IoT Summit Program, March 5-6, 2015

What Wearables Design Teaches Us about IoT

Timothy Saxe Timothy Saxe

The Internet of Things is the result of several paradigm shifts. The key feature of any paradigm shift is that it makes certain assumptions obsolete, and IoT is no exception. In order to thrive during paradigm shifts, design engineers need to quickly work out which hard-learned lessons help them avoid dead ends, and which hard-learned lessons will send them into dead ends. While there are many strands to IoT, fitness wearables is a strand that most people can relate to, which makes it a valuable place to study what works and what doesn't.

About Timothy Saxe

Dr. Timothy Saxe joined QuickLogic in May 2001 and has served as our Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer since November 2008, Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President, Engineering since August 2006, and Vice President, Engineering since November 2001. From November 2000 to February 2001, Dr. Saxe was Vice President of FLASH Engineering at Actel Corporation, a semiconductor manufacturing company. Dr. Saxe joined GateField Corporation, a design verification tools and services company formerly known as Zycad, in June 1983 and was a founder of their semiconductor manufacturing division in 1993. Dr. Saxe became GateField's Chief Executive Officer in February 1999 and served in that capacity until GateField was acquired by Actel in November 2000. Dr. Saxe holds a B.S.E.E. degree from North Carolina State University, and an M.S.E.E. degree and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Stanford University.

IoT and Bio-hazard/Bio-terror Contamination in Water Supply

Raj Saksena Raj Saksena
Founder & CEO
Omnitrol Networks

This prsentation will provide an overview of Industrial IoT applied in eliminating bio-hazard contamination in our environment.The talk will provide insights in to the challenges and opportunities in integrating IoT and sensors with existing SCADA systems for M2M automation and traceability in water and oil treatment plants. The audience will learn about enterprise application integration with IoT technolgies to enable real-time M2M monitoring and control. Furthermore cloud-based IoT deployment archictectures will be explained, insights into data acquistion, analytics, security and in delivering real-time operational intelligence to the plant floor staff

About Raj Saksena

As the founder and CEO of Omnitrol Networks, Mr. Saksena is an established pioneer and leader in IoT industry solutions. Over the past ten years he has led the development and delivery of cloud-based IoT solutions for global market leaders in aerospace & defense, manufacturing, logistics, environmental safety and retail. Omnitrol has pioneered M2M/IoT based real-time operational intelligence, asset and supply-chain traceability, human safety and bio-hazard management solutions. He brings over 25 years of experience in technology and business leadership. Prior to Omnitrol, he was the President of Suntech Data Systems (acquired by a leading IT company). Founder & CEO of Neovin Networks, pioneering voice-activated services for smart-phones. Founder & CTO at Empowertel Networks, a pioneer in VoIP switching systems which was awarded "Best of Show" at Networld + Interop and "Product of the Year" by Communications Solutions. Empowertel was acquired by UT Starcom (NASDAQ:UTSI) and IP Unity. Prior to Empowertel, he was EVP of Business Development at Lara Technology, acquired by Cypress Semiconductor (NASDAQ:CY). Previously, Mr. Saksena led M&A and strategic initiatives at Nortel, where he also led their Advanced Intelligent Network (AIN) platforms and has held senior management and technical roles at Verizon, Cantel, Lucent/AT&T Bell Labs and Teletrak. Mr. Saksena has a B.E. Electrical Engineering (Hons) and Computer Science from the City College of New York and New York University.

Connecting the Unconnected- Is your business ready?

Gino Zucca Gino Zucca
Director, IoE/ IoT Strategy

It is estimated that 50 billion devices and objects will be connected to the Internet by 2020. Yet today, more than 99 percent of things in the physical world remain unconnected. The growth and convergence of people, process, data, and things on the internet, the Internet of Everything (IoE), will fuel a Data Tsunami unlike anything we have seen before. The IoE is estimated to unleash $19 trillion in value at stake in the private ($14.4 trillion) and public ($4.6 trillion) sectors over the next decade. This growth in connections and the resulting value at stake creates unprecedented opportunities for your business. Employee Productivity, Asset Optimization, New Business Models and Technology Innovation are just some of the key drivers that will fuel a more attractive bottom line, while expanding top line growth for many companies. This talk will highlight how the Internet of Things and Big Data fit into IoE, and enable business outcomes through (1) new business models, products, and services; (2) increased enterprise speed and agility; (3) improved decision making; and (4) an unprecedented customer experience. They will hear examples of how ustomers are taking advantage of the data and information being generated by lighting up dark assets. Most importantly, they will gain valuable insights into the business and technology imperatives for the Internet of Everything.

