This half-day program will kick off the conference on January 21, 2024 at the AT&T Hotel and Conference Center, 1900 University Ave, Austin, TX 78705 - USA.
The MEMS Industry Session was launched in 2019, convening leaders and researchers in the micro/nanotechnology innovation ecosystems from across the globe. It has been well-attended and well-received every year at the conference, and is now a highlight drawing in new industry participants and helping to connect the community across all technology readiness levels (TRLs). We expect the industry session to gather representatives of commercial MEMS product manufacturers and the related value chains, start-ups, academic and government micro/nanofab facilities, and not-for-profit technology organizations. The event is free of charge for all IEEE MEMS 2024 registered attendees
Sunday, January 21, 2024
: AT&T Hotel and Conference Center, 1900 University Ave, Austin, TX 78705 - USA.
12:45 - Welcome and Introduction
Session 1: A New Era in MEMS Manufacturing and Packaging
13:00 to 15:00
Global socioeconomic and political dynamics, along with vulnerabilities to the supply chain, have highlighted the need for resilience, redundancy, and cooperation in the microelectronics industry. Semiconductor manufacturing has received a great deal of attention and increased funding over the past year and is poised to grow and reinvent rapidly in the coming years. What do the increased momentum and resources mean for the MEMS manufacturing and packaging industries? What opportunities can we leverage from the larger semiconductor wave, and how do we position ourselves to enable More-than-Moore / CMOS+ capabilities ensuring impact and a competitive edge in microelectronics? By necessity of our custom processes and unique application-driven system needs, MEMS is leading the path in novel manufacturing including 2.5D/3D heterogeneous integration, heroic packaging solutions, and material innovation. This session will cover industry outlook; market growth opportunities; and key challenges including supply chain, workforce development, and sustainable manufacturing.
13:00 - TBD
SEMI MEMS and Sensors Industry Group, USA
13:20 - HOW DO WE PROVIDE EASIER ACCESS TO MEMS PROTOTYPING AND PACKAGING?
CMC Microsystems, CANADA
13:40 - TBD
14:00 - BONDED SOI AND CAVITY SOI WAFERS ENABLING ENHANCED MEMS DESIGNS
14:20 - 14:45 - Panel Discussion
14:45 - 15:15 - Networking Break
15:00 to 15:30
Session 2: Competitive Innovation in MEMS Industry
15:30 to 17:00
The rapid acceleration of emerging technologies requires MEMS industry to continuously innovate and reinvent to stay relevant and competitive. Novel materials and manufacturing/packaging solutions are creating new opportunities. Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (AI/ML) are changing the game in everything from process optimization to market analysis and allowing us to digest more data more effectively on unprecedented time scales. The growing demand from high-speed wireless communication; smart infrastructure, autonomous and electrified transportation; generative AI; and medical diagnostics and therapeutics, among others are creating new markets and overwhelming existing industry capacity. How do MEMS companies (big and small) strategize on innovation, predict competition, maximize market share, and continue to push the envelope? How do we ensure a successful R&D ecosystem in industry while protecting revenue and profit margins? What are the tradeoffs and risks in MEMS industrial innovation? What company culture fosters the best balance between innovation and fiscal security?
15:15 - NEW APPLICATION SPACES IN AUTOMOTIVE, INDUSTRIAL & MEDICAL SEGMENTS REQUIRING IMMUTABLE MEMS/SENSORS
15:35 - MEMS BASED SMART SENSOR SYSTEM AND ITS FUTURE
Fraunhofer Institute for Silicon Technology ISIT
15:55 - FAST-TRACKING TIME-TO-MARKET AND MITIGAING DEVELOPMENT RISK IN MEMS: TACTICS THAT WIN
16:15 - INNOVATIVE MEMS BASED ON GRAPHENE AND 2D MATERIALS
Atomic Mechanics Ltd and University of Manchester, UK
16:35 - 17:00 - Panel Discussion