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From Concept to Production: Unleashing the Potential of MEMS-based Ultrasound

MEMS device advancements are often correlated with the basic development of specific technologies. The Fraunhofer IPMS, renowned for its expertise in MEMS technology development, offers comprehensive development services ranging from initial ideation to qualified processes and transfer towards volume production. Ultrasonic sensors have already found widespread use in numerous application areas, including medical monitoring and object detection. Micromechanical ultrasonic transducers (MUT) based on MEMS, as exemplified by the Fraunhofer IPMS, introduces unique characteristics that enable innovative applications. This presentation will cover the key development aspects, from the initial concept to a stable technology, using this technology development example and is specifically tailored for business executives and development managers.

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Jörg Amelung

Division Director Active Micromachined Microsystems

Fraunhofer IPMS

Jörg Amelung received his diploma in physics from the University of Duisburg, Germany, in 1993. In the same year, he joined the Fraunhofer Society in the field microsystem sensor technology. In the following years he was responsible and involved in technology developments in the MEMS and OLED field and founded two OLED dedicated companies. Since 2021 he is deputy institute director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems IPMS. Since 2023 he additionally took over the responsibility of the division MEMS Engineering, Manufacturing & Test.

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The Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems IPMS in Dresden Germany is your access to know-how, expertise, and modern R&D infrastructure in the field of optical sensors and actuators, integrated circuits, microsystems (MEMS/MOEMS) and nanoelectronics. The Fraunhofer IPMS is one of 76 institutes of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, the leading organization for applied research in Europe. Relying on more than 30,000 employees, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft has a research budget of 2.9 billion euros. Around 70 percent of this sum are generated through industrial commissions and publicly financed research projects.

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Dr. Sandro Koch

Business Unit Manager Acoustic Sensors and Systems

Fraunhofer IPMS

Dr. Sandro Koch completed his physics studies at the Dresden and received his PhD in applied physics in 2015. He then joint Fraunhofer IPMS as a research scientist and held several research management positions focusing on MEMS-based acoustic and photonic sensors. Currently, Sandro Koch is working as business unit manager “Acoustic Sensors and Systems” on the development of MEMS modules in the audible and ultrasonic range and their transfer to industry.

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The Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems IPMS in Dresden Germany is your access to know-how, expertise, and modern R&D infrastructure in the field of optical sensors and actuators, integrated circuits, microsystems (MEMS/MOEMS) and nanoelectronics. The Fraunhofer IPMS is one of 76 institutes of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, the leading organization for applied research in Europe. Relying on more than 30,000 employees, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft has a research budget of 2.9 billion euros. Around 70 percent of this sum are generated through industrial commissions and publicly financed research projects.

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