About Gino Zucca

As Director of IoE Software Market Development, Gino is responsible for identifying market transitions and trends in the Internet of Everything (IoE = People, Process, Data & Things), catalyzing internal and external innovation, and supporting Cisco technology and service units in developing long term software and systems plans and strategies to successfully deliver customer business outcomes. This includes providing critical insight into Cisco's existing hardware, software and services portfolio. At Cisco, Gino has also held a number of leadership positions in Enterprise Risk Management, Global Business Resiliency, and Engineering & Manufacturing Software Development. Prior to joining Cisco, Gino has held Product Management positions at multiple Silicon Valley start-ups, in addition to creating an implementing information technology at Franklin Templeton Investments. Gino received a bachelor of arts degree in Business Economics from the University of California at Santa Barbara, and a masters in business administration, with concentrations in Information Systems and International Business, from Santa Clara University.

Embracing the need for heterogeneity, openness and standards in IoT

Alan Messer Alan Messer
Vice President of Advanced Software Technologies
Samsung Electronics

The Internet of Things has become widely popular today based on the growing number of connected devices in the ecosystem. Yet most systems today require a separate app to control making a poor consumer experience. In this talk, Alan will explore the growing move for openness and standards to embrace the implicit heterogeneity of the Internet of Things

About Alan Messer

Dr. Alan Messer is Vice President of Advanced Software Technologies at Samsung Electronics' Silicon Valley R&D Center, where he leads Samsung's R&D into next generation consumer software technologies for IoT, Intelligence, Privacy, and Big Data Services. This encompasses the addition of software technologies for Samsung products, including device interconnectivity, automatic content recognition, second screen and cloud content delivery. Before joining Samsung, Alan has worked at a variety of consumer electronics companies including HP Labs, and Sony Electronics. Alan is a worldwide leader in convergence/IoT, software platforms, web and cloud service technologies for consumer products. Alan was also Chairman and President for 8 years of the global home networking standards group, the UPnP Forum.

Secure IoT... Or Else

Ray Potter Ray Potter
CEO and co-founder

The Internet of Things faces a distinct conundrum. IoT devices once enjoyed the blissful benefits of security by obscurity. Today, as the market evolves, the devices are rapidly becoming ubiquitous and are being deployed in contexts that are of curiosity and intrinsic value to hackers. In this talk, SafeLogic CEO Ray Potter will discuss the delicate balance between innovation and security standardization in IoT.

About Ray Potter

Ray Potter is the CEO and co-founder of SafeLogic. Previously, Ray founded Apex Assurance Group and led the Security Assurance program at Cisco Systems. Ray currently lives in Palo Alto and enjoys cycling and good bourbon, although not at the same time. Ray has been recognized as a thought leader in next generation security technologies, speaking at the RSA Security Conference, Cloud Security World, CTIA MobileCon and Super Mobility Week, (ISC)2 Security Congress, the International Cryptographic Module Conference, and IEEE chapter events on Wearables and the Internet of Things, among others.

Virtualization Enhances Security for IoT Smart Sensors

Kevin McDermott Kevin McDermott
Director Strategic Marketing - IoT
Imagination Technologies

IoT requires scalable performance, power efficiency and flexible connectivity capabilities. Security capabilities such as virtualization will need to be applied to even the smallest smart nodes or sensors. Imagination is uniquely positioned to provide this next generation of smart, secure connectivity and virtualized CPU IP technology for the IoT space.

About Kevin McDermott

Kevin McDermott is Director of Strategic Marketing for Imagination Technologies, focused on the Internet of Things (IoT) segments. In this role, McDermott is responsible for promoting the company's class-leading processor, graphics, display, communications and software IP, identifying future market opportunities and establishing partnerships with OEMs, service operators and technology companies operating within IoT market segments. A graduate in Microelectronics and Microprocessor Applications from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, Kevin possesses over 20 years' experience with SoC design, processor cores and software tools. Prior to joining Imagination, Kevin worked for ASIC semiconductor and IP firms including Atmel, LSI Logic, MIPS Technologies and ARM in marketing, licensing and business development management roles.

