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Wednesday, June 28


MEMS1: MEMS Sensors: What's Next?

With the legacy MEMS (accelerometers, gyrometers, pressure sensors) being commoditized, all eyes are looking for new sensors capable of restoring margins and allowing the industry to keep growing. This presentation will review current trends in MEMS sensors and will provide a glimpse at ongoing developments at CEA Leti, one of the biggest R&D centers worldwide in this domain.

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Jean-Philippe Polizzi

MEMS Program Manager, CEA Leti
Jean-Philippe Polizzi has been involved for more than 20 years in the field of microsystem based products developments in different companies and R&D institutes. At SAGEM, he participated to micromachined pressure sensors and accelerometers development for the automotive market. He... Read More →

Wednesday June 28, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
Executive Ballroom G


MEMS2: Disruptive MEMS Temperature Sensing Technology for IoTs

Smart buildings and mobile health are, at first sight, two different trends within IoT. However, at sensor level they converge into a stringent need for disruptive technology.  Accurate body temperature measurement, for example, is harsh - thermal conditions are out of reach for state-of-the-art sensors. Emerging smart building applications will require accurate and stable thermal arrays with sufficient resolution (e.g. 30x30 pixels) at an affordable price point. People detection, counting, localization and thermal signature of the environment are crucial as input for smart lighting, HVAC and fire detection purposes. Melexis will highlight in this session its disruptive MEMS thermopile technologies with huge consequences for aforementioned markets. The session includes a demo of world's first mobile medical temperature sensor and thermal array for IoTs as described above.

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Wouter Leten

Global Technology Scouting and Innovation Manager, Melexis
Mr. Wouter Leten received his Master degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Leuven in 2007. He has been part of Melexis' semiconductor sensor development team for almost 10 years, working on a broad portfolio of sensing products such as current sensors, electronic compass... Read More →
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Sam Maddalena

VP Corporate Strategy, Emerging Markets, Melexis

Wednesday June 28, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
Executive Ballroom G


MEMS3: Utilizing Ultra-Low Power MEMS Sensors to Realize Intelligent Real-Time Asset Health Monitoring

Attendees will explore how intelligent IoT asset health monitoring solutions involving ultra-low power MEMS sensors, placed on a variety of transportation methods, can provide real time insight into the condition of a shipment in order to mitigate revenue loss.

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Wayne Meyer

MEMS Sensors Strategic Marketing, Analog Devices
Wayne Meyer provides Strategic Marketing for Analog Devices™ Inertial MEMS and Sensors Technology Group. He has previously held product engineering, product  management, and business development roles for microcontroller, microprocessor, and DSP solutions.

Wednesday June 28, 2017 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Executive Ballroom G


MEMS4: Low Power Microphone Acquisition and Processing for Always on Applications Based on Microcontrollers

This session will focus on the tradeoff between performance and low power consumption in embedded IoT platforms used for always on microphone acquisition. It will show different system architectures based on Cortex-M microcontrollers, with one or more microphones acquisition and processing depending on the power budget and overall system performance, targeting always on microphone acquisition as input for automatic speech recognition algorithms.

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Luca Spelgatti

Field Application Engineer, STMicroelectronics
Luca Spelgatti has 8+ years of experience designing and developing various embedded systems. Presently with STMicroelectronics, he supports the STM32 family of ARM® Cortex®-M based microcontrollers and he's also STM32 Microcontroller Audio expert for the US Region;He is involved... Read More →

Wednesday June 28, 2017 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Executive Ballroom G


MEMS5: Ultra-Wide Angle MEMS Spatial Light Modulator for LIDAR

Light detection and ranging (LIDAR) is a key enabling technology for self-driving cars and other autonomous vehicles. Optical phased arrays (OPA) are attractive for solid-state LIDARs, eliminating bulky mechanical scanners. More importantly, it enables sophisticated beamforming such as simultaneous scanning, pointing, and tracking of multiple objects. OPAs with various types of phase modulators have been demonstrated. Large-scale OPA has been realized with liquid crystal, but its response time is too slow for automotive LIDAR. Large scan angle has been demonstrated in silicon photonics waveguides, however, they have high insertion loss and are limited to infrared wavelength transparent to Si. Micromirror-based OPA offers microsecond response time, but to date the mirror size is larger than 20µm, limiting their scan angles. In this talk we report on a novel MEMS OPA with a pitch below 2 µm. The small pitch is made possible by integrating vertical combdrive actuators underneath the mirror. The fast response time (< 2µs), large field of view (>40° at 1550nm), wavelength- and modulation-agnostic properties make it an attractive choice for solid state LIDARs.

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Dr. Youmin Wang

Research Specialist, BSAC, UC Berkeley
Dr. Youmin Wang primary research focus on optical MEMS based beamsteering devices with Prof. Ming Wu at BSAC, UC Berkeley. He obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin in 2013, where he performed research in Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems, imaging modalities, and... Read More →

Wednesday June 28, 2017 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Executive Ballroom G