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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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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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Pat Walsh

  • Managing Director NA/EU
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Pat Walsh is a veteran in the semiconductor industry with at least 38 years of experience and currently serves as Managing Director of AMEC handling North America and Europe region. He started his career as a Process Engineer making DRAM chips before switching to GaAs manufacturing as a Member of Technical Staff for defense and aerospace applications. Moving on, he transitioned to work in Semiconductor equipment manufacturing companies like Applied Materials and Lam Research where he progressed from engineering to sales and subsequently executive management. Prior to joining AMEC, Pat was working in a large investment bank managing leasing and financing of semiconductor equipment for clients.

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AMEC

Advanced Micro-Fabrication Equipment Inc. China (AMEC, stock code: 688012) is an innovative Asia-based semiconductor equipment company with a range of proprietary fabrication solutions designed to advance technology, increase productivity, and reduce manufacturing costs for leading global manufacturers of semiconductors and LEDs. Headquartered in Shanghai, the company is an entrenched supplier of dielectric and TSV etch tools, helping chipmakers build devices at process nodes as low as 5nm and beyond. In addition, AMEC’s MOCVD system has become a market leader in China for producers of LEDs and power devices. AMEC products are used today by technology leaders in Chinese mainland and Taiwan region, as well as Singapore, Korea, Germany, Italy and so on.

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George Harris

George joined Amkor in 2020 and is currently responsible for Global Test Services operations. Prior to joining Amkor, George led teams and factories for II-VI Inc on VECSEL GaAs products for 3D imaging and preceding that spent 30 years at Texas Instruments engaged in work on memory, analog and SOC products. He holds six US and EU patents on circuit design, wafer fab processing, test and manufacturing controls. George earned masters and bachelor’s degrees in electrical engineering from Syracuse University.

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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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Angeline Tee

Angeline Tee has over 25 years of international experience in the Semiconductor and MEMS industry. Currently serving as the Business Development Deputy Director at IME, ASTAR, Angeline actively engages with industry leaders and identifies business development opportunities to create and capture value for industry partners and contribute to Singapore’s economy.

Angeline has earned an Honor’s degree in Bachelor of Applied Science (Materials Engineering) and a Master of Science (MSc) in Electrical Engineering from the National University of Singapore (NUS). Furthermore, she holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Birmingham, which adds a strategic and managerial perspective to her skill set.

Her career in MEMS began at EG&G Heimann Optoelectronics, where she successfully commercialized the MEMS accelerometer for automotive airbag applications. Throughout her professional journey, Angeline has gained extensive experience in various areas, including research and development, process engineering, marketing, and business development. She has worked with both small start-up companies and large corporations, accumulating a wealth of knowledge and expertise in the field. Angeline’s technical proficiency in MEMS technology led her to assume the role of product marketing manager at GLOBALFOUNDRIES where she spearheaded the business development of GLOBALFOUNDRIES’s newly setup MEMS BU in 2010. Subsequently, she joined XFAB in Germany, and played a pivotal role in China regional marketing, supporting the sales team in market expansion.

With her diverse skill set, extensive industry experience and strong academic background, Angeline hopes to contribute significantly to both technological advancement and innovation creation in the MEMS industry.

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A*Star IME

Established in 1991, the Institute of Microelectronics (IME) is a research institute under Singapore’s Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR). In IME, we focus on delivering high impact research and development for the global semiconductor industry. IME’s role is to collaboratively develop and innovate next-generation technologies to enable a dynamic semiconductor ecosystem. Together with our highly skilled talent pool, we develop strategic capabilities and innovative technologies through state-of-the-art infrastructure. IME’s core research areas are in Advanced Packaging, piezoMEMS, SiC, mmWave GaN, and photonics & sensors. We will continue to shape the semiconductor industry’s roadmap for many years to come.

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Maksym Plakhotnyuk, Ph.D.

Inventor of first-ever atomic layer advanced manufacturing technology that enables materials, devices, and microsystem development and manufacturing with atomic precision. A scientist with a Ph.D. in Nanotechnology and Photovoltaics with expertise in nanotechnologies, renewable and exponential technologies, and deep knowledge of photovoltaics, semiconductor processing, solid-state physics, and material science. Member of Forbes Technology Council, Hello Tomorrow Grand Winner, Fulbright scholar, and proud Ukrainian.

