Agenda

March 20, 2012 | Zurich, Switzerland | Hotel Novotel Zurich Airport Messe

Keynote Speakers | Panel Descriptions and Panelists | US MEMS Session at SSI 2012 | Site visit to CEA-Leti Grenoble facility

20 March, 2012

Subject to change.

7:30 - 8:30

Registration

Light refreshments and croissants will be served

8:30 - 8:45

Welcome: Karen Lightman, MEMS Industry Group

Location: Bern - Lausanne - Genf

8:45 - 9:30

Morning Keynote Speaker:

MEMS is Limited Only by Imagination

Carmelo Papa, Senior Executive Vice President and General Manager, Industrial & Multisegment Sector, STMicroelectronics

Introduction by Platinum Sponsor, Steven Dwyer, EV Group

Location: Bern - Lausanne - Genf

9:30 - 10:00

Coffee Break

Location: Meeting Point

10:00 - 10:45

Panel 1 - MEMS Enabling Smart Industrial Systems

Location: Bern - Lausanne - Genf

10:45 - 11:15

Coffee & Snack Break

Location: Meeting Point

11:15 - 12:00

Panel 2 - MEMS and the Changing Automobile
Panel sponsored by ACUTRONIC
Introduction by Maurus Tschirky, ACUTRONIC

Location: Bern - Lausanne - Genf

12:00 - 13:30

Lunch

Location: Restaurant Novotel Cafe

13:30 - 14:15

Panel 3 - MEMS and Quality of Life

Introduction by Gold Sponsor, Michel Rosa, Ph.D., Applied Materials, Inc.

Location: Bern - Lausanne - Genf

14:15 - 14:45

Coffee Break

Location: Meeting Point

14:45 - 15:30

Panel 4 - MEMS in Consumer Products
Panel sponsored by Okmetic
Introduction by Kai Seikku, Okmetic

Location: Bern - Lausanne - Genf

15:30 - 16:00

Coffee & Snack Break

Location: Meeting Point

16:00 - 16:45

Afternoon Keynote Speaker:

The MEMS-Enabled Automobile – An Inside Look at Audi's Vorsprung durch Technik

Markus Buhlmann, Head of Unit, Chassis Electronics, Vehicle Dynamics/Software, Audi AG

Introduction by Gold Sponsor, Dave Thomas, Ph.D., SPTS Technologies

Location: Bern - Lausanne - Genf

16:45 - 17:00

Closing Thoughts: Karen Lightman, MEMS Industry Group

Location: Bern - Lausanne - Genf

17:30 - 21:00

Networking Dinner
Sponsored by Maxim

Location: ETH Zurich - Central Campus

21-22 March, 2012

Smart Systems Integration 2012

MEMS Executive Congress Europe 2012 is held in conjunction with Smart Systems Integration 2012. In addition, US MEMS Session will be held Wednesday, 21/03/2012, 15:15 - 18:15.

For more information on this session, and to register for Smart Systems Integration 2012, please visit the event website.

 

23 March, 2012

9:30-17:30

Optional site visit to CEA-Leti MINATEC Grenoble facility

Location: CEA / Leti, Grenoble, France

 


Keynote Speakers

Morning Keynote Speaker:

MEMS is Limited Only by Imagination

Carmelo Papa, Senior Executive Vice President and General Manager, Industrial & Multisegment Sector, STMicroelectronics

MEMS have seen explosive growth over the past half decade. In this presentation, Carmelo Papa will share how ST contributed to that growth with its recognition of the consumerization wave, and why the potential for future growth in MEMS is limited only by imagination. The presentation will highlight several future MEMS opportunities and challenge you to think beyond the usual to discover where MEMS innovations may lie.

 

Afternoon Keynote Speaker:

The MEMS-Enabled Automobile – An Inside Look at Audi's Vorsprung durch Technik

Markus Buhlmann, Head of Unit, Chassis Electronics, Vehicle Dynamics/Software, Audi AG

Starting with the first adoption for ESC systems in the early 1990'sies, MEMS sensors today are now a fundamental part in active and passive safety automotive applications. With the recent technology steps leading to higher accuracy and decreasing cost, MEMS are enabling more sophisticated solutions in the field of assisted driving, vehicle dynamics and active safety. Markus Buhlmann will present current and future applications for automotive MEMS sensors, cutting the edge of technology and being a crucial part of Audi's “Vorsprung durch Technik.”


 

Panel Descriptions and Featured Panelists

Subject to Change.

MEMS Enabling Smart Industrial Systems

This panel will discuss the innovative ways that MEMS is enabling a revolution in industrial automation as well as energy conservation, management and creation. The panel will explore and discuss the world’s increasing energy-related challenges, focusing on how they relate to the industrial market: reducing emissions and energy consumption, monitoring and reporting energy usage, and energy harvesting.  Europe is seen as a world leader in energy conservation, creation and management; come find out how MEMS is playing a key role now and will in the future.

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MEMS and the Changing Automobile

You’ve heard of cars that park themselves, and cars that drive themselves are likely coming soon. But what about zero-emission cars that park and drive themselves and that you’d actually want to drive? European companies such as Audi and BMW are leading the charge. After a dip in production during the recent recession, the automotive industry is now leaner and meaner. You won’t want to miss this panel as they discuss the MEMS inside these machines and how MEMS is opening up a whole new world of possibility for transportation.

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MEMS and Quality of Life

The panel will explore the cutting edge advances being developed at companies and are intended for integration into existing and revolutionary medical products. The panelists will discuss how MEMS enabling better health/QoL with respect to monitoring, management, rehab and replacement. Experts will discuss leading technologies and growing commercial opportunities in the medical sciences ranging from lab to clinical care to patient monitoring, management, rehab, replacement and drug delivery. They will further explore how MEMS is well suited for new lifesaving and life-enhancing applications that require a high degree of interactivity with the environment in a small package.

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MEMS in Consumer Products

It started with the Nintendo Wii, then the Apple iPhone. Thanks to a reduction of prices and better software and infrastructure to catapult MEMS production, consumers are demanding more functionality of their products. This panel will discuss how European companies are leading the world in the innovative use of MEMS for consumer products such as mobile devices, tablets, remotes, television and gaming; and the list continues to grow.  Panelists will also discuss the intense pressures of this highly lucrative but competitive market; does market leader also mean revenue leader? This panel asks and will try to answer these and other tough challenges in consumer products MEMS.

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