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October 15, 2020

Virtual MSEC 2020 | October 6, 7, 8 and 13, 14, 15

Virtual MSEC—Conference Overview

The MEMS and Sensors Executive Conference is designed for senior executives across the MEMS and sensors supply chain and adjacent industries. 

Join us online for Session 6—Market Trends


8:00 am - 10:30 am


Online, Pacific Time,
United States

Virtual MSEC 2020 | October 6, 7, 8 and 13, 14, 15

Virtual MSEC 2020 Event Guide

Virtual MSEC 2020 Event Guide Cover

The Next Wave of Sensorization: Solving Our Shared Challenges

Industry economic, business updates will be covered from different aspects of the ecosystem, together with forward-looking strategic and technology trends. The opportunities and challenges brought about by key technologies and markets in the areas of medical, sensors for entertainment and augmented reality, virtual reality, environmental, food/agriculture, ultrasonic applications, and wearable devices will be explored. The growth in existing and emerging MEMS and sensors markets, together with the resulting new components, software, and systems needs, will also be discussed. 

Take advantage of MSEC 2020 as a Virtual Event. Although we will not meet in person this year, it may be the only time you'll get this amazing content at a fraction of the cost.

  • SAVE $1,500+ attending the Virtual Event. Registration is only $199 Member / $299 Non-Member.
  • HEAR industry experts and connect virtually with executives in the comfort of your office or home.
  • ACCESS the presentations On-Demand 24/7 until November 15, 2020.
  • MINUS all the travel time and expenses!

Key Session Topics

  • October 6 » Session 1—Sensors for Entertainment & Augmented Reality
  • October 7 » Session 2—Emerging Business Strategies
  • October 8 » Session 3—Business Strategies & Opportunities in 2020
  • October 13 » Session 4—Emerging Technologies & Manufacturing Trends
  • October 14 » Session 5—Product Showdown: Ultrasonic Transducers
  • October 15 » Session 6—Market Trends

Join [LIVE] at 8-10:30am PDT from October 6-8 and 13-15, 2020 to watch all presentations.
Most are available On-Demand. Some are only available during [LIVE] stream (e.g. Disney Keynote).


Who Should Attend?

CEO  ●  Chairmen  ●  Presidents  ●  Senior Executives  ●  Executive Vice Presidents  ●  CTO  ●  Startup Founders  ●  Financial Analysts  ●  Market Researchers  ●  Consulting Firms

2020 MSEC Executive Planning Committee

Speaker Resource Center


Thursday, October 15, 2020 | MSEC Session 6—Market Trends

8:00 am - 8:05 am
Craig Ensley, CalTexan Technologies
Craig Ensley
CEO, CalTexan Technologies

Welcome/Session Chair

8:05 am - 8:30 am
Igor Ikink, Xsens
Igor Ikink
Director Technology, Xsens

Sensory Motion Tracking - The Future of Human Digital Interaction


Sensory motion tracking enabled by smart sensors is at the forefront of our fourth industrial age, pushing the boundaries of artificial intelligence and machine learning further than we could have imagined. Already widely used in animation productions, elite athletes now use motion sensors to enhance their performance and sports enthusiasts to improve their tennis serve or golf swing. In healthcare, motion tracking is helping people to monitor their heart rates, sleep patterns and fitness levels. Motion tracking technology is opening the possibilities for entrepreneurs and innovators to transform their own industries. Our physical, biological and technological worlds are merging like never before, and the potential of sensory motion capture is only restricted by the extent of our imagination.

8:30 am - 8:55 am
Ian Chen, Maxim Integrated
Ian Chen
Executive Director, Maxim Integrated

The Trouble with Innovative Sensing Applications


Individualized digital health monitors benefit wearers with chronic illness or those at risk of acute infectious diseases with rapid onsets. As technology leaders are making vital sign sensors convenient and affordable for mobile and fitness applications, US Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services and other healthcare policy makers, have adopted reimbursement policies to encourage remote patient monitoring practices. The global pandemic has only further accelerated these initiatives.

Even with these economic tailwinds, addressing novel use cases can face many hurdles. Conventional medical diagnoses rely, in part, on a few test results taken under sterile clinical settings. Getting ground truth on subjects in natural settings, finding relevant longitudinal clinical studies, collecting large datasets congruent with actual form factors and workflows, and correlating all that back to clinical diagnoses often require innovative solutions.

This presentation illustrates this using two case studies of individualized, continuous health monitoring solutions. It provides an overview of their use cases and hurdles to provide a discussion on how technical communities could help to accelerate more innovation.

8:55 am - 9:25 am

Networking with Sponsors

9:25 am - 9:30 am
Dave Thomas, SPTS
Dave Thomas, PhD
VP Product Management
SPTS Technologies

Platinum Sponsor—SPTS Technologies

9:30 am - 10:00 am
Jens Fabrowsky, Robert Bosch GmbH
Jens Fabrowsky
Executive Vice President Automotive Electronics, Robert Bosch GmbH

Keynote—The Next 10 Years of MEMS: An Outlook on Opportunities and Challenges


2020 has been a challenging year in many aspects and the consequences of the pandemic are expected to further impact the upcoming years, possibly even decade. Also the MEMS industry is experiencing multiple challenges: Firstly, development costs for new generations of MEMS sensors are increasing and hence wider, diverse markets are required to compensate the growing development expenses and to lower the risks. Secondly, a sole focus on hardware is not sufficient anymore. End-device manufacturers more and more frequently want to differentiate themselves by new features and functionalities which have to be enabled by software to remain cost-efficient. Such software competence was traditionally not available in most hardware-focused companies, creating a need to develop new competencies in our organizations. Finally, customers increasingly demand complete solutions instead of single components. Plug-and-play solutions such as development boards and reference designs created with partners are increasingly expected by our customers and partners. All along, digital tools and services need to be offered to reach a growing, increasingly diverse target group to offer a positive user experience.

In his talk, Jens Fabrowsky, Executive Vice President Automotive Electronics at Bosch, will explore the opportunities and challenges of the MEMS industry in the upcoming ten years and provide an outlook on possible solutions based on specific examples. Jens will also give a call to action for the industry on how it can embrace and contribute to the changes.

10:00 am - 10:30 am
Tim Brosnihan, SEMI-MSIG
Tim Brosnihan, PhD
Executive Director, SEMI-MSIG

MSIG Report Card, Hall of Fame Award, Emerging Leaders Award & Product Showdown Award


Registration Fee

  • Member: $199
  • Non-Member: $299
  • Non-Member for Government, Military, and Academia: $249
    • Contact Michelle Fabiano at for discount code. Must have a valid .gov, .mil or .edu email address.

Group Registrations

  • Register 5: 20% discount
  • Register 10: 25% discount
  • Register 15: 30% discount

For group discounts, contact Michelle Fabiano at 

Late registrations may result in delayed conference access.
We recommend registering at least 10 minutes before the event to allow enough time for the system to process your registration, in order to access the first session on time.

Cancellations received on or before September 21, 2020 will be fully refunded (less $30 cancellation fee).

Michelle Fabiano 






Sponsorship Contact

Eric Rude
Sr. Sales Manager, SEMI
Tel: +1.408.943.7047