The conferences SBCCI and SBMicro started in the early ’80s. Since 2000, they joined forces, organizing them at the same venue and under an umbrella name “Chip in Somewhere.” The somewhere could be the name of the city or a fantasy name related to the region. It started with “Chip in the Jungle” because it was held in Manaus, the heart of the Amazon forest. This year it will be virtual from the Rio Grande do Sul state, Brazil. This originates the name Chip in the Minuano. Minuano wind is the cold southwesterly current of air that typically affects the state. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Chip in the Minuano 2022 will be Virtual, like the Chip in the Fields last year.
Along these 23 years of Chip in, gradually other conferences joined the common venue and organization. We are composed of five sister conferences: SBCCI, SBMicro, WCAS, INSCIT, and SForum, as described in the respective call for papers. A microelectronic business forum is also held in parallel in one day, and expo booths are offered for commercial suppliers. This all makes the Chip in a very reach environment for scientific and technology discussions and opportunities in Microelectronics in the region.