Monday, November 16 • 9:00am - 5:00pm
SYMPOSIUM 1: Exploring the MEMS Ecosystem to Build a Smarter Tomorrow

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Smart solutions enabled by micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) sensor technologies are having a profound impact across global markets. From consumer to industrial, automotive to medical applications, human-machine interactions are being enhanced in extraordinary ways. This symposium connects topics within the MEMS ecosystem and reveal developments driving new opportunity across the supply chain. Experts in device design, technology development and systems integration bring their insights for commercializing MEMS enabled sensing systems. The closing panel highlights the topic of Piezo MEMS and Audio Applications. As the MEMS ecosystem grows, there is opportunity for innovation at each new intersection. This symposium is a must attend event for MEMS integration engineers.
Organized and moderated by Valerie Marty from Connected Micro LLC.

Symposium Schedule:
9:00AM-9:10AM | Welcome & Opening Remarks - Valerie Marty, Connected Micro LLC

9:10AM-9:40AM | 8 Reasons to Use Oscillators Rather than Crystals - Markus Lutz, SiTime

9:40AM-10:05AM | Specialty Glass Components & Integration Processes: Enablers for Improved & Next-Generation Sensors - Dr Ulrich Peuchert, Schott AG

10:05AM-10:30AM | MEMS Reliability & Cavity Gas Composition Impact - Allyson Hartzell, Veryst Engineering, LLC

10:30AM-10:55AM | Overview of Specialized Testing for MEMS Sensors: Wafer Probe & Final Test - Michael Ricci, Rika Denshi Group Ltd.

10:55AM-11:10AM | Networking Break

11:10AM-11:35AM | How MEMS Sensors Respond to Challenges Presented by Modern Technology:
Learning from Pressure Sensors - Dr. Nickolai Belov, Amphenol

11:35AM-12:00PM | Ultra Small 1 French Connected & Calibrated Catheter Pressure Sensor - Gertjan "Sparky" van Sprakelaar, Silicon Microstructures, Inc.

12:00PM-12:25PM | Taking a Building's EKG: Using MEMS for New Building Diagnostics - Janet Peterson, XCSpec 

12:25PM-12:30PM | Closing Remarks (Morning Sessions) - Valerie Marty, Connected Micro LLC 

12:30PM-1:30PM | Lunch

1:30PM-1:35PM | Opening Remarks (Afternoon Sessions) - Valerie Marty, Connected Micro LLC

1:35PM-2:00PM | Stop Wasting Career Time: A Skillful Approach to Innovation - Ralph Morales III, SmartOrg 

2:00PM-2:25PM | Air-Microfluidics: Applications of MEMS/Nanotechnology to Low-Cost Ubiquitous Air-Quality Sensing - Igor Paprotny, University of Illinois

2:25PM-2:50PM | MEMS Sensor & Instrumentation Development: From Concepts to Customers - Stephen Horowitz, IC2  

2:50PM-3:15PM | Deploy Low-Power Analog ML Edge Processing for Predictive Maintenance in the IIOT - David Graham, Aspinity

3:15PM-3:30PM | Networking Break

3:30PM-3:55PM | MEMS Speakers: Technology & Applications - Andrea Rusconi Clerici, USound

3:55PM-4:55PM | Piezo MEMS & Audio Applications: Panel Discussion
Moderator: Valerie Marty, Connected Micro LLC 
Panelists: Andrea Rusconi Clerici, USound
Tom Doyle, Aspinity
Dr. Mary Ann Maher, SoftMEMS LLC

4:55PM-5:00PM | Closing Remarks - Valerie Marty, Connected Micro LLC 

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Valerie Marty

Principal Consultant, Connected Micro LLC
Valerie has over 15 years experience in microsystems technology development and manufacturing.  While a MEMS integration engineer with HP, she was an active member of the MEMS and Sensors Industry Group Technical Advisory Committee.  In 2014, she was inducted into the MSIG Hall... Read More →

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Dr. Nickolai Belov

Wafer Fab Engineering Manager, Amphenol NovaSensor
Dr. Belov received M.S. in electronics (1981) and Ph.D. in microelectronics (1989) from Moscow Physics-Engineering institute (MPhEI). He works in the field of MEMS for 35+ years. His area of expertise includes pressure sensors, accelerometers, electrostatic and electromagnetic actuators.In... Read More →
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David Graham

