After a few years of colocation of ISCS and IPRM, CSW has now become the organic joint-venue for these two conferences. 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 include also GaP, InP, and their related 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. The first conference was held in 1989, Norman, OK, USA. The original focus was on the physics and technology of the materials but as the technology matured, optical and electronic devices from the discrete to integrated levels took place in the subsequent conferences. The IPRM technical conference and exhibition are held yearly and its location alternates between North America, the Pacific Rim, and Europe.