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ATLANT 3D

Nanosystems is a Danish deep-tech startup that develops a unique atomic layer advanced manufacturing technology for on-demand electronic materials development and microdevice manufacturing. ATLANT 3D technology combines thin film deposition with an additive manufacturing approach to selectively deposit material one atomic layer at a time. This is the first-ever concept to be realized in such a way and the uniqueness of the technology is that it can print directly different materials on flat and complex surfaces combining different materials with atomic precision and micro resolution. It opens opportunities for innovation in the electronics space.

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Alex Waldauf

  • Director Product Marketing Management
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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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Pierre Jallon

Pierre Jallon is the CTO of eLichens. He joined eLichens in 2019 and is responsible of the technology development, IP management, product roadmap and prototyping. He is in particular in charge of the development of the gas leak identification offering for eLichens, from prototyping the solution up to market analysis and strategic positioning of the product. Prior to join eLichens, Pierre has been working with CEA LETI as lab manager in health department and in the field of wearable technology. Pierre used to be part of the scientific staff of CEA LETI, he holds a PhD in signal processing and a MBA with a specialization in innovation management.

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eLichens

eLichens is a based in Grenoble and develop innovative solution based on gas sensors for the industrial safety and the leak detection and repair markets. The offering includes gas sensors, connected stations for remote monitoring of gas leaks and data viewer and analytics to manage networks of these stations, quantify and locate leaks. These solutions are based on unique MEMs based IR emitter that has been developed in partnership with CEA LETI and protected by more than 55 patents. eLichens has successfully produced and sold ten of thousands of sensors in the industrial safety market. eLichens is now extending its offering with a new innovative sensor – called 1 ppm sensor – designed for the leak detection applications on industrial and biomethane sites.

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Samira Nik

Samira obtained a PhD in Materials Science from the Applied Physics Department of Chalmers University of Technology, specialising in superconducting quantum devices, nanoelectronics and materials characterisation.

After her postdoctoral fellowship in nanoelectronic devices, she became an R&D project manager in one of the leading foundries in the semiconductors industry in Sweden, where she developed the expertise to create proof-of-concept of innovative piezoelectric sensors and energy harvesting devices. Samira learned even more about the practical obstacles that scientists and startups face through her role in the cleanroom management team in one of the largest nanoelectronics hubs in the world, IMEC, Belgium.

Samira transitioned from technical to policy work with becoming Project Manager – Innovation in the European Standardisation Organisations (CEN-CENELEC). In this role, she worked very closely with the European Commission and National Standardisation Bodies for creating a stronger connection between R&I communities and industry.

Since April 2022, Samira works a Programme Manager for Quantum Technologies and Electronics in EC European Innovation Councils and SMEs Agency, where she is responsible for developing visions for technological and innovation breakthroughs, the active management of portfolios of EIC supported projects to support these visions, and bringing together stakeholders to put these visions into reality.

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European Innovation Council and SMEs Agency (EC EISMEA)

The EIC is Europe’s flagship innovation programme to identify, develop and scale up breakthrough technologies and game changing innovations.

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Maurus Tschirky

  • Senior Strategic Marketing Manager
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Maurus Tschirky is Senior Strategic Marketing Manager at Evatec. He is globally responsible for the market segment MEMS in terms of strategy and strategic project and customer acquisition. His genuine interest in advanced functional materials with piezoelectric and magnetic properties emphasize his dedication to the MEMS and Sensors market in particular. Maurus had a number of positions in the PVD-equipment industry (Balzers, Unaxis, Oerlikon and now Evatec) ranging from Application Engineer, System Engineer, Project Manager to Product Manager over the years and also spent 3 years leading a research section at CSEM in Neuchatel, Switzerland. He has a first Degree in Control Electronics from the University of Applied Sciences in Buchs, followed by a Masters in Business Engineering / International Marketing from the Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Technik in Zurich, Switzerland.

