Dear R10 EXCOM members, Section and Council Chairs,

It is our pleasure to release the first issue of IEEE Region 10 Newsletter for 2021.

The attached newsletter can be opened with any postscript file (PDF format) reader. You can also navigate the newsletter content through our newsletter website below:

Below are some of the highlights from this issue:

·         Special Reports on TENCON 2020, R10-HTC 2020 & SYWL 2020

·         Technical Column *New* Neuromorphic System and Integrated Circuits by Byung-Gook Park, and From Image/Video Compression to Multi-Modal Data Organization for the Future IoT Era by Seishi Takamura,

·         Personalities of the Month – Atul Negi, Qiaowei Yuan, Aravindhan Anbazhagan, Indhumathi Gunasekaran, A. G. Hareendralal

·         Organization Units of the Month – Hong Kong Section, Tainan Section, ACT Section, UCET-IUB Student Branch, BUET Student Branch

·         COVID-19 Personality of the Month – Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

·         R10 Updates from various committees and Other Articles

·         Activities Reporting from various organizational units across R10

·         Awards Announcement from R10 and MGA

·         Call for Papers for 2021 R10 flagship conferences

I would like to thank all volunteers who have contributed to this edition. Looking forward to your continued support in future newsletter activities. 

You may also follow-up with the R10 Newsletter team at our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/IEEER10Today

Best Regards,

Mohammad Faizal Ahmad Fauzi

IEEE R10 Newsletter Committee Chair