• 09:00 – 09:40

MEMS Panel Discussion

Moderator
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Dimitrios Damianos Ph.D.

Project Manager, Consulting Services Division

Yole Intelligence

Dimitrios Damianos, Ph.D., is a Project Manager in the Consulting Services Division at Yole Intelligence, part of Yole Group.

He manages transverse consulting projects, ensuring their quality and maintaining long term relationships with key accounts within the semiconductor industry.

Dimitrios has been with Yole since 2018, evolving through various analyst/consultant roles and is the author of numerous technical, business and market analyses covering imaging, sensing and photonics while actively played a key role in the expansion of Yole’s market & technical knowledge and the development of strategic projects.

Dimitrios holds a BSc in Physics and MSc in Photonics, as well as a PhD. in optics & microelectronics.

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Yole Group is an international company recognized for its expertise in the analysis of markets, technological developments, and supply chains, as well as the strategy of key players in the semiconductor, photonics, and electronics sectors.

With Yole Intelligence, Yole SystemPlus and Piséo, the group publishes market, technology, performance, reverse engineering and costing analyses and provides consulting services in strategic marketing and technology analysis. The Yole Group Finance division also offers due diligence assistance and supports companies with mergers and acquisitions.

Yole Group benefits from an international sales network. The company now employs more than 180+ people.

More information on www.yolegroup.com.

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Anton Hofmeister

Group Vice President – General Manager R&D and Strategy

STMicroelectronics

Anton Hofmeister is Group Vice President and General Manager of R&D and Strategy for ST’s Analog and MEMS Sub-Groups and has held this position since December 2021. He has also served as Managing Director of ST’s German subsidiary since 2016.

Hofmeister joined Thomson Semiconductors (a predecessor company to STMicroelectronics) as a marketing engineer in 1986. He subsequently held management positions in product marketing, key account management, and corporate strategic marketing.

In 1997, Hofmeister was appointed Director of a System R&D team in San Diego, USA, and became Director of the Print Head Business Unit in 2000. In 2005, he was appointed General Manager of the Microfluidics Division and has broadened his responsibility with the MEMS Microactuator Division in 2015, managing ST’s Fluidic MEMS products and MEMS components used in a variety of applications in Consumer Electronics, Industrial, Medical, and Printing markets.

Hofmeister has previously served as a board member of the Singapore-based Molecular Diagnostics company Veredus Laboratories. In August 2021 he joined the Governing Council of the MEMS&Sensor Industry Group (MSIG) at SEMI.

Anton Hofmeister was born in Munich in 1961 and he graduated with a Master’s degree in Engineering from the University of Munich.

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At ST, we are over 50,000 creators and makers of semiconductor technologies mastering the semiconductor supply chain with state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities. An integrated device manufacturer, we work with more than 200,000 customers and thousands of partners to design and build products, solutions, and ecosystems that address their challenges and opportunities, and the need to support a more sustainable world. Our technologies enable smarter mobility, more efficient power and energy management, and the wide-scale deployment of the Internet of Things and connectivity. We are committed to achieving our goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2027. Further information can be found at www.st.com.

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Dr. Gunar Lorenz

Sr Director Technical Marketing and Application Engineering for Consumer Sensors

Infineon Technologies AG

Dr. Gunar Lorenz is currently heading the technical marketing and application engineering for consumer sensors at Infineon Technologies. Gunar joined Infineon in 2016 as system project manager responsible for Infineon’s first open market MEMS microphone. Prior joining to Infineon he worked as director of system-level simulation at Coventor, where he and his group invented and developed Coventor’s MEMS/IC co-simulation design environment MEMS+. The original ideas for MEMS+ are embodied in his PhD carried out at Robert Bosch R&D Center in 1999. Gunar graduated in mechanical engineering at the TU Braunschweig in Germany and received his PHD in electrical engineering from the TU Bremen in 1999.

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Here at Infineon, we combine entrepreneurial success with responsible action to make life easier, safer, and greener. Barely visible, semiconductors have become an indispensable part of everyday life. We play a key role in shaping a better future – with microelectronics that link the real and the digital world. Our semiconductors enable efficient energy management, smart mobility, as well as secure, seamless communications in an increasingly connected world. Infineon designs, develops, manufactures and markets a broad range of semiconductors and system solutions. The focus of its activities is on automotive and industrial electronics, communication and information technologies, IoT, sensor technology and security. The product range comprises standard components, software, customer-specific solutions for devices and systems, as well as specific components for digital, analog, and mixed-signal applications.

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Dr. Stefan Majoni

Director Foundry MEMS

Bosch

Stefan Majoni studied chemistry in Hannover and completed his PhD in solid state physical chemistry in 1994

He developed semiconductor lithography processes for DRAMs with IBM and ASICs with Philips.

Since 2005, he joins the Bosch MEMS team in several management positions, primarily in development and partly in production.

Stefan currently drives MEMS foundry service as director for Bosch.

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The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 402,600 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2021). The company generated sales of 78.7 billion euros in 2021. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT provider, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, Industry 4.0, and connected mobility. Bosch is pursuing a vision of mobility that is sustainable, safe, and exciting. It uses its expertise in sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to facilitate connected living with products and solutions that either contain artificial intelligence (AI) or have been developed or manufactured with its help. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.” The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiary and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing, engineering, and sales network covers nearly every country in the world. With its more than 400 locations worldwide, the Bosch Group has been carbon neutral since the first quarter of 2020. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. At 128 locations across the globe, Bosch employs some 76,100 associates in research and development, of which more than 38,000 are software engineers.

The company was set up in Stuttgart in 1886 by Robert Bosch (1861–1942) as “Workshop for Precision Mechanics and Electrical Engineering.” The special ownership structure of Robert Bosch GmbH guarantees the entrepreneurial freedom of the Bosch Group, making it possible for the company to plan

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Adrian Arcedera

SVP Memory, MEMS and Sensor Business Unit

Amkor Technology, Inc.

Adrian joined Amkor in 1997, and is currently Sr VP for Memory, MEMS and Sensor Business Unit, responsible for the business and platform development for Memory, MEMS & Sensor Products. He has served in various leadership positions in Amkor’s chip scale products, including leading the platform development for Amkor’s ChipArray® package. He has authored multiple technical papers and has been granted multiple US Patents. He holds a degree in chemical engineering from the University of the Philippines.

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As one of the world’s largest providers of high-quality semiconductor packaging and test services, Amkor has helped define and advance the technology landscape.

We deliver innovative solutions and believe in partnering with our customers to bring 5G, AI, Automotive, Communications, Computing, Consumer, IoT, Industrial and Networking products to market.

As a truly global supplier, Amkor has manufacturing and test capabilities as well as product development and support offices in Asia, Europe and the US.

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