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Evatec

Evatec delivers complete thin film deposition solutions in Advanced Packaging, Semiconductor, Optoelectronics and Photonics – from UBM /RDL processes in FOWLP and FOPLP applications, to deposition of high performance piezoelectrics like AlScN for 5G networks or NIR bandpass filters for 3D sensing, face and gesture recognition in our smart devices. We deliver tailored production solutions with batch, cluster or inline architecture according to your substrate format, throughput, process and fab integration requirements. Evatec’s Advanced Process Control (APC) technologies set new standards in deposition through ‘in situ” capability for control of film properties during the deposition cycle. Reduce your process development times, enhance repeatability and yields or increase tool throughput.

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Dr. Sandro Koch

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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Fraunhofer IPMS

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. Michael Pate

  • Mobile Audio Systems, Algo, Architecture Lead
  • Google

Dr. Michael Pate received advanced degrees from Texas Tech University and Denmark Technical University concentrating in the design of Class-D amplifiers for audio systems. After completing his Ph.D. work he began at Texas Instruments where he led the design of some of the highest power integrated Class-D amps on the market. From there Dr Pate moved to product definition roles at Cirrus Logic, Audience and Knowles Electronics where he focused on mixed signal audio, DSP and algorithms and MEMS microphones respectively. Having worked in all audio components as a semiconductor supplier he moved to Fitbit and now works at Google where he runs audio technology development across Pixel Phones, Pixel Buds and Pixel Watch.

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Google

Our mission is to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.

Website: www.google.com
Headquarters: 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043
Phone: +1 (650) 253-0000

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Dr. Erwin Hijzen

  • Program Director MEMS Ultrasound
  • imec

Erwin Hijzen received his PhD in Applied Physics from the Delft University of Technology. After that he has worked for Philips and NXP in the area of semiconductor technology, holding different R&D positions. He is currently working for IMEC, as director for the MEMS ultrasound program.

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imec

Imec is a world-leading research and innovation center in nanoelectronics and digital technologies. Imec leverages its state-of-the-art R&D infrastructure and its team of more than 5,500 employees and top researchers, for R&D in advanced semiconductor and system scaling, silicon photonics, artificial intelligence, beyond 5G communications and sensing technologies, and in application domains such as health and life sciences, mobility, industry 4.0, agrofood, smart cities, sustainable energy, education, … Imec unites world-industry leaders across the semiconductor value chain, Flanders-based and international tech, pharma, medical and ICT companies, start-ups, and academia and knowledge centers. Imec is headquartered in Leuven (Belgium), and has research sites across Belgium, in the Netherlands and the USA, and representation in 3 continents. In 2021, imec’s revenue (P&L) totaled 732 million euro.

Further information on imec can be found at www.imec-int.com.

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Matan Naftali

Years of experience from the working floor of MEMS manufacturing to managing an extraordinary development team. Matan worked at SCD Israel and founded IMH which he sold in 2013. Matan holds tens of patents & publications in the MEMS area. He received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, and MBA, from the Technion, Israel.

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Maradin

Maradin Ltd. provides one of the world’s most advanced Laser Beam Scanning (LBS) solutions, serving as core components for AR/VR and automotive displays.

Founded in 2008, Maradin is privately held, with headquarters and a design center in Israel. Maradin operates in a fabless mode, with a comprehensive patent portfolio.

As of today, Maradin has development agreements with Automotive Tier#1 companies and consumer market leaders, looking to position itself as leaders in these emerging markets.

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Thomas Russell

Thomas Russell is the CEO and co-founder of Mesoline. After earning a bachelor’s in physics from the Technical University of Delft in the Netherlands, Thomas moved to Los Angeles to complete his master’s degree at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), where he studied the application of microchannel particle deposition (MPD) technology under prof. Harry Atwater.

In 2017 he spun-out Mesoline from this research, which led to him being recognized as a Forbes 30 under 30 entrepreneur in 2019. In the same year, after relocating to the Netherlands to expand Mesoline, Thomas raised a $2.5M Horizon 2020 grant from the European Commission and several $M from private investors, which enabled him to further accelerate the development of the MPD technology to a reliable process.

Currently, he’s working on ensuring further growth of the company, market entry of Mesoline with the MPD technology and overseeing the buildup of a new production facility in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

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Mesoline

Mesoline has developed and is scaling up a fundamentally new micro-fabrication process, micro-channel particle deposition (MPD), used to deposit nanomaterials. This wafer-scale thick-film deposition process is a cost-effective and scalable platform technology that enables next generation semiconductor devices such as MEMS & Sensors and other ultra-miniaturized products.