Founder & CSO, Aspinity
David Graham has more than 15 years’ experience researching and working in low-power electronics, signal processing and bio-inspired electronic systems. He has been awarded numerous patents and has published numerous papers in these areas. David is also an associate professor in... Read More →
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Allyson Hartzell

Managing Engineer, Veryst Engineering, LLC
Ms. Allyson Hartzell is a consultant at Veryst Engineering with 38 years’ experience in emerging technologies. Ms. Hartzell is an internationally recognized expert in MEMS reliability and has expertise in packaging, surface chemistry and analytical techniques for failure analysis... Read More →
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Dr. Stephen Horowitz

President, IC2
Since 2014, Dr. Stephen Horowitz has been president of IC2, a developer and manufacturer of precision sensors and instrumentation. Prior to his time at IC2, Steve spent 6 years as program manager and lead engineer for micro and nano systems research at Miltec, now a part of General... Read More →
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Markus Lutz

CTO & Founder, SiTime
Markus co-founded SiTime in 2005 and, within two years, released the world’s first MEMS oscillator into mass production. Markus is a MEMS expert, a prolific entrepreneur and inventor. He holds over 100 patents, including patents underlying MEMS First™ and EpiSeal™, the processes... Read More →
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Dr. Mary Ann Maher

Founder & CEO, SoftMEMS LLC
Dr. Mary Ann Maher received her PhD from Caltech in 1989 in the area of semiconductor device modeling developing a new charge-based transistor model. At Caltech, she conducted research in the area of neuromorphic systems, analog circuits and transistor modeling. She pursued post doctoral... Read More →
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Ralph Morales III

Innovation Evangelist, SmartOrg
A serial intrapreneur, Ralph worked in high-tech for more than 20 years. The first half as a financial controller fluent in the rare dialect of value creation and capture. Realizing midway that creating new solutions was more satisfying than process reporting, he migrated into increasing... Read More →
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Igor Paprotny

Associate Professor, University of Illinois
Prof. Paprotny is an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), and is the lead of the Air-Microfluidics Group (AMFG), where among other he investigates the development of low-cost air-microfluidic sensors... Read More →
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Dr. Ulrich Peuchert

Application & Business Development Manager, Schott AG
Dr. Ulrich Peuchert got his Diploma degree on Mineralogy, Crystallography and Material Science from University of Munich, Germany. He received his Phd from University of Cologne, Germany.Since 1998 Ulrich Peuchert has been with SCHOTT AG in various functions primarily within Corporate... Read More →
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Janet Peterson

President, XCSpec
Janet has more than 30 years of computer communications and security experience in early and midstagehigh-tech software and service companies. She specializes in corporate and business development withan emphasis on core strategy conception, technology assessment, new market development... Read More →
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Michael Ricci

Principal Engineer, Rika Denshi Group Ltd.
Michael Ricci has a 30 year background in production test and measurement of semiconductor and MEMS devices. His area of focus are on-wafer and in-packaged testing as well as test interface design including specialized probe cards and handler contractors for MEMS devices. Mr. Ricci... Read More →
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Andrea Rusconi Clerici

CTO, USound GmbH
Andrea Rusconi Clerici has 10+ years technical experience in the MEMS industry having covered several engineering and management positions in R&D, product development, manufacturing engineering and operations. He has experience in research (Fraunhofer Institute), large companies (STMicroelectronics... Read More →
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Gertjan  "Sparky" van Sprakelaar

Sr. Design Engineering Manager, Silicon Microstructures, Inc.
Sparky holds a MSEE from the Delft University of Technology. He started his MEMS design career in 1992 at Foxboro/ICT followed by NovaSensor. From 2000 till 2016 he was Analog/Mixed signal design engineer at National Semiconductor and Texas Instruments, developing numerous analog/mixed... Read More →
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Tom Doyle

Founder & CEO, Aspinity
Tom Doyle brings over 30 years of experience in operational excellence and executive leadership in analog and mixed-signal semiconductor technology to Aspinity. Prior to Aspinity, Tom was group director of Cadence Design Systems’ analog and mixed-signal IC business unit, where he... Read More →

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