IOT gateways : Challenges and platform solutions

Srinivas Gadgil Srinivas Gadgil
Senior Systems Architect

The Intelligent gateway is a mission critical component for smart homes and businesses. It provides connectivity to sensors, actuators and control devices spanning multiple Protocols, as well as connectivity to the Cloud for big data services and analytics . It offers conversion and processing of raw data with a combination of CPU and GPU processing capabilities. Expertise in GPU processing will be a critical factor in graphics intensive applications such as Biometric processing. The IOT Gateway enables placement of a significant compute node at the point of data that will help enable both current and future applications for IOT.

About Srinivas Gadgil

Srini Gadgil is a Senior Systems Architect at AMD, where he is engaged in devising solutions for AMDs Embedded Product family for Networking Applications. Srini is a veteran of the Networking industry, where over 20 years, he has led the development of many leading edge platforms. Previously he was at Juniper Networks where led the design and development of the EX and QFX product lines for Enterprise and Data Center switching. Before Juniper Srini was at Brocade Communications where he developed platforms for Storage Area Networking. Srini has co-authored multiple patents in the Area of Networking and related Systems Design. Srini holds a B.Eng. from University of Pune.

Ready for the IoT revolution? Accelerating productivity from design to deployment

George Zafiropoulos George Zafiropoulos
Vice President of Solutions Marketing
National Instruments

The success of suppliers in the emerging Internet of Things will depend on their ability to rapidly design, implement and deploy solutions to meet their customer requirements. This session highlights how the semiconductor industry needs to move beyond a siloed approach to design, test and manufacturing to accelerate time to market. NI holds a unique position in the industry as both an enabler of IoT product design to test and as a supplier of turn-key solutions used in industrial and emerging consumer IoT applications.

About George Zafiropoulos

George Zafiropoulos is Vice President of Solutions Marketing in the AWR Group of National Instruments. George has spent over 30 years in semiconductor design automation engineering, marketing, and executive management roles at Quickturn, Synopsys, and Cadence. In his role at National Instruments, George is looking at methods to improve the overall design to test process including analog, digital, RF and embedded software. George is also on the board of Ladera Labs and TeleSense, two IoT startups in Silicon Valley.


Architectural Approaches to Integrating Sensors in Internet of Things Solutions

Duncan McDonald Duncan McDonald

This paper examines the trade-offs between various IoT solution architectures for multiple sensor devices for both integrated and distributed solution. Architectures considered in this paper include both wired and wireless solutions. This analysis is summarized in terms of functionality, standards support, and implementation cost.

About Duncan McDonald

Duncan McDonald has been building integrated sensor solutions since 2004 for the industrial, scientific, and medical markets. Duncan has an EE degree from University of California, Berkeley and holds 3 US patents.





Force Sensing Solutions for IoT and Wearable Devices

Ian Campbell Ian Campbell
Founder and CEO

IoT and Wearable devices have rapidly become smart sensor hubs with the introduction of MEMS based sensor technologies such as IR, light, microphones, accelerometers, gyroscopes, and pressure sensors. As market demand increases for new differentiating features and functionality, device manufacturers are seeking new sensor technologies to include in their products. In the past few years, manufacturers have experimented with adding MEMS force sensors to wearable devices to replace older "binary" human interfaces – mechanical switches, knobs, and sliders – and to add new features like pulse heart rate monitoring. These pioneering manufacturers faced many challenges around the size, cost, and durability of MEMS force sensor technology for human interface applications. NextInput has solved a number of these challenges with its MEMS based touch technology, ForceTouch, and is now working with major wearable OEMs to solve the remaining engineering challenges related to mass producing MEMS force sensor solutions for wearable devices. This talk will provide a brief overview and history of force sensor technology, describe NextInput's approach along with its advantages and disadvantages, discuss potential applications of force sensors on the wearable device platform, and outline the current technical challenges that NextInput's team is working to solve.

About Ian Campbell

Ian Campbell began his career designing automated manufacturing lines for companies such as Nokia, GM, and Daimler/Mercedes. Later, Mr. Campbell worked as a research engineer at the Georgia Tech Aerospace Systems Design Laboratory. After receiving his MBA and Masters of Science in Aerospace Engineering from Georgia Tech, Ian worked as a management consultant advising Fortune 100 companies in strategy, operations, and product development. Ian co-founded NextInput in 2012 with Dr. Ryan Diestelhorst, also a Georgia Tech alum, with the mission to develop the world's best force-sensitive interfaces and MEMS based force sensors.

