Computer scientists introduce innovative new work at annual conferences. The Computer Architecture and Hardware research community expands the state of the art at these, the field's most prestigious and selective conferences:
ACM International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems (ASPLOS)
Hardware and software issues from the circuit to the system have three main foci: Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) circuits and systems, computer architecture, and computer security.
VLSI includes circuits and systems design, systems on chip, testing, computer-aided design and synthesis. Computer architecture deals with the study and design of computer systems to meet functional, cost, and performance requirements of applications.