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Presentations will focus on system level solutions incorporating MEMS and/or sensor device, unique applications and innovative technological or market solutions. Integration challenges and system level architecture decisions are driven by the particular use-case. Each application has its own unique requirements which may include power efficiency, computational capability, wireless interconnectivity, and data collection, interpretation, and encryption. Speakers will elucidate these challenges and how to manage and overcome them successfully.

Agenda

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 31

5:30–7:00pm 

Conference Registration
Wine & Cheese Welcome Reception

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 1

7:30–8:30am Conference Registration and Continental Breakfast
   
8:30–8:40am

Welcome Remarks: David Anderson, President
SEMI Americas

 

   
8:40–9:00amOpenning Remakrs:  David Kirsch, Vice President and General Manger, EV Group
Chairman, MSIG Governing Council
   
9:00–9:45am

Keynote: Context is Everything
Lama Nachman, Director of Anticipatory Computing Lab

 

 

 

Session 1: MEMS & Sensors: What the Future Holds 

Session Chair: Frank Shemansky, Ph.D. Chief Technology Officer, MEMS and Sensors, SEMI

 
   
9:45–10:15am Emerging MEMS & Sensor Technologies to Watch
Alissa Fitzgerald, Founder & Managing Member 
A.M. Fitzgerald & Associates, LLC
   
10:15–10:45am Break
   
10:45–11:15am

MEMS & Sensors: Outtakes of 2017 and Outlook for 2018
Jérémie Bouchaud, Director and Senior Principal Analyst, MEMS & Sensors
IHS Markit

   

TECHNOLOGY SHOWCASE: The Future is Now!   

Sponsored by:  
11:15–11:25am Overview: Technology Showcase
Frank Shemansky, CTO, MEMS and Sensors
SEMI
   
11:25–11:35amSersortizing Transportation & Manufacturing 4.0
Avishai Geller, Founder and CEO 
Maven Machines 
   
11:35–11:45am

From Milliwatts to Kilowatts: How Menlo Micro applies advanced material science to create high-temperature, high-power micro-mechanical switches
Chris Giovanniello, Senior Vice President, Products
Menlo Micro

   
11:45–11:55amSnowboard Everywhere
Aaron Aders, Founder and CEO
LEIF Technologies 
   
11:55–12:05pmCoupled Time Domain Simulation for MEMS Sensors and System Integration
Gerald Harvey, VP of Engineering
PZflex
   
12:05–12:15pmGas Sensing
Bob Whyte, Technologist
eLichens
   
12:15–2:00pm Lunch and DEMO for Technology Showcase
   

Session 2: MEMS & Sensors for Health, Medical, and Bio Applications 

Session Chair: Michelle Bourke, Strategic & Technical Marketing Director, Lam Research

 
 
2:00–2:30pm

BioMEMS: The Next Big Thing for MEMS Players?
Sébastien Clerc, Market and Technology Analyst 
Yole Développement

   
2:30–3:00pm

Design Considerations for Biomedical Applications Using Thin-Film Tactile Force Sensors
Camilo Aladro, Product Manager for the Pressure Mapping Division 
Tekscan

   
3:00–3:30pm

Custom IC Design Supports Ingestible Sensors
Andrew Kelly, IC/Systems Architect
Cactus Semiconductor

       Jonathan Withrington, IC Design Manager
  Proteus Digital Health
   
3:30–4:00pm BreakSponsored by: 
   
4:00–4:30pm

Tale from the Trenches: Manufacturing NEMS-based Biosensors through a MEMS Foundry
Mitchell Lerner, PhD, VP of Production
Nanomedical Diagnostics


 

4:30–5:15pmFIRESIDE CHAT 
 

From the beginning, entering the MEMS market has been a difficult proposition for new companies and for those already established, reaching a stage of profitability is even more challenging.  Low success rates, increasing margin pressure, complex sub-systems, high capital requirements, and long development cycles have exacerbated the problem of funding MEMS start-ups.  In addition, many MEMS companies are hardware centric and VC investment has shifted away from hardware.  Recent investment focus has been on health tech, financial tech, AI, and IoT and software investment in these areas continues to grow with software overall accounting for nearly 50% of the total VC dollars invested in 2016.

Although MEMS and sensor devices are a driver for many of the market verticals of interest to investors, emergence of new pervasive sensor and actuator technology to foster has been scarce.  The business and technological implications and reasons for this dearth in opportunities will be addressed. 

   
 
   
 
   
 
  • Rudy Burger, Managing Partner and Managing Director, Woodside Capital Partners
   
 

 

5:15–5:30pm Closing Remarks: Frank Shemansky, Chief Technology Officer, MEMS and Sensors 
   
6:00–8:00pm Dinner
   
8:00–9:30pm Post Dinner Cocktail reception -- Sponsored by:   

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2

   
7:30–8:30am Continental Breakfast
   
8:30–8:45am Day 2 Kick-off: Frank Shemansky, Ph.D., Chief Technology Officer, MEMS and Sensors
SEMI
   
8:45–9:30am

Keynote: Sensors, Cars and the Road Ahead
Lars Reger
Automotive Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
Business Unit Automotive

Session 3: MEMS & Sensors: Enabling New Applications

Session Chair: Nicole Kerness, Ph.D., VP Sensor Design and Innovation, Kionix

 
 
9:30–10:00am

Bringing MEMS NIR Technology into the Hands of Farmers Worldwide
Henri Hekman, CEO & President
SoilCares BV

   
10:00–10:30am Break
   
10:30–11:00amDramatic Power Savings through Integration in Voice-Interface Devices
Matt Crowley, CEO
Vesper
   
11:00–11:30am

PiezoMEMS at VTT: R&D and Manufacturing Services
James Dekker, Ph.D., Senior Scientist
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

   
11:30-12:00pm 

SEMI 2.0 and Workforce Development: Key Enabler for Growth and Expansion for the MSIG
Ajit Manocha, President and CEO, SEMI
Jonathan Davis, Global Vice President, Industry Advocacy, SEMI

   
12:00-1:30pm Lunch
   
1:30–2:00pm

Ambient Sensing – Use Cases Challenges with Improved Sensors
Roland Helm, Ph.D., Head of Segment Sensors
Infineon Technologies 


 

2:00–2:45pm

 Tech Talk Creating Sixth Senses

   
 
  • Marcellino Gemelli, Head, Business Development, Bosch Sensortec
   
 
  • Peter Hartwell, Ph.D., Senior Director of Advanced Technology, TDK/InvenSense
2:45–3:15pm 

Closing Remarks, Presentation of Hall of Fame, Announcement of MEMS & Sensors Technology Showcase Winners 
Frank Shemansky, Chief Technology Officer, MEMS and Sensors 

  Agenda as of 8/1/17.  Subject to Change