Wearables that Work: Getting it Right the First Time

Craig Hillman Craig Hillman
Chief Executive Officer
DfR Solutions

What do users want from wearables – improved battery life, better data, and enhanced analytics? Yes, yes and yes. But, first & foremost, they want devices that work and devices that work as advertised. Sadly, that's not what they're getting today. The news is littered with examples of failing and marginally performing wearable electronics. This presentation is designed to help you avoid common pitfalls by understanding the wearable use environment and designing appropriately for it. Material and component selection and protection options will be discussed. Effective strategies for test plan development will also be identified. Wearable electronics test strategies must be tailored for the individual product design and materials, the use environment, and reliability needs. Wearables offer both significant opportunities and significant challenges to the design community. Are you up to the challenge?

About Craig Hillman

Dr. Craig Hillman is the Chief Executive Officer of DfR Solutions. His specialties include best practices in Design for Reliability (DfR), strategies for transitioning to Pb-free, supplier qualification (commodity and engineered products), passive component technology (capacitors, resistors, etc.), and printed board failure mechanisms. During his years of experience in electronic packaging, Dr. Hillman has performed or directly supervised over 500 projects for over 150 companies in the area of quality and reliability of electronic components, products, and systems. Before forming DfR Solutions in 2004, he was the Director of Laboratory Services for CALCE Electronic Products and Systems Center. Under his direct supervision, CALCE Laboratory Services grew from five customers and two employees in 1998 to over 70 customers and seven employees in 2004. Dr. Hillman has over 40 publications and has presented on a wide variety of reliability issues to over 200 companies and organizations. He holds a B.S. from Carnegie Mellon in Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering and Public Policy and a PhD from University of California – Santa Barbara in Materials Science and was awarded a research fellowship at Cambridge University in England.

IoT and Wearables make contextual computing a reality

Joseph Wei Joseph Wei
SJW Consulting

Sensor data and connectivity of the devices will up their ante to take center stage of IoT. Contextual Computing (where devices automatically collect and analyze sensor data and its surroundings to present relevant, actionable information to the end-user) will become more common in our daily lives as many IoT devices will have built-in intelligence beyond plain sensors. This presentation will highlight some key technologies and use cases for contextual computing combining IoT and Wearables.

About Joseph Wei

Joseph, the founder of SJW Consulting, is recognized as a technology industry expert with extensive global experience working in senior executive positions for HP, NEC, SGI and Inventec. His P&L responsibilities spanned from Sales, Marketing, Engineering, Manufacturing for businesses that grew to over $500M in revenue. Joseph has championed and commercialized new technologies to help launch startups and new ventures in Global 100 companies.

Enabling IoT through the maker community

Mark Bachman Mark Bachman
Chief IoT Evangelist

The Internet of Things (IoT) is poised to be one of the largest economic events in tech history, rivaling such revolutions as the development of the integrated circuit, the personal computer, and the world wide web. Ironically, it will not be technologists and engineers that lead this revolution. Instead, it will be application specialists who can see IoT possibilities in their own areas of expertise: landscapers, architects, event planners, fashion designers, urban planners, restaurateurs, farmers. For this to happen, IoT technology must be cheap, ubiquitous, and easy to use—essentially "maker friendly". Just as free web browsers and the simplicity of HTML enabled a generation of innovators to produce the "dot-com" revolution of the 1990s, we will see the IoT revolution led by innovative tinkerers and makers who are similarly empowered by inexpensive, easy-to-use technologies. It is no surprise that companies such as Broadcom and Intel have released maker-friendly "all-in-one" IoT modules such as WICED and Edison in hopes of seeding innovative new products that will eventually require their dedicated chipsets. However, this market represents a new paradigm for traditional large microelectronic companies, and they are not well positioned to serve it. Selling a few products to millions of under-trained consumers is not a typical approach for these companies, and such efforts are difficult to sustain. Leading tech companies will do well to invest in personnel, resources and infrastructure to support an active and lively ecosystem for the maker community.

About Mark Bachman

Professor Bachman is a passionate Innovator, Entrepreneur, Teacher and Mentor. He holds faculty appointments in the departments of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and in Biomedical Engineering, and maintains an active research program in microengineering, physical computing, sensor technologies, human systems and the Internet of Things. In addition, Professor Bachman is Chief IoT Evangelist for the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology, Irvine. Professor Bachman is skilled at designing innovative technologies for difficult problems, and simplifying complex technologies so that non-experts can understand and use them effectively. He is highly regarded for his hands-on student training programs, and has created several important courses at UC Irvine, including the capstone senior design course for electrical and computer engineers, and UCI's first course in MEMS/sensors. Professor Bachman received his Ph.D. in Experimental Particle Physics at the University of Texas Austin.