Founded in 2017, Mesoline is headquartered in the Netherlands and enjoys strong financials. Mesoline provides MPD as a contract manufacturing service to semiconductor companies.

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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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Senni Laaksonen

  • VP Research and Development
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Senni Laaksonen has 20 years experience of providing inertial sensors to the automotive industry. She started her career at VTI, a company which has been the market leader in low-g accelerometers for safety critical applications since early 1990s. Senni joined Murata when the company acquired VTI in 2012. She has been working in various positions in VTI/Murata from product design to process development and project management and is currently responsible of the Research and Development activities of Murata Finland. Senni and her development teams work closely with automotive industry to provide new innovative inertial sensors for the customers. Future development in Murata is focusing to provide cutting edge products to the ADAS and autonomous driving applications.

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Murata

Murata Finland is global MEMS Center of the Japanese Murata Group. The company is a leading supplier of MEMS accelerometers, inclinometers, gyroscopes and pressure sensor elements for demanding applications in automotive, medical, instruments and consumer electronics. The silicon-based capacitive sensors are based on the company’s proprietary 3D MEMS (Micro Electro-Mechanical System) technology.

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Eric Aguilar

An award-winning entrepreneur, Eric is a visionary leader in the field of advanced sensor systems for complex systems such robotics and autonomous platforms.

Throughout his distinguished two-decade career, Eric’s passion for sensor design and innovation has made him a key player in the industry. His expertise includes leading teams at renowned companies such as Tesla, where he managed a crew of 300 engineers on the firmware for Model 3, and at X, where he spearheaded the development of Google Project Wing, an autonomous drone delivery service.

Eric’s expertise in sensor integration includes a leadership position at Argo AI, a self-driving venture supported by Ford and Volkswagen. His role in steering product development for a sensor company later acquired by Google for $85 million — as well as his pioneering work building sensors for drones at US Navy Research Labs — further showcase his depth of experience.

Eric earned a BS in Electrical Engineering from California State Polytechnic University and has pursued advanced studies in Electrical and Electronics Engineering at the University of Southern California. His work continues to shape the future of MEMS and sensors technology, making him a sought-after thought leader and speaker in the field.

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Omnitron Sensors

Omnitron Sensors is rewriting the script on building high-performance low-cost sensors for the world of tomorrow. Leveraging its executive team’s extensive experience designing, fabricating, and using MEMS sensors, Omnitron has developed a “new topology for MEMS” that addresses some of the most pressing pain points in MEMS manufacturing.

Featuring the clever arrangement of silicon process steps and a new packaging method, Omnitron’s topology significantly improves performance to produce robust, rugged, reliable, repeatable, and low-cost MEMS sensors in high volumes by leveraging commercial MEMS foundries.

The company’s first proof point of its new topology for MEMS is a large, robust, low-cost, MEMS scanning mirror for long-range LiDAR.

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Dr. Mike Rosa

Mike Rosa is chief marketing officer (CMO) and senior vice president responsible for strategy at Onto Innovation. Prior to his current role, Mike served as CMO for Applied Materials ICAPS and Advanced Packaging Groups, where he was responsible for leadership of strategic and technical marketing, marketing communications, charting device segment inflection roadmaps and providing strategic business development support toward M&A activities. He has over 25 years’ experience in semiconductor engineering and technology, with roles that span device design and fabrication, equipment development, marketing and sales. His technical qualifications include B.Eng. (Hons) and Ph.D. degrees in Microelectronic Engineering and an MBA with dual majors in Marketing and Business Strategy. Mike has authored over 40 journal and conference publications and holds over 29 U.S. patents.

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Onto Innovation

Onto Innovation is a leader in process control, combining global scale with an expanded portfolio of leading-edge technologies that include: Un-patterned wafer quality; 3D metrology spanning chip features from nanometer scale transistors to large die interconnects; macro defect inspection of wafers and packages; elemental layer composition; overlay metrology; factory analytics; and lithography for advanced semiconductor packaging. Our breadth of offerings across the entire semiconductor value chain helps our customers solve their most difficult yield, device performance, quality, and reliability issues. Onto Innovation strives to optimize customers’ critical path of progress by making them smarter, faster and more efficient. Headquartered in Wilmington, Massachusetts, Onto Innovation supports customers with a worldwide sales and service organization.

