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Dr. Gunar Lorenz

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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Infineon Technologies AG

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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Adrian Arcedera

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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Amkor Technology, Inc.

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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Anton Hofmeister

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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STMicroelectronics

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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Higor Batagin

  • Sales Manager Semi & MEMS Test Equipment
  • SPEA

Higor Batagin received his M.S. degree in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering in 2012, in Brazil. With a postgraduate degree in Strategic Marketing Management and an Executive Master’s degree in Marketing and Sales, he moves to the Semiconductor Industry in 2019 as Sales Manager for the Semiconductor and MEMS Test Products business unit, to serve the customers based in the United States and expand SPEA’s presence and business in this region.

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SPEA

Established in 1976, SPEA is a world leading company in the field of automatic test equipment for ICs, MEMS, sensors, electronic boards. SPEA serves the big semiconductor IDMs and OSATs with the most cost-effective and high-performance equipment to test automotive, SoCs, analog mixed-signal devices, MEMS sensors and actuators, power and discretes, identification devices, delivering highest measurement capabilities, lowest cost of test and fastest time-to-market. SPEA systems are designed to detect any possible defect in electronic products, so that they won’t fail on the field. High throughput, best detection capability, test techniques designed on the latest technologies requirements, complete configurability. For SPEA customers, testing is not an additional cost, but a tangible competitive advantage.

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Dr. Stefan Majoni

  • Director Foundry MEMS
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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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Bosch

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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Alex Waldauf

  • Director Product Marketing Management
  • Cohu

Alex Waldauf was one of the founders of Cohu’s Rasco GmbH business unit in 1998 and has been Cohu’s Director of Product Marketing Management since June 2020. Mr. Waldauf was previously Vice President of Platform Engineering from June 2017 to May 2020, and Vice President and General Manager from January 2011 to May 2017. Mr. Waldauf has also held various management positions in engineering and sales & service. Prior to joining Cohu Mr. Waldauf spent six years at Multitest, where he held key positions in RnD & engineering.

Mr. Waldauf holds a Mechanical Engineering degree (Ing.) from the Austrian School of Technology in Salzburg.

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Cohu

Cohu (NASDAQ: COHU) is a global technology leader supplying test, automation, inspection and metrology products and services to the semiconductor industry. Cohu’s differentiated and broad product portfolio enables optimized yield and productivity, accelerating customers’ manufacturing time-to-market.

Cohu offers the broadest portfolio of equipment and services for back-end semiconductor manufacturing, including a one-stop-shop for test and handling equipment, thermal subsystems, interface solutions, vision inspection and metrology, and MEMS test solutions. Cohu’s enhanced product portfolio gives our customers the best possible combination of technologies to match their business and technical needs. We provide our customers with outstanding products and services that reflect our commitment to operational excellence, innovation, and market leadership.

Additional information can be found at www.cohu.com.

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Giuseppina Saracco

Giuseppina Saracco received her master’s degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Rome “Tor Vergata.” With a background in optical technology, she began her career as an Optical Technical Development Engineer at Ericsson in Pisa. Looking for new challenges, she moved to Milan, where she joined SIAE Microelettronica as a Test Automation Engineer. Since 2017, she has been an integral part of the Microtest team. Initially as a Test Engineer, currently as Sales Account Manager.

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Microtest

Founded in 1999 in Altopascio (Lucca) by the intuition of its three founding, over time, Microtest has become a technological partner of some of the world’s leading microchip manufacturers, skilled in developing innovative solutions, thanks to a solid engineering team and good production flexibility. Microtest is a leading supplier of innovative, automated testers (ATE), ovenless burn-in solutions and device handling equipment for automotive, industrial, power, MEMS and medical device markets. By In 2004, Microtest reached a milestone and also broadened its service offering to the “test house” segment – enhanced by a direct presence in the Far East, with an office in Malaysia. In April 2022, Equity final Xenon Private Equity acquired a majority stake in Microtest, spurring its international expansion strategy.

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