Blended Reality & IoT: Riding the Waves of Innovation

Mei Jiang Mei Jiang
Director of Strategy and Planning

We live in an unprecedentedly existing time. The explosive pace of change and technological advancement is moving us from an era where people need to interact with machines to get things done, to a world where technology anticipates our needs, automates the mundane, and frees us to focus on what matters most. At the session, "Blended Reality & IoT: Riding the Waves of Innovation", we will dive into how industry-shifting trends — immersive experiences, 3D transformation and IoT — are paving the way to revolutionizing our future. You'll get a glimpse into how technology is evolving to seamlessly transition between digital and physical worlds something HP calls Blended Reality. You'll also discover the new wave of devices, services and business models that will transform the industry, and learn how you can ride these technology trends to drive innovation in your business.

About Mei Jiang

Mei Jiang is Head of Strategy and Business Innovation & Incubation at Hewlett Packard. She is responsible for developing and incubating innovation strategy and disruptive technology roadmap to bring HP back to growth in the new disrupted compute world. She leads Pan-HP IoT Initiative across all business groups, defining HP position, end-to-end IoT strategy and business solutions centered around user experience. Before joining HP, Mei has held various Strategy, Planning, Operations and Consulting management positions with Lockheed Martin, Cisco, Toyota, K2 Sports, BestBuy, Metro, Seagate, Rockwell and Silicon Valley Start-ups. She is Tech-savvy Strategist and senior Planning & Operations Executive with twenty-year cross-functional global managerial experience in both large corporate and start-up environments.

Cybersecurity Implications of IoT

Serge Leef Serge Leef
Vice President of New Ventures
Mentor Graphics

IoT is a huge emerging space that promises to deliver billions of connected devices to the consumers. Experience with general internet security and perspectives from the Government and Defense industry suggest that this wave of technology will likely be wide open to cyber attacks and both software and hardware levels. This speech examines the intersection points between IoT and secure silicon.

About Serge Leef

Serge Leef is the Vice President of New Ventures and General Manager of the System-Level Engineering Division. He is responsible for identifying and developing product opportunities for EDA in adjacent, systems-oriented markets. In addition to early stage programs, Serge leads on-going businesses focused on markets where system-level design plays a pivotal role: cyber-physical system design, aerospace networking, systems engineering, design data management, cloud-based electronic design, IoT infrastructure, and hardware cybersecurity. Serge serves on the Electrical and Computer Engineering Strategic Advisory Board at North Carolina State University. Additionally, he is a member of Oregon's Engineering and Technology Industry Council (ETIC) which advises the state's public university system on engineering, computer science and technology programs. Prior to joining Mentor Graphics in 1990, he was responsible for design automation at Silicon Graphics, where his team created revolutionary high-speed simulation tools to enable design of high speed 3D graphics chips that defined state-of-the-art in visualization, imaging, gaming and special effects for a decade. Before 1987, Leef managed a CAE/CAD organization at Microchip Inc. From 1982 to 1987 Serge worked at Intel Corp. developing functional and physical design and verification tools for major 8- and 16-bit microcontroller and microprocessor programs. Serge holds a BS in Electrical Engineering and MS in Computer Science from Arizona State University.

Managing the IoT service lifecycle

Pallavi Vanacharla Pallavi Vanacharla
Director of Product Marketing - Mobile, Cloud

The Internet of Things is transforming product companies into service businesses. These companies are discovering that launching, managing, and expanding an IoT service comes with its unique challenges. In this session you will learn about the top 5 challenges of managing an IoT service lifecycle and how leading global IoT businesses are addressing these challenges today.

About Pallavi Vanacharla

Pallavi Vanacharla is a product marketing leader with over a decade of experience. She has spearheaded over 6 product launches and has led all aspects of product marketing, including market analysis, competitive positioning, pricing, content creation, sales training, and go-to-market plans. She has managed and mentored senior marketing managers and helped them grow in their careers. Pallavi has deep knowledge in mobile payments and mobile apps, with expertise in marketing SaaS/Cloud products.