General Telephone: +1 978 253 6200
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Dr. David Leuenberger

David Leuenberger received his M. Sc. Degree in Physics from the University of Bern in 2000 and got his PhD from Ecole Polytechnique Federal de Lausanne (EPFL) in the field of photonic crystals in 2004. In 2013 he obtained his MBA degree from Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh Business School (EBS). He currently works as Head of Product Management at Optotune. He is interested in the technical and commercial aspects of liquid lenses and optical actuators for various markets ranging from Medical to AR/VR and Automotive.

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Optotune

Optotune develops and manufactures industry shaping active optical components that allow customers around the globe to innovate. Founded in 2008, we started out with our core technology of focus tunable lenses, which was inspired by the working principle of the human eye. Laser speckle reducers, 2D mirrors, tunable prisms and beam shifters are further additions to our product line. Thanks to our deep understanding of optics and mechanics and our passion for technology, Optotune is your ideal partner when it comes to solving challenges where conventional optics fail.

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Giacomo Tonti

Giacomo Tonti is a Semiconductor division Sales Manager for OSAI Automation Systems.

After his graduation in electronics and telecommunications he worked on semiconductor testing and project management.

He’s now focusing on the semiconductor business development in Osai A.S. SpA, for standard products as well as turn-key test cell solutions, with key players worldwide.

 

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Osai A.S. S.p.A.

OSAI Automation System S.p.A. Benefit Company, founded in 1991, is a company that designs and manufactures standard equipment for semiconductor testing as well as complete automation lines, with high technology content and through a cross technology portfolio: from test handlers for MEMS (wide range of stimuli units entirely designed by OSAI) up to test and assembly lines for power devices (discrete and modules).

In addition to OSAI headquarters located in Parella, its resale and assistance network is made up of over 40 distributors all over the world, with over 50 local staff and 3 commercial branches (USA, Germany and China).

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Jon Edwards

Jon is VP of Business Development at poLight. He has spent his career in the camera module industry, working for companies such as Cambridge Mechatronics, Optotune, Sony, STMicro and CMOS Image sensor pioneer VLSI Vision. He holds a Degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Edinburgh.

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PoLight ASA

poLight ASA offers a patented, proprietary tunable optics technology, starting with its first product, TLens® which replicates “the human eye” experience in autofocus cameras used in devices such as smartphones, wearables, barcode scanners, machine vision systems and various medical equipment. poLight’s TLens® enables better system performance and new user experiences due to benefits such as extremely fast focus, small footprint, no magnetic interference, low power consumption and constant field of view. poLight is based in Horten, Norway, with employees in Finland, France, UK, US, China, Taiwan, and Philippines.

For more information, please visit https://www.polight.com

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Dr. Mohssen Moridi

Mohssen Moridi received the master’s and Ph.D. degrees in microtechnology from École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland. After finishing his PhD he had several research positions in Switzerland. In 2016 he moved to Austria as a head of Microsystem division at CTR AG to establish a MEMS department and to manage a new cleanroom dedicated to industrial R&D. Since 2019 he is a part of Silicon Austria Labs and recently became the Head of Research Division Microsystems. He is currently managing more than 40 researchers with the focus on Thin Film Technologies, Integrated Photonics, Magnetic and Piezoelectric Microsystems. Mohssen has more than 20 years of experience in development of MEMS devices.

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Silicon Austria Labs (SAL)

Silicon Austria Labs (SAL) has been founded to be a top Euro­pean re­search center for elec­tronic-based systems. In the network of science and economy, we carry out re­search at a global level and create the basis of ground­breaking prod­ucts and processes.

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Matthieu Lacolle

Matthieu Lacolle is an optical MEMS expert, CTO and co-founder of sensiBel.

He joined the Norwegian research organization SINTEF in 2006, where he worked as a Research Scientist and Research Manager at the department of Microsystems and Nanotechnologies. His research interests have included optical MEMS and in particular diffractive MEMS, MEMS-based spectroscopy and sensors with optical readout. He was strongly involved in the development of optical readout methods for MEMS sensors such as microphones, when he co-founded sensiBel in 2017 as the technology was spun-off from SINTEF.

