Compound Semiconductor Week (CSW) 2021 was held online during May 9–13, 2021. CSW 2021 followed a series of successful meetings last held in Berlin, Germany (2017), Boston, USA (2018) and Nara, Japan (2019), each attracting about 450 participants. As in previous years, CSW joined its predecessors ISCS and IPRM in one event. CSW 2021 was the joint venue for the 47th International Symposium on Compound Semiconductors (ISCS) and the 32nd International Conference on Indium Phosphide and Related Materials (IPRM). This conference was originally scheduled for 2020 in Stockholm, and more recently for 2021, also in Stockholm, but was finally rescheduled as an online event. The host of the conference was Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) and this year there were more than 220 talks and more than 300 participants worldwide.
Camart2 project was presented by Prof. Qin Wang during one of the two CSW’s sessions Women in STEM. It was organized to facilitate personal and professional growth for women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). During both sessions, eight female invited speakers presented their scientific results with theme on Electronics/Photonics. The event aimed to inspire young professionals and PhD students to embrace the new technology leap in the STEM fields. The title of Prof. Qin Wang’s talk was “GaN based HEMTs for power and RF applications” and she represented RISE/KTH, which both are members of Camart2 Latvian-Swedish collaboration platform.
Compound Semiconductor Week takes the role of providing a broad overview of all aspects of compound semiconductors from basics to application. CSW covers new developments in materials and physics related to compound semiconductor technology and addresses applications in electronics, optoelectronics and new fields. Taking place annually, CSW is highly up-to-date.