IoT: Designing for Uncertainty

Mudasir Ahmad Mudasir Ahmad
Distinguished Engineer

More than 50 billion devices are expected to be internet enabled by 2020. But there is uncertainty around how these devices will work; how they will be connected and what the ecosystem will be. You will learn about the challenges involved and the new methodologies being developed to design robust and reliable IoT products for uncertain environments.

About Mudasir Ahmad

Mudasir Ahmad is a Distinguished Engineer at Cisco Systems, Inc. He has been involved with mechanical design, microelectronics packaging design and reliability analysis for 15 years. He received his Bachelors from Ohio University, his M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and his Masters in Management Science & Engineering at Stanford University. Mudasir is leading the Center of Excellence for Numerical Analysis, developing new analytical algorithms, experimental design and reliability characterization of next generation 3D packaging, System-in-Package Modules and Silicon Photonics. Mudasir is also implementing Cloud Computing and Big Data Analytics solutions to streamline Supply Chain Operations and design for Internet of Things applications. Outside of Cisco, he is involved with programs at the Silicon Valley Chapter of the Components Packaging and Manufacturing Technology (CPMT) Society of the IEEE, and actively participates in IPC and JEDEC standards organizations. Mudasir has over 25 publications on microelectronic packaging, two book chapters, and 7 US Patents. He received the internationally renowned Outstanding Young Engineer Award in 2012 from the IEEE.

Technology building blocks for the IoT

Paul Marchal Paul Marchal
Director of Technical Marketing

The combination of sensing and big data is hot. Companies active in this space are highly valued in the markets, reflecting the hope of investors and ordinary people alike that it can be used to address many of societies largest challenges: cost of healthcare, food and water shortage, energy, transportation, etc. E.g., wearable health and fitness devices. E.g., the rise of drone technologies in precision agriculture; E.g., ride-sharing and the autonomous driving revolution. Besides exceptional ingenuity to identify the right business case , the magic from technology perspective lies in holistically engineering the hardware devices together with the algorithms to extract the desired data signature. Moreover, there are often stringent constraints on form-factor and cost, required for enabling wide-spread proliferation of the devices. The two latter constraints drive the need for new, cheaper sensors, often leveraging the most advanced semiconductor platforms (e.g., silicon photonics technologies) and advanced packaging technologies (3D integration, chip-in-foil, flexible packaging), micro-fluidics, etc. In this presentation, we will review these technologies and provide examples how they can be integrated in full sensor systems.

About Paul Marchal

Marchal holds a position as director of technical marketing at imec. He is responsible for defining technology roadmaps for imec's advanced packaging solutions in close collaborations with US customers. Before he initiated and led imec's 3D design initiative and insite program. He received the engineering degree and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium in 1999 and 2005 respectively. He has a background that combines technology R&D with system and product development.

How the Internet of Things is driving energy efficiency into SOC designs

Ron LowmanRon Lowman
Strategic Marketing Manager

There are many innovative ways to lengthen battery life and reduce energy costs for connected devices. These techniques can enable new applications with features that increase the user experience while adding a pipeline to a connected world. New investments are playing a major role into improving application efficiency that in turn increase the capability to provide more value add functions for both wearables and machine to machine applications. We will look at some of the innovative design considerations that are being implemented such as low power process technologies, low power memories and logic libraries, and low power sensing, processing and communications engines with advanced power modes.

About Ron Lowman

Ron Lowman is the strategic marketing manager for IoT at Synopsys. Prior to joining Synopsys, Ron spent 16 years at Freescale where he was most recently the Industrial Business Development Manager for Freescale's Microcontroller Division as well as the product marketing manager for industrial MCUs and digital signal controllers. Ron has also held several product management and marketing roles, strategic technology and business operations roles, and engineering roles including automotive product and test engineer, factory automation controls engineer, and foundry process engineer. Ron holds a Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering from The Colorado School of Mines and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Texas in Austin.

MEMS-Based Low Power Wireless Transceivers

Clark T.-C. Nguyen Clark T.-C. Nguyen
Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center
UC Berkeley

There are many mobile wireless capabilities quietly enabled by Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS) technology, from inertial sensors that decide whether a phone should be in portrait or landscape mode, to FBAR duplexer filters that make possible wireless communications in interference rich environments, to low-end timing oscillators needed by virtually all synchronous electronics. Recent research on higher end versions of the last of these (the oscillators) suitable for cell phone or other communication applications has shown that the extremely high Q's and low shunt capacitance offered by MEMS permits unprecedented low power performance, even achieving marks that meet the challenging GSM phase noise specification while consuming less than 10µW of power. The wake of this result has now yielded a fully functional transceiver that utilizes a single multi-port high-Q MEMS resonator as the operative element in a super-regenerative topology to both transmit and receive wireless FSK, with an initial demonstrated power consumption less than 490W, and ultimate projections to less than 10W. This talk uses these and other examples to show how MEMS approaches to wireless communication can be very compelling for IoT environments where low power is paramount.