Matthieu Lacolle received a M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from Supélec, France, in 2001, and a M.E. degree in photonics and telecommunications from the University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia, in 2001. He holds a Ph.D. degree from the University of Oslo, Norway, in the field of optical MEMS, obtained in 2006. He is the author or co-author of 30+ publications and of several granted and pending patents.

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sensiBel

SensiBel is a Norwegian deep-tech scale-up company specialized in optical Micro-Electro-MechanicalSystem (MEMS) microphone technology. The company spun off from SINTEF, Norway’s largest independent research organization in 2016. Based on 10 years of research at SINTEF, sensiBel has developed and patented a unique technology for a high-performance miniaturized microphone, with 10 times lower noise (10dB) than other state-of-the-art MEMS microphones. Our core team consists of MEMS, electronics, optics and acoustics technology experts, as well as a business and leadership team with vast multi-national experience and several successful high tech startups in electronics for high volume applications.

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Farrokh Ayazi

Farrokh Ayazi is the Founder and CEO of StethX Microsystems, a spin-off of the Georgia Tech Integrated MEMS Laboratory that is commercializing advanced wearable patches for cardiopulmonary applications. He received the B.S. degree from the University of Tehran, Iran, in 1994, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in 1997 and 2000, respectively, all in electrical engineering. Dr. Ayazi is the Regents Entrepreneur and Ken Byers Professor in Microsystems at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where his main research interest lies in the area of integrated Micro/Nano-Electro-Mechanical-Systems (MEMS and NEMS), with a focus on high-Q acoustic resonators and advanced inertial sensors. Dr. Ayazi was the co-founder and CTO of Qualtré, a spin-out of his research laboratory that commercialized bulk acoustic wave silicon gyroscopes for high precision applications, which was acquired by Panasonic in 2016. Dr. Ayazi is a fellow of the IEEE, has authored over 300 refereed technical and scientific articles, and holds more than 60 patents. He was the general chair of the IEEE Micro-Electro-Mechanical-Systems conference in 2014, held in San Francisco, CA.

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StethX Microsystems

StethX is a start-up company located in Atlanta, GA commercializing a proprietary wearable sensor technology that enables remote and long-term monitoring of cardio-pulmonary conditions with high fidelity.

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Collin Twanow

Collin Twanow serves as Director, Technology for Teledyne MEMS and is responsible for creating technical solutions for both current and new customers. He joined Micralyne in 1999 and has held a number of roles ranging from Development Engineer, Director of R&D, Product Line Manager, and Vice President of Sales and Engineering in the Edmonton, Canada fab.

Collin has managed development programs for many devices including optical telecom switches and silicon optical benches, implantable medical devices, MEMS microphones, pressure sensors, and components for military applications. He is a Professional Engineer with a MEng degree, focused on Microfabrication. Collin has also lectured in MEMS and microfabrication courses at the University of Alberta.

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Teledyne

Teledyne MEMS, the combination of Teledyne DALSA and Teledyne Micralyne, offers the most comprehensive toolkit of advanced processes for MEMS and microfabrication foundry manufacturing.

From process development to high volume production on both 150mm and 200mm wafers, our foundry customers have successfully brought thousands of designs to diverse markets in a wide range of applications, including automotive, industrial, medical, telecommunications and consumer sectors. We exceed your expectations whether you require 100 wafers a year or 10,000.

Email – MEMS_sales@teledyne.com

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Moti Margalit

Moti Margalit is CEO of SonicEdge and the inventor of its game changing speaker technology. With a multidisciplinary background spanning from quantum optics to MEMS and as a named inventor on over 90 patents, Moti has a demonstrated track record of innovation and entrepreneurship, having founded several successful deep tech companies and held technology leadership roles in both large and small companies.

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SonicEdge

Our game-changing technology has revolutionized sound generation, allowing us to create the smallest speaker with the best sound on the market. Through a patented process, our speakers utilize an array of ultrasound technology, paired with acoustic modulators, to frequency shift the ultrasound and create high-quality sound. Our solid-state MEMS device is manufactured using industry-standard processes and includes a full stack solution, from digital audio to sound. Complete with an ASIC and MEMS speaker, SonicEdge is pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in the world of sound.”

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Higor Batagin

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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.