U.S. Permanent Residents. All registrants, including presenters and exhibitors, must provide proof of U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Resident status prior to being permitted entry into the conference. Additionally, a signed Non-Disclosure Statement will be required. Note that all NDAs must be completed and signed on site.
You may prove U.S. citizenship with any of the following:
• U.S. Passport
• Birth certificate AND valid government-issued photo ID
• Naturalization certificate AND valid government-issued photo ID
The following are NOT proof of citizenship:
• Voter registration card
• Driver’s license