About Clark T.-C. Nguyen

Prof. Clark T.-C. Nguyen received the B. S., M. S., and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California at Berkeley in 1989, 1991, and 1994, respectively, all in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sci¬ences. In 1995, he joined the faculty of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, where he was a Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science up until mid-2006. In 2006, he joined the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at the University of California at Berkeley, where he is presently a Professor and a Co-Director of the Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center. His research interests focus upon micro electromechanical systems (MEMS) and include integrated micromechanical signal processors and sensors, merged circuit/microme¬chanical technologies, RF communication architectures, and integrated circuit design and technology. In 2001, Prof. Nguyen founded Discera, Inc., the first com¬pany aimed at commercializing communication products based upon MEMS technology, with an initial focus on the very vibrating micromechanical resonators pioneered by his research in past years. He served as Vice President and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Discera until mid-2002, at which point he joined the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) on an IPA, where he served for three-and-a-half years as the Program Manager for 10 different MEMS-centric programs in the Microsystems Technology Office of DARPA. Prof. Nguyen was the Technical Program Chair of the 2010 IEEE Int. Frequency Control Symposium and a Co-General Chair of the 2011 Combined IEEE Int. Frequency Control Symposium and European Frequency and Time Forum. He is an IEEE Fellow and served as a Distinguished Lecturer for the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society from 2007 to 2009. From 2008 to 2013, Prof. Nguyen served as the Vice President of Frequency Control for the IEEE Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control Society and is presently the President-Elect of the society.

Advanced Packaging Technologies to Enable IoT

Dongkai Shangguan Dongkai Shangguan
NCAP China

This presentation will review advanced packaging technologies that can be used to achieve low cost, high density and functional requirements for MEMS devices to enable the IoT infrastructure. IC/packaging co-design, high density packaging technologies and reliability, will be discussed.

About Dongkai Shangguan

Dr. Shangguan is currently the Founding CEO of the National Center for Advanced Packaging Co., Ltd. (NCAP China), in Wuxi, China, focusing on developing and commercializing advanced microelectronics packaging technologies for the industry. Concurrently, he also serves as an Executive Advisor and Laboratory Director at the Institute of Microelectronics, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Through his 25 years with the industry, Dr. Shangguan worked at the Electronics Operations with Ford Motor Co. / Visteon Corporation in various technical and management functions, and at Flextronics as Vice President of Advanced Technology & Engineering Leadership. Dongkai received his BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from Tsinghua University, China, Ph.D. degree in Materials from the University of Oxford, U.K., and MBA degree from the San Jose State University. He conducted post-doctoral teaching and research at the University of Cambridge and The University of Alabama, and is currently a Guest Professor at several universities. Dr. Shangguan has published two books and authored/co-authored 250 technical papers and articles. He has over 20 patents issued. Dr. Shangguan is an IEEE Fellow, served on the IEEE CPMT Society Board of Governors and is a Distinguished Lecturer for the IEEE CPMT Society. He also serves on the editorial/advisory board of several technical journals. He served on the IPC Board of Directors and on the Advisory Board of the Sustainable Electronics Manufacturing (SEM) Working Group. Dongkai has received a number of recognitions for his contributions to the industry, including the "Outstanding Sustained Technical Contribution Award" from IEEE CPMT, "Leadership Award" from the Sustainable Electronics Manufacturing Working Group, "President's Award" from IPC, "Total Excellence in Electronics Manufacturing Award" from the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), and the "Soldertec Lead-Free Soldering Award".

Role of Sensors in Internet of Things (IoT)

Sanjay Bhandari Sanjay Bhandari
Vice President of Engineering

Sensors are key hardware building blocks to develop smart devices enabling IoT applications. In this presentation, we will discuss different types of sensors and their role in enabling various IoT application areas. We will further exemplify how MEMS inertial sensors are being used in IoT and wearables segments and future trends.

About Sanjay Bhandari

Dr. Sanjay Bhandari is Vice President of Engineering at mCube and leads all the product development at mCube. mCube is start-up company founded in 2009, that has developed single chip CMOS+MEMS inertial sensors with disruptive technology to create world's smallest inertial sensors for mobile & IoT market. Dr. Bhandari has more than 2 decades of experience in virtually all areas of electronic product design, development and commercialization and has worked at aggressive young start-up companies as well as billion-dollar global leaders. Prior to mCube, he served as Vice President of Engineering at GTronix Inc. and continued to lead the team after acquisition by National Semiconductors in 2010. Prior to GTronix, Dr. Bhandari served as senior director of analog/mixed-signal design engineering at Ikanos Communications and contributed to successful IPO of Ikanos in 2005. Dr. Bhandari has also served at ST Microelectronics, Philips Semiconductors, Duet Technologies and the Center for Applied Research in Electronics. Dr. Bhandari received his BSEE from the College of Engineering, Pune, his MSEE from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi and his Ph.D. from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. Dr. Bhandari has published numerous technical papers and holds eleven US patents.

Operating System for IoT

Steve Jordan Steve Jordan
President and CEO
Paqet Systems

IoT nodes need an operating system to manage IP communications, security, sensor access, cloud access, and power management. While many operating systems are available for embedded processors, most do not offer a full suite of IoT capabilities at a reasonable cost and memory footprint. For example, most available Operating Systems are RTOS's which consume too much power, and require too much memory. Thus an IoT optimized Operating System requires a new approach. We suggest such an operating system.

About Steve Jordan

Steve Jordan is President and CEO of Paqet Systems, a Silicon Valley startup that has developed a new operating system optimized for the Internet of Things, offering lowest power operation and low memory footprint. Previously he was a VP at Poqet Computer where he led the design and introduction of the first DOS-compatible handheld PC. He previously served in management roles at Fairchild Semiconductor Co., Daisy Systems and Mostek Corp. Steve has consulted to technology businesses for over 20 years, with a focus on developing successful growth strategies for both Fortune 100 companies and venture funded startups. He was a Partner with R. B. Webber and Co. (RBW), a leading Silicon Valley technology strategy management consulting firm, as well as an Engagement Manager with McKinsey and Co. in its technology practice. He earned a BS in Electrical Engineering, and a BS in Economics at MIT, and an MBA at Harvard Business School. He serves as Chairman of the IEEE PES/IAS chapter in Santa Clara Valley, and as a board member of Purissima Hills Water District.

The State of Wearable Tech in Health & Fitness - Where Do We Go From Here?

Avery Lu Avery Lu
Co-founder & Chief Marketing Officer (CMO)
Palo Alto Scientific

Wearable health & fitness devices abound. Consumers are now inundated with a barrage of offerings in the market, through online stores, crowdfunding websites and big box retailers. But which products and categories have long term staying power that will resonate with consumers for wider adoption and be seen as seemless tools that integrate with and augment user's lifestyles. This presentation will offer a perspective of what the next health and fitness devices will look like in order for these wearable devices to become more ubiquitous.

About Avery Lu

Avery J. Lu, is Co-founder & Chief Marketing Officer at Palo Alto Scientific, Inc., a wearable technology company whose revolutionary profileMyRun™ smartphone app + shoeSensor™ system empowers runners to improve their running technique and running economy by providing real time feedback that iteratively refines the way they run. "Run the Right Way. Run the Natural Way!" Avery also serves as an advisor to early stage IoT and wearable technology startups, an Entrepreneur-in-Residence for F50 - a co-investment platform for startup founders and investors, and has organized symposiums, participated in panel discussions and been quoted in market research reports on IoT and Wearable Technology. Mr. Lu has 20 years of experience in the Silicon Valley high tech industry, having worked in roles of Business Development, Segment Marketing, Product Marketing, Global Account Management and Field Applications Engineering for companies like NXP, Infineon and Toshiba, responsible for the promotion, support and management of products for Digital, Analog & Mixed-signal technologies in the following vertical markets: mobile, consumer electronics, computing, industrial and automotive. Avery serves on the Board of Directors for CASPA (Chinese American Semiconductor Professional Association), as Chair of the IEEE Consumer Electronics Society Santa Clara Valley and on the Board of Directors for the Santa Clara University Alumni Association Board. Avery holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Santa Clara University and a Marketing Management Certificate from the University of California at